Professor Hana Wirth-Nesher


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Post-doctoral study--Uriel Weinreich Yiddish Language and Literature Program,

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 1979

Columbia University, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. with distinction, English and Comparative

Literature, 1977

University of Pennsylvania, B.A. magna cum laude, Honors in English, 1970


Israel Science Foundation (2 year grant) for research project, "Cross Scripts: Hebrew Letters,

            English Writing"(2006-8)

     Kurt Lion Foundation (with Aleida Assmann of the University of Konstanz) for a

            study of The Poetics and Ethics of Post-Holocaust Literature (2001)

     Israel Science Foundation (3 year grant) for a study of The Languages and Landscapes

of Jewish-American Literature (1996 to 1999).  

     John E. Sawyer Fellow, Longfellow Institute, Harvard University, 1996.

     Harvard University Research Fellow, 1990-1991

     Fellow of the Cambridge Seminar on Contemporary British Writing, 1989

     Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar in American Literature, 1985

     Thomas Roy and Lura Forest Jones Faculty Lecturer,Lafayette College (Superior

Teaching Award), 1981-1982.

     Lafayette College Summer Research Grant, 1979

     Danforth Fellowship, Columbia University, 1973-75

     Faculty Fellow, Columbia University, 1970-73

     Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1970-71

     Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania, 1970


Director, Goldreich Family Institute for Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture.

            Tel Aviv University, 2005-

Samuel L. and Perry Haber Chair on the Study of the Jewish Experience in

the United States, 1998-

Chairperson, Department of English, Tel Aviv University 1985-1990; 1993-1997  

Tel Aviv University, Full Professor, 2004-

Tel Aviv University, Associate Professor,1994

Tel Aviv University, Senior Lecturer (tenure) 1984-1994

Lafayette College, Associate Professor (tenure) 1981-84

     Lafayette College, Assistant Professor, 1976-81

Columbia University, Preceptor, 1974-76

Visiting Appointments and Lectureships:

Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, February 2007.

      Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica, Harvard University, Spring Semester, 2004.

      Tandetnik Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Fall term, 2001

     Visiting Professor, University of Konstanz, Fachgruppe Literaturwissenschaft,

Anglistik, Summer 1998, 2000.

     Fulbright Visiting Professor, Tel Aviv University, 1982-83

      Fellow of the Max Weinreich Center for Advanced Jewish Studies of the YIVO

Institute for Jewish Research, 1978-79



Associate Editor, Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History, 1981-2004.

     Advisory Board, Journal of Modern Literature, 1986-2005)

     Advisory Board, Porter Institute Pre-Publication Collections, 1994-present

     Advisory Board, Longfellow Institute, Harvard University, Department of English

and American Literature, 1997-

     Advisory Board, James Joyce Institute, Zurich, 1993-

     Executive Board, Porter Institute of Poetics and Semiotics,  Tel Aviv University,


     Executive Board, Shirley and Leslie Porter School for Cultural Studies, Tel Aviv

University, 1990-

     Chairperson, Tel Aviv University Women's Studies Forum, 1993-1996

     Executive Committee of Jewish-American Literature Division of the Modern

Language Association, 1995-2001 

     Executive Committee of Discussion Group on Literature of the United States in

Languages Other than English, Modern Language Association, 1997-2003

     Consultant for Museum of the Diaspora New World Theater Project, Installation

on the Jewish American Experience by Robert Wilson, 1997-2000

     Program Committee of Museum of the Diaspora (representing

         Jewish-American culture), 1997-2000

     Consulting Editor, Posen Library of Jewish Civilization

      Member of the Binational Board of the Fulbright Foundation, Israel 2004-present




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