Professor Hana Wirth-Nesher
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
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,
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
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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