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Shai Ginsburg, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Shai Ginsburg
Contact Info:
Office Location:  John Hope Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27708-0414
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Spring 2023):  (typical courses)

  • AMES 540S.01, READING HEIDEGGER Synopsis
    Class Bldg 106, Tu 07:00 PM-09:30 PM
    (also cross-listed as LIT 543S.01, RELIGION 560S.01)
Office Hours:

Thursday 9:30-11:30 &
Friday 11:30-1:30
Or By Appointment

Ph.D.University of Michigan, Ann Arbor2001
M.A.Hebrew University (Israel)1995
MA in Comparative LiteratureThe Hebrew University, Jerusalem1995
B.A.Hebrew University (Israel)1992
BA in Comparative Literature and PhilosophyThe Hebrew University, Jerusalem1992

Research Interests: Hebrew Literature, Israeli Cinema, Critical Theory, Film Theory, Nationalism

Areas of Interest:

Hebrew Literature
Israeli Cinema
Jewish Cinema
Critical Theory
Film Theory


Deconstruction • Documentary films • Games • Hebrew literature, Modern • Israeli literature • Nationalism and literature

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Ginsburg, S, Tangled Roots: The Emergence of Israeli Culture (December, 2020)
  2. Ginsburg, S, From Here to Elsewhere and Back in Israeli-Hebrew Children’s Literature, in Since 1948 Israeli Literature in the Making (October, 2020), SUNY Press, ISBN 1438480504  [abs]
  3. Ginsburg, S; Banbaji, A, Introduction, Mikan no. 20 (April, 2020), pp. 5-25
  4. Ginsburg, S; Barzilai, M, Rereading Hebrew Speech, Mikan no. 20 (April, 2020), pp. 198-227
  5. Ginsburg, S, Mothers, Fathers, and the Hebrew Literary Canon, Novel a Forum on Fiction, vol. 52 no. 2 (August, 2019), pp. 318-322, Duke University Press [doi]

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