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Shai Ginsburg, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Duke Middle East Studies Center

Shai Ginsburg
Contact Info:
Office Location:  John Hope Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27708-0414
Office Phone:  (919) 681-4592
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2018):

  • AMES 440S.01, GAMES AND CULTURE Synopsis
    Franklin Center 230, Th 01:25 PM-03:55 PM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 440S.01, ICS 440S.01, LIT 440S.01, POLSCI 440S.01)
    Franklin Center 230, Tu 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
Office Hours:

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

Ph.D.University of Michigan at Ann Arbor2001
PhD in Comparative LiteratureUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor2001
M.A.Hebrew University1995
MA in Comparative LiteratureThe Hebrew University, Jerusalem1995
B.A.Hebrew University1992
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. Paul de Man, , Autobiography as De-Facement, Miakn no. 16 (2016), pp. 244-255 (translated by Ginsburg, S.)
  2. Ginsburg, S, Paul de Man’s Death Mask, Mikan no. 16 (2016), pp. 256-264  [abs]
  3. Ginsburg, SP, Alon Hilu and the Hebrew Historical Novel, Shofar (Ashland): an interdisciplinary journal of Jewish studies, vol. 33 no. 4 (2015), pp. 134-157 [doi]
  4. Ginsburg, S, Poetry and Conflict: on Civility, Citizenship and Criticism, in Toward a Critical Rhetoric on the Israel-Palestine Conflict, edited by Matthew Abraham, (2015), pp. 152-174, Parlor Press, ISBN 1602356939
  5. Ginsburg, S, The City and the Body: Jerusalem in Uri Tsvi Greenberg’s Vision of One of the Legions, in Jerusalem Across the Disciplines, edited by Elman, M; Adelman, M (Accepted, April, 2014)

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