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Shai Ginsburg, Associate Professor

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 2020):  (typical courses)

  • AMES 240S.01, GAMES AND CULTURE Synopsis
    Perkins 072, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 440S.01, ICS 255S.01, ISS 256S.01, LIT 440S.01, POLSCI 440S.01, VMS 255S.01)
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. Ginsburg, S; Land, M; Boyarin, J, Jews and the Ends of Theory (November, 2018), pp. 336 pages, ISBN 082328199X  [abs]
  2. Ginsburg, S; Land, M; Boyarin, J, Jews, Theory, and Ends, in Jews and the Ends of Theory, edited by Ginsburg, S; Land, M; Boyarin, J, vol. Jews and the Ends of Theory (2018), pp. 1-26, Fordham University Press
  3. Ginsburg, S, Pessah Ginsburg: Two Letters (Christiania 1917; London 1918), Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature, vol. 29 (2017), pp. 307-321
  4. Paul de Man,, Autobiography as De-Facement, Miakn no. 16 (2016), pp. 244-255 (translated by Ginsburg, S.)
  5. Ginsburg, S, Paul de Man’s Death Mask, Mikan no. 16 (2016), pp. 256-264  [abs]

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