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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
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Teaching (Fall 2020):  (typical courses)

  • AMES 240.01, GAMES AND CULTURE Synopsis
    Perkins 072, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as ICS 265.01, ISS 242.01, LIT 249.01, POLSCI 248.01, VMS 214.01)
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, 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]
  2. Ginsburg, S, Belonging in Israel/Palestine: Theory and Literature, Novel a Forum on Fiction, vol. 52 no. 1 (May, 2019), pp. 156-160, Duke University Press [doi]
  3. Ginsburg, S; Land, M; Boyarin, J, Jews and the Ends of Theory (November, 2018), pp. 336 pages, ISBN 082328199X  [abs]
  4. 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
  5. Ginsburg, S, Pessah Ginsburg: Two Letters (Christiania 1917; London 1918), Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature, vol. 29 (2017), pp. 307-321

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