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Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017

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A department of English and American Studies outside of an English-speaking country is a phenomenon of extimacy. This makes the department particularly alert to the extimacy of language and subjectivity as such, to literary phenomena where languages and alphabets intricate and intersect, phenomena such as manifest themselves in the contemporary writings of Salman Rushdie or Kazuo Ishiguro, but no less so in the works of Shakespeare, Chaucer and Milton. It is from its position of extimacy that the department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University underscores and supports the rigorous scrutiny of literary texts in the English language, using the finest of the conceptual tools of literary theory, as a basis for critical thinking that is at the same time creative. More...

 

Department News and Notifications

 

Senior Academic Position in 20th-Century

and Contemporary American Literature and Culture

 

The Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University invites applications for a tenure-track, open-rank position in 20th-century and contemporary American literature and culture to commence on October 2018. We seek candidates with proven excellence in research, and a strong commitment to teaching and university service. Applicants with a specialization in ethnic American cultures and/or Jewish American literature are particularly encouraged to apply. While teaching and research are conducted in English, some working knowledge of Hebrew is required to integrate successfully into the University. Candidates must hold a Ph.D by the time they fill the position.

 

Salary and conditions will conform to Israeli University regulations. Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Tel Aviv University and are subject to the approval of the University authorities.

 

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, which includes a recap of past research achievements and future goals, CV, sample publications, and course suggestions (or syllabi if previously taught) to

 

Dr. Noam Reisner, Department Chair at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by post to Dr. Noam Reisner, Department of English and American Studies, Tel Aviv University, 30 Chaim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel.

 

In addition, candidates are asked to obtain three letters of recommendation from scholars which are to be sent directly on behalf of the candidate to the above email or postal address.

 

The deadline for applications is December 11th, 2017.

 

The position is open to all candidates. The appointment will be based on candidate qualifications and the Department needs. The Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of the Humanities or Tel-Aviv University are not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.

 

Past Events 

Course Catalog 2016/17 is now Available Here

                                       Department Events (2016/17)                                                     

Invitation       

We are pleased to be hosting Charles Bernstein under the auspices of the Yael Levin Writer-in-Residence program

The event will take place on Thursday, June 8th, at 4:00 p.m.

in Gilman Building, room 496, Tel Aviv University

Yael Levin poster

 

 

 June 1st , 2017

 

Annual Award Ceremony and Lecture In Memory of Nadav Vardi

 

 

 

vardi 

 carmel 2017-2

 

 

 

 

CONVERSATION WITH THE AUTHOR

JAMAICA KINCAID

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

 https://www.tau.ac.il/sites/default/files/2017_POS_LITERATURE.pdf

Vardi Prize 2017 

 

 

Symposium in Honor of Prof. Hana Wirth-Nesher

Symposium in Honor of Prof. Hana Wirth-Nesher

  

 

 

 

 

talma 2017

 

 

January 4th, 2017, 6PM, Gilman 282 - An Evening to mark the publication of In the Absence, Dara Barnat's new collection of poetry. There will be readings in English, Hebrew, and French. Poets and translators include Karen Alkalay-Gut, Gili Haimovich, Sabine Huynh, Sarah Wetzel, and Rivka Rass. (Invitation)

intheabsence

 

 

 

December 7th, 2016 - Symposium on the research and writing of poetry, Gilman 496 (Invitation)

 PoetryNow2016

 

 

 

December 18th, 2016Science Fiction Symposium "Future Forms: The Body in Science Fiction", Gilman 496 (Invitation)

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