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:
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Departmental opening of term event and poetry reading, hosted by Dr. Noam Riesner and our poet laureate, Prof. Karen Alkaly-Gut.
November 18th-19th, 2015 - Department Event - “Lacan with Philosophy”
The Department of Philosophy and the Department of English and American Studies
Cordially invite you to the international conference “Lacan with Philosophy”
The American Studies Forum: Symposium - Americanization of Israeli Culture
, (room to be anounced)
The American Studies Forum: Eraz Manela, "Forced to Be Free: American as Occupiers and Nation-Builders"
(room to be announced)
Departmental Staff Seminar with Dr. Jonathan Stavsky. Paper will be circulated in advance.
The Dreams Before The Awakening: A Short Story Collection by the Students of the English Department