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:
March 9, 9:30-16:00, Gilman 496
One-Day Workshop on Medieval and Early Modern Drama (Convener: Dr. Noam Reisner)
March 15, 16:15, room TBA
The American Studies Forum: “Domestic Politics and American Foreign Policy – The Implications for Israel”. Lecture by Dennis Jett, Professor of International Relations at Pennsylvania State University and former US Ambassador
, Gilman 282
Spring Reading - Students and faculty will gather to read selections of poetry and prose on the theme of "renewal."
April 7, 16:15, Gilman 496 test
Annual Award Ceremony and Lecture in Memory of Talma Yizraely. Guest Lecture, Dr. Joseph Sterrett, Aarhus University, “The King's Ring: Trust and Sovereignty in Shakespeare's Henry VIII”.
April 11, 16:15, Gilman 449
Special Gathering of the American Studies Forum jointly with the Yael Levin Writer in Residence program hosting award-winning novelist Boris Fishman, author of A Replacement Life and Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo.
April 14, 16:15, room TBA
The Yael Levin Writer in Residence Public Lecture: Boris Fishman, author of A Replacement Life and Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo
May 2, 10:15, room TBA
“Reading Daisy Miller in Tel Aviv”. Student and faculty event marking the centennial of Henry James’s death
May 18, 14:15, Gilman 496
American Studies Forum: “Motl's New York, or, The Rhetorical Geography of the Immigrant City”. Lecture by Lawrence Rosenwald, Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of American Literature, Wellesley College.
May 18, 17:00, Malka Brender Hall of Justice, Trubowicz Building
Annual Lecture in Memory of Sheila and Yossi Carmel - Prof. Russell A. Berman, Stanford University: “Zionism, the Novel, and the Boycott Debate: Politics in the Classroom”
May 19, Gilman 496
3rd Annual Science Fiction Symposium: The Timescapes of Science Fiction (convener: Prof. Elana Gomel)
May 26, Gilman 496
The Nadav Vardi Annual Award Ceremony. Guest Lecture: Dr. Noel Sugimura, Georgetown University, “Milton’s Eighteenth Century”
June 1, 16:15, Webb 103
American Studies Forum “Discussion of Temptations of Despair: Tales of the 1940’s”. Discussion with Werner Sollors, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English and African American Studies at Harvard University
June 2, 16:15, room TBA
International Symposium in Honor of Prof. Hana Wirth-Nesher (details to follow)
June 6, Gilman 496
Graduate Student Conference on Transnational American Studies
June 7, Gilman 496
Graduate Student Conference on British Literary Studies.
The Dreams Before The Awakening: A Short Story Collection by the Students of the English Department