About: Prof. Avidov Lipsker teaches in the Faculty of Jewish Studies of Bar-Ilan University. His principal areas of research are modern Hebrew literature, from the turn of the century to the present, and thematology of the literature of the Jewish people. Most of his research in modern Hebrew literature deals with literature of the Third and Fourth Aliyot (immigration waves), during which Hebrew Modernism was formulated, and with the poetry of the 1920s and 1930s, relating to poetic streams in Jewish and general literature and art. His books on modern Hebrew poetry: `The Poetry Of S.Shalom`(1990), `The Poetry of A.Broides` (2000). His study proposes a new theoretical approach called ``Cultural Ecosystem,`` designed to replace old poetic models in the ecological literary habitat. This model provides a new critical narrative replacing the accepted historiography of the ``Literary Republic``. In the sphere of the thematology of the literature of the Jewish people, he created, jointly with Prof. Yoav Elstein, a multisystem model dealing with versions of the Jewish story, and published the Thematological Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story: Sippur Okev Sippur (Bar-Ilan Univ. Press 2005). Professor Lipsker is the editor-in-chief of the journal `Criticism and Interpretation`, published by Bar-Ilan University Press and is editor of two series published by Bar-Ilan University Press as well: `Critical Horizons` and `Thema – Thematological Studies in the Literature of the Jewish People`.