About: Hillel Weiss is a tenured professor at Bar-Ilan University, a researcher of modern Hebrew literature, who has been specializing in research on Agnon’s writing for decades.
He has published five books on the study of Agnon and other works that deal with modern Hebrew prose. He developed the computerized study of Agnon.
Served as head of the Department of Hebrew Literature and changed its name to the Department of Literature of the Jewish People. Edited the journal “Bokoret U’parshanut” a journal of literary criticism, for more than twenty years, as well as books dealing with Hebrew classical writers.
Has been awarded grants from the National Academy of Sciences and the G.I.F. Foundation.