The Second-Floor biographical essay presents for the first time the connection between the life history of writer Amalia Kahana-Carmon and her literary works. The details of this major writer’s personal life in Hebrew literature are revealed as fundamenta
Ecology of Literature' is a new theoretical field that seeks to replace historiographic discourse with the 'literary republic'.
This book examines the portrait of the 'talush' (the rootless character) in Modern Hebrew literature. Since the turn of the 20th century, this figure has been significant and central in Hebrew prose.
This book explores the grotesque and related qualities in poetry (in Hebrew and European languages) from the 11th to the 20th century, in the visual arts and the opera.
This book seeks to interpret the novel “Yaish” by Hayim Hazaz as a poetic, cultural and historiosophical phenomenon.
The book is published jointly with Kinneret , Zmora Bitan, Dvir. In the opening chapter of his new book, Prof. Yigal Schwartz suggests a revolutionary basis for the historiography of modern Hebrew literature, based on mental-stylistic criteria.
The book develops a theory of sincerity as rhetoric and applies it to the analysis and interpretation of ‘Ir u-melo’a by S.Y. Agnon.
This book updates prosodic theory and integrates it within recent developments in literary criticism.
This book traces the story of finding and deciphering an unknown manuscript of a Hebrew novel, and includes a re-evaluation of David Fogel’s works in light of its discovery, as well as a scientific edition of the novel.
This book deals with the Hebrew liturgical poems from Spain known as “personal reshut”. Among students of Medieval Hebrew poetry these poems are considered to possess outstanding artistic merit and to stand at the apex of Spanish Jewish piyyut. In my stud
This collection of articles on the works of Aharon Appelfeld is unique in that each article is devoted to a study of one specific work.
This volume traces the history of Hebrew versification from biblical poetry, through ancient Hebrew liturgy, medieval poetry, poetry of the Haskalah, and finally modern Hebrew poetry. After the biblical period, all systems of versification demanded umeric
Anthology of critical essays on two of Alterman's central works: the modernistic long poems Simhat 'Aniyim and Shirei Makot Mitzrayim (''Joy of the Poor'', ''Songs of the Plagues of Egypt''). These essays represent different schools and approaches, reflec