Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of English, University of Haifa,
Lecturer, English and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley
Graduate Student Instructor, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley
of California, Berkeley Comparative Literature, 2005.
University, Jerusalem, Comparative Literature 1998,
University Law School, Jerusalem, 1994.
Bachelor’s Degree in Law; Admitted to the Israeli Bar Association,
- "A Common Endeavor:
Anthony Trollope and the Law" forthcoming in The Cambridge
Companion to Anthony Trollope, Carolyn Dever (ed.) Cambridge
- “Teaching Legal Realism:
The Realist Novel and the Law” forthcoming in MLA Options
for Teaching Literature and Law, Austin Sarat, Cathrine Frank
and Matthew Anderson (eds.) MLA Publications.
- “Victorian Precedents:
Narrative Form, Law Reports, and Stare Decisis” ” Journal
of Law, Culture, and the Humanities 4(3) 2008, 382-402.
- “The Fact of a Rumor:
Anthony Trollope’s The Eustace Diamonds” Nineteenth-Century
Literature 62(1) June 2007, 88-120.
- “The Dialectic of
Shame: Representation in the Metanarrative of Salman Rushdie’s
Shame” Modern Fiction Studies 48(1)
Spring 2002, 194-215.
Modern Critical Views on Salman Rushdie, Harold Bloom
(ed.) Chelsea House Publishers pp. 247-266.
- “Exploring the relationship
between the person and the disorder among individuals hospitalized
for psychosis” [Narratological analysis of patient narratives].
(with David Roe) Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological
Processes 62(4) Winter 1999.
- Review of Mark Canuel’s
The Shadow of Death: Literature, Romanticism, and the Subject
of Punishment (Princeton 2007) for The Keats-Shelley Review,
- "A Common (-Law)
Cultural History" Review of Kieran Dolin's A Critical
Introduction to Law and Literature (Cambridge 2007) for The
European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, 13(6).
Referee for Blackwell's
Encyclopedia of the Novel.
Davis Postdoctoral Fellowship, Hebrew University, Israel
Fellowship Award, Phi Beta Kappa of Northern California
Dissertation Year Award, UC Berkeley
McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund Dissertation Fellowship
Graduate Student Instructor Award
Literature Pre-dissertation Research Grant, UC Berkeley
Research Grant for legal research in Paris, UC Berkeley
Normative Time Fellowship, UC Berkeley
Literature Departmental Grant, UC Berkeley
Year University Fellowship; UC Berkeley
Assistant Fellowship; Hebrew University
Research Prize; Hebrew University
Scholarship for Excellence, Hebrew University
"A Common Endeavor:
Anthony Trollope and the Law" 19th Century Colloquium, Columbia
University, September 2009.
"Give Me a Precedent:
Past, Present and Future in Victorian Fiction and Law"
- Law School Faculty
Seminar Tel Aviv University, March 2009
- Literature, Book History,
and the Anxiety of Disciplinarity: A Research Workshop of the Israel
Science Foundation. Ben Gurion University, July 2008.
- Law and Literature Workshop,
University of Toronto, April 2008.
- Foreign Literatures
Department Seminar Ben Gurion University, March 2008.
"Common and Civil:
Legal Traditions and Realist Fiction" Comparative Literature
Department Seminar, Hebrew University, December 2007.
Law and Humanities Colloquium, Cornell University, March
Gossip, Fiction and the Problem of Legal Positivism” Nineteenth-Century
Group, UCLA, October 2005
“Common Truths: Legal
Precedents and Novelistic Fiction” Nineteenth-Century and Beyond
Working Group, UC Berkeley, October 2005
Literature Association, New Orleans, 2010. “Dickensian
Today: Realism in the Postcolonial Novel”
Nineteenth-Century Studies, Austin, March 2010. “Illegitimate
Offspring: Disruption and Continuity in Collins’ The Woman in
Conference, Jerusalem 2009. “A Fine Balance: The
Pleasures of Realism in the Postcolonial Novel”
Matters of State:
Bildung and Literary-Intellectual Discourse in the Nineteenth
Century. Leuven, Belgium 2009. “A Common Endeavor: Anthony Trollope
and the Law"
Victorian Studies Association, New Haven, 2008. "Incremental
Temporalities: Victorian Common Law Culture and 'Time Immemorial'"
of History and Law, Yad Ben-Zvi Jerusalem, 2008 . "Invisible
Steps: Stare Decisis and English Culture in the Nineteenth-Century"
Narrative, Washington D.C. 2007. “Truthful
Precedents: Middlemarch and the Question of the New”
the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Washington
D.C. 2007. “Narrative Legitimacy: Narrative Form in the Victorian
Nineteenth-Century Studies, New Brunswick, 2006. “Temporalities
of Reform: Common Law, Statute Law and Middlemarch”
the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Syracuse,
2006. “Victorian Precedents”
Washington D.C. 2005. “Narrative Legitimacy: Wilke Collins’ The
Woman in White”
Victorian Studies Association, Charlottesville, 2005. “A
Truthful Precedent for Middlemarch”
Portland Oregon, 2004. “The Shadow of Fiction: Legal Truth and Nineteenth-Century
South Asian Literary
Association, Philadelphia 2004. “Rohinton Mistry, Honor?
de Balzac and the Realist Novel of Social Critique”
Victorian Studies Association, Toronto, 2004. “Obsessed
with Law (and Literature): A critical survey of Victorian research
Conference on British Studies, Berkeley, 2004. “Clashing
Cultures of Fact: Legal Consciousness in the Victorian Novel”
San Diego, 2003. “The Fact of a Rumor: Juries, Narrative and the
the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities,
New York, 2003. “Obsessed with Truth: Fiction, Law and the Realist
Conference on Hebrew Language and Literature, Chicago,
2000. “Cynicism and Sarcasm as Israeli Culture in the Poetry of
Modern Language Association
North American Victorian
Society for the Study
Association for the Study
of Law, Culture and the Humanities
South Asian Literary
French: fluent reading, advanced competency in writing and speaking.