Shiri Goren

Senior Lector, Hebrew

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Shiri Goren (B.A., Magna cum Laude, Tel Aviv University, 2001; M. Phil. New York University, 2007; PhD, New York University, 2011) has joined Yale’s faculty in 2006. She is currently working on a book manuscript, that explores how violence affects real and imagined spaces in Israel of recent years. It focuses on novels by the writers Orly Castel-Bloom, Gabriella Avigur-Rotem, Ronit Matalon, Sayed Kashua and Eshkol Nevo, as well as films, documentaries and performance arts. She is interested in Hebrew Literature and Israeli Culture, Yiddish and Jewish Studies, Gender, Queer and film theory, Israeli and Modern Middle Eastern Studies.

 Goren is co-editor of the forthcoming volume “Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers on Language and Culture” (Wayne State University Press, Fall 2012), which includes her essay on the last work of prose by Hebrew author David Vogel. Another article on author Gabriela Avigur-Rotem will appear later on this year in the anthology “War and Narrative in Israeli Culture”. Other articles and reviews have appeared in The American Jewish Archives Journal; Modern Hebrew Literature; and AJS Perspectives, among other venues.  Dr. Goren has recently received grants from the A. Whitney Griswold Faculty Research Fund (2010-2012), The Center for Language Study (IIG 2008) and the Council on Middle East Studies at Yale University.

 She has taught Hebrew literature and language at New York University and currently teaches courses such as: Israeli Identity and Culture: 1948 to the Present; Israeli Society in Film; Israeli Narratives and Dynamics of Israeli Culture as well as Modern Hebrew language courses. Before coming to the United States, she was a journalist and senior editor of news magazines on Israeli television and radio.