Glenda Abramson


Professor Emeritus, Hebrew and Jewish Studies (formerly Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew; Fellow of St Cross College) 

Faculty / College Address:

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies / St Cross College


Research Interests:

My general interest is in Hebrew poetry and drama from the late 19th century to the 1970s in Israel. My current research interests are in Hebrew writing – diaries, memoirs, letters and belles letters – dealing with the Jewish military and civilian experience in Central and Eastern Europe during the First World War.

Current Projects:

  • Hebrew writing of the First World War
  • Marginalized Hebrew writers of the 1950s

Recent Publications:

  • Hebrew Writing of the First World War (Vallentine Mitchell 2008)
  • Co-ed (with Hilary Kilpatrick). Religious Perspectives in Modern Muslim and Jewish Literatures. (Routledge 2006)
  • Exile, Imprisonment and the Literary Imagination." Jewish Studies Quarterly 13:2 (2006)
  • "Anglicising the Holocaust." The Journal of Theatre and Drama 7/8 (2006)
  • "Dante and Modern Hebrew Literature". Geoffrey Khan (Ed.). Semitic Studies in Honour of Edward Ullendorff. (Brill, 2005)
  • "Israeli Drama and the Bible: Kings on the Stage." AJS Review vol. 28, no.1 (2004)
  • "Biblical Sources and the Literature of Catastrophe: Three Modern Hebrew Poems." Memoria Biblica e Letteratura. (Napoli: Ist. Universitario Orientale 2005)
  • (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture (Routledge 2005)
  • "Israeli Drama and the Bible: Kings on the Stage" AJS Review, vol. 28, no. 1 (2004)
  • "Modern Hebrew Literature." Martin Goodman and David Sorkin (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies (Oxford University Press, 2003)
  • Drama and Ideology in Modern Israel (Cambridge University Press 1998)

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