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Prof. David Fishelov

Sun. 13:00-14:00

David Fishelov is Professor of Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He got his BA in Poetics and Comparative Literature and in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University, his MA in Poetics and Comparative Literature from Tel Aviv University and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. David Fishelov also taught as a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University, UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, Columbia University, and the EHESS in Paris. He authored four books: Metaphors of Genre: The Role of Analogies in Genre Theory (1993), Studies in Poetic Simile (1996, in Hebrew), Samson's Locks: The Transformations of Biblical Samson (2000, in Hebrew; winner of the first Bahat Prize), and Dialogues with/and Great Books: The Dynamics of Canon Formation (2010), and published about fifty scholarly articles in edited volumes and academic journals such as Poetics, Style, Poetics Today, New Literary History and Connotations.