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Head of department and B.A advisor: Prof. Yoav Rinon
E-mail: yoav.rinon@mail.huji.ac.il

M.A advisor: Dr. Gur Zak
E-mail: gur.zak@mail.huji.ac.il

Department Secretary: Ms. Meital Biton
E-mail: meitalb@savion.huji.ac.il
Tel : +97225883581
Fax: +97225881245
Room 4503, Humanities Building

 

Academic Faculty

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Prof. Yoav Rinon

Head of Department

Yoav Rinon is a professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of Classics at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

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He trained in both fields at the Hebrew University where he received his Ph.D. His scholarly work reflects the integration of these  complementary disciplines, focusing on questions of ethics and poetics. His publications include: The World of the Marquis de SadeHomer and the Dual Model of the Tragic, a verse translation of and commentary (with Luisa Ferretti-Cuomo ) on Dante's Inferno (in Hebrew), and The Crisis in the Humanities (in Hebrew). He is now working on a book on questions of identity in the work of Walter Benjamin.

 

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Dr. Gur Zak

I am a senior lecturer and chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where I have been teaching since 2009. I completed my PhD at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto in 2008.

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My primary research interest lies in the interrelations between literature and ethics in the later Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance, with a particular emphasis on the works of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. My first book, Petrarch’s Humanism and the Care of the Self, was published by Cambridge UP in 2010. I recently completed a second book, entitled Boccaccio and the Consolation of Literature. My current research project deals with literary, philosophical, and theological attitudes to compassion in the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance. I have published articles on medieval and Renaissance literature in journals such as Speculum, MLN, and I Tatti Studies, and have contributed chapters to The Cambridge Companion to Petrarch, The Cambridge Companion to Boccaccio, and The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature. Besides my work on Italian Renaissance Literature, I am also interested in the history of autobiography from antiquity to the present and contemporary theories of affects.  

 

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Prof. Tzachi Zamir

Room 7825
Wed. 15:15-16:15

Tzachi Zamir is a philosopher and a literary critic (Assoc. Prof. English & Comp. Lit). Zamir is the author of Double Vision: Moral Philosophy and Shakespearean Drama (Princeton, 2006), Ethics and the Beast (Princeton, 2007), and Acts: Theater, Philosophy and the Performing Self (The University of Michigan Press, 2014).

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He is currently editing a collection of articles on Hamlet and philosophy for Oxford University Press and has recently completed a manuscript offering a philosophical reading of Milton's Paradise Lost.

 

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