Vered Shemtov

Vered Shemtov
vshemtov@stanford.edu

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Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages
Building 240, Room 206
Stanford, CA 94305-2006

Eva Chernov Lokey Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Language and Literature

Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages

Bio:

Vered Karti Shemtov is the Eva Chernov Lokey senior lecturer in the department of Comparative Literature and the Middle Eastern Program at Stanford University. She is the Coordinator of the Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture project.  She served as the Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Jewish Studies until 2011.   Some of Shemtov's recent publications include: Changing Rhythms: Towards a Theory of Prosody in Cultural Context, Bar Ilan Press, Israel 2012,  “Hebrew Poetry: 1781-2010”  Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Revised edition, July 2012, “Discontinuous Spaces in A. B Yehoshua’s Novel The Liberated Bride,” Intersecting Sights, Heksherim and BGU Press, 2010 and a co-edited volume (with Charlotte Fonrobert) on Jewish Conceptions and Practices of Space, JSS 2005.

Courses:
  • Masterpieces of Hebrew Literature (with Amir Eshel)
  • Land and Literature: Israel in Contemporary Hebrew Literature
  • Reflections of the Other: The Arab and Jew in Literature and Film
  • From Agnon to Yehoshua and Oz
  • Poetics and Politics in Contemporary Israeli Literature
  • The Bible in Hebrew Poetry
  • Introduction to Modern Israeli Literature
  • Reading Hebrew: Accelerated Reading Course (Stanford, Senior/Graduate)
  • Hebrew Forum: Issues in Israeli and Jewish Culture (Stanford)
Publications:

Book

Changing Rhythms: Towards a Prosodic Theory in Literary Context, Bar Ilan University Press, November 2012

Book in Progress

Poetic Homes: Text as Home in Hebrew Literature

Edited Volume with Introduction

History and Responsibility: Hebrew Literature and 1948, Special issue ofJewish Social Studies (Co-editor with Amir Eshel and Hannan Hever, Spring 2013)

Jewish Conceptions and Practices of Space, Special issue ofJewish Social Studies (Co-editor. With Charlotte Fonrobert, Summer, 2005)             

Book Chapters and Articles

“Dan Pagis: Poetic lines without a Home” in Collected Essays on the work of Dan Pagis, Ed: Hannan Hever,  Bialik Insittuion, TBP, Tel Aviv 2013

“Hebrew Poetry: 1781-1920” Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Revised edition, 2012

“Hebrew Literature 1920 to the present” Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Revised edition, 2012

"Dwelling in the Stanzas of the Text: The Concept of 'Bayt' in Hebrew Poetry." Sh'ma, 2012

"Technology and Language Teaching in Higher Education: Some thoughts about the State of the Field" in Hebrew, Gadish 2012 (http://cms.education.gov.il/EducationCMS/Units/AdultEducation/PirsumeiAg...)

“Discontinuous Spaces in A. B Yehoshua’s Novel The Liberated Bride” Intersecting Sights: Critical Essays on A.B. Yehoshua's Work, forthcoming, Heksherim and BGU Press, 2010

“Intertextuality with the Bible and the Construction of Space in Contemporary Israeli Literature” (came out in Italy last month I am waiting for the book and the complete reference)

"Technology and Language Teaching in Higher Education: Some thoughts about the State of the Field" inA. Feuer, S. Armon-Lotem & B. Cooperman (Eds. Issues in the Acquisition and Teaching of Hebrew. Bethesda: University Press of Maryland, 2009

“The Bible in Contemporary Israeli Literature: Text and Place in Zeruya Shalev's Husband and Wife and Michal Govrin's Snapshots" Hebrew Studies, 2006

“Between a Jewish and an Israeli Perspective of Space: A Reading in Yehuda Amichai’s “Jewish Travel” and “Israeli Travel.” JSS, Summer 2005

 “Attraversando I Confini: Dallo Spazio Letterario Alle Frontiere Geografico-Politiche Nei Romanzi la Sposa Liberata” Opera Letteraria di Yehoshua. Einaudi, Venice 2008              

Victoria, Sami Michael: Epilogue, with Yigal Schwartz. Special Edition in honor of the Sami Michael Conference, Stanford University, 2007.  to be translated and published in French this year.

Prosody as Content, Ideology as Form. (PhD thesis) Committee: Professor Chana Kronfeld, Professor Robert Alter and Professor Daniel Boyarin. Berkeley, 1999              

"Metrical Hybridization: Prosodic ambiguities as a form of social dialogues" Poetics Today, Spring 2001

Other:

Current Service:

  • Coordinator, Hebrew@Stanford
  • Core Executive Committee Member, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford
  • Board Member, National Association of Professors of Hebrew
  • Near Eastern Languages Resource Center, Hebrew Committee
  • Advisory Board, Venice Center for Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies