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Na’ama Rokem, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, works on Modern Hebrew and German-Jewish literature, with particular emphasis on genre theory, translation theory, bilingualism, multi-lingual Jewish cultures, and the emergence of Hebrew as a Jewish national language. She is currently completing her first book, in which she argues that prose—as a figure of thought, a mode and a medium—played an instrumental role in the literary foundations of the Zionist revolution. Her future research focuses on German-Hebrew bilingualism, starting with the bilingual drafts of celebrated Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai.

Email: nrokem@uchicago.edu
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Past Courses

JWSC 20006. Jewish Thought and Literature III: The Intellectual Worlds of the Modern Jew. Spring. 2009

NEHC 30406. Jewish Thought and Literature III: The Multilingual Twentieth Century. Spring 2010

HEBR 30586. Israeli Poetry. Spring 2010