M.F.A. Cornell, 2003
Ph.D. Princeton, 2010
My work focuses on the ethics and aesthetics of comedy, specifically the function of laughter in fiction. My interests include Modern Hebrew literature; twentieth-century anglophone, hispanophone, and francophone literature; theories of humor and laughter; Holocaust literature and film; biblical themes in Western literature; Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett, Miguel de Cervantes, Shmuel Yosef Agnon.
Modern Hebrew, Hispanic, and Francophone literatures; theories of humor