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DegreesUniversity of Haifa, Ph.D.
Tel-Aviv University, M.A.
Ben Gurion University, B.A.
ExpertiseHebrew Literature and Language, Israeli Culture, Jewish Literature, Comparative Literature.
ProfileAri Ofengenden is the author of The Passion for Absence in Abraham Shlonsky (Hebrew University Press, 2010) and Shlonsky an Introduction to his Poetry (De Gruyter Press, 2014). He has written articles and book chapters on Hebrew poetry, contemporary Israeli Culture, Literary theory, as well as on Jewish Literature. wrote his Ph.D. on the poet Abraham Shlonsky at Haifa University and at Tübingen. From 2005-2008, he taught at the Protestant Theology department at Tübingen (Germany) and was a research fellow at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) at Tübingen, Germany. In 2010, he completed a post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship at Monash University (Australia). From 2010 to 2013, he was Assistant professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at Oberlin College and from 2013-14 he was director of the Hebrew Program at George Washington University. Ari has recently finished a book on the effects of globalization on Israeli Culture entitled "Life and Nation: From Nationalism to Knowledge Society in Contemporary Israeli Culture".
Some representative articles include:
“Minoritarian Interventions and National Identity: Reading Amos Oz with Sayed Kashua,” Hebrew Studies, (in press), November 2016.
“Monotheism the Incomplete Revolution: Narrating the Event in Freud’s and Assmann’s Moses” Symploke, November 2015.
“National Identity in Global Times: Therapy and Satire in Contemporary Israeli Film and Literature” The Comparatist, October 2015.
“Agency, Desire, and Power in Schnitzler's A Dream Novel and Kubrick's Adaptation Eyes Wide Shut” Comparative Literature and Culture, June, 2015.
“Language, Body, Dystopia: The Passion for the Real in Orly-Castle-Bloom’s Dolly City”, The Comparatist, October 2014.
|COML||100a||Introduction to Global Literature|
|HBRW||41a||Advanced Intermediate Hebrew: Intensive Conversation|
|HBRW||123a||Creative Reading and Writing in Hebrew I|
|HBRW||141a||Advanced Hebrew Conversation|
|HBRW||162b||Translation Practice and Theory|
|HBRW||170a||Take I: Hebrew through Israeli Cinema|
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Ofengenden, Ari. "Inclusion/ Exlusion In Sayed Kashua's Arab Labor." Sayed Kashua. Ed. Liat Steir-Livny. Tel Aviv: The Open University, 2017 (forthcoming)
Ofengenden, Ari. "Minoritarian Interventions and National Identity: Reading Amos Oz with Sayed Kashua.." Hebrew Studies (2016). (forthcoming)
Ofengenden, Ari. "Agency, Desire, and Power in Schnitzler's A Dream Novel and Kubrick's Adaptation Eyes Wide Shut." Comparative Literature and Culture Volume 17. (2015).
Ofengenden, Ari. "Monotheism the Incomplete Revolution: Narrating the Event in Freud’s and Assmann’s Moses." Symploke: a journal for the intermingling of literary cultural and theoretical scholarship Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2 (2015). (2015): 291-307.
Ofengenden, Ari. "National Identity in Global Times: Therapy and Satire in Contemporary Israeli Film and Literature: Therapy and Satire in Contemporary Israeli Film and Literature." The Comparatist Volume 39. (2015): 294-312.
Ofengenden, Ari. Abraham Shlonsky: An Introduction to His Poetry. First ed. Berlin/Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2015.
Ofengenden, Ari. "With Both Feet on the Clouds: Fantasy in Israeli Literature." Rev. of With Both Feet on the Clouds: Fantasy in Israeli Literature, by Danielle Gurevitch, Elana Gomel, and Rani Graff. Israel Studies Review vol. 29 Winter 2014: 167-170.
Ofengenden, Ari. "“Language, Body, Dystopia: The Passion for the Real in Orly-Castle-Bloom’s Dolly City”." The Compartist 38. (2014): 250-265.