Scholarship and Teaching

Before I turned my attention full-time to creative writing, I was an academic. I have a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of Florida from 2002-2010.  During that time I published scholarly articles and a book on modern Hebrew literature, Here and Now: History, Nationalism, and Realism in Modern Hebrew Fiction.

I continue teaching throughout the Chicago area, mainly at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  I teach courses on Creative Writing and Literature to both graduates and undergraduates.  Recent courses include:

Representing Interiority, Graduate Seminar, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Rules, Graduate Short Story Workshop, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Undergraduate Short Story Workshop, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Introduction to Creative Writing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Contemporary American Literature, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

What is Narrative? School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Revision – Prose Forms, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, MFA Program

Introduction to Israeli Fiction, University of Illinois-Chicago

Zionism and Post-Zionism: Ideology and Culture, University of Illinois-Chicago

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