An Alienated History: The Demise of Arab-Jewish Culture between History and Literature

For Current Fellows
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
3:00 PM

Katz Center
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Karen Schnitker

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research with Penn and regional faculty in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting.


Reuven Snir

University of Haifa

Reuven Snir is a professor of Arabic language and literature at the University of Haifa. He researches Arabic poetry, prose, and theatre, the history and culture of Arab-Jews, Hebrew literature of Arabs and Oriental Jews, and Muslim asceticism and mysticism. He was previously a senior news editor at Voice of Israel, and is currently the general editor at al-Karmil ― Studies in Arabic Language and Literature.

Snir received his PhD in Arabic Language & Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has taught at Tel Aviv University and the University of Haifa. In 2014, he received the Tchernichovsky Prize in translation.

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