Ben-Gurion University
Louis Apfelbaum and Hortense Braunstein Apfelbaum Fellowship

Research Topic

The African Journey in Israeli Literature and Culture


Eitan Bar-Yosef is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He authored The Holy Land in English Culture, 1799–1917: Palestine and the Question of Orientalism (2005) and coedited “The Jew” in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Culture: Between the East End and East Africa (2009). His research interests include postcolonialism, Anglo-Jewish history, Israeli cultural studies, and contemporary theatre. At the Katz Center, Bar-Yosef will examine the representation of African travel in Israeli Literature and Culture.



Applying an interdisciplinary approach to the richness and diversity of travel writing.