Stanford University
Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

Research Topic

Politics and Poetics: Meetings of Israeli Writers and Poets with Israeli Political Leaders (since 1948)


Giddon Ticotsky, a graduate of Tel Aviv University, was formerly a lecturer at Stanford's Department of Comparative Literature. He has authored three books in Hebrew: Dahlia Ravikovitch – In Life and in Literature (University of Haifa Press, forthcoming); Light along the Edge of a Cloud: Introduction to Leah Goldberg’s Oeuvre (Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad-Sifriat Poalim, 2011) and The Little Prince: Seven Essays on ‘The Little Prince’ in light of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Oeuvre (Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998). Ticotsky won the Israeli Bahat Prize for the 2014 best original scholarly book manuscript in Hebrew for his book about Ravikovitch. He has also edited several books, such as Losses, a previously unpublished novel by Leah Goldberg, Dalia Ravikovitch: The Complete Poems (co-edited by Uzi Shavit) and Hanna Szenes: Letters, 1935–1944 (co-edited by Anna Szalai and Eitan Szenes).



Asking if and how Jewish history, culture, and experience offered new paradigms with which to engage the politicaland, conversely, how mainstream political theories might expand Jewish studies in new and productive directions.