Sheera Talpaz

  • Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies

Education

  • AB, University of Chicago, 2007
  • MFA, University of Michigan, 2009
  • PhD, Princeton University, 2018

Biography

Sheera Talpaz is a comparatist specializing in modern Hebrew and Arabic literatures with an emphasis on poetry and poetics. Her scholarly interests include Israel/Palestine studies, literary translation, postcolonial and feminist theory, and nationalism studies.

Her current book project examines the idea of the “national poet” in Israeli and Palestinian cultures and letters, and her future work focuses on the figure of the poet-activist in Palestine/Israel.

Fall 2021

Introduction to Jewish Studies: Sacred Spaces and Promised Lands — JWST 100
Introduction to Jewish Studies: Sacred Spaces and Promised Lands — RELG 100
Israel/Palestine in Literature and Film — CMPL 277
Israel/Palestine in Literature and Film — JWST 277
Senior Capstone Project — CMPL 400

Spring 2022

Introduction to Comparative Literature — CMPL 200
Poetry and Political Activism — CMPL 279
Poetry and Political Activism — JWST 279
Middle Eastern Prison Literature — CMPL 380
Middle Eastern Prison Literature — JWST 380
Senior Capstone Project — CMPL 400

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