Princeton UniversityLevy, Lital

Lital Levy is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, where she teaches Hebrew and Arabic literatures, Jewish studies, and literary theory. Previously, she was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Her research encompasses the intellectual history of Sephardi, Mizrahi, and Arab Jewish communities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as contemporary literature and culture of Israel/Palestine. She is the author of Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine (Princeton University Press, 2014) , on the cultural politics of language in Israel/Palestine, which was awarded the 2014 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in the category of literature and linguistics.

Lecture Topics:

  • Bialik and the Sephardim: A Story of Love, Hate, and the Origins of Modern Hebrew Literature
  • The Presence of Absence: The Encounter of Israeli and Palestinian Literature
  • The Jewish Intellectuals You Never Heard Of: Modern Jewish Thought in the Arab World
  • The Historical Jewish Press in the Arab East, 1860s to 1940s