Uri S. Cohen
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Literature
(Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures)
317 Knox Hall
Uri S. Cohen specializes in modern Hebrew literature. He studied with Dan Miron at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and completed his dissertation, "Sense of Death Between the World Wars in Italy and Palestine," in 2005. His interests include the role of poetic language in political discourse, and questions of cultural representation focusing on Israel and Italy. He is the author of the novelResting in Peace, which appeared in Israel in 2003, and a documentary film on Israeli author Ida Fink, which was presented at the Jerusalem Film Festival in 2004. He has been an active literary critic for Israeli radio and the Israeli daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, and is currently a staff writer at the magazine Eretz Acheret. He has published on topics that range from the prose of Primo Levi (Alpaim 25) to the figurative use of animals in Zionist discourse (Jerusalem Studies 19) to the concepts of grief and death in Hebrew letters.