A department of English and American Studies outside of an English-speaking country is a phenomenon of extimacy. This makes the department particularly alert to the extimacy of language and subjectivity as such, to literary phenomena where languages and alphabets intricate and intersect, phenomena such as manifest themselves in the contemporary writings of Salman Rushdie or Kazuo Ishiguro, but no less so in the works of Shakespeare, Chaucer and Milton. It is from its position of extimacy that the department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University underscores and supports the rigorous scrutiny of literary texts in the English language, using the finest of the conceptual tools of literary theory, as a basis for critical thinking that is at the same time creative. More...
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Student orientation course - highly recommended for first years!
Dear first year BA students,
Our MA students and graduates invite you to join the Humanities Orientation course, a semester long course focused on providing you with everything you may need to fully enjoy and succeed in your studies in our department.
From how to use the library and other important resources to summary introductions to theory, philosophy, poetry, and other critical topics that you may not have covered sufficiently prior to arriving at the university. The course also offers information regarding extra-mural activities, participation in the student union, being proactive and supplementing your studies, and how to get the most out of the department.
The Humanities Orientation course will take place during the first semester, 14:15-15:45 every Wednesday in either Webb 401 or Webb 301 (an official announcement will be posted with our secretariat).
It is free of charge and with no academic points, and is directed by our MAs, TAs and graduate students so it's by students, for students. Those who took it last year were glad they did and we look forward to welcoming you and easing your entry into the academic fold!
The Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University is seeking candidates (all ranks) for a possible position in Modern American Literature with an emphasis on theory and cultural studies, as well as literary studies.
To apply, please send a writing sample, CV, and three letters of recommendation in hard copy by 1 November, 2012, to:
Professor Shirley Sharon-Zisser, Chair
Department of English and American Studies
Tel Aviv University
Ramat Aviv 69978