Barbara Mann


 Barbara Mann

E-mailbamann@jtsa.edu
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Associate Professor, Jewish Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Barbara Mann is associate professor of Jewish Literature and serves as the Simon H. Fabian Chair in Hebrew Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary. Her areas of expertise include Israeli and Jewish literature, cultural studies, modern poetry, urban studies, literary modernism, and the fine arts. Dr. Mann is currently writing a book about conceptions of space and place in modern Jewish studies.

Dr. Mann is the author of A Place in History: Modernism, Tel Aviv and the Creation of Jewish Urban Space (Stanford University Press, 2005) in addition to numerous scholarly articles. Recent representative essays include “Ut Pictura Poesis: Himmelreich and Modernist Poetry in the Yishuv” (Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai, Israel, 2005) and “Visions of Jewish Modernism” (Modernism/Modernity Fall 2006). She is co-editor-in-chief of Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History.

Dr. Mann has lectured and presented scholarly papers at seminars and conferences in the United States, Israel, and Europe. From 1997 to 2004, she was a member of the faculty at Princeton University, where she also served as a faculty fellow in Princeton’s Center for the Study of Religion. She was awarded a Fulbright-Hayes Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship in 1999, in addition to numerous other honors. Dr. Mann will be on leave in fall 2007, when she will be a scholar in residence at the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Dr. Mann received her bachelor’s degree in Jewish Studies and English Literature from Boston University in 1984. She earned her master’s degree in English Literature from New York University in 1986. In 1997, she received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

Areas of Interest

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