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Michael Weingrad

Associate Professor of Judaic Studies

Contact

(503)725-3085
weingrad@pdx.edu
Personal website: http://investigationsandfantasies.com 










Ph.D. English, University of Washington, Seattle 1999
M.A. English, University of Washington, Seattle 1993
B.A. English, Yale University, New Haven 1990 

Courses Taught

  • ENG 330U: Jewish & Israeli Literature
  • ENG 340: Messiahs in Modern Jewish Literature
  • ENG 367U: Jewish American Literature & Culture, 1880-1950
  • ENG 367U: Jewish American Literature & Culture, 1950-Present
  • ENG 373: Topics in Literature, Race, and Ethnicity
  • ENG 410: Baghdad in Modern Jewish Literature

Research Interests

  • Modern Jewish literature and culture (including messianism in modern Jewish literature; Jewish literature and modern nationalism in Europe and the Middle East; Jews and pornography)
  • Hebrew and Israeli literature and culture (including Hebrew literature produced in the United States; modern Hebrew poetry and poetry translation; fantasy and science fiction writing in Israel; writing by American immigrants to Israel)
  • Modern Jewish politics (including Zionism; American Jews and political conservatism; politics, power, and nationhood in modern Jewish literature)

Representative Publications