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Michael Weingrad

Michael Weingrad is Academic Director of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University. He is the author of American Hebrew Literature: Writing Jewish National Identity in the United States, published by Syracuse University Press in 2011.

His field of interest is modern Jewish and Hebrew literature and culture, and he is currently working on a book of translations of the Hebrew poet Reuven Ben-Yosef. He has published essays and articles in such journals and magazines as Commentary, AJS Review, Prooftexts, and the Jewish Review of Books. He has been a Harry Starr Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Jewish Studies and a Montague Burton Fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of Leeds.


American Hebrew Literature at Amazon

Reviews of American Hebrew Literature:
The Forward
The New Republic and Tablet Magazine
Jewish Ideas Daily

Other recent writing:
"Why There Is No Jewish Narnia" in the Jewish Review of Books
"No Jewish Narnias: A Reply"
Still No Jewish Narnias