Shachar Levanon


Ph.D. Candidate

Shachar Levanon is a PhD candidate in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations department. He holds an MA in Hebrew literature with a specialization in Yiddish literature from Ben-Gurion University. His MA thesis is a study of the poetry of Avot Yeshurun. Levanon’s current project explores urbanism, multilingualism and cultural identity in American literature written in Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. His dissertation brings together spatial theory, urban semiotics and cultural geography by looking at the literary ecosystem of New York City.


MA, Hebrew and Yiddish Literature, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2017

BA, Psychology and Hebrew Literature, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, cum laude, 2014

Research Interests

Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature; 20th-Century American Literature; Modernism and Modernity; Poetry and Poetics; Spatial and Critical Theory; Phenomenology; Psychoanalysis; Urbanism and the City; Multilingualism.

Courses Taught

Teaching assistant, Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation: Image of the City, Prof. Nili Gold, Spring 2021

Teaching assistant, Modern Middle Eastern Literatures in Translation, Profs. Gold, Fakhreddine, Shams and Onder, Spring 2020

Instructor, Great Books, Dr. Shaul Setter & Dr. Hagai Dagan, Sapir College, 2016-2018

Teaching assistant, Masterpieces in World Literature, Dr. Anat Weisman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2014

Selected Publications

Book review, Reshtlekh (The Remaining Left), Isaac Bashevis Singer, Haaretz, November 2016