Professor in the English Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania. Author of Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures (Cornell University Press, 1989), Eloquent Reticence: Withholding Information in Fictional Narrative (University Press of Kentucky, 1993), Return from the Archipelago: Narratives of Gulag Survivors (Indiana University Press, 2000), Towards the Ethics of Form in Fiction: Narratives of Cultural Remission (Ohio State University Press, 2010), and articles on English, American, and Russian literature.
Editor of Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas.
On leave in the spring semester of 2017. Appointments by email: email@example.com