Joy in good writing.

Narrative theory, stylistics, philology, moral philosophy, history. 

Nabokov, Joyce, 18th and 19th-century British literature, 20th-century documentary prose, in particular narratives of concentration camp survivors. All these are parts of the same world, not different universes.  

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4107-233X 

Graduate course to be taught in the spring semester 2021: "Dickens 2: Narrative and Culture."

Virtual book-launch (recording): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUBAqAz3JW8&feature=youtu.be 

Recent Zoom events:

                         February 18: Cosmopolitanism during the Cold War (panel discussion) https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10158190493238198&set=gm.10806434453...

                         February 28: Commemorating the Life and Work of Don Barton Johnson (1933-2020) 

 

Forthcoming event: book launch -- Journey into the Land of the Zeks and Back: A Memoir of the Gulag by Julius Margolin, trans. Stefani Hoffman Sunday, 21 March 2021, 20:00 (Israel ST), 14:00 (EST)
Zoom link:  https://huji.zoom.us/j/81179568850?pwd=bjhzVWk5YXVTdzlyR3hnRisxdXl5Zz09 
 

 

  • Revisiting Vilnius University, September 2016

    Revisiting Vilnius University, September 2016

  • with the members of Writing Workshop at East China Normal Univeresity, Shanghai, January 2016

    Writing Workshop at East China Normal Univeresity, Shanghai, January 2016

  • At the Nabokov conference in Warsaw, September 2016

  • Receiving the Teaching Excellence Certificate from Students with disabilities, August 2016

    Teaching Excellence Certificate from Students with disabilities, August 2016

  • hiking in Wadi David, near Ein Gedi, 2015

    Wadi David, near Ein Gedi, 2015

  • With Prof. Chen Maoqing at the entrance to the Jewish Museum of Shanghai

    With Prof. Chen Maoqing at the entrance to the Jewish Museum of Shanghai, January 2016

  • with Nabokov scholar Gerard de Vries in front of Polin, the Warsaw Jewish museum, September 2016

    with Nabokov scholar Gerard de Vries in front of Polin, the Warsaw Jewish museum, September 2016

  • Memories: sunset at the Baltic (Palanga, Lithuania)

    Memories: sunset at the Baltic (Palanga, Lithuania)

  • Brussels, above the train station

    Charlotte Brontës Rue Isabelle is all hidden by buildings now: down these steps and to the left

  • With Japanese-literature scholar Tadashi Wakashima,  President of the Nabokov Society of Japan.  On the bridge across the Uji river. the last part of "The Tale of Genji" is set in this region.

    With Japanese-literature scholar Tadashi Wakashima, President of the Nabokov Society of Japan, May 2018.

    On the bridge across the Uji river. The last part of "The Tale of Genji" is set in this region.

Books

Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures

Eloquent Reticence

Return from the Archipelago
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Towards the Ethics of Form in Fiction

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Contact

Faculty of Humanities, Room 7824

Mt. Scopus 91905 Jerusalem, Israel

Tel.: +972-2-588-3583; messages +972-2-588-3581

Office hours: by appointment via email: toker@mail.huji.ac.il

 

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