Leona Toker

Curriculum Vitae


Professor Emerita 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), Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps: An Intercontextual Reading (Indiana University Press, 2019), and articles on English, American, and Russian literature.

Editor of Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas

Since June 2023, member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanites


Virtual book launch of Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps: An Inter-Contextual Readinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUBAqAz3JW8&feature=youtu.be 

Course to be taught in the spring semester of 2022-2023: "Midlife Nabokov" (MA).

Appointments by email: toker@mail.huji.ac.il