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

Forthcoming book: Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps: An Inter-Contextual Reading

Course taught in 2019 (spring semester): "Midlife Nabokov"

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