Hannan Hever

Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature
451 College St, New Haven, CT 06511-8906
Fields of interest : 

Cultural history of Modern Hebrew poetry and prose; critical theory; Postcolonial Theory; theory of cultural and literary critique; history and politics of the Hassidic tale

Hannan Hever is the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at Yale University and a Senior Fellow at the Jerusalem Van Leer Institute. He is teaching at Yale in Comparative Literature Department and affiliated with the Program of Judaic Studies. He has published extensively about Modern Hebrew Literature and Culture and Theory of Literature and Culture from political, post-national and post-colonial perspectives. He taught at the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, Northwestern University, Ann Arbor University and Columbia University. Among his books are Suddenly the Sight of War: Nationalism and Violence in the Hebrew Poetry of the 1940s (2001, Heb. And forthcoming by Stanford UP), Producing the Modern Hebrew Canon, Nation Building and Minority Discourse (2002), Beautiful Motherland of Death: Aesthetics and Politics in U. Z. Greenberg’s Poetry (2004, Heb.), They Shall Dwell at the Haven of the Sea: The Sea in Modern Hebrew Culture (2007, Heb.), With the Power of God, Political Theology in Modern Hebrew Literature (2014, Heb.), Nativism, Zionism and Beyond: three Essays on Nativist Hebrew Poetry (2014, Heb. 2008). To Inherit the Land, To Conquer the Space: The Birth of Hebrew Poetry in Eretz Yisrael (2015, Heb.)