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Position: Lecturer/ProfessorUniversity of Oxford
Faculty of Oriental Studies
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6. Literature (other than Biblical and Rabbinic): TR
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Adriana X. Jacobs is a scholar and translator of modern Hebrew and Israeli literature and Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature (Oriental Studies, Oxford) and Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. She holds a BA from The College of William and Mary and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University, where she specialized in modern Hebrew literature, comparative poetics, and translation theory. She has taught courses on modern Hebrew and Israeli literature, Latin American Jewish literature, and translation at Yale, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Hofstra University. She has published articles and book chapters on Israeli poetry in Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History, Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (2013, Wayne State UP), and Narratives of Dissent: War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture (2012, Wayne State UP). Her translations of Hebrew poetry have appeared in various publications, including Zeek, Metamorphoses, Truck, and Poetry International and most recently in Women\'s Hebrew Poetry on American Shores: Poems by Anne Kleiman and Annabelle Farmelant (Wayne State, 2016) She is the author of the monograph Strange Cocktail: Translation and the Making of Modern Hebrew Poetry (2018, University of Michigan Press).