Prof. Avidov Lipsker

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Prof. Avidov Lipsker
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Avidov Lipsker: Born on September 13th 1949, in Haifa, Israel. After graduating Huggim Gymnasium, he served as a Medic Officer and as the sub-commander for a field hospital, with the rank of Captain (Reserves). He studied at Bar-Ilan University . Among his teachers:  Prof. Avraham Shaanan, Prof. Moshe Schwarz, Prof Yehuda Ratzhabi, as well as Prof. Zvi Luz and Prof Hillel Barzel. Lipsker graduated the Philosophy department and the department of Hebrew Literature, and completed his PhD at Bar-Ilan University [with Excellency].  He is a faculty member at Bar-Ilan University in the department of Hebrew Literature and the department of Comparative Literature from 1976, and the chair of the 'Kurzweil Institute' in the department of Hebrew Literature at Bar-Ilan University, Prof. Lipsker-Albeck was a Chief Editor of the Zafon Literary Review

Lipsker taught at Beit Berrel Collage and Gordon Collage, and later went on to become the Chair of the Academic Council at Gordon Collage. Being a full professor, he served as the chair of 'Kurzwile Institute' and as a chair of  the 'Department of the Literature of the Jewish People'  for four years, and twelve years as the chair of the 'Centre for Yiddish Studies'. He served as well  for two years as the chair for the Inter-Disciplinary Units at Bar-Ilan University. For six years he was a Senior Researcher at the 'Shalom  Hartmann Institute in Jerusalem'. Since the early nineties, he held the position of Chief Editor on the Criticism and Interpretation journal, and reestablished the series of special issues, each dedicated to a unique field of study. Since the nineties he has been editing the new 'Research Horizons' series, which have since been dedicated to new theoretical aspects in Literary Theory and Descriptive Poetics. Prof. Lipsker has established two prominent  Awards in the  Department of the Literature of the Jewish People' , the 'Yitzhak Akavyahu Price'  and the 'Neuman Price' .

                                        

Awarding Prof. Dan Miron           Awarding the Poet Natan Zach       Awarding The Author Yoel Hoffmann

 

From 1985, Prof. Lipsker joined Prof Yoav Elshtain who initiated the idea of the Thematology of the Jewish People in the early eighties. They jointly produced the final format of this methodology of Thematology  and than the 'Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story'.  The first volume of the Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story, was published in 2005, and since than Prof Lipsker was the Co-Chief Editor alongside Prof Elshtain. In 2008 Prof Lipsker founded the Thema series, dedicated to the study of Thematology and Jewish narrative. The series includs monographs on Jewish narrative  as well as research collections under the name of Ma’ase Sipur. The Thematological Method was presented internationally and was awarded with research grants by the German-Israeli Foundation (GIF).

                                              

The launching of the second volume of The Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story Left to right: Prof M. Idel, Haim Beer, Prof. Ziva Shamir, Prof. Avidov Lipsker, Prof. Yoav Elstein, Dr. Asaf Inbari

 

Since 1999, Prof Lipsker started with a research to shape a new historiographic perspective, named ‘The Research of the Average Taste’ and ‘Literary Ecology’. This Historiography extracts the historiographical narrative from its judging-evaluating patterns, and clarifies the way style trends infiltrate to the written culture in the form of writing skills, adaptation and survival in different cultural environments. This approach was presented in two books:  Born Unto Labor: Avraham Broides' Poetry,  Haifa University Press and the Ben-Gurion University Press, 2000, 333 pages [in Hebrew], The Poetry of Yitzhak Ogen  Literary Ecosystem in Eretz Israel 1930-1940, The Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalem 2006. 350 pages . [in Hebrew]In his research during that time, Prof Lipsker dedicated much of his work to the study of archives. From this archive research,  he has published Isaac Lamdan: Selected Letters, Hebrew: Israel Matz Foundation and the Asher Barash National Institute ‘Gnazim’, New York, Tel-Aviv, (preface: 7-37; editing and notes), 487 pages [Hebrew] and Lamdan's Diary ( a research supported by the ISF) . The unique nature of the bibliographical and historiographical research of the origins of Hebrew Poetry writing, is also prominent in the research study  Red Poem \ Blue Poem: seven Essays on U.Z.Grinberg's Poetry and Two Essays on E.L.Schuler's Poetry, Hebrew: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2010, 330 pages [Hebrew].

In his research during that time, Prof Lipsker dedicated much of his work to the study of literary archives. From this archive research,  he has published Isaac Lamdan: Selected Letters, Hebrew: Israel Matz Foundation and the Asher Barash National Institute ‘Gnazim’, New York, Tel-Aviv, (preface: 7-37; Introduction and notes), 487 pages [Hebrew] and Lamdan's Diary ( a research supported by the ISF) Critical annotated edition , Bar-Ilan University Press, 2015. 

 

 

The unique nature of his bibliographical and historiographical research of the origins of Hebrew Poetry writing, is being reflected also in his research study  Red Poem \ Blue Poem: Seven Essays on U.Z.Grinberg's Poetry and Two Essays on E.L.Schüler's Poetry, Bar-Ilan University Press, 2010, 330 pages [in Hebrew].

 

 

 While researching the writing environments of the Jewish literature, Prof Lipsker wrote and published dozens of articles on the origins of the Jewish book, Hebrew books editions and the origins of the Jewish-Hebrew print. He also wrote the entry of the history of illustration in the Jewish book in Eastern Europe from the founding of print to this day: Yivo Encyclopedia of the Jews in Eastern Europe (Yale University Press 2003).

 Prof. Lipsker was a visitor scholar at Enzyklopädie des Märchen  in Göttingen, Germany, The Institute of Jewish Studies Paidea in Stockholm, The University of Kansai, Japan, Potsdam University, Berlin, And Visitor Professor at the Taube Centre, Stanford University in California.

He wrote dozens of articles on the Hebrew proze: A. B. Yehoshua, Aharon appelfeld, David Grosmann and others. In recent years he has been studying the works of Shmuel Yosef Agnon and published several principle articles in that field (in the Alpa’im and in the electronic Journal ע"ג). His book  Reflections on Agnon's Prose  is in a final stage of print.

Avidov Lipsker-Albeck is married to the literature researcher Dr.  Rachel Albeck-Gidron. He is the father of Maya Lipsker-Carroll, a graduate of the Bat-Sheva Dance Group, and a known choreographer in Berlin (Dock 11 Studio), and Uri Lipsker, a graduate of the English Language and Literature department, and  the Philosophy department in Haifa University, who is completing his German studies in Berlin. 

 

International Scientific Conferences  [selection]:

  1. Thirteenth Inter-University Conference for the Research of Hebrew Literature The Polemic in the Hebrew Literature 90 Years of the Birth of Baruch Kurtzweill 3-1.2.1998.

  2. International Conference in Memorial for a Hundred Years of the Birth of Haim Hazaz Zionism and Post-Zionism in the Hebrew Literature Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University 22-23 December, 1999.

  3. Conference in Memory of Prof. Moshe Schwartz Language and Thought - Language and Culture: Israeli Thought in Light of the General Culture With cooperation of the Philosophy Department, Faculty of Humanities Bar-Ilan University 2-3.1.1999.

  4. “One Tale – Two Reflections: About the Memory degree in Aharon Apelfeld’s Creation A day dedicated to Aharon Apelfeld’s Books “Story Life” and “All that I have Loved”  Be’er Sheva University, (19.5.1999).

  5. “East and West – A Typology of Migration Themes” East and West Jewish Narrative – Intercultural Aspects International Conference Under the Auspices Of the German-Israeli Foundation (GIF)23-24 November, 1999.

  6. The Eleventh Inter-University Conference for the Research of Jewish Folklore Otherness and Jewish Identity Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University 22.6.2000.

  7. Traces, Folds and Splits: Types of Continuity in the Literature of the Jewish People International conference Bar ilan University 7-9 January 2002.

  8. The World of Aharon Appelfeld Internnational Conference April 6-9, 2003 Magdalane College , Camridge University, UK “Cultural Ecology in Appelfeld’s Prose”.

  9. The World and Works of Yoram Kanyuk International Conference Magdalane College , Camridge University, UK 29-31 March 2006.

  10. Sguardi Incrociatti Convegno Sull’opera Letteraria Di A.B. Yehoshua Universitta’ Ca’ Foscari Di Venezia Dipartamento di Studi Eurasiatic Barriere: Zone di confine nella geografia etica di A.B. Yehoshua Venezia, 18-21 aprile 2005.

  11. Berdichevsky and the Revolt of ‘The Young Ones’ (Mered ha-Zeirim) An Invented Historiographic Narrative The Jewish Studies Program University of California, Berkely 7 November 2007.

  12. International Conference on Hebrew Poetry In Cultural Context “Uri Zvi Grinberg’s Participation in the Berliner Discourse of the 20’s : New Objectivity, Awareness of Beeing, and Hermeneutics of the Subject in Eyma Gedola ve-Yareach” Stanford University , 28-29 March 2007.

  13. History as Reflected in Israeli Literature An International Conference “Mythic and Historic Patterns in Aharon Appelfeld’s Writings” UCLA Israel Studies Program, 11-13 March 2007.

  14. Poetic Natures: The Environment, Literature, and the Arts "The Discourse of Eco-literature v. the Discourse of the Literary Republic" 8 January 2008 Tel-Aviv University

  15. Rück-Blick auf Deutschland: Ansichten hebräischer Autoren "The Poet Uri Zvi Greenberg, Heidegger and the Hermeneutics of the Subject" (englisch) Internationale Tagung der Hochschule für Jüdische Studien (HfJS) Heidelberg und des Heksherim-Zentrums an der Ben Gurion Universität (BGU) in Beer Sheva In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutsch-Amerikanischen Institut Heidelberg 5. und 6. November 2008.

  16. East European Jewish Migrants in Berlin During the 1920s / 1930s: The Department for East-European History Free University of Berlin &The Jewish Museum Berlin, “Berlin: Heterotopia of Hesitation and Decisiveness: The Case of Benjamin Harz Verlag,  Berlin-Vien – 100 Years to its Foundation”. Berlin Frei Universität, October 17-19, 2009.

  17. The Reception of Hebrew Literature in Europe and the USA, "To the End of the Land" in Israeli scholarship (In English) & On Talking and Writing, or Why Grossman is a Vegetarian March 14-16 2011, Venice, Cafascari and Stanford University.

  18. The Book of Jonah "Old Testament and the Modern Jewish Culture Providence and Redemption in the Fish [Whale] Belly The Book of Jonah as a Test Case" Kobe and Kansai University, Japan, 'Kyoto Association for Jewish Thought,' 20 June 2012.

  19. Judaism in the Mediterranean Context': IX Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies Ravenna, Italy: “A.B. Yehoshua – Retrospective: From Metaphysics of Evil to Local Ethics”, July 25-29, 2010

  20. Religious Experience and Awareness’ in Daily-Life  in the Multicultural Society of Israel: Some Cultural and Phenomenological Aspects Kansai University, Faculty of Belle Letters June, 2012.

  21. Das kulturelle Profil der SchUM-Gemeinden – Literatur, Musik, Theater Das Narrativ der drei jüdischen Mutterstädte Speyer, Worms und Mainz – Stand. " The Reflection of an Etiological Legend about Worms in S. Y. Agnon Epics: From Poland, To Ashkenaz and Israel Warms, Germany, 13-June -16 June 2013

 

M.A Graduates:

  1. Mecholah Zagdon, The Gifts of Eliah: Thematological Study, 1998

  2. [With Prof H. Weise] Sabo Rachel, The Poetics of Yitzhak Saddeh, 1999

  3. Joseph Bamberger, The Jewish Pope: A Thematological Study of a Medieval Legend, 1997

 

Ph.D Graduates:

  1. Zmirah Poran-Zion, Art and Literature in Eretz-Israel in the 2oth, 2000.

  2. Lili Shamir, The Poetics of David Vogel, 2000.

  3. [With Prof’ H. Wise] Dror Cohen-Eidar, Transitions Between Generations of Israeli Religious Poetry in the Twentieth Century, 2002

  4. Zafrira Shuali, Mahbarot Le-Sifrut, Periodical and Book Publishers as Influences in the Literary Environment from 1940-1976, 2003

  5. Moshe Goultchin, Baruch Kurzweil as a Cultural Commentator, 2003 [With exelency]

  6. [With Prof’ Y. Elstein] Devora Matza, The Story of Joseph and potifar’s wife: Thematological Study, 2004

  7. [With Dr. T.Sovran], Dorit Lemberger, Religious Poetry as a Language-Game, 2004

  8. Iris Erdreich , Social Political and Gender Minorities in Yitzhak Ben-Ner Writings, 2005

  9. Joseph Banberger, The Praise of the Ashkenazi Pietists: Outline of the Jewish Hagiography in Ashkenaz in the Middle Ages, 2005

  10. Anat Aderet , Itineraries in Yiddish to Eretz-Israel in the 17th and 18th centuries. 2007

  11. Aviva Argov, Yehuda Burla (1886-1969):Poetics of an Individual and Epoch. 2007

  12. Tamar Ben-Shushan, Bridegroom of Blood:  A Multi-Version Formation, Thematological Research,2007

  13. Sarah Ziv, Yaakov Schchewitz : His Writings in Hebrew and Yiddish, 2010

  14. [With Prof. Avi Sagi] Roi Keli,  J.P.Sarter: Existentialism and Romantics, 2010

  15. Asaf Inbari, The Intellectual and Mental World of Chayim Nachman Bialik, 2009

  16. Frida Shor, The Shtrashun Library and Chaikel Lunski in Wilno, 2006

  17. Yachil Zaban , The Haskala Literature: Food, Eating and The Feeding Body, 2009

  18. Bar-Tal Eliyah, Uri Zvi Grinberg and the Expressionism,  2012

  19. Lilach Nethanel, Phenomenology of Writing in D.Vogel Bi Linguistics Writings, 2010 [With Exelency]

  20. Itamar Drori, The Yamani Project of Haim Hazaz, 2011 [With Exelency]

 

Public Positions / Other Professional Experience:

  1. Member of the Haifa City Theater Board of Directors and member of the Repertoire Committee

  2. Member of the management of the “Archive of the Israeli National Story”, Haifa University

  3. Member of the Haifa Municipal Literary-Prizes Committee: “Avraham Kariv Prize” and “Haifa Prize”

  4. Member of the Hebrew Writers Union and of the Zafon Annual Editorial Board

  5. Member of the President’s Prize Committee 1999

  6. Member of the Uri Zvi Greenberg Prize Committee 1998-2000

 

Member of Committees and Editorial Boards:

  1. Editor of Bikoret U-Parshanut: Criticism and Interpretation, Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and  Culture, Bar-Ilan- University

  2. Member of the Nominations Senate Committee of Bar-Ilan University

  3. Member of the management of the Halperin Foundation for Research of Jewish Thought

  4. Chair of Rena Costa Center of Yiddish Studies, Bar-Ilan University

  5. Chair of Thematological Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story

  6. Member of the editorial board of Hulyot, Journal for the Research of the Yiddish Literature and Culture

 

Prizes and Scholarships (International grants in the past five years) :

  1. The German-Israel Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (G.I.F)           Title: East and West: A Comparative Study of Narrative Themes in Hebrew, Yiddish, German and Judeo-Arabic.Cooperating Scientists: Prof. Y. Elstein (Bar-Ilan), Prof. J. Chetrit (Haifa University), Prof. C. Daxellmüler (Regensburg, Germany). Dates:  Three Years 1997-1999.

  2. The German Israel Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (G.I.F)          Title: The “German Period” (1914-1924) in Agnon’s Work Cooperating Scientists: Prof. Hillel Weiss, Head of Project,  Prof. Hans-Jurgen Becker (Georg-August University, Göttingen) Prof.Avidov Lipsker (Bar-Ilan University). Dates:   Three Years 2001-2003

  3. Israeli Science Foundation: Critical Annotate Edition: Y.Lamdan Diary Msc. 13456\196 Dates: Three Years 2010-2014

 

Publications

 Books authored:

  1. A Man Between Universe and Symbol: S. Shalom: Symbols in His Poetry, Hebrew: Renaissance, Haifa, 1982. 200 pages. [Hebrew]

  2. S. Shalom’s Poetry: From Expressionism of the Third Aliyah to Symbolism, [Editor: Haim Peleg], Hebrew: Poalim Library, 1991. 299 pages. [Hebrew]

  3. Born unto Labor: Avraham Broidesw Poetry, Hebrew: Haifa University Press and the Ben-Gurion University Press, 2000, 333 pages . [Hebrew]

  4. The Poetry of Yitzhak Ogen  Literary Ecosystem in Eretz Israel 1930-1940, Hebrew: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalem 2006. 350 pages. [Hebrew]

  5. Red Poem \ Blue Poem: seven Essays on U.Z.Grinberg's Poetry and Two Essays on E.L.Schuler's Poetry, Hebrew: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2010, 330 pages. [Hebrew]

  6.  Yizḥak Lamdan's Diary: Annotated Edition of Genazim Bio-Bibliographical Institute Ms.: 13456\196, Avidov Lipsker: Introduction and Notes, Assistance in Scientific Text Preparation and Notes: Itamar Drori, Ramat-Gan: Bar Ilan University [In print].

  7. Thoughts on Agnon, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University [In print].

 

Books as Editor and co\Author:

  1. Avidov Lipsker, Yoav Elstein, Rella Kushelvsky, Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story: Sippur Okev Sippur, Vol. I-III, Bar Ilan University Press, Ramat Gan, 2004-2011. [Hebrew]

  2. Avidov Lipsker, Rella Kushelvsky, Ma’Aseh Sippur: Studies in Jewish Narrative, Vol I-III, Bar Ilan University Press, Ramat-Gan, 2004-2011. [Hebrew]

  3. Avidov Lipsker, Avi Sagi, Twenty-four Readings in Ahron Appelfeld's Literary Work, Bar Ilan University Press, Ramat-Gan, Shalom Hartman Institute, 2011. [Hebrew]

 

Books (editor):

  1. Sadan Nili, Prose of the Twenties in Eretz Yisrael, Hebrew: Poalim Library Press, 1991 [preface and editing, preface: pp. 5-17; notes: pp. 161- 172] [Hebrew]

  2. Nili Sadan, Aharon Reuveni: Monography, Hebrew: Poalim Library Press, 1994 [preface: pp. 9-20]

  3. Gideon Katzanelson, Essays on Uri Zvi Grinberg’s Poetry, Hebrew: Yaron Golan Press, Tel-Aviv, 1993 [preface and editing pp. 9-29] [Hebrew]

  4. Isaac Lamdan: Selected Letters, Hebrew: Israel Matz Foundation and the Asher Barash National Institute ‘Gnazim’, New York, Tel-Aviv, (preface: 7-37; editing and notes), 487 pages. [Hebrew]

 

Articles in Periodicals and Books: [Selection]:

  1. “Awakening Trees”: in ‘Awakens’ by S. Shalom”, Aley-Siah 11-10 (1981) pp. 41-47 [Hebrew.]

  2. “Brenner and Bible Patterns in Ha’Moza”, Aley-Siah 15-16 (1982) pp. 74-87 [ Hebrew]

  3. “To Witness the Flowing Memory - The Poetics of Reuven Ben Yosef”, Bizaron (spring, 1982), pp. 104-112, [Hebrew.]

  4. “The Reserved Melody, Style Modifications and Editing in the Early Writing of S. Shalom”, Bikoret U’Parshanut 18, Bar-Ilan University (December 1982), pp. 29-42. [Hebrew.]

  5. “Reality and Fiction in ‘A Distant Land’ of Y. Ben-Ner”, Aley-Siah 19-20 (1983) pp. 70-80 , [Hebrew.]

  6. “Symbol, Pattern and Meaning in Grandma Soltana’s Salt Cookies by Dan Seri”, Aley-Siah 19-20 (1984) pp. 172-186, [Hebrew.]

  7. “Two Pictures and One Story, about “A Dream in Venice’ by S. Shalom, in his book “Algavish”, Aley-Siah 22-21 (spring 1984) pp. 93-105   LANGUAGE??

  8. Structure and Meaning in ‘Seven Authorities’ by Amir Gilboa”, Bitzaron, Vol. 6 No 24-25, (1985) pp. 17-32, [Hebrew.]

  9. “From The Age of Wanders to To the Land of the Cattails Reading in A. Appelfeld’s novels”, Aley-Siah 23, (1985), pp. 167-174 [Hebrew.]

  10. “History as an Image, Poetics of the Novel ‘Protokol’ by Y. Ben-Ner”, Siman Keriah 18, (May 1986) pp. 316-325 [Hebrew.]

  11. “Language of the Mystic Song, Reading in a Poem by Amira Hess”, Aley-Siah 24, (1986), pp. 181-191 [Hebrew.]

  12. “Space Design as an Expression of Pioneer Ethos in Poetry of the Third Aliyah’”, Zehut 5 (1988), pp. 51-61 [Hebrew.]

  13. “What is Accurate Poetry?:  Poetics and Structure in Contemporary Poetry, Reading in Rami Ditzani’s Poems”, Aley-Siah 26, (winter 1989) pp. 115-124 [ Hebrew.]

  14. “Synoptics and Synchronics in S. Helkin’s Poetry”, Bitzaron (winter 1998), pp. 20-28 [ Hebrew.]

  15. “Poetics, Contemplation and Language: Poetical Characteristics in S. Shalom’s Poetry ”, Iyun Vema’as, 3], Haifa (1998), pp. 95-115 [Hebrew.]

  16. “Utopia and Anti-Utopia in the Israeli Novel in the Eighties”, Aley-Siah 27 (1991), pp. 143-155 [Hebrew.]

  17. “The Voice of the Masses and the Poetry of the One: A Turning Point in the Rhetoric of S. Shalom’s Poetry and its Contemplative Source”, Moznaim, 74 9-10, (June 1990), pp. 105-110 [Hebrew.]

  18. “S. Shalom’s Prayer Poems”, Nativ (July 1990), pp. 50-54[ Hebrew.]

  19. “Where are Things Really? About the Art of Exposition in Ya’akov Shabtay’s Past Perfect, Aley-Siah 29 (1990), pp. 61-74 [Hebrew.]

  20. “The Bride and the Seven Beggars: Telos Transitions as Changes in Culture Centers, on the Sources of the Frame story מעשה מהז' בעטלירס, Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore, Vol. 13-14 (1992) Magnes Jerusalem, pp. 229-148  [Hebrew].

  21. “Or Zaruah La-Zaddik: Changes in the Icons of the Zaddik’s Aura in their Cultural and Historical context, a Study in Four Thematological Parallel Series”, Story Follows Story, Studies in the Thematology of the Literature of the Jewish People, Published by Bar-Ilan University, 80-105 [Hebrew.]

  22. [with Yoav Elstein], “Thematology of the Literature of the Jewish People: Horizons and Borders”, Sippur Okev Sippur,  Bar-Ilan University Press pp. 25-53 [Hebrew].

  23. “Book Styling, the Letter and the Typography of the Poem as a Poetic Manifesto and Fashion”, Zafon 1, Yearbook of the Hebrew Writers Union, (1988), pp. 139-151 [Hebrew.]

  24. “What is Being Seen through Binoculars that Do Not Shorten your Vision?: The Realist Grammar in Shavririm and the Rest of the Mishpacha stories of D. Baron, Dappim-Research in Literature 8, Haifa University Press (1993) pp. 271-284 [Hebrew.]

  25. “Tops of Illusion: Characteristics of the Impressionistic Language in the Works of Gnessin, Baron, Kimchi and Yizhar”, Bikoret U-Parshanut 29, Bar-Ilan University Press (1993) pp. 121-142 [Hebrew].

  26. “A Mystical and Ecstatic Initiation of Holiness - in Light of the Legendary novel Katerina by A. Appelfeld, A Magazine for Culture and Literature, 02 1, Keter, Jerusalem (1993), pp. 87-98 [Hebrew.]

  27. “How to Light the Night: The Manuscripts of  A Night in Erupt... by S. Shalom”, Zafon 2, A Yearbook of the Hebrew Writers Union [edit by: Eliezer Kagan and Haim Shoham], 1993, pp. 139-154, [Hebrew.]

  28. [With Y. Elstein] “Thematology of the Literature of the Jewish People: A Theoretical Preface”, Bikoret U-Parshanut 30, Bar-Ilan University Press (1994), pp. 7-14 [Hebrew].

  29. “Life Rug and Death Rug: A Narrative Theme in its Transition from the European Poetry to the Hebrew Poetry”, Bikoret U-Parshanut 30, Bar-Ilan University Press (1994), pp. 197-217 [Hebrew].

  30. “The Tenth Muse: A Programmatic Term of Combining Poetry, Publicists and Visual Art in Albatross of Uri Zvi Grinberg”, Hulyot, A Journal for Research of the Yiddish Literature and Culture, Haifa University Press, (1993) pp. 124-147 [Hebrew].

  31. Dvora Baron, Second Aliyah’s Book, Vol. 3 [“persons”] , Hebrew: Yad Ben Zvi, Jerusalem, 1995, pp. 35-39. [Hebrew]

  32. “What Have the Manis Forgotten, and What Has A.B Yehoshua Recalled?: A Forgotten midrash  in the Novel Mr. Mani, in: Nitza Ben Dov [edit.], In the Opposite Direction, Collected Studies, Ha-Kibutz Ha-Meuchad, 1995, pp. 247-271 [Hebrew].

  33. “Revelation and Concealment - About the Mysterious Deciphered form in S. Shalom’s Poetry”, in: H. Shoham and Y. Elstein [Editors], Poetry and Mysticism, Collected Papers in Honor of the Poet Shin Shalom, Hebrew: Bar-Ilan University, 1995, pp. 89-109 [Hebrew]

  34. “The Big Celibates: Uri Zvi Grinberg and Walt Whitman in Light of German Expressionism”, in: Hillel Weis [edit.], Ha-Matkonet Ve-Ha-Dmut: Studies in Uri Zvi Grinberg’s Literary Work, Bar-Ilan University Press, 2000, pp.  405-444  [Hebrew].

  35. “The Ones who Cry Without a Voice: About Jerusalem - A Sleeping Castle by S. Shalom and Y. Steinhardt”, Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature 19, (1995) pp. 279-306 [Hebrew].

  36. “...And the Voice is the Voice of Ya’akov: Old and New Aspects in Ya’akov Orland’s Poetry", Zafon 3, The Authors Union in Haifa and the North, (1995) pp. 133-150. in Hebrew.

  37. “The Mirror that Does Not Reflect: On the Meaning of the Exposition Motefeme in the Jewish Pope: a story in the Ma’ase Buch, 1602”, Hulyot 3, Journal for Research of Yiddish Literature and Culture, Haifa University Press, pp. 33-58 [Hebrew].

  38. [WithYoav Elstein] “The Homogeneous Series in the Literature of the Jewish People: A Thematological Methodology”, in: Frank Trommler (Edit), Thematics Reconsidered, Essays in Honor of Horst Dהmrich, Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 87-116 in English

  39. “The Albatrosses of the Young Yiddish Poetry: An Idea and its Visual Realization in Albatross, The Yiddish Journal Edited by Uri Zvi Grinberg”, Prooftexts, vol. 15 (1), A Journal of Jewish Literary History:, The Johns Hopkins University Press,  (January 1995), pp.  89-108 [English]

  40. [With Yoav Elstein]: “Joseph Who Honors the Sabbath: A Thematological Test Case”, Fabula, Journal of Folktale Studies, Vol. 37, No 1-2, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin-New York (1996), pp. 87-112 [English.]

  41. “The Tradition of the Zaddik’s Exile and its Manifestation in the Hagiographic Tales of the Hassidic Movement of Ashkenaz”, in: Christoph Daxelmüler [edit.], Collected Studies in Ashkenazic Hassidism, University of Regensburg, 54 pages [in print, [English & German]

  42. “Tray of Gold full of Soil”- Moshe Sartel’s Poetry”, Zafon 4, Hebrew Authors Union in Haifa and the North, Vol. 4, (1996) pp. 135-152 [Hebrew].

  43. 'M.J. Berditchevski The Starting Years: On Avner Holtzman 's book, Jewish Studies 37 (1997) pp. 325-321.

  44. 'A First Reading in ' Yithak: Poetic Studis' By Gadi Fishmann', Zafon, Hebrew Authors Union in Haifa and the North, Vol. 5, (1997) pp 89-94.

  45. “The Homeland of the Pomegranate: Eretz Israel in the Verse of Ya’akov Orland”, Homeland of the Pomegranate, Eretz Israel in the Paintings of Shmuel Bonneh and the Poetry of Ya’akov Orland, Tefen Museum, 1999, pp. 81-95 [Hebrew].

  46. “The Homeland of the Pomegranate: Eretz Israel in the Verse of Ya’akov Orland”, Homeland of the Pomegranate, Eretz Israel in the Paintings of Shmuel Bonneh and the Poetry of Ya’akov Orland, The Open Museum, 1999, pp. 104-116, [English]

  47. “Kidush Hashem in the Mirror of the Hebrew Literature throughout the Generations: Ideological Crises or Continuation  in ‘Kidush Hashem’ Stories”, in: Yigal Schwartz Judith Bar-El and Tamar Hess [editors], Literature and Society in Modern Hebrew Culture: Papers in Honor of Gershon Shaked, Ha-ibutz Ha-Meuchad and Keter , Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, 2000, 440-454 [Hebrew].

  48. “An Artist in His Workshop: History, Realist Prose and Poetry in A Voyage to the End of the Millennium by A.B Yehoshua”, in: Ziva Shamir and Aviva Doron [editors], Essays to the End of the Millenium, Studies in A.B Yehushua’s Novel A Voyage to the End of the Millennium, Ha’Kibbutz Ha’Meuchad Press, Tel Aviv 1999, pp. 97-115 [Hebrew].

  49. “Circle,  Pillar and an Mirror: Symbols in the Late Poetry of Uri Zvi Grinberg ”, in: Hanan Hever [edit], Uri Zvi Grinberg’s Poetry: Studies and Documents, Bialik Institute Press 78-120

  50.   \51[two papers:]

  51. [With Rachel Albek-Gidron], “Gnizin”: Part I: “Cad Havina Talya –  Zohar Midrashim in the Late Poetry of Uri Zvi Grinberg; Part II: Gnizin Elef Heichalin Dechsifin – A Key to  the Zohar Editions of Uri Zvi Grinberg”, in Hanan Hever [edit.], Uri Zvi Grinberg’s Poetry: Studies and Documents, Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2008,  pp.78-120. [Hebrew].

  52. “The Red Conference of the Working Youth (1927) and its Walls Guardians: The Literary Circumstances of the Foundation of the ‘Working Youth’ and its Magazine Ba-Maaleh”, Iyunim Bi-Tekumat Israel 7, Studies in Zionism, Ben-Gurion’s Legacy Institute, Ben Gurion University in the Negev press (1997), pp. 487-504 [Hebrew].

  53. [With Joseph Bamberger] “Rabbi Amram’s Ark: The Ways of Transition of a Story from the Ma’ase Buch 1602 to the New Yiddish Literature”, Hulyot 4, Journal for Yiddish Literature and Culture, Haifa University Press, (summer 1997) pp. 121-140 [Hebrew].

  54. “The Culture of the Pioneers of the Twenties and the Proletarian Culture in the Thirties: Poetry and Illustration by: Efrayim Lilien, Meir Gur Arieh and Nahum Rombak”, Dappim- Research in Literature 12, Haifa University Press, pp.117-145 [Hebrew].

  55. “Between Two Cities: 40 Years for the City Of the Dove [Ir Ha’Yonah] by Natan Alterman; 20 years to  The Bewitching City [Ir Ha-Ovot]  by Yaacov Orland: Poems about Time and Time to Sing”, Moznaim, Literary Magazine, Vol. 71, paper 10, (August 1997) pp. 26-30 [Hebrew].

  56. “The Temptation of Matya Ben Harash: A Theme Between a Mythical Telos and a Social Telos”, Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore 19-20 [Dedicated to the Jubilee of Dan Ben Amos], Magnes Press, Institute for Jewish Sciences, Hebrew University, Magnes, Jerusalem (1998), pp. 345-364 [Hebrew].

  57. “The Greeting of the Forgiving Oblivion: The Poetry of Eliezer Kagan”, Zafon 6, Yearbook of the Hebrew Writers Union in Haifa and the North, pp. 193-204 [Hebrew].

  58. “Book Design and Typography as a Poetic Manifesto: The Tradition of Jewish Text Design and Its Effect on Israeli Poets of the 1920’s and 1930’s”, Studies In Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature – Bar Ilan University Press, 2001, pp. 103-130 [English.]

  59. “In the Bloom of the Tombstones: Verbal and Visual Images of Jerusalem in the Language, Poetry and Paintings of A.L Schüler”, in: Tova Cohen & Joshua Schwartz [edits.], A Woman and Jerusalem – Gender, Society and Religion, Bar-Ilan University Press, pp. 143-157 [Hebrew].

  60.  “How One Becomes a Perfect Zaddik? A Typology of the Changes that Occurred in the Transition of Themes from North Africa to Ashkenaz: A Comparative Study of Two Themes Shinning Robe and Natan of the Radiance”, in: Rella Kushelewski & Avidov Lipsker [editors], Maaseh Sippur: Collected Studies in Thematology of the Literature of the Jewish People in Honor of Yoav Elstein, Bar-Ilan University Press, 2006, pp. 193-220 [Hebrew].

  61. 'Smels and Plumb-lines: Two Dimensions in Y.Elstein's Writings', in: Rella Kushelewski & Avidov Lipsker [editors], Maaseh Sippur: Collected Studies in Thematology of the Literature of the Jewish People in Honor of Yoav Elstein, Bar-Ilan University Press, 2006,  pp. 9-12[in Hebrew]

  62. “How One Becomes a Perfect Zaddik?  A Typology of the Changes that Occurred in the Transition of Themes from the East to the West:  A Comparative Study of Natan of the Radiance and Joseph the Gardener of Ashkelon”, Fabula, Journal of Folklore Studies, vol. 42, 3\4, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York (2001), pp. 243-262 [English]

  63. “A Commitment to an Ancient Covenant: Biblical Sights and Biblical Language in the Poetry of Ya’acov Orland”, Truma 10, Zeitschrift der Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg (2000), pp. 81-98 [English.]

  64. “The Discourse of the Literary Republic and The Ecological Literary Discourse”, Mikan: Journal for Literary Studies 3, Ben Gurion University of the Negev Press, (December 2002), pp.5-32 [Hebrew].

  65. “Borders of Freedom without Freedom: The Liberating Bride by A.B Jehoshua”, Alei Siah 47, Ha-Kibbutz Ha-Meuchad (summer 2002), pp. 9-20 [Hebrew].

  66. What is it Clean? – Ecology, Ecoethics, Ecomythology and The Ecoliterary Discourse”, in: Avner Holzmann [edit], Collected Studies in Honor of Nurit Govrin, Tel Aviv University Press pp. 412-421 [Hebrew.]

  67. What is it Clean? – Ecology, Ecoethics, Ecomythology and The Ecoliterary Discourse”, in: Avner Holzmann [edit], Perspectives On Modern Hebrew Literature, In Honor of Professor Nurit Govrin, Tel Aviv University Press, 2005,  pp. 412-422 [Hebrew].

  68. “The Scroll of History by Uri Zvi Grinberg: From Neue Sachlilichkeit to the Mapping Project of Jewish Suffering”, in: Hanan Hever [edit], Rega Shel Huledet: Collected Studies in Honor of Dan Miron, Mossad Byalik, Jerusalem 2007, pp. 341-355 [Hebrew]

  69. “The Crack: Cultural Ecology in A. Appelfeld Prose”, Mikan: Journal for Literary Studies 5, (January, 2005), Ben Gurion University of the Negev Press, pp. 11-20 [in Hebrew]. 62a. [extended version] in: Avi Sagi, Jehudah Friedlander, Uzi Shavit [editors], The Old Shall Be Renewed and the New Sanctified : Essays on Judaism, Identity and Culture in Memory of Meir Eyaly, Hejlel Ben-Chaim, ha-Kibbutz ha-Me’uchad , Tel Aviv, 2005, pp. 328-346.  [Hebrew]

  70. [With Boris Kotlermann], “The Jewish Archive In Tartu, Estonia – Manuscript Juudi 1-2”, Khulyot (Ringen) 8, Journal for Yiddish Literature and Culture, Haifa University, Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, Haifa University Press, (Winter 2004), pp.299-314.[ Hebrew]

  71. “Pope Jewish”, [an entry in] Chaya Bar-Yitzhak [edit.] Encyclopedia of Jewis Folklore and Tradition, M.E. Sharpe Armonk, New York & London, 2013, pp. 423[English].

  72. “Ma'aseh Book” [an entry in] Chaya Bar-Yitzhak [edit.], Encyclopedia of Jewis Folklore and Tradition, M.E. Sharpe Armonk, New York & London, 2013, pp. 338-339  [English].

  73. “Barriers: Liminal Thresholds in A.B. Yehoshua’s  Ethical Geography”, Democratic Culture, Volume 11, The Israel Democracy Institute, The Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University Press pp. 107-116 , [Hebrew]; 66a.  [see also] “Barriere: Zone di confine nella geografia etica di A.B. Yehoshua”, A cura di Emanuela Semi Trevisan [edit.] Leggere Yehoshua, Einaudi, Torino 2006.  pp. 149-158 [Italian]

  74. “Hebrew and Yiddish Book Design and Illustration from the Beginning of Printing to the Present in Eastern Europe”, The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, Yale University Press, 2008, pp.213-218 [in English];  see also enlarged version:  67.a  “Hebrew and Yiddish Book Design and Illustration from the Beginning of Printing to the Present in Eastern Europe”, Khulyot 10, Journal for Research of Yiddish Literature and Culture, Haifa University Press, (Autumn 2006), pp. 275-289 [Hebrew]

  75.  “Transgression and a Slumberous Magic in S.Y Agnon’s Story: “There Were Two Scholars in Our City”, Alpa’yim 32: A Multidisciplinary Publication for Contemporary Thought and Literature, 133-148, [Hebrew]

  76. “Ariel: R’ Ephrayim Elnekave and the Lion: The Magic Sources of a Motifeme (IF”A 6432)” [in]:  IF”A Collection of Stories and Studies, Haifa University Press, pp.110-116, [in Hebrew]

  77. “The Rebel? An Invented Historiographic Narrative”, Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature Vol.22, The Magness Press, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, pp.3-33, [Hebrew]

  78. “Born to History out of Myth: Reading in  A. Appelfeld’s  Story ‘MATZOD’ [The Hunt], [in ] Karen Shawn &  Karen Goldfrab (edits), The Call of Memory: Learning About the Holocaust Through Narrative,  Ben Yehuda Press,  Teaneck, NJ,  2008, pp.17-22, [English].

  79. “Pursued by the Fear of  Events”: Testimony and Witnesses in the Poems : “To the Mountain of Corpses in the Snow” and “The Grave in the Forest” by Uri Zvi Grinberg”, in A. Lipsker and Tamar Wolf-Monzon [editors], Rechovot ha-Nahar by Uri Zvi Greenberg: Studies and Documents, Bar Ilan University Press, Ramat Gan, 2007, pp. 135-158.[Hebrew]

  80. “Uri Zvi Grinberg’s Participation in the Berlin Discourse of the 1920’s:  Awareness of Being, The New Objectivity, And the Hermeneutics of the Subject, in the poem “The Sixth Millennium” in Eimah Gedolah ve-Yare’ah”, in A. Lipsker and Tamar Wolf-Monzon: Eima Gedola ve-Yareach \ ha-Gavruth ha-Olah  by Uri Zvi Greenberg: Studies and Documents , Bar Ilan University Press, 40 pages [Hebrew, in print]

  81. “‘Until the End of the Land’ by David Grossman: Perseus Shield and the Mining Project” , Alpa’yim 33: A Multidisciplinary Publication for Contemporary Thought and Literature,  Am Oved, Tel Aviv 2008 pp.260-269 [Hebrew]

  82. "Benjamin Harz Verlag: Zionist Publisher in Berlin and Wien 1911-1939", Sefer Jehudith Dishon, Bar-Ilan University Press, 22 pages [in print] [Hebrew.]

  83. "Die Teilnahme Uri Zvi Greenbergs am Berliner Diskurs in den 1920er Jahren. Seinverständnis, Neue Sachlichkeit und die Hermeneutik des Subjekts im Gedicht 'Im sechsten Jahrtausend' aus dem Band Grosse Furcht und ein Mond", in: Anat Feinberg (Hg.), Rück-Blick auf Deutschland. Ansichten hebräischsprachiger Autoren (Schriften der Gesellschaft für Europäisch-Jüdische Literaturstudien, Bd. 2), München: Edition text + kritik 2009, 27-49. [German]

  84. "Aharon Apelfeld's Body Discourse", in:  Reshit, Shalom Hartman Institute Publication, Jerusalem 2010, pp. 271-288. [Hebrew].

  85. Phenemenology of Critics: On Hanna Soker-Schweger's Study: Y.Shabtai and the Hebrew Culture, Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature 23(2010), pp. 329-334.

  86. ”Whispering Versions in ‘The mission of the Human resource Man’ by A”B Yehoshua”, in: A. Benbaji, N. Ben-Dov, Z. Shamir (Editors), Intersecting Perspectives: Essay on A.B. Yehoshua’s Oevre,  ha-Kibbutz ha-Meuchad, Tel aviv, 2010,  pp. 345-354. [Hebrew]

  87. "Anti-Semitism: From Myth to History and Metaphysics: Reading in 'The Hunt' and Katarina in: Avidov Lipsker, Avi Sagi [edits] Twenty-four Readings in Ahron Appelfeld's Literary Work, Bar Ilan University Press, Ramat-Gan, Shalom Hartman Institute, 2011, pp.237-260.

  88. "Berlin: Heterotopia of Hesitation and Decisiveness: The Case of Benjamin Verlag - Berlin-Vienne. 100 Years to its Foundation" in: Nathanael Riemer [edit.], Jewish Life Worlds and Jewish Thought: Festschrift Presented To Karl. E. Grözinger, Harrasowiwitz Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2012, pp. 223-238

  89. "Those who Study in Cold: A comment on S.Y Agnon’s Story 'There Were Two Scholars in Our City'", Ayin Gimel: A Journal of Agnon Studies, Vol. 1 (2011), Bar-Ilan University, pp. 71-57.

  90. "Oral or Textual: In What Sense David Grossmann is a Vegetarian?", Ot: A Journal for Literature and Theory, Vol. 2 (2012), Tel- Aviv University, pp. 205- 217.

  91. "Providence and Redemption in a Fish's [Whale] Belly: The Book of Jonah the Midrashic Versions and the Illustrated Edition of Jakob Steinhardt", Ayin Gimel: A Journal of Agnon Studies, Vol. 2 (2013), Bar-Ilan University, pp. 46-68.

  92. "Mazal Dagim [Pisces] by S.Y. Agnon: The disgust from the Real and the Despair of the Representative. Yosel Bergner's Illustrated  Edition. Ayin Gimel: A Journal of Agnon Studies, Vol. 2 (2013), Bar-Ilan University, pp. 69-92.

  93. "Berlin: Heterotopia of Hesitation and Decisiveness: The Case of Benjamin Verlag - Berlin-Vienna" in: Ephraim Hazan and Shmuel Refael (edits), Maḥbarot Liyehudit: Studies Presented to Professor Judith Dishon, Ramat-Gan: Bar Ilan University Press,  2013, pp. 17-39.

  94. [With Joseph Bamberger] "The Jewish Pope", in: Y. Elstein, A. Lipsker, R. Kushelewsky (edits), Sippur Okev Sippur: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story, Vol. I, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2004, pp. 351-362.

  95. [With Joseph Bamberger] "Amram's Ark", in: Y. Elstein, A. Lipsker, R. Kushelewsky (edits), Sippur Okev Sippur: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story, Vol. I, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2004, pp. 363-373.

  96. "Nathan the Radiance", in: Y. Elstein, A. Lipsker, R. Kushelewsky (edits), Sippur Okev Sippur: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story, Vol. II, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2009, pp. 215-232.

  97. "Mattiah Ben Heresh", in: Y. Elstein, A. Lipsker, R. Kushelewsky (edits), Sippur Okev Sippur: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story, Vol. II, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2009, pp. 275-290.

  98. "The Shining Robe" in: Y. Elstein, A. Lipsker, R. Kushelewsky (edits), Sippur Okev Sippur: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story, Vol. II, Ramat-Gan, Bar-Ilan University Press, 2009, pp. 291-301.

  99. "The Exile of the Zaddic Who Subdued a Lion", in: Y. Elstein, A. Lipsker, (edits), Sippur Okev Sippur: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story, Vol. III, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2013, pp. 263-278.

  100. "Ariel: The Hassid and the Lion", ", in: Y. Elstein, A. Lipsker, (edits), Sippur Okev Sippur: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story, Vol. III, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2013, pp. 289-306.

  101. "Rabbi Shmuel he-Haassid Rescue a Lion From  a Panther",  in: Y. Elstein, A. Lipsker, (edits), Sippur Okev Sippur: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story, Vol. III, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2013, pp. 279-288.

  102. "The Jewish Story: Phenomenology of Genre, A Comment on the First Two Volumes of Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story, in: A. Lipsker and R. Kushelevsky (edits.), Ma'aseh Sippur: Studies in Jewish Narrative, Vol. III, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2013, pp. 27-36.

  103. "Mordechai Shalev as a Literary Critic',  in: Rella Kushelewski & Avidov Lipsker [editors], Maaseh Sippur: Collected Studies in Thematology of the Literature of the Jewish People in Honor of Yoav Elstein, Bar-Ilan University Press, 2006,  pp. 241-246.

  104. ) "Brenner, Joseph Hayim" [entry in:] De Gruyter Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Ed. by Allison, Jr., Dale C. / Helmer, Christine / Seow, Choon-Leong / Spieckermann, Hermann / Walfish, Barry Dov / Ziolkowski, Eric, Vol. 4, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010, pp. 465-467.

  105.  "The Legend of Worms in the Works of S.Y.Agnon: From Ashkenaz to Pland and the land of Israel, in: Karl Grözinger [Herauasgegeben], Jüdische Kultur in dem SchUM-Städten: Literatur-Musik-Theater, Jüdische Kultur 26, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014, pp. 199-214.

  106. A.B. Yehoshua- Retrospective: The Metaphisics of Evil and the Ethics of the State of Existence'. Mikan: Journal for Hebrew and Israeli Literature and Culture Studies , Vol. 14 (March, 2014) pp. 311-326,

  107. アヴィドヴ・リップスケル=アルベック(訳:加藤哲平)「旧約聖書と現代ユダヤ文化:魚(鯨)の腹中における神意と贖い――テストケースとしてのヨナ書――」『京都ユダヤ思想』第4号(2013年)7-26頁。

    Avidov Lipsker-Albeck (trans., Teppei Kato), “Old Testament and the Modern Jewish Culture: Providence and Redemption in the Fish’s [Whale] Belly. The Book of Jonah as a Test Case,” Kyoto Yudaya Shiso: Journal of Kyoto Association of Jewish Thought 4 (2013), pp. 7-26.

     

 

Research

Principal Areas of Research:

A. Modern Hebrew Literature

My studies of modern Hebrew literature focus on the period of the third and fourth Aliyot (immigration waves of the 1920s and 1930s). This period witnessed the formation of Hebrew Modernism, as reflected in the poetry of the time. My research concentrates on analyses of the principal work written by the poets of that period: Uri Zvi Grinberg, Yitzhak Lamdan, Shin Shalom, Yitzhak Ogen, Avraham Broides and Yaakov Orland, and seeks to place the literary works in their sociological, political and ideological social contexts.

I have written three book-length studies of these poets (S. Shalom: From the Expressionism of the Third Aliyah to Symbolism [Hebrew: Poalim Library, 1991]; The Poetry of Avraham Broides [Hebrew: Haifa University Press and Ben-Gurion University Press, 2000]; Yitzhak Ogen A Poet of GILIONOT: Literary Ecology in the 20s and 30s in Eretz Yisrael [Hebrew: Magnes Press, 2006], as well as dozens of articles. Due to the polysystemic theoretical framework within which these poets are studied, special emphasis is placed on the Zeitgeist as the background to their work, and on examining manifestations related to poetical trends in Jewish and world literature and art, primarily in studies of the Modernist streams affecting Modern Hebrew literature: Naturalism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Expressionism. Thus, I attempt to construct a model for comparing literary works with those in the plastic arts.

B. Literary Ecology

Building on insights gained during my early research, I have developed a a unique field of research that I term ' Literary Ecology'. This is laid out in: Yitzhak Ogen Poet of “Gilionot”: Literary Ecology in the 20s and 30s in Eretz Yisrael (Magnes Press), in which I propose analyzing the Aliyot (immigration waves) of the 1920s and 1930s by means of the new theoretical model of  'Cultural Ecosystem'.  In G. Bateson's and F. Guattari's vision, this method seeks to provide a new explanation for the replacement of poetic models as events in an ecological literary habitat. In so doing, it thus offers a new critical narrative, as an alternative to the accepted historiographic narrative of the 'Literary Republic'.

C. The Thematology of the Literature of the Jewish People

The Thematology of the Literature of the Jewish People is a project that was conceived jointly with Prof. Yoav Elstein. It proposes a polysystemic theoretical model dealing with versions of the Jewish story. Each story is examined in its various versions, from the Midrash to Modern Hebrew literature (in Hebrew, Aramaic, Yiddish, Ladino and Judeo-Arabic) and is analyzed at four levels: the motif; the motefeme (function); the constant story line; and the telos (the idea). The method attained international recognition and was awarded two grants from the German-Israel Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF). We have published a number of studies in international journals and recently (July 2000) delivered to Bar-Ilan University Press the first volume that presents several methodical studies and ten encyclopedic entries that form the basis for constructing the 'Thematological Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story'.

I have supervised more than twenty master and doctoral theses, whose dissertations stress the polisystemic concept within which the literary work is placed and examined. The poetic model integrates the tools of the Theory of Discourse, matching the approach of M. Foucault with the hermeneutic approach of H. G. Gadamer and P. Ricoeur.

Books

Books: 
S. Shalom’s Poetry: From Expressionism of the Third Aliyah to Symbolism, [Editor: Haim Peleg], Hebrew: Poalim Library, 1991. 299 pages
Author: Avidov Lipsker

Born unto Labor: Avraham Broidesw Poetry, Hebrew: Haifa University Press and the Ben-Gurion University Press, 2000, 333 pages
Author: Avidov Lipsker

 

The Poetry of Yitzhak Ogen Literary Ecosystem in Eretz Israel 1930-1940, Hebrew: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalem 2006. 350 pages
Author: Avidov Lipsker

 

Red Poem \ Blue Poem: seven Essays on U.Z.Grinberg's Poetry and Two Essays on E.L.Schuler's Poetry, Hebrew: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2010, 330 pages.

Author: Avidov Lipsker 

 

Sadan Nili, Prose of the Twenties in Eretz Yisrael, Hebrew: Poalim Library Press, 1991 [preface and editing, preface: pp. 5-17; notes: pp. 161- 172.
Preface and Editing: Avidov Lipsker

 

Nili Sadan, Aharon Reuveni: Monography, Hebrew: Poalim Library Press, 1994 [preface: pp. 9-20]

Preface: Avidov Lipsker

 

Gideon Katzanelson, Essays on Uri Zvi Grinberg’s Poetry, Hebrew: Yaron Golan Press, Tel-Aviv, 1993 [preface and editing pp. 9-29]
Preface and Editing: Avidov Lipsker 
 

 

Isaac Lamdan: Selected Letters, Hebrew: Israel Matz Foundation and the Asher Barash National Institute ‘Gnazim’, New York, Tel-Aviv, (preface: 7-37; editing and notes), 487 pages.

Preface, Editing and Notes: Avidov Lipsker

 

   
Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story: Sippur Okev Sippur, Vol. I-III, Bar Ilan University Press, Ramat Gan, 2004-2011.
Editing: Avidov Lipsker [with:Yoav Elstein and Rella Kushelvsky]
   

Ma’Aseh Sippur: Studies in Jewish Narrative, Vol I-III, Bar Ilan University Press, Ramat-Gan, 2004-2011.

Editing: Avidov Lipsker [with: Rella Kushelvsky]
 

 

Rechovot Ha-Nahar by Uri Zvi Greenberg: Studies and Documents

Editing: Avidov Lipsker [with: Tamar Wolf-Monzon]
 

 

Twenty-four Readings in Ahron Appelfeld's Literary Work, Bar Ilan University Press, Ramat-Gan, Shalom Hartman Institute, 2011

Editing: Avidov Lipsker [with: Avi Sagi]