The Department of Literature of the Jewish People trains its PhD students in independent academic thought. Through their dissertation, students produce original and innovative research that offers a meaningful contribution to the existing knowledge in the field.
The PhD program offers several research tracks for specialization:
- Contemporary Hebrew Literature: Petry, Prose, and Drama
- Hasidic Literature
- Medieval Literature: Poetry, Prose, and Piyut
- Early Modern Literature: Prose, Poetry, and Drama
- Rabbinic Aggadah: Midrash and Rabbinic Literature
- Hebrew Children’s Literature: Prose, Poetry, and Drama
- Russian-Jewish Literature
- Ladino Literature and Culture
- Yiddish Literature and Culture
Candidates for the PhD program take part in a personal interview. Candidates must find an academic advisor prior to registration.
Students in the PhD program are required to audit courses totaling 12 hours/week (24 credits), as determined together with their advisor.
English for the PhD program:
For the PhD program, students must have English skills at the level of exemption (ptor).
The criteria for receiving an exemption can be found in the introductory chapter of the handbook for the School of Graduate Studies.
Knowledge of Foreign Languages:
Students must have knowledge of an additional foreign language as befits their area of research, and as determined by their academic advisor.
Background in Jewish Studies:
In accordance with the general requirements for doctoral studies (see the introductory chapter of the handbook for the School of Graduate Studies).
The Department can be reached by telephone at 03-5318621/8235, by email, or through the website of the Department of Literature of the Jewish People.