Liron Mor

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Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature
School of Humanities
Editor, US Editorial Collective, Postcolonial Studies

Ph.D., Cornell University, Comparative Literature


University of California, Irvine
243 Humanities Instructional Building
Research Interests
Modern Hebrew and Arabic literature and film; Postcolonial and critical theory; conflict, Law and Literature; translation and literary adaptation; visual studies
Academic Distinctions
Anne Tanenbaum Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Jewish Studies and Center for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto, Canada, 2015-2016.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Graduate Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, 2013-2014.
Research Abstract
I am currently completing a manuscript entitled “Conflicts and Repetition: The Politics of Poetic Reiteration in Hebrew and Arabic Literatures,” which articulates the relationship between conflict, law and literature in political communities—specifically, in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. My research and teaching interests include political conflicts, Modern and contemporary Israeli and Palestinian literature and film, the concept of Arab Jews and their cultural production, critical and postcolonial theory, Orientalism and decolonization, critiques of law and rights, visual studies and questions of translation and comparison.
Refereed Articles & Book Chapters:
“Resistance into Incitement: Translation, Legislation, ‘Early Detection’ and the Palestinian Poet’s Intention,” Arab Studies Journal, vol. 27, no.1, 2019, pp. 118-54.

“Humor and the Law of Rights: Voltaire’s Cosmopolitan Optimism and Emile Habiby’s Dissensual Pessoptimism,” Comparative Literature, vol. 71, no. 2, 2019, pp. 171-93.

“From Representation to Performance: The Politics of the Tent Phenomenon in Recent Political Protests in Israel and Palestine" (Hebrew). Israeli Visual Culture Anthology. Eds. Sivan Shtang and Noa Hazan. ha-?ibuts ha-Me?u?ad and Shen?ar Press, 2017, pp. 198-223.

“Nihilism and Repetition: Dahlia Ravikovitch’s Reiterations as Critique.” The Politics of Nihilism: From the Nineteenth Century to Contemporary Israel. Eds. Nitzan Lebovic and Roy Ben Shai. Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2014, pp. 151-76.

“Translation.” Mafte'akh: Lexical Review of Political Thought, vol. 2E, 2011, pp. 113-46.

“Tirgum (Translation),” Mafte'akh: Lexical Review of Political Thought, vol. 2, 2010, pp. 157-92 (Hebrew).

Lezra, Jacques. “Translation.” Mafte'akh: Lexical Review of Political Thought, vol. 6, 2013, pp. 111-36 (Hebrew).

Bollas, Christopher. Hysteria. Tola?at Sefarim Press, 2009 (Hebrew).

Media Articles
“‘You Never Return, You Go’: An Interview with Elias Khoury,” Erets ha-Emori, July 2013 (Hebrew, online).

“Save Bab al-Shams.” Erets ha-Emori, January 2013 (Hebrew, online).

“I am Not Here,” The New Hebrew Diaspora Series, Erets ha-Emori, July 2012 (Hebrew, online).

Most articles are available at
Professional Societies
American Comparative Literature Association
Association for Jewish Studies
Middle East Studies Association
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