Liron Mor

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Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature
School of Humanities

Core Faculty, Global Middle East Studies

Core Faculty, Jewish Studies

Affiliate Faculty, Critical Theory

Ph.D., Cornell University, Comparative Literature


University of California, Irvine
243 Humanities Instructional Building
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Modern Hebrew and Arabic literature and film; critical theory; political theory; conflict, law and colonization; translation studies; 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: The Poetics and Politics of Israel-Palestine,” which looks to Hebrew and Arabic literature to reassess the meaning of political conflict. My research and teaching interests include Modern and contemporary Israeli and Palestinian literature and film, the concept of Arab Jews and their cultural production, critical and political theory, conflict, law and colonization, visual studies and questions of translation and comparison.
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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).
Professional Societies
American Comparative Literature Association
Association for Jewish Studies
Middle East Studies Association
Other Experience
Editor, US Editorial Collective, Postcolonial Studies

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