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Mikhal Dekel

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Mikhal Dekel

Professor & Director of the English Honors Program

School/Division
Department
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NAC 6/348
Phone Number: 
212-650-6305
Email: 
mdekel@ccny.cuny.edu
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Profile
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Prof. Dekel holds a Doctorate in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is the author of *The Universal Jew: Masculinity, Modernity and the Zionist Moment* (Northwestern University Press, 2011). Her scholarly articles, translations and blogs have appeared in ELH, WSQ, Jewish Social Studies, Guernica and in various anthologies.

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Education
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  • L.L.B., Tel Aviv University
  • M.A., The City College of New York
  • M.Phil, Ph.D., Columbia University
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Courses Taught
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  • Trauma and Literature
  • Themes in Comparative Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Law and Literature
  • Nationality and Masculinity in Late Nineteenth Century European Literature
  • Critical Reading and Writing II, Introduction to Prose
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Research Interests
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  • Interconnections between gender, sexuality and nationality in late nineteenth century European literature and thought
  • Minority identity; language in Diaspora; theories of post colonialism and nationalism.
  • Critical legal studies; law and ethics
  • Literary representation of trauma
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