Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures
Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs
Jewish Studies Program
Elazar Elhanan, Ph.D., Columbia University. Elik's work studies Jewish literature in Hebrew and Yiddish and is concerned with the relations between language, identity and nation-building. His research interests include romanticism, symbolism and modernism as well as critical and literary theory. He is currently working on a manuscript based on his dissertation entitled "The Path Leading to the Abyss: Hebrew and Yiddish in Yaakov Steinberg's Poetry." Elik teaches Literature of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Jews of Eastern Europe, and Yiddish in New York: Poetry, Theatre & Politics.