Naomi Sokoloff

Professor of Hebrew
University of Washington


Books

Imagining the Child in Modern Jewish Fiction
(Johns Hopkins University Press) 1992

This study on the narratability of texts that focus on a child's inner life discusses works by Sholem Aleichem, Chaim Nahman Bialik, Henry Roth, Jerzy Kosinski, Aharon Appelfeld, David Grossman, A.B. Yehoshua and Cynthia Ozick. Issues of narrative voice and the representation of consciousness are analyzed with special reference to Bakhtin's theories of utterance and the dialogic imagination.

Gender and Text in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature
Edited, with Anne Lapidus Lerner and Anita Norich (The Jewish Theological Seminary of America) 1992

An anthology containing critical essays, reflections on feminist literary issues by major women writers of Hebrew and Yiddish, a preface by the editors, and annotated bibliographies of feminist criticism in the fields of Hebrew and Yiddish.

Infant Tongues: The Voice of the Child in Literature
Edited, with an introductory essay; a special issue of Shofar (University of Nebraska Press) 16,2 (Winter 1998)

Edited, with Elizabeth Goodenough and Mark A. Heberle. Foreword by Robert Coles. (Wayne State University Press)


Israel and America: Cross-Cultural Encounters and the Literary Imagination
Edited, with an introductory essay; a special issue of Shofar (University of Nebraska Press) 16,2 (Winter 1998)

Essays on Jewish writing in the 1990s, focusing on how American Jews have perceived Israel, how Israelis have viewed America and the Americanization of Israel, and how certain writers and genres have crossed cultural boundaries including: the literature of olim, yordim, and the haredi community.

 

The Jewish Presence in Children's Literature
Edited, with Suzanne Rahn. A special issue of The Lion and the Unicorn. (September 2003)

This study on the narratability of texts that focus on a child's inner life discusses works by Sholem Aleichem, Chaim Nahman Bialik, Henry Roth, Jerzy Kosinski, Aharon Appelfeld, David Grossman, A.B. Yehoshua and Cynthia Ozick. Issues of narrative voice and the representation of consciousness are analyzed with special reference to Bakhtin's theories of utterance and the dialogic imagination.


Traditions and Transitions in Israel Studies; Books on Israel, Volume 6

Edited with Neil Caplan, Laura Eisenberg, and Mohammad Abu-Nimer.

This sixth volume in the Books on Israel series is an interdisciplinary compilation that encompasses contributions from both the social sciences and the humanities, and reflects the exciting integration of approaches that are on the cutting edge of Israel Studies. The contributors go beyond the review of recent books on Israel to offer original examinations of the state of scholarship about Israel within the various disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, literature, political science, and sociology. Recent trends in contemporary Israeli society, politics, economics, and culture are also explored.

 

 

 

Speak Hebrew! An interactive CD for Modern Hebrew: http://www.smilesprod.com/hebrew.htm

 

View complete bibliography of books, articles, translations, and reviews. (PDF Format)

 

 

 

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