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Burke Library 316

Erella Brown’s work focuses on the interaction of psychoanalysis, literature, and feminism in theatre. In this area her articles deal with effective poetic use of psycho-linguistic models such as the “hysteric stage” of feminist playwright Helene Cixous; or the uncanny and its twists of interpretation in E.T.A. Hoffmann, Heinrich Von Kleist, and S. Y. Agnon. Since completing her dissertation on “Allegory and Irony in the Satirical Work of Hanoch Levin,” Brown continues to publish on contemporary Israeli literature and culture. Her work highlights borders and borderlines situations and developments in Israel’s society as a means to critique Israeli ideological dilemmas. Brown teaches courses in Hebrew language as well as Israeli culture and Jewish literature.

Research Interests

Modern and postmodern Jewish, Israeli, European, and American prose fiction, drama, and contemporary literary theory

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Educational Background

Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., Cornell University
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Tel Aviv University

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