Professor Ziva Shamir
Born in Israel, 1946
1960-1961 Junior High School, Riverdale New-York
1962-1964 Ohel-Shem High School, Ramat-Gan
1964-1965 Military Service
1965-1968 B.A. Studies in Hebrew Literature & English Literature ("cum Laude")
1969-1973 M.A Studies in Hebrew Literature & English Literature + teaching certificate
1973-1980 PhD studies + dissertation on Bialik’s Juvenalia (1890-1900)
1970-2000 Member of the research team at the Katz Institute for Hebrew Literary research at
1974-2000 Member of the teaching staff of the department of Hebrew Literature at Tel-Aviv University
Chairperson of the Literature Committee, the Ministry of Education
Chairperson of the Literature Committee, Tel-Aviv Municipality, 1995-1999.
Member of the Board of Directors: Beth Scholem Aleichem, Alterman Institute
Member of the Board of Directors: The Association of Hebrew Writers
Major publications (books and major articles):
Books (partial list):
1. Poet of Poverty (Folklore in Bialik’s Works), Papyrus, Tel-Aviv 1986.
2. Not for Adults Only (Bialik’s Children’s Literature), Papyrus, Tel-Aviv 1986.
3. Where Shall Poetry be Found (Ars Poetica in Bialik’s Works), Papyrus, Tel-Aviv 1987.
4. The Vagrant Bard (Avant-garde in Alterman’s Poetry), Papyrus, Tel-Aviv 1989.
5. Love Unveiled (The Adapted Folktale ‘The Legend of Three and Four’), Dvir, Tel-Aviv 1991
6. The Origins of Originality (The Poetry of Ratosh – Father of the Cnaanites) Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, Tel-Aviv 1993.
7. No Story, No History, Bialik's Stories from Texture to Context, Hakibbuts Hameuchad Publishing House, Tel-Aviv 1998.
8. Sites and Situations, Poetics and Politics in Alterman's Works, Tel-Aviv 1999; 2nd ed, 2000.
9. A Track of Her Own, Traces of the Ura Jan Affair in Bialik’s Works. In Print, 350 p.
Teaches in the following subject areas:
Haskala (Enlightenment), 19th century Hebrew Poetry
Bialik & Tchernichovsky – Hebrew Romantic Poetry
Modernism (Shlonsky, Alterman, Ratosh)
Postmodrnism in current Hebrew prose writing