Rachel Sylvia Harris

 Rachel Harris

Contact Information

3090 FLB
M/C 173
uiuc campus mail, IL 00001
Associate Professor

Selected Publications

Books

Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema Wayne State Press 2014.
An Ideological Death: Suicide in Israeli Literature Northwestern University Press 2014.
Narratives of Dissent: War in Israeli Arts and Culture Detroit Wayne State Press 2013.

Journal Articles

Russian-Jewish Diaspora Post-1970 The Journal of Jewish Identities 4 1 2011.
The Jewish Woman and Her Body Nashim 23 2012.
Forgetting the Forgotten Ones: The Case of Haim Gouri’s“Hanishkahim" Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 8 2 2009.
Death and Decay: Urban Topoi in Literary Depictions of Tel Aviv Israel Studies 14 3 2009.
Samson’s Suicide: Death and the Israeli Literary Canon Israel Studies 17 3 2012.
Parallel Lives: Palestinian, Druze and Jewish Women in Recent Israeli Cinema on the Conflict, Free Zone, Syrian Bride and Lemon Tree Shofar 32 1 2013.

Special Issues of a Journal

Ahoti Hayafa (2011): Magical Realism and Marginalisation in The World of the Mizrachi Woman Jewish Literature and Magical Realism Symbolism 2011.

Book Contributions

Death and Decay: Urban Topoi in Literary Depictions of Tel Aviv Tel Aviv: The First Century; Visions, Designs and Actualities Death and Decay: Urban Topoi in Literary Depictions of Tel Aviv Indiana University Press 2011.
A Woman’s War: The Gulf War and Popular Women’s Culture in Israel Narratives of Dissent: War in Israeli Arts and Culture A Woman’s War: The Gulf War and Popular Women’s Culture in Israel Wayne State Press 2013.
From Feminist to Housewife and Back Again: Orthodoxy and Modernity in American Jewish Women’s Writing The Edinburgh Companion to Modern Anglophone Jewish Fiction From Feminist to Housewife and Back Again: Orthodoxy and Modernity in American Jewish Women’s Writing Edinburgh University Press 2014.

Essays

Israel: Finding the Levant within the Mediterranean The Levantine Review 2012.

Encyclopedia Entries

LITERATURE 1250-1920 (pp.155-157) and LITERATURE 1920 to Present (pp. 303-306) Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Africa and Asia SAGE Publications 2012.
Hebrew Literature Lincoln Library of Essential Information 2011.