Shai Ginsburg

Shai Ginsburg

Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

External address: 
John Hope Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27708-0414
Internal office address: 
Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
(919) 681-4592
Office Hours: 
Thursday 9:30-11:30 & Friday 11:30-1:30Or By Appointment


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2001
  • M.A., Hebrew University (Israel) 1995
  • B.A., Hebrew University (Israel) 1992

Ginsburg, S. “Between Myth and History: Moshe Shamir’s He Walked in the Fields.” In Literature and Nation in the Middle East, edited by Yasir Suleiman and Ibrahim Muhawi, 110–27. Edinburgh University Press, 2006.


Ginsburg, S. “Signs and wonders: Fetishism and hybridity in Homi Bhabha's the location of culture.” New Centennial Review 9, no. 3 (December 1, 2009): 229–50. Full Text

Ginsburg, S. “The Social Function of Israeli Cinema.” Zeek, 2009, 73–79.

Ginsburg, S. “Truth in the Land of Israel: On the Notion of Truth in the Work of Ahad Ha-‘Am.” Edited by Hannan Hever, 2007, 260–75.

Ginsburg, S. “Literature, Territory, Criticism: Brenner and the "Erets-Israeli" Genre.” Theory and Criticism, no. 30 (2007): 39–62.

Ginsburg, S. “Between Language and Land: Moshe Smilansky’s ‘Hawaja Nazar’.” Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature 20 (2006): 221–35.

Ginsburg, S. “Between Memory and History: Saul Friedlander as an Autobiographical Writer and as a Historian.” Theory and Criticism 17 (2000): 217–22.

Ginsburg, S. “Hamlet—In search of Language.” Efes Shtayim, no. 3 (1995): 153–57.