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 at Ann Arbor 2001
  • M.A., Hebrew University 1995
  • B.A., Hebrew University 1992

Ginsburg, S, and Horowitz, B. Bounded Mind and Soul: Russia and Israel, 1880–2010. Slavica Publishers, 2013.

Man, PD. The Resistance to Theory. Translated by Shai Ginsburg. Resling, 2010.

Ginsburg, S. "Poetry and Conflict: on Civility, Citizenship and Criticism." In Toward a Critical Rhetoric on the Israel-Palestine Conflict,edited by Matthew Abraham, 152-174. Anderson, S.C.: Parlor Press, 2015. (Chapter)

Ginsburg, S. "The City and the Body: Jerusalem in Uri Tsvi Greenberg’s Vision of One of the Legions." In Jerusalem Across the Disciplines,edited by M Elman and M Adelman. April 2014.

Ginsburg, S. "S. Yizhar’s Khirbet Khizeh and the rhetoric of conflict." In Jewish Rhetorics: History, Theory, Practice, 165-179. January 1, 2014.

Ginsburg, S. "Class and Historical Anxiety: The Rhetoric of Class in David Ben-Gurion’s and Meir Ya’ari’s Thought (in Hebrew)." In Literature and Inequality,edited by A Banbaji and H Hever. The Van Leer Institute, 2014.

Ginsburg, S. "War and Peace in Israel: Hebrew Literature and Russian Literature in Hebrew, 1942–60." In Bounded Mind and Soul: Russia and Israel, 1880–2010,edited by B Horowitz and S Ginsburg, 131-150. Slavica Publishers, 2013.

Ginsburg, S. "From Ziklag One Cannot See Khirbet Khizeh." In The Palestinian Nakba in Cinema and Literature, 23-31. 2012.

Ginsburg, S. "Love in Search of Belief, Belief in Search of Love." In The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema, 371-376. 2011.

Ginsburg, S. "Rhetoric and Criticism: The Work and Life of Paul de Man." In The Resistance to Theory, by Paul de Man (Hebrew Translation). 2010.

Ginsburg, S. "Truth in the Land of Israel: On the Notion of Truth in the Work of Ahad Ha-‘Am." In A Moment of Birth: Studies in Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Honor of Dan Miron,edited by H Hever, 260-275. Jerusalem: Mosad Bialik, 2007.

Ginsburg, S. "Between Myth and History: Moshe Shamir’s He Walked in the Fields." In Literature and Nation in the Middle East,edited by Y Suleiman and I Muhawi, 110-127. Edinburgh University Press, 2006.

Ginsburg, S. "Paul de Man’s Death Mask." Mikan, no. 16 (2016): 256-264.

Paul de Man, . "Autobiography as De-Facement." Translated by S Ginsburg. Miakn, no. 16 (2016): 244-255.

Ginsburg, SP. "Alon Hilu and the Hebrew Historical Novel." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 33, no. 4 (2015): 134-157. Full Text

Ginsburg, S. "The Bookcase and the Language of Grace." Mikan 14 (2014): 239-263.

Ginsburg, S. "The Physics of Being Jewish, or On Cats and Jews." AJS Review 35, no. 02 (November 2011): 357-364. Full Text

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): 229-250. (Review) Full Text

Ginsburg, S. "The Social Function of Israeli Cinema." Zeek (2009): 73-79.