Shalem College
Shira Wolosky

Prof. Shira Wolosky

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Princeton University (with distinction)
B.A., Brown University (summa, Phi Beta Kappa)

Prof. Shira Wolosky teaches English and American Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and hermeneutics at Shalem College. Previously, she was an associate professor at Yale University. She received her doctorate, with distinction, from Princeton University, and served as a Fulbright Scholar, a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Tikvah Fellow, and a Drue Heinz Visiting Professor at Oxford.

Prof. Wolosoky has authored numerous books on nineteenth-century American poetry, feminist theory, literary criticism, and religion.

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Selected Publications


  1. Feminist Theory across Disciplines: Feminist Community and American Women's Poetry (N.Y.: Routledge, 2013).
  2. Poetry and Public Discourse in Nineteenth Century America (N.Y. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
  3. The Riddles of Harry Potter: Secret Passages and Interpretive Quests (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Paperback edition published in 2012.
  4. N. Sharansky and S. Wolosky, Defending Identity (NY: Public Affairs, 2008). Hebrew translation published in 2011, Shalem Press.
  5. Major Voices in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry, Selected with Introductory Essays (London: Tobypress, 2004).
  6. The Art of Poetry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001). Paperback edition published in 2002.
  7. Language Mysticism: The Negative Way of Language in Eliot, Beckett and Celan (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995).
  8. Emily Dickinson: A Voice of War (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984).