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Tzvia Back Rachel

מרצה בכירה, מרכזת ההתמחות בהוראת אנגלית

קורות חיים

השכלה אקדמית

Ph.D.Summa Cum Laude - 1999

Hebrew University in Jerusalem

English Literature

M.A. - 1990

Temple University

English Literature & Creative Writing

B.A. - 1988

Hebrew University in Jerusalem

English Literature & Psychology


Yale University,BA studies

מומחיות אקדמית

כתיבה יוצרת, ספרות אמריקאית, ספרות אפרו-אמריקאית, קריאה פמיניסטית, שירה, תיאוריות בתרגום ויישומן

Creative Writing, American Literature, African-American Literature, Feminist Literary Criticism, Poetry, Translation Theories & Praxis


במכללת אורנים

Cultural Background to English Literature: Mythical and Christian sources

Introduction to Poetry

Creative Writing Workshop: Root Forms in Poetry

Historical Survey of American Literature

African-American Literature

Twentieth Century American Women Writers: A Cross-Genre Course

American Women Poets, 1650-2000

Literature & Film: A Study in Adaptation


(.Stealing the Language: American Women Writers Revising Classical Myths (M.Ed

(.The Development of the English Language (M.Ed

מחוץ למכללה

Dartmouth College - 2009

The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict as Represented in Literature & Film - Upper Level B.A. Seminar, Literature & Middle-East Studies Departments

Hebrew Women Poets of the 20th Century - Upper level B.A. seminar

רשימת פרסומים

ספרים - כתיבה או עריכה


(A Messenger Comes (Singing Horse Press, 2012

(On Ruins & Return: Poems 1999-2005 (Shearsman Books, 2005

(Azimuth (Sheep Meadow Press, 2001

(The Buffalo Poems (Duration Press Chapbook, 2003

(Litany (Meow Press Chapbook, 1995



(In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner (HUC Press, 2014

(With an Iron Pen: Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry (SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions, 2009

(Night, Morning: Poems by Hamutal Bar Yosef (Sheep Meadow Press, 2008

(Lea Goldberg: Selected Poems & Drama (Toby Press, 2005


Critical work

(Led by Language: the Poetry and Poetics of Susan Howe (University of Alabama Press, 2002



כתבי עת מדעיים ומקצועיים או פרקים בספרים

Back, Rachel Tzvia. "Translating Poetry: An Act and Art of Preserving the Essential."

     Marginalia Review of Books (2014): n. pag. Web. 20 May 2014.

Back, Rachel Tzvia. "A Species of Magic: The Role of Poetry in Protest and Truth-telling

     (An Israeli Poet'sPerspective)." World Literature Today 88:3 (2014): 30-36. Print.

Back, Rachel Tzvia. "Toward the Whole Fragment: A Reading of Lea Goldberg's The 

     Remains of Life." Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies 25 (2013):114-128. Print.

Back, Rachel Tzvia. "On Prayer, Poetry and Song." Rev. on The New Spirit and selecions  

     from Portions, Hank Lazer. Golden Handcuffs Review 2005. Web.

Back, Rachel Tzvia. "A View from the Galilee." Radical History Review 93 (2005): 217-219.







תפקידים אקדמיים במכללה/אוניברסיטה

במכללת אורנים

2012-Present: Head of M.Ed. English Language Program

2011-Present: Head of B.A. Literature Track

2002-Present: Chair and Organizer of Oranim College English Department's Annual Expository Writing Workshop





מחוץ למכללה

1995-2000: Israeli Academic and Administrative Director of Wesleyan and Brown Universities Overseas Program in Israeli and Palestinian Studies