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Ariel Horowitz

Ariel Horowitz is a PhD student in Comparative Literature, focusing on twentieth-century Jewish literature, and the ways Jewish writers understand History, memory and the Jewish past. He is particularly interested in the works of, among others, Hannah Arendt, Yaakov Shabtai, and Philip Roth, and their literary and theoretical articulations of history, modernity, and subjectivity.
 
Ariel holds a BA in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from the Hebrew University, and an MA in Comparative Literature from the Hebrew University. His MA thesis presented a comparative study of the writings of Jewish mysticism scholar Gershom Scholem and novelist Yaakov Shabtai, with relation to secularism and messianism. Other interests include political theology, literary theory, critical theory, religious studies, and the Novel.
 
Ariel is also a novelist: his debut novel, Our Finest, was published in Hebrew with Keter Publishing House in 2021 and won critical acclaim. Before coming to Stanford, Ariel worked as a journalist, contributing to some of Israel's leading news outlets.

 

Education

M.A. (Summa Cum Laude), Comparative Literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2020
B.A., Comparative Literature and Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2017