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Jonatan Tadmor

Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature, admitted Autumn 2022
M.A. in Literature, Tel Aviv University
B.A. in Literature (Creative Writing Track) and the Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts, Tel Aviv University

Graduate Representative, Comparative Literature

Graduate Coordinator, Workshop in Poetics

Editor, Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Translation

Jonatan (Jon) Tadmor is a graduate student in the department of Comparative Literature, focusing on 20th and 21st century Jewish literatures and cultures in Hebrew, English, and Yiddish. Jonatan holds a B.A. in Literature and the Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts, as well as an M.A. in Literature, from Tel Aviv University. Jonatan’s master’s thesis focused on the movements between the impersonal and the personal in the poetry of Hezy Leskly, who was among the first openly queer Hebrew poets. Other research interests include adaptation studies, translation studies, gender and sexuality studies, modern Hebrew poetry, modernist American poetry, and global (post)modernisms. Jonatan also translates poetry from Hebrew to English and vice versa, including works by Avot Yeshurun and Marianne Moore.

"Let's Say" by Avot Yeshurun, translated by Jonatan Tadmor

The Beauty of the Unsolved: On Translating a Difficult Poem 



Office Hours

Fri 11:00-1:00pm

Research Unit Groups

Research Interests

  • American Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • Feminist Studies


  • Film History, Criticism & Theory


  • Hebrew Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • Literary and Cultural Theory


  • Modernism


  • Poetry and Poetics


  • Translation and Translation Studies


  • Visual Arts and Visual Culture