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Vered Karti Shemtov



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Stanford Univerity, CA 94305

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poetry and poetics
Hebrew Literature
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Vered Karti Shemtov

Eva Chernov Lokey Senior Lecturer
Hebrew and Comparative Literature

Vered Karti Shemtov teaches Hebrew language and literature at the  department of Comparative Literature and the Middle Eastern Program at Stanford University.  She is  the direcotr of the Hebrew Project at Stanford and the founder and  editor-in chief of the journal Dibur.  She previously served as the Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Jewish Studies.  Some of Shemtov's recent publications include: Changing Rhythms: Towards a Theory of Prosody in Cultural Context, Bar Ilan Press, Israel 2012,  several co-ediited issues including: Spoken Word, Written Word: Rethinking the Representation of Speech in Literature (2015), 1948: History and Responsibility (2013) and Jewish Conceptions and Practices of Space (2005), numerous articles, including "Limbotopia: The “New Present” and the Literary Imaginationon (Journal of Comparative Literature, 2018, with Elana Gomel), "A Sense of No Ending: Contemporary Literature and the Refusal to Write the Future" (Dibur Literary Jounral, 2018, With Elana Gomel), Poetry and Dwelling: From Martin Heidegger to the Songbook of the Tent Revolution in Israel (Prooftext).  Previous articles focused on the works of Yehudah Amichai, Michal Govrin, A.B Yehoshua, Zruya Shalev, and an entry on “Hebrew Poetry: 1781-2010”  in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Revised edition. Until 2019 Shemtov served as the chair fo the Literature Committee for the National Organization for Professors of Hebrew.