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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 and Israel project at Stanford and the founder and  co-editor-in chief of the journal Dibur.  She served as the Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Jewish Studies until 2011.  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).  Shemtov published numerous articles on the works of Yehudah Amichai, Michal Govrin, A.B Yehoshua, Zruya Shalev, and others and the entry on “Hebrew Poetry: 1781-2010”  in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Revised edition.  Shemtov currently serves as the chair fo the Literature Committee for the National Organization for Professors of Hebrew.