Vered Karti Shemtov
Vered Karti Shemtov
Vered Karti Shemtov is the Eva Chernov Lokey senior lecturer in the department of Comparative Literature and the Middle Eastern Program at Stanford University. She is the Coordinator of the Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture project. 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, “Hebrew Poetry: 1781-2010” Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Revised edition, July 2012, “Discontinuous Spaces in A. B Yehoshua’s Novel The Liberated Bride,” Intersecting Sights, Heksherim and BGU Press, 2010 and a co-edited volume (with Charlotte Fonrobert) on Jewish Conceptions and Practices of Space, JSS 2005.
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley.
B.A. Comparative Literature (Magna Cum Laude), Tel Aviv University, Israel.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Tester of Hebrew with Full Certification
AWARDS AND GRANTS
University of California, Berkeley Chancellor’s Award and Fellowship, 1999
Koret Foundation grant for developing teaching material and classes 2003-2009
Newhouse grant for curriculum development 2003-2011
Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford 2006
Changing Rhythms: Towards a Prosodic Theory in Literary Context
Bar Ilan University Press, November 2012 (http://www.biupress.co.il/website_en/index.asp?category=31&id=830)
Book in Progress
Poetic Homes: Text and Place in Hebrew Literature
Edited Volume with Introduction
History and Responsibility: Hebrew Literature and 1948, Special issue ofJewish Social Studies (Co-editor with Amir Eshel and Hannan Hever, Spring 2013)
Jewish Conceptions and Practices of Space, Special issue ofJewish Social Studies (Co-editor. With Charlotte Fonrobert, Summer, 2005)
3. Book Chapters and Articles
“Dan Pagis: Poetic lines without a Home” in Collected Essays on the work of Dan Pagis, Ed: Hannan Hever, Bialik Insittuion, TBP, Tel Aviv 2013
“Hebrew Poetry: 1781-1920” Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Revised edition, 2012
“Hebrew Literature 1920 to the present” Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Revised edition, 2012
"Dwelling in the Stanzas of the Text: The Concept of 'Bayt' in Hebrew Poetry." Sh'ma, 2012
"Technology and Language Teaching in Higher Education: Some thoughts about the State of the Field" in Hebrew, Gadish 2012 (http://cms.education.gov.il/EducationCMS/Units/AdultEducation/PirsumeiAgaf/Gadish/gadish_13.htm)
“Discontinuous Spaces in A. B Yehoshua’s Novel The Liberated Bride” Intersecting Sights: Critical Essays on A.B. Yehoshua's Work, forthcoming, Heksherim and BGU Press, 2010
“Intertextuality with the Bible and the Construction of Space in Contemporary Israeli Literature” (came out in Italy last month I am waiting for the book and the complete reference)
"Technology and Language Teaching in Higher Education: Some thoughts about the State of the Field" inA. Feuer, S. Armon-Lotem & B. Cooperman (Eds. Issues in the Acquisition and Teaching of Hebrew. Bethesda: University Press of Maryland, 2009
“The Bible in Contemporary Israeli Literature: Text and Place in Zeruya Shalev's Husband and Wife and Michal Govrin's Snapshots" Hebrew Studies, 2006
“Attraversando I Confini: Dallo Spazio Letterario Alle Frontiere Geografico-Politiche Nei Romanzi la Sposa Liberata” Opera Letteraria di Yehoshua. Einaudi, Venice 2008
Victoria, Sami Michael: Epilogue, with Yigal Schwartz. Special Edition in honor of the Sami Michael Conference, Stanford University, 2007. to be translated and published in French this year.
Prosody as Content, Ideology as Form. (PhD thesis) Committee: Professor Chana Kronfeld, Professor Robert Alter and Professor Daniel Boyarin. Berkeley, 1999
"Metrical Hybridization: Prosodic ambiguities as a form of social dialogues" Poetics Today, Spring 2001
5. Selected Talks
“Dwelling in the text: The Concept of Bayit in Contemporary Hebrew Literature”, University Collage London, Invited talk, Fall 2012
“Prayers, Songs, and Lyrical Subjectivity in the Works of Yehuda Amichai,” Jewish Theological Seminary, NY. Fall 2011, Invited Talk
“From the Rivers of Babylon to the Shores of Tel Aviv: Psalm 137 in Hebrew Literature” Bible by the Bay, 2010. Invited talk.
"From Communal Prayers to Homeland Songs: The Politics of Sound in Yehuda Amichai's Poetry" Invited talk, Yale (Amichai Conference 2007 and revised version, NAPH, London 2009
"Space and Ideology in Contemporary Israeli Novels" INALCO, Centre d'études hébraïques, Paris, Spring 2008
"Literary Enclaves: Space and Ideology in Novels by Amos Oz and AB Yehohusa" Invited Talk, UC Berkeley, Spring, 2007
"From Using Technology to Support L2 Teaching to Functioning Online," SWLLT, 2007
“Intertextuality with the Bible and the Construction of Space in Contemporary Israeli Literature: Zruya Shalev’s Husband and Wife and Michal Govrin’s Hevzekim” Invited talk Naples, Italy , 2006
“Designing Web Based Assignments which promote Proficiency” Invited guest speaker, NMELRC Seminar for Hebrew Language Educators (USC, In collaboration with UCLA-Language Resource Center, Summer 2006
“The Location of Voice: Prosody and Literary Geography” Invited talk Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2003
“The Same Sea as a Polyphonic Novel.” Invited talk, University of Pennsylvania, 2004
“Locality, Trans-locality and Language in Ronit Matalon's The One Facing Us, A.B. Yehoshua's The Liberated Bride and Orly Castel Bloom's ‘Ummi Fi Shurl’" NAPH, Stanford, Summer, 2005
“Using technology for Teaching Heritage learners of Hebrew” Invited guest speaker, NMELRC Seminar for Hebrew Language Educators (USC, In collaboration with UCLA-Language Resource Center) 2005
“Literature on the Edge: Literary Space and Geographical Borders in Novels by A.B. Yehoshua” Conference on the works of A. B. Yehoshua, Ca' Foscari University Venice, Italy, 2005
”Using Technology for Teaching Hebrew Language and Literature.” Northeast Conference for Teaching Foreign Languages, Spring 2005.
“Literature on the Edge: Literary Space and Geographical borders in Novels by A.B. Yehoshua” Ca' Foscari University Venice, Italy, 2005
“Locality, Trans-locality and Language in Ronit Matalon, A.B. Yehoshua and Orly Castel Bloom.” NAPH, Stanford, (Summer 2005
“Space and ideology in the Poetry of Yehuda Amichai” NAPH, 2004
“Technology at the Edge: How much Technology is too much?” NAPH, 2004.
“Using Technology for Teaching Language through Film” Digital Stream conference, Monterey, 2003.
“ New Learning Opportunities.”Invited guest speaker in The USC Center for Scholarly Technology, 2003 Speaker Series on Teaching, Learning, and Technology.
Comparative Web-Based Projects.” Invited guest speaker, the Annual South Asia Conference at Madison, Wisconsin, 2003
“A Hands-On Approach to Using Media and Technology in Languages Courses.” NAPH, Israel 2002.
“Leah Goldberg and Prosodic Intertextuality.” NAPH, Los Angeles, Spring, 1997
“The Poor as ‘The Other Within’ in two of Ch. N. Bialik's Poems.” NAPH, Berkeley 1996
6. Selected List of Conferences (Organized and Chaired)
History and Responsibility: Hebrew Literature and 1948, Co-Chair with Amir Eshel, and Hannan Hever, Stanford 2011
International Conference on the Reception of Hebrew Literature in Europe and the US , Co-Chair, Ca'Foscari University Venice, 2011
On the Cultural History of Tel Aviv, Co-Chair, Stanford 2009
Sami Michael and Jewish Iraqi Literature , Co-Chair, Stanford 2007
Hebrew Poetry in Cultural Context , Co-Chair, Stanford University 2007
Jewish Culture and Modern Cities
2005 National Association of professors of Hebrew Language and Literature, Conference on Hebrew Language and Literature, Chair
Core Executive Committee Member, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford
Board Member, National Association of Professors of Hebrew
Future Committee, National Association of Professors of Hebrew
Conference Board, National Association of Professors of Hebrew
Near Eastern Languages Resource Center, Hebrew Committee
Hillel at Stanford Israel Committee
Advisory Board, Venice Center for interdisciplinary Jewish Studies
Co-Director, Taube Center for Jewish Studies (6 years of service)
Chair, Test Committee, SAT Hebrew (up to 8/2011)
Committee member, NAPH and DLI testing (listening comprehension)
Member of the Hillel Israel Committee
Board Member, Hillel at Stanford 2007-8
Board Member, Lively Arts, Stanford University
Hebrew Studies journal, Modern Hebrew, Review Editor 2006
Board Member, Taube Foundation
Academic consultant, Hebrew Language and Literature, JTS, New York