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Ayelet Ben-Yishai


Department of English Language and Literature

University of Haifa

I am Associate Professor and currently Chair of the English Department at the University of Haifa, where I specialize in postcolonial and Victorian literature and culture, and in the history and theory of the novel, with particular focus on questions of realism, genre, and literary epistemology. My most recent work centers on Indian writing in English, and especially the novel. A comparatist by training, my work informs and is informed by the intersections of law, politics, and literature and by postcolonial and narrative theory. My teaching, research, and way of being in the world often overlap, allowing me to think and write about the political and discursive problems of complicity, subject of my next project.


My new book, Genres of Emergency: Crisis and Continuity in Indian Writing in English  has just been published by the Oxford University Press (2023).  

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