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ד"ר יאיר ליפשיץ

מידע כללי

Yair Lipshitz is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Theatre Arts in Tel Aviv University.
 

Yair's main field of research is the various intersections between Theatre, Performance and Jewish culture.

Other fields of interest include Performance and Religion, early modern theatre and drama, and concepts of theatricality and playfulness.

His book, "The Holy Tongue, Comedy's Version: Intertextual Dramas on the Stage of 'A Comedy of Betrothal'," was published (in Hebrew) by Bar-Ilan University Press, as part of the “Interpretation and Culture” series.

His next book, "Embodied Tradition: Essays on Jewish Theatre" is forthcoming in Hebrew by Ben Gurion University Press.

He has also published several papers dealing with Jewish-Italian theatre in the Renaissance; ritual objects in modern Jewish theatre; Dybbuks and Golems; the drama of Tony Kushner, Hanoch Levin, and Shmuel Hasfari; and the body in Rabbinic literature.
 

Teaching

 

קורות חיים

HIGHER EDUCATION

1997-2000       B.A. (Summa cum Laude), Theatre Studies, Tel-Aviv University, 2000.

2000-2004       M.A. (Summa cum Laude), Theatre Studies, Tel-Aviv University, 2004.
M.A. Thesis Title: “‘To Show All the Nations that there is a Word in Our Holy Tongue’: Language, Performance and Cultural Identity in Leone De’ Sommi’s A Comedy of Betrothal.” (Supervisor:  Prof. Shimon Levy). 

2006-2011        Ph.D. Studies, Theatre Studies, Tel-Aviv University.

Dissertation Title: "The Body as Hermeneutic Site for Jewish Textual Culture in Theatre and Drama" (Supervisor:  Prof. Shimon Levy).

2011-2013        Mandel Post-Doctoral Fellow. Scholion, Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies. Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2000-2004       Department of Theatre Arts, Tel Aviv University. Teaching Assistant.

2008-2011        Department of Theatre Arts, Tel Aviv University. Junior Faculty.

2010-2011        Theatre Department, Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Adjunct Lecturer.

2011-2013        Theatre Department, Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Teaching Fellow (Scholion Center).

2013-Present  Department of Theatre Arts, Tel Aviv University. Faculty Member (Senior Lecturer).

פרסומים

BOOKS

 Lipshitz, Yair. (2010). The Holy Tongue, Comedy's Version: Intertextual Dramas on the Stage of "A Comedy of Betrothal". Ramat-Gan: Bar Ilan University Press ("Interpretation and Culture" Series). [Hebrew].

 Lipshitz, Yair. . Embodied Tradition: Essays on Jewish Theatre. Beer Sheva: Ben Gurion University Press ("Critical Mass" Series). Approx. 340 pp. [Hebrew, forthcoming]

 

ARTICLES (peer-reviewed)

  1. Dinur, Na'ama, Yair Lipshitz and Hizky Shoham. (2007). "From Nezer to Yetzer: On the Cultural Function of the Nazirite's Hair in Rabbinic Literature." Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore 24-25. pp. 33-67 [Hebrew]
  2. Lipshitz, Yair. (2008). "The Stage as a Space for Midrash: Theatre and the Jewish Hermeneutic Project." Assaph: Studies in the Theatre 22-23. pp. 11-23
  3. Lipshitz, Yair. (2009). "Embodied Redemption: Past, Future and Acting in Habima's The Golem." Reshit 1. pp. 279-304 [Hebrew].
  4. Lipshitz, Yair. (2010). "Performance as Profanation: Holy Tongue and Comic Stage in Tsahut bedihuta deqiddushin." Renaissance Drama 36-37. pp. 125-156.
  5. Lipshitz, Yair. (2012). “The Jacob Cycle in Angels in America: Re-Performing Scripture Queerly." Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History 32:2, pp. 203-238.
  6. Lipshitz, Yair. (2013). “The Clown's Lost Twin: Messianic Moments in Hanoch Levin's Drama." Modern Drama 56:2, pp. 232-249.
  7. Lipshitz, Yair. (2013) "Scrolls and Scandals: The Ritual Object as Stage Prop in God of Vengeance." Theatre Survey 54:2. pp. 231-253.

 

CHAPTERS IN COLLECTIONS

  1. Lipshitz, Yair. (2009). "The Dybbuk's Body: Traditions, Revolutions, Crises." "Do Not Chase Me Away": New Studies on the Dybbuk. Eds. Shimon Levy and Dorit Yerushalmi. Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University Press, pp. 137-162 [Hebrew].
  2. Lipshitz, Yair. (2013). "The Poetics, Politics and Performance of Hallakha in Hasfari's Trilogy (Kiddush, Chametz, Shiveah)." Second View: Israeli Drama Revisited. Eds. Zehava Caspi and Gad Kaynar. Be'er Sheva: Ben Gurion University Press. pp. 321-342. [Hebrew].
  3. Lipshitz, Yair. (2013). "'The Dead Should Not Be Excluded From Any Celebration': The Queer Body's Lamentation in Tony Kushner's Angels in America and A Dybbuk." Fleeting Dreams and Possessive Dybbuks: On Dreams and Possession in Jewish and Other Cultures. Eds. Rachel Elior, Yoram Bilu, Yair Zakovitch and Avigdor Shinan. Jeruslaem: Magnes, pp. 393-412. [Hebrew].
  4. Lipshitz, Yair.  “The Dybbuk, The Golem, and Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai: Repertorial Intertextuality in Nathan Bistritzky’s On This Night.” Habima – New Studies on National Theatre. Eds. Gad Kaynar, Dorit Yerushalmi and Shelley Zer-Zion. Tel-Aviv: Resling. [Hebrew. forthcoming].
  5. Lipshitz, Yair. "Sanctifying Play, Profaning Play: Rituality, Textuality, and Talmudism in Contemporary Jewish-Religious Theatre in Israel." Multicultural Theatre in Israel. Eds. Shimon Levy, Olga Levitan and Shai Bar-Yaakov. Tel Aviv: Safra. [Hebrew, forthcoming]

 

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