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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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