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Department Secretary: Ms. Adva Cohen 
Room 4505, Office hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00-13:00
Tel: 02-5883616

Department Chair: Dr. Yona Hanhart-Marmor



Manuela  Consonni

Prof. Manuela Consonni

Room 6817

Prof. Manuela Consonni, Pela and Adam Starkopf Chair in Holocaust Studies

Prof. Yoav Rinon

Prof. Yoav Rinon
Yoav Rinon is a professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of Classics at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He trained in both …
Dr. Gur Zak

Prof. Gur Zak
Gur Zak is a senior lecturer who completed his PhD at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto in 2008. His primary research interest lies in the interrelations between literature and ethics in the later Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance, with a particular emphasis on the works of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio.
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His first book, Petrarch’s Humanism and the Care of the Self, was published by Cambridge UP in 2010. His second book is entitled Boccaccio and the Consolation of Literature. His current research project deals with literary, philosophical, and theological attitudes to compassion in the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance. He has published articles on medieval and Renaissance literature in journals such as SpeculumMLN, and I Tatti Studies, and have contributed chapters to The Cambridge Companion to PetrarchThe Cambridge Companion to Boccaccio, and The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature. Besides his work on Italian Renaissance Literature, he is also interested in the history of autobiography from antiquity to the present and contemporary theories of affects.  
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