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1. Person​a​l Details

Date of birth: 1960

Office address: Room 1519, Dept. of Arabic Language & LiteratureUniversity of Haifa,Haifa 3498838Israel
Telephone: +972 4 8249788

Webhttp://arabic.haifa.ac.il/staff/itaha.html
http://arabic.haifa.ac.il


2. ​Research Areas

Arabic literature

Arabic minimalist story

Palestinian literature

Arabic feminist literature

Literary semiotics

Literary theory

Semiotics of literary characters

Anthroposemiotics and literature

Comparative literature


3. Ed​​ucation

1) B.A.: 1979 – 1982, General Literature and Arabic Language and Literature, University of Haifa.

2) M.A.: 1984 – 1988, Comparative Literature, University of Haifa.

3) Ph.D.: 1989 – 1992, Comparative Literature, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

4. Offices in University Academic Administration

1) 2002 – Present: member of the committee of the M.A. studies in the department of Arabic language and literature, University of Haifa.

2) 2003 – Present: member of the committee of the Ph.D. studies in the department of Arabic language and literature, University of Haifa.

3) 2009 – 2014: head of the department of Arabic language and literature, University of Haifa.

4) 2011 – Present: Editor-in-chief of al-Karmil:  Studies in Arabic Language and Literature, published by the department of Arabic language and literature at the University of Haifa.​

  • Personal Information
    1. Perso​n​al Details

    Date of birth: 1960

    Office address: Room 1519, Dept. of Arabic Language & LiteratureUniversity of HaifaHaifa 3498838,Israel
    Telephone: +972 4 8249788

    Webhttp://arabic.haifa.ac.il/staff/itaha.html
    http://arabic.haifa.ac.il


    2. ​Research Areas

    Arabic literature

    Arabic minimalist story

    Palestinian literature

    Arabic feminist literature

    Literary semiotics

    Literary theory

    Semiotics of literary characters

    Anthroposemiotics and literature

    Comparative literature


    3. Ed​ucation

    1) B.A.: 1979 – 1982, General Literature and Arabic Language and Literature, University of Haifa.

    2) M.A.: 1984 – 1988, Comparative Literature, University of Haifa.

    3) Ph.D.: 1989 – 1992, Comparative Literature, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

     

    4. Offices in U​niversity Ac​ademic Administration

    1) 2002 – Present: member of the committee of the M.A. studies in the department of Arabic language and literature, University of Haifa.

    2) 2003 – Present: member of the committee of the Ph.D. studies in the department of Arabic language and literature, University of Haifa.

    3) 2009 – 2014: head of the department of Arabic language and literature, University of Haifa.

    4) 2011 – Present: Editor-in-chief of al-Karmil Studies in Arabic Language and Literature, published by the department of Arabic language and literature at the University of Haifa.​

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    A. Ph.D. Dis​sertation

    1992, “The Literary Communication Agreement: A Comparative Reading of the Hebrew and Arabic Novel in Israel during the Years 1967-1987”; 309 pp.; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Supervisors: Professor Dan Miron and Professor Shimon Ballas; [Hebrew]. (See B2.1).

     

    B. Books

    B1. Theory

    1) 2015, Heroizability: An Anthroposemiotic Theory of Literary Characters (Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter), 238 pp.


    B2. Theory and Practice

    1) 1999, The Smile of an Optimistic Lover: A Comparative Reading of the Hebrew and Palestinian Novel (Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad), 192 pp. [Hebrew].

    2) 2002, The Palestinian Novel: A Communication Study (London: Routledge and Curzon), 236 pp. (Reprinted in paperback in 2010).

    3) 2009, Arabic Minimalist Story: Genre, Politics and Poetics in the Self-colonial Era(Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag), 185 pp.

    4) 2012, Brevity in Rhetoric and Holy Quran (Beirut: al-Mu'assa al-'Arabiyya lil-Dirasat wal-Nashr), 241 pp. [Arabic].

     

    B3. Literary Criticism

    1) 1990, The Other Dimension: Essays on Palestinian Literature in Israel (Nazareth: Association of Palestinian Writers in Israel), 164 pp. (Collected essays), [Arabic].

    2) 1993, Four Categories of Meaning in Poetry: The Case of Fahd Abu Khadra (Nazareth: Ministry of Education), 213 pp. (Study and Anthology), [Arabic].

    3) 2016, The Fourth Dimension: Semiotic Debates with Palestinian and Arabic Literatures(Nazareth: The Arabic Language Academy), 444 pp. [Arabic].


    B4. Edited

    1) 2011, That is al-Shanfara's Skull: The Value of Aesthetics and the Aesthetics of Value in Samih al-Qasim's Poetry (Kafr Qar': Dar al-Huda-Karim), 298 pp. [Arabic]. 

     

     

    C. Ar​ticles

    C1. Theory

    1) 1997, “The Literary Communication Pact: A Semiotic Approach”, Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies 114-1/2, pp. 131-150. (V)

    2) 2000, “Text-Genre Interrelations: A Topographical Chart of Generic Activity”, Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies 132-1/2, pp. 101-119.

    3) 2002, “Semiotics of Ending and Closure: Post-Ending Activity of the Reader”, Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies 138-1/4, pp. 259-277. (V)

    4) 2002, “Semiotics of Literary Meaning: A Dual Model”, Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies 139-1/4, pp. 263-281.

    5) 2002, “Heroism in Literature: A Semiotic Model”, The American Journal of Semiotics[TAJS] 18: 1/4, pp. 109-126.

    6) 2004, "Semiotics of Minimalist Fiction: Genre as a Modeling System", Applied Semiotics/Sémiotique Appliquée (AS/SA) 14, pp. 42–52. This article has been translated into Spanish and reprinted in David Raos, ed., Poéticas del microrrelato(Madrid: Acro Libros, S.L., 2010), pp. 255-272.

    7) 2004, "Literary Draft: The Semiotic Power of the Lie", Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies 152-1/4, pp. 159-177.

    8) 2009, "Semiotics of Literary Titling: Three Categories of Reference", Applied Semiotics/Sémiotique Appliquée (AS/SA) 9:22, pp. 43-62.

    9) 2015. "Reading Literature: From Decoding to Remodeling", The American Journal of Semiotics [TAJS] 31: 3/4, pp. 337 - 360.

    10) Forthcoming, "Anthroposemiotics of Literature: The Cultural Nature", Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies.

    11) Forthcoming, "Semiotics of Ideocriticism: Four Strategies of Modeling", Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies.

     

    C2. Theory and Practice

    1) 1988, “Stream of Consciousness: A Study of a Story by Yusuf Idris”, al-Karmil: Studies in Arabic Language and Literature 9, pp. 87-110 [Arabic].

    2) 1993, “The System of Gap Making and the Dialects of Reading”, al-Karmil: Studies in Arabic Language and Literature 14, pp. 94-130 [Arabic].

    3) 1997, “Duality and Acceptance: The Image of the Outsider in the Literary Work of Shimon Ballas”, Hebrew Studies xxxviii, pp. 63-87.

    4) 1997/1998, “The Image of Modern Hero in a Story by Muhammad ‘Ali Taha”, al-Karmil: Studies in Arabic Language and Literature 18/19, pp. 301-330 [Arabic].

    5) 1998/1999, “Openness and Closedness: Four Categories of Closurization in Modern Arabic Fiction”, Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 2, pp. 1-23.

    6) 1999, “Meeting of Ending and History in Modern Arabic Literature”, al-'Arabiyya: Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic 32, pp.191-213.

    7) 2000, “The Modern Arabic Very Short Story: A Generic Approach”, Journal of Arabic Literature 31:1, pp. 59-84.

    8) 2000, “The Palestinians in Israel: Towards a Minority Literature”, Arabic and Middle Eastern Literatures 3:2, pp. 219-234.

    9) 2000, “The Power of the Title: Why Have You Left the Horse Alone? by Mahmud Darwish”, Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 3, pp. 66-83.

    10) 2000/2001, “Flow of Significance Procreation in the Motive of Infertility: The Limits of Interpretation in Yusuf al-Qa‘id’s Khadd al-Jamil”, al-Karmil: Studies in Arabic Language and Literature 21-22, pp. 229-251 [Arabic].

    11) 2002/2003, "The Modern Arabic Very Short Story: A Historical Approach", al-Karmil: Studies in Arabic Language and Literature 23-24, pp. 167-192. [Arabic].

    12) 2006, "'Beware Men, They Are All Wild Animals' – Arabic Feminist Literature: Challenge, Fight and Repudiation", al-Karmil: Studies in Arabic Language and Literature 27, pp. 25-71.

    13) 2007, "Swimming against the Current: Towards an Arab Feminist Poetic Strategy",Orientalia Suecana LVI, pp. 193-222.

    14) 2012, "Brevity and Meaning: A Cumulative Treble Reading of Q 112", The Islamic Quarterly 56:4, pp. 299-336.

     

    C3. In Scientific Books

    1) 2010, "Samirah Azzam", in Roger Allen, ed., Essays in Arabic Literary Biography 1850-1950, (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag), pp. 51-57.
    2) 2010, "Khalil Baydas", in Roger Allen, ed., Essays in Arabic Literary Biography 1850-1950, (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag), pp. 71-79.

    3) Forthcoming, "The Three Spaces of Palestinian Novel", in Wail S. Hassan, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Arabic Novel, 16 pages.

    4) Forthcoming, "Intertextuality in Samih al-Qasim's Poetry", in Meir Hatina, ed., A Book in honor of Professor Shmuel Moreh, 17 pages.

     
    C4. In Conference Proceedings

    1) 1994, “Elements of Dialects in Palestinian Literature in Israel: The Case of M. Naffa‘ and M.A. Taha”, in Nadia Anghelescu and Andrei A. Avram, eds., Proceedings of the Colloquium on Arabic Linguistics (Bucharest: University of  Bucharest - Center for Arab Studies), pp. 267-273.

    2) 2000, “Al-Huda’ in Palestinian Folklore”, in Clive Holes, ed., Proceedings of the Conference on Middle Eastern Popular Culture (Oxford: University of Oxford), pp. 286 - 298.

     

    C5. Entries in Encyclopedias

    1) 2009, "Khalil Baydas", Encyclopedia of Islam, 3rd edition, p. 166.

    2) 2013, "'Umar Farrukh", Encyclopedia of Islam, 3rd edition, pp. 110 -111.

     

    C6. Book Reviews

    1) 2000/2001, “Arabic Novel between Realism, Modernism and Post-Modernism: A Reading of Stefan G. Meyer’s The Experimental Arabic Novel: Postcolonial Literary Modernism in the Levant (New York: State University of New York Press, 2001)”, al-Karmil: Studies in Arabic Language and Literature 21-22, pp. 365-373 [Arabic].  

    2) 2003/2004, "A Reading of Reuven Snir, Rak'atan fi al-‘Ishq: dirasa fi shi'r ‘Abd al-Wahhab al-Bayati (Beirut: Dar al-Saqi Press, 2002)", Arab Studies Journal (ASJ) xi: 2 & xii: 1, pp. 115–188. This article has been translated into Arabic and published with some additional details in Al-'Arabiyya: The American Journal for Teachers of Arabic36, 2003, pp. 199-207 [Arabic].

    3) 2005, "Jonathan Culler, The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction. Augmented edition with a new preface (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001)",Semiotics: The American Journal of Semiotics, 21, pp. 1-4.

    4) 2007, "Ken Seigneurie, ed., Crisis and Memory: The Representation of space in Modern Levantine Narrative (Germany: Reichert Verlag Wiesbaden, 2003), 259 pages", Middle Eastern Literatures 10:2, pp. 188-193.​

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