Ph.D.: Comparative Literature and Drama, Haifa University, 1996- 1999
Ph.D. Thesis: Artistic Genre as an Intuitive Perception of Reality and an Aesthetic Reflection of Culture and Personality: Israel and the Arab World in the Speculum of Grotesque and Satiric Protest Theaters.
(Cum Laude; The Landau Fund Prize & The Yitzhak Rabin Prize)
M. A. Comparative Literature and Drama Haifa University 1992 - 1996
M. A. Thesis: The Theater Play as an Aesthetic Medium for Alternative Mass Communication
(Cum laude; The Lis Miller Prize)
B. A. Sociology & Comparative Literature, Haifa University 1982 - 1986
- 1997-2000 Department of Hebrew Literature & Department of Arabic Language and Literature,
Haifa University, Research & Teaching Assistant
- 1997-2000 Department of Comparative Literature,The Open University, Instructor
- 1997-2000 Department of Arabic Literature, Gordon College, Lecturer
- 2001-2002 Department of Theatre & Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Haifa University Doctoral Instructor
- 2002 – 2003 Department of Arabic Literature, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Lecturer
- 2002 - Department of Theatre & Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Haifa University,
1. “Genre as Perception of Reality and Reflection of Culture”, Haifa University, 1997.
2. “The Carnivalesque Satires of Lahham and al-Maghut”, Haifa University, 1997, 1998.
3. “Theory, Text, Interpretation”, Haifa University, 1998.
4. “Modern Literature”, Haifa University, 1998.
5. “Modern Arabic Texts”, Haifa University, 1999/2000, 2001/2002.
6. “Roman Basic Norms in the Nineteenth Century”, Open University, 1999.
7. “Modern Arabic Literature”, Gordon College, 1999/2000.
8. “Modern Arabic Prose”, Gordon College, 2000/2001.
9. “The Protest Poetry of Nizar Qabbani”, Gordon College, 2000/2001.
10. “Modern Arabic Story”, Hebrew University, 2001/2002.
11. “Protest in the Modern Syrian Theater”, Hebrew University, 2001/2002.
12. “Arabic Theater: Origins and Orientations”, Haifa University, 2001/2002.
14. “Reading in Hanoch Levin Works", Haifa University, 2001/2002.
15. “Arabic Theater through the Historical Poetic's Method", Haifa University, 2001/2002.
16. “The Fictional World: Mimesis versus Artifice”, Open University, 2002.
17. Psycho-cultural Portraits in Arab and Hebrew Theater, Haifa University, 2002/2003.
18. Political Arab Drama, Haifa University, 2002/2003.
19. Protest Theatre of Ziad al-Rahbani, Haifa University, 2003-2004.
20. The Double Mirror of Palestinian Cinema, Haifa University, 2003-2004.
1. "Toward a New Arabic Poetics: Intersections of the Perception of Modernism (between Adonis, Al-Kharrat and Burshid)", Al-Carmel, 21-22 (2000-2001) 151 – 200 (Arabic).
2. “The Carnivalesque Satires of Muhammad al-Maghut and Durayd Lahham: A Modern Layer of Comic Folk Drama in Arab Tradition”, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (Kansas, spring 2004, Volume XV111) 137-148.
3. “Psycho-Cultural Trends as Mirrored in Modern Hebrew and Arab Theater and Poetry”, Journal of Theater and Drama (in print).
4. "War, Theatre (on War) and Criticism (on Theatre) as a Defense Apparatus", Nefish 13-14 (2003) 122-129 (Hebrew).
5."From Class to Nation: Popular Arabic Drama in Past and Present", Hamizrah Hakhadash (in print) (in Hebrew).
6."The Homeland of the Nation, the Countries of the Rulers: A Reading in the Protest Poetry of Nizar Qabbani", Masharif 20 (2003) 190-215 (Arabic).
7. “The Death of the Tantalic World: Increasing Hierarchy in the Circle of Grotesque Stranglehold”, in: Hanoch Levin: The Man With The Myth In The Middle, Nurit Yaari, Shimon Levy, ed. Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Tel-Aviv, 2004: 187-202 (Hebrew).
8. "The Carnivalesque Strategy of the Act of Protest in Durayd Lahham and Muhammad al-Maghut Theatre", Al-Carmel, 20 (1999) 63 - 96 (Arabic).
9. Local Arabic Theatre Between Taha`s Garbage Man and Lorka`s Lady ", Al-Aittihad, 06/07/2001 (Arabic)
10. "The Stone of Burden and The Vanished Fruit: Reflection of Psycho-Cultural Orientations in Modern Hebrew and Arab Literature and Thought", in: Ben Avar Liarav 2, Y. Tobi, Y. Avishur, ed, Afikim, Tel-Aviv, 2000/01: 173-192 (Hebrew).
1. "Parallel Currents in Italian and Syrian Comedy: Ghawwar meets Mirandolina" (With Dr. Erith Jaffe-Berg) Text and Performance Quarterly.
2. "The Artist as Daemon: “Tonio Kröger” and the Urge for Creativity", Studies in Twentieth Century Literature
3. "Syrian Critical Films in the Late Eighties: A Border, a Tap, and One another Small Revenge in the Realm of the Serio-Comical", Middle Eastern Literatures
4. "Bathroom Queen: An Anti-Carnival of Polar Collision" Literature and Aesthetics.
The Bitter Cup and the Holy Rain: Politics, Poetics and Protest in the Arab Theatre (Sussex Academic Press, Brighton, UK, in print, Sep. 2005)
Literary, cinematic and theatrical works in Arabic:
1. The Price for Objectivity, Novelette (Shafa`mro 1981).
2. Sound of the Stone, Short Stories (Shafa`mro 1984) Prize granted by the Prime Minister.
3. A Dream of Pure Laugh, Poems (Acre, 1986).
4, The Command, Play (Shafa`mro 1988) The Bet Hagefen Prize.
5. The Book of Death, Poems (Shafa`mro 1990).
6. Sheikh M`arouf`s File, Film (Script, Translation, Direction and Production, Isifya 1993).
The film was presented at the Ninth International Film Festival, Haifa, October, 1993.
7. Leaves to the Naked Time, Poems (Nazareth 2001)
8. The Hole of the Spout, Play (2004)
9. Horus and Ahriman, Play (To be produced 2005)
Lectures at International Scholary Conferences
1. The Jewish-Arab Center, The Gustav Heinemann Institute of Middle Eastern Studies under the Auspices of The Bertha Von Suttner Research Program, Haifa University, December 17-18, 1996. Paper presented, “Protest Theater in Syria After 1967”.
2. Association for Israel Studies, San-Diego, 27-29/04/03. Paper presented, "Psycho-Cultural Trends As Mirrored in Modern Israeli and Syrian Protest Theatre".
3. Utopia: Remembered and Imagined, French Language and Literature, Le Centre de Recherche de l`Imaginaire, University of Haifa, 17-18/05/04. Paper presented: Reality and Beyond Distopia and Utopia in Syrian Films.