Diane and Guilford Glazer and Lea and Allen Orwitz Teaching Fellow in Modern Hebrew
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Revital Ganzi is a native Hebrew speaker and was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is an experienced instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the primary, secondary and higher education industry. Revital is a graduate of the College of Management in Israel, and holds an M.A.T. in Education and Jewish leadership focusing on Hebrew language Instruction from Brandeis University, MA.
Relocated from Boston, MA, returning to Knoxville, TN. Along with her work as Modern Hebrew lecturer, she also works as a Hebrew Instruction Consultant at the Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School. Revital is also a DML-Doctorate in Modern Languages candidate in Hebrew as a second language in a Hybrid program through Middlebury College, Vermont, and taught in their summer Hebrew Immersion Program. She has experience in an online teaching as a Hebrew Instructor and e-mentor for the United States Air Force and private groups. Since she moved back Revital also joined Hadassah Knoxville board as the Education VP, teaching about modern Israel.
While in Massachusetts, Revital was employed at several Greater Boston institutions and organizations such as Hebrew College, and also worked as a TA at Brandeis University while attaining her graduate degree. Before moving to Boston, she worked in Knoxville as a Hebrew Tutor in the Taped Language Program at the University of Tennessee, and as a Hebrew teacher at the Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School.
See Also: Instructor Pariente's CV
The Department of Religious Studies and the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies are delighted to welcome Itsik Pariente, 2013–2014 Diane and Guilford Glazer and Lea and Allen Orwitz Teaching Fellow in Modern Hebrew. Instructor Pariente is currently completing his Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include linguistics and Hebrew language, including General Modern Hebrew and Sephardic Modern Hebrew. He has taught courses on Hebrew language, culture, and literature. His recent publications include "Pharyngeal related non-lexical vowels in Sephardic Modern Hebrew" (Linguistics in Amsterdam, 2010); "Grammatical paradigm uniformity" (Morphology, 2012); and Pariente & Bolozky Sh., "Stress shift and trochaic structures in the nominal system of Modern Hebrew" (Lingua, under review).
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The Department of Religious Studies and the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies are delighted to welcome Dr. Elisa Carandina, 2011–2012 Diane and Guilford Glazer and Lea and Allen Orwitz Teaching Fellow in Modern Hebrew. She is replacing Dr. Michela Andreatta, who accepted a position the University of Rochester in New York.
Elisa Carandina received her PhD in Hebrew Studies in 2006 from the University of Turin and from the INALCO, Paris. Her main field of interest is contemporary Hebrew literature with special focus on gender issues. She devoted her articles to the theme of motherhood in contemporary Hebrew literature and the use of myth in Hebrew literature by women writers. Dr. Carandina also has a wide translation experience with major Italian publishing houses for which she translated Israeli novels and essays. She taught for two years at L'Orientale University, Naples, as non-tenured professor of Modern Hebrew Language and Literature.
See Also: Dr. Andreatta's CV
The Department of Religious Studies and the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies are delighted to welcome Dr. Michela Andreatta, 2010–2011 Diane and Guilford Glazer and Lea and Allen Orwitz Teaching Fellow in Modern Hebrew. She is replacing Dr. Marco Di Giulio, who accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at Franklin and Marshall in Lancaster, PA.
Dr. Andreatta received her Ph.D. in Hebrew Studies from the University of Turin (Italy) in 2003. Her books and articles are mainly devoted to Hebrew literature, especially poetry, written in early modern Italy. She has been a Fellow at the Harvard Centre for Jewish Studies and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an adjunct-fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Recently, she has been a member of the 2010 European Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies, "Reading in Hebrew in the Early-Modern Period," at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. She is currently working on a book exploring the literary aspects of Hebrew epitaph writing in 16th–18th century Italy.
See Also: Dr. Di Giulio's CV
Marco Di Giulio has been chosen as the 2009-10 Diane and Guilford Glazer Teaching Fellow in Modern Hebrew. Dr. Di Giulio received his Ph. D. in Hebrew Linguistics from the University of Florence in 2006, and attended graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been an adjunct Professor at the University of Florence and University of Perugia (Italy), and authored articles on ancient and modern Hebrew.
His scholarly interests range from the linguistics of ancient and modern Hebrew to Israeli literature. His doctoral thesis investigated discourse markers in Biblical Hebrew in a pragmatic perspective and explored the correlation between functional markers and types of speech acts. In parallel, he has been pursuing his interest in modern Hebrew linguistics devoting much attention to the syntactic component of the language. His ongoing research concerns the ellipsis of structural elements of the sentence within a generative framework.
While his research concentrates on Hebrew linguistics, his teaching experience has been broad and diverse, ranging from the ancient biblical period to the contemporary period, and covering a variety of topics, from history of Jewish religion and literature, to modern Hebrew language and literature. Di Giulio has also taught a variety of classes that reflect more closely on the influence of the Bible on literature and art.