Modern Hebrew Literature from a Distance - Chapter submissions for co-edited anthology

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Nancy Berg, Washington University, St. Louis; Yael Dekel and Adia Mendelson Maoz, The Open Univesrity of Isarel

What can quantification, statistics, and algorithms contribute to our understanding of literary works, trends, or history? How can engagement with data be productive, contributing to traditional research strategies by adding more options of interpretation and analysis? We welcome proposals for an edited volume on the possibilities – and limitations – of applying computational methodologies to the study of modern Hebrew literature from the Haskalah to contemporary times, all genres, including translation studies.


Please send abstracts by December 1, 2023 (500 words, and preliminary bibliography) in which you define your project: corpus, methodology, innovation, context, and connection to traditional literary study.


Articles of ~7,000 words will be due April 1, 2024


For queries and submissions


Nancy Berg

Yael Dekel

Adia Mendelson Maoz