Dr. Jelen, a 1987 Bronfman Fellow, is an assistant professor of English and Jewish Studies. Her field of specialization is modern Jewish literature and she teaches courses on American Jewish Literature, The Literature of the Holocaust, Modern Hebrew Literature, Gender and Jewish Literaure, as well as an Introduction to Jewish Literature. She is currently a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Advanced Jewish Studies where she is completing a book on the first modern Hebrew woman writer, entitled Intimations of Difference: The Hebrew Fiction of Dvora Baron.
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