Ilana Pardes is Katharine Cornell professor of general and comparative literature in Hebew University. She serves as the academic director of the Honors doctoral Program at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Received her Ph.D. from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1990. She taught at Princeton University in the yaers 1990-1992 and was a guest lecturer at Berkeley and Harvard. In the years 2008-2011 she was a senior member of Mandel Scholion at Hebrew University. Her main areas of focus are the Hebrew Bible, literature and culture, aesthetics and hermeneutics, gender.
Partial list of books:
Countertraditions in the Bible: A Feminist Approach (Harvard University Press, 1992; Hebrew translation 1996)
Melville’s Bibles (University of California Press, 2008)
Agnon’s Moonstruck Lovers (Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies, University of Washington Press, 2013; Hebrew translation 2015)