Dr. Nir Evron

חוג לספרות אנגלית ולימודים אמריקניים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Nir Evron
Office: Webb - School of Languages


2012 – Ph.D, Comparative Literature, Stanford University

2009 – M.A. Comparative Literature, Stanford University

2005 – B.A. Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Interests

  • Twentieth-Century American literature 
  • The history of the novel
  • Realism
  • Genre Studies
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Ecocriticism
  • The novel and the concept of culture

List of Publications


The Blossom Which We Are: Cultural Extinction and the Novel  (forthcoming from State University of New York Press, 2020)


“Realism, Irony and Morality in Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence.” Journal of Modern Literature, Volume 35.2, Winter 2012.

“Against Philosophy: Yaakov Shabtai’s Past Continuous as Therapeutic Literature,” Partial Answers, Volume 14.1, Winter 2016. 

“Edith Wharton in Tel Aviv: the Curious Case of Undine Spragg.” Edith Wharton Review. Volume 33., 2017.

“‘Interested in Big Things, and Happy in Small Ways’: Curiosity in Edith Wharton.” Twentieth-Century Literature Volume 64.1, Spring 2018.

“Foreign Means to Local Ends: Bialik, Emerson and the Uses of America in 1920s Palestine”  Journal of Transnational American Studies, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2018.

“Who Values the Humanities?” Times of Higher Education, December 13, 2018.

“Tribal Liberalism.” Mafteach: Lexical Review of Political Thought, Volume 13, 2018.

"’Fog-shaped Men’: The Remnant-figure in American Regionalism” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, Volume 52.3,   2019.

“On Finding the Mortal World Enough: Extinction, Value and the Crisis of the Humanities" Contemporary Pragmatism, Volume 17.1, 2020

"Arendt, Thinking, Metaphor" (forthcoming in Telos, 2021)



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