Yael Segalovitz

Dissertation Fellow

Yael Segalovitz explores the global travels of “close reading” techniques pioneered in the mid-20th century by Anglo-American scholars of New Criticism. She examines literature from the US, Israel, and Brazil to uncover the styles writers employ in reacting to methods of reading in their cultures. How do culturally specific dialogues between creative writing and academic research affect readers?

2017– 18 Jeffrey Berg Fellow