CV

Areas of Specialization

Poetry and Poetics
Creative Writing
Academic Writing

Present Position

Writing Director,
Department of English and American Studies,
Tel Aviv University

Contact Information

darabarnat@post.tau.ac.il

Education

2011: PhD, School of Cultural Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dissertation: Walt Whitman and Jewish American Poetry
Explored how Jewish American poets adopted Walt Whitman
to negotiate 
Jewish American identity.

2005: Master’s Degree, English Literature,
Department of English and American Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel

2000: Bachelor’s Degree, Comparative Literature,
Binghamton University, New York

Teaching Positions: Poetry

2016: Poetry and Protest, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2016: Walt Whitman’s World, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2016: ENGL 727 Studies in American Literature 1820-1920
(graduate course on Walt Whitman),
Queens College, CUNY, New York
2016: Poets Respond to America, Tel Aviv University, Israel

2015: Women’s Poetry in America, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2015: Introduction to Poetry, Queens College, CUNY, New York
2014: Studies in a Literary Genre or Movement (“Walt Whitman’s World”),
York College, CUNY, New York
2007-2013: Teaching undergraduate courses in fields of specialization,
including “Walt Whitman’s World” and “Jewish American Poetry,”
Department of English and American Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2003-2005: Teaching Assistant for undergraduate courses,
Department English and American Studies,
Tel Aviv University, Israel

 Teaching Positions: Creative Writing

Present: Creative Writing, TAU International, Israel
2014: Creative Writing, York College, CUNY, New York
2006-2013: Creative Writing Workshop,
Department of English and American Studies,
Tel Aviv University, Israel  
2008-2013: Creative Writing, TAU International, Israel  
2012: Developing Writing Skills, Talpiot College, Israel  
2010, 2012: Creative Writing,
Ben-Gurion University Overseas Program, Israel  
2008-2009: Creative Writing, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel

Teaching Positions: Academic Writing

Present: Proseminar, Department of English and American Studies,
Tel Aviv University, Israel
2016: Writing about Literature, Queens College, CUNY, New York
2014-2015: Writing about Literature, Queens College, New York
2013-2015: Writing about Literature, York College, CUNY, New York
2014: Research Writing, York College CUNY, New York
2013: Advanced academic writing, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel
2011-2013: Reading/writing for academic purposes,
Foreign Languages Unit, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2012-2013: Reading/writing for academic purposes,
Talpiot College, Israel
2010: Reading for academic purposes,
Department of English as a Foreign Language,
Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Conferences

December 2016: “Poetry Now: Symposium on the Research and Writing of Poetry,”
Co-organizer, Tel Aviv University, Israel poetry-now_invfinal

October 2014: “Against Genre” panel, Queens College, CUNY, New York

June 2013: “Poetry, Influence, and the Mentorship of Karen Alkalay-Gut,” 
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Poetry?
Conference in Honor of Prof. Karen Alkalay-Gut, Tel Aviv University, Israel

March 2012: “How difficult for me is Hebrew: Poetry in English in Israel,”
English Poetry in Unexpected Places Conference,
Dept. of English and American Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel

February 2012: Panel organizer, “What to Know Before Starting Your PhD,”
Association of Writers (AWP), Chicago, Illinois    

April 2010: “Muriel Rukeyser’s Liturgical Poetics,”
NeMLA Conference, Montreal

August 2009: Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury, Vermont

June 2008: “Whitman and Holocaust Poetry: Irving Feldman’s
‘The Pripet Marshes,’”
Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association Conference,
Dortmund, Germany

 Other Professional Experience

2012: Poetry contest judge for jewishstorywriting.com
2009-2011: Assistant poetry editor at Narrative Magazine
2006-2009: Research assistant for Professor Hana Wirth-Nesher’s project,

“Cross Scripts: Hebrew Letters, English Writing,” Israel Science Fund

 

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