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Giddon Ticotsky

Post-doctoral fellow, Mandel Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Giddon Ticotsky graduated from the Department of Literature at Tel Aviv University in Israel 2014. In that year he won the Israeli Bahat Prize for the best original scholarly book in Hebrew for his Ph.D. dissertation about Israeli woman-poet Dahlia Ravikovitch (1936-2005), one of the most significant figures in modern Hebrew literature and poetry. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford's Taube Center for Jewish Studies (2014) and a Lecturer at Stanford's Department of Comparative Literature (2015).
In his research at the Hebrew University he explores the representations of the Far East in Modern Hebrew literature, arguing that they play a prominent role in its self-fashioning as a Western literature. In another project he focuses on politics and poetics in Israel as reflected by meetings held by Israeli prime ministers with writers and poets. In these and other projects he uses methods and tools of Digital Humanities and helps embed them in Israeli academy.