Lital Abazon

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3rd Year Student


Lital Abazon is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature. Before arriving to Yale she was a teaching assistant in the Marc Rich Honors Program in the Humanities and the Arts as well as in the Yiddish M.A track at Tel-Aviv University, where she also worked as Amos Oz’s teaching assistant.

Her M.A thesis is titled “The indestructible family, assembled round a table”: Ideology and Identity Formation in the Jewish-Levantine Family Novel – The Case Study of Jacqueline Kahanoff and Amnon Shamosh . It is a comparative analysis of two Jewish-Levantine (Syrian and Egyptian) family novels, attempting to define the Jewish-Levantine Family novel as a sub-genre of the Family Novel.

Peer Reviewed Publications

“A dark affair, no doubt”: Perversion and Self-Victimizing in A. B. Yehoshua’s Facing the Forests, Journal of Jewish Ethics, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2017), pp. 221-246.

A Kibbutz’s Mizrahi: Amnon Shamoms and the Israeli Consensus (In Hebrew, Forthcoming 2018)

Research Interests

Hebrew literature; French literature of the Maghreb; Psychoanalysis; Critical Theory; Literary Theory; French feminism; Middle Eastern Languages and Literature; Politics of Multilingualism; Translation.

Working Languages

Hebrew, French, Arabic

Education History

2012 - B.A. The Marc Rich Honors Program in the Humanities and Arts, Tel-Aviv University (magna cum laude)

2015 - M.A. Department of Literature, Tel-Aviv University (summa cum laude)