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Miryam Segal

Miryam Segal

Associate Professor in Hebrew
Director, Religious Studies Program



Queens Hall, Room 215
Phone: 718-997-5570
miryam.segal@qc.cuny.edu

Winner of 2012 CUNY Academy for Humanities and Sciences Feliks Gross Endowment Award
AB, Harvard University
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Teaching

At Queens College, Professor Segal teaches new courses in Bible and rabbinic literature in addition to Modern Hebrew language and literature, a comparative course on religious narratives, and courses for the Department of Comparative Literature, including an advanced seminar on "Gender and Lyric Poetry."​

Research

Professor Segal's research interests include language politics, prosody and poetic language, Zionism and modern Hebrew literary history; modern uses of tradition; Yiddish and Russian influences on Hebrew literature.

A developing area of interest is the transition between late biblical and early rabbinic law.

Publications

A New Sound in Hebrew Poetry, Professor Segal's book on the transition in poetry and spoken Hebrew from Ashkenazic pronunciations to new accent Hebrew, was published in 2010. She also co-edited a volume of essays on the embarrassment of Scripture, Vixens Disturbing Vineyards, that came out the same year.

Her current book-length project is on gender and authorship.

 
 

 Office Information

 
Yunzhong Shu
Department Chair
Location: Queens Hall, Room 215
Phone: 718-997-5570
Fax: 718-997-5577
Email: CMAL@qc.cuny.edu

Faculty and Staff Information

Fall 2017 Course Information

 

Careers


The Department is currently inviting applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall semester of 2018. See more information and how to apply.


Language Placement


Upcoming Language Placement Exams


Fall 2017

Arabic: Please ​contact Professor Kamal Soleimani, the Arabic language coordinator, ​at ksoleimani@qc.cuny.edu.

Chinese: Please contact Professor Xiao Li, the Chinese language coordinator, at xiao.li@qc.cuny.edu.

Ancient Greek: Please contact Professor Nicholas Cross, the Ancient Greek language coordinator, at ncross@qc.cuny.edu.

Hebrew: Please contact Professor Deborah Gruber, the Hebrew language coordinator, at tsanchanit@aol.com.

Japanese: Please contact Professor Mari Fujimoto, the Japanese language coordinator, at mfujimoto@qc.cuny.edu.

Korean: Please contact Professor Seongyeon Ko, the Korean language coordinator, at seongyeon.ko@qc.cuny.edu.

Latin: Please contact Professor Nicholas Cross, the Latin language coordinator, at ncross@qc.cuny.edu.



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