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Miryam Segal

Miryam Segal

Associate Professor in Hebrew
Director, Religious Studies Program

Queens Hall, Room 215
Phone: 718-997-5570

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


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."


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.


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.


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Miryam Segal
Department Chair
Location: Queens Hall, Room 215
Phone: 718-997-5570
Fax: 718-997-5577

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Upcoming Language Placement Exams

  • February 1, 2016, Queens Hall 245E. Students may arrive between 2pm and 5:30pm for placement into Spring 2016 courses.
  • March 14, 2016, Queens Hall 325. Students may arrive between 12pm and 5:30pm for placement into Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 courses.


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