Personal profile

Research interests

I received my Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2006 and spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University, USA. I have been a lecturer at Bar-Ilan since 2010.


  • Eighteenth-century British literature,
  • History and culture; feminism and gender;
  • Women’s writing; Gothic and horror writing;
  • History of the novel; the Minerva Press;
  • Popular culture and its relation to the canon.

My research focuses on the development of the British novel in the eighteenth century, and I have recently published a book on the dead body in eighteenth-century fiction. My research interests also include gender, feminism and the interplay between canonical and popular culture. My new research project focuses on a neglected corpus of popular Gothic literature published in Britain in the 1790s.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1993Sep 2007

Award Date: 1 Sep 2007

PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 2001Sep 2006

Award Date: 1 Sep 2006

Master, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1998Sep 2001

Award Date: 10 Sep 2001


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