Shachar Pinkser has a joint appointment at the department of Near Eastern Studies and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. He studied at the Hebrew University and completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard, Ben Gurion, and Tel Aviv universities.
As a specialist in modern Hebrew and Jewish literature and culture, Professor Pinsker is interested in Hebrew literature written in Palestine/Israel, Europe and America, as well as Jewish literature in Yiddish, English, German and other languages.
“Warsaw in Hebrew Literature 1880-1920: New Perspectives,” Studia Judaica, 35:1, (2015)
“A Modern (Jewish) Woman in a Café: Leah Goldberg and the Poetic Space of the Coffeehouse,” Jewish Social Studies, 21:1 (2014), 1-48.
“That Yiddish Has Spoken to Me: Yiddish in Early Israeli Literature,” Poetics Today, 35:1 (2014), 325-356
“The Language that Was Lost on the Roads: Discovering Hebrew through Yiddish in Aharon Appelfeld’s Fiction,” The Journal of Modern Jewish Identities Journal of Jewish Identities, 7:1(2014), 23-35.
“Hebrew Literature in America: New Perspectives,” (Review Essay), American Jewish History, 79:2 (2013), 182-186
“Jewish Modernism and Viennese Cafés, 1900-1930,” in Scott Haine and Jeffrey H. Jackson, eds.,The Thinking Space: The Cafe as a Cultural Institution in Paris, Italy, and Vienna, (Ashgate Publishing, 2013), 51-64.
“Between ‘The House of Study’ and the Kaffeehaus: The Central European Café as a Site for Hebrew and Yiddish Modernism,” in Simon Shaw-Miller and Tag Gronberg (eds.), The Viennese Café as an Urban Site of Cultural Exchange, (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2013) 78-89.
“Choosing Yiddish in Israel: Yung Yisroel between Home and Exile, Margins and Centers,” in Shiri Goren, Hannah Pressman and Lara Rabinovitch (eds.), Choosing Yiddish: Studies on Yiddish Literature, Culture, and History, (Detroit: Wayne State University, 2012), 277-294.