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1 Office address: Haya Bar-Itzhak Curriculum Vitae Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel. Phone: Fax: address: Education University Emphasis Degree The Hebrew University, Jerusalem University of Haifa University of Haifa Jewish Folk Literature, Ethnography in Israel, Ethnopoetics, Genre. Jewish Folk Literature, Ethnopoetics, Genre, Hassidic Tales. Hebrew Literature and Language, Social Sciences Ph.D. M.A. (Summa cum laude) B.A. (Summa cum laude) Professional Experience Permanent and Visiting Appointments Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of Haifa. Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania. Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley. Fellow, Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig. Scholar in Residence and Fulbright Visiting Professor, Penn State University. Schusterman Visiting Professor, Indiana University. Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Areas of Specialization East European Jewish Folk Literature Jewish and Israeli Folk Narratives 1

2 Women and Femininity in Folk Literature Jewish and Israeli Myths and Legends Poetics and Thematics in Jewish Folk Literature Year Cycle and Life Cycle in Jewish Folklore Folklore Archives Selected Courses Taught in Recent Years Myths and Legends of Origin in Jewish and Israeli Folk Literature Israeli Folk Narratives Settlement, Immigration, Ethnicity Women and Femininity in Jewish Folk Literature Introduction to Jewish Folk Literature Professional Affiliations and Active Participation The International Society for Folk Narrative Research Association for Judaic Studies International Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Studies American Folklore Society The Folklore Fellows (The Finnish Academy of Science) International Association for Contemporary Legend Research American Anthropological Association World Union of Jewish Studies European Association of Jewish Studies Journal Editorial Editor Dappim Journal of Literary Studies (co-editor) Chuliyot Journal of Yiddish Culture (co-editor) Editorial Board (Past and Present) Jewish Cultural Studies Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore Cultural Analysis Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review 2

3 Offices Held at University of Haifa Administration (Past and Present) Chair, Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature Head, Folklore Studies Chair of the Academic Committee for Graduate Students of the Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature Academic Head, Israel Folktale Archives (IFA) Member, the University of Haifa Senate Member, the Senate Executive Committee Chair, the Senate Library Committee Chair, the Senate Committee of Accreditation for Social Volunteering Activities Member, the Board of Governors Member, the University of Haifa Standing Committee Academic Director, the University of Haifa Library Consultant to the President and Rector on Women Affairs Member, the Faculty of Humanities Research Committee Member, the Faculty of Humanities Teaching Committee Member, the Academic Board of the Center of Jewish Studies Member, the Publication Committee of the Research Authority Member, the Council for Advanced Studies Member, Committee for Improvement of Academic Standards of Disadvantaged Students Member of the Committee for the Selection of graduate student's "best dissertation award" at the University of Haifa Awards and Grants Fellowship Grant of Koret Foundation. Research Grant from the Research Institute of Haifa and The Galilee. Grant from the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation. Fellowship grant from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. Research grant from the Research Authority, Haifa University. National Jewish Book Award Honor Book. Grant from the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation. Grant from the S.O. Sidore Foundation. The Lerner Foundation for Yiddish Culture Award. 3

4 Grant from the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC), a sub-committee of the Council for Higher Education, for development of computerized learning systems. Grant from Israel Science Foundation, Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Fulbright Fellowship Grant Scholar in Residence. Consulting Reviewer for Scientific Foundations and Agencies Germany-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation (GIF). Israel Science Foundation (ISF). The National Endowment for the Humanities. National Foundation of Jewish Culture. Scholarly Positions and Activities outside the University (Past and Present) Member, The Board of Governors, The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College. Member, Advisory Board for the Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology, Wayne State University Press. Chair, the Board of Directors of the Haifa Museums. Member, the Editorial Board of Monographs Series of Jewish Literature, Bar-Ilan University Press. Member, Publication Committee of the National Authority of Yiddish. Member, the Committee for Selection of Patai Prize. Miscellaneous Supervision of 21 M.A., Ph.D. and Post Doctoral students Evaluations of book proposals and articles for refereed journals Organization of 11 national and international conferences Referee of M.A. & Ph.D. dissertations for several universities in Israel, the U.S. and Poland. 4

5 Publications Books (Authored and Edited) Haya Bar-Itzhak & Idit Pintel-Ginsberg (eds.), The Power of A Tale: The Jubilee Book of the Israel Folktale Archives. Detroit: Wayne State University Press (forthcoming). Haya Bar-Itzhak (Editor), Folklore and Ideology, Studies Dedicated to Prof. Aliza Shenhar, Haifa: The University of Haifa-Israel Folktales Archives Series Haya Bar-Itzhak (Editor), Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore, New York: M.E. Sharpe (2 vols) Haya Bar-Itzhak, Pioneers of Jewish Ethnography and Folkloristics in Eastern Europe, Studia Mythologica Slavica Suplementa, Scientific Research Center of the Academy of Science and Arts, 2010, 231p. Haya Bar-Itzhak & Idit Pintel-Ginsberg (eds.), The Power of A Tale, Israel Folktale Archives Jubilee Book, Haifa: University of Haifa, 2008, 495p.. Haya Bar-Itzhak, Israeli Folk Narratives Settlement, Immigration, Ethnicity, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005, 208p. Haya Bar-Itzhak, Jewish Poland Legends of Origin, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001, 244p. Haya Bar-Itzhak, Legends of Poland - Ethnopoetics and Legendary Chronicles, Tel-Aviv: Sifriyat Poalim, 1996, 227p.. Haya Bar-Itzhak & Aliza Shenhar, Jewish Moroccan Folk Narratives From Israel, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1993, 205p. Aliza Shenhar & Haya Bar-Itzhak, Folktales from Shlomi, Haifa: University of Haifa, 1983, 83p. Aliza Shenhar & Haya Bar-Itzhak, Folktales from Beth-She`an, Haifa: University of Haifa, 1981, 198p.. Editing Chuliyot, Journal of Yiddish Culture (with Shalom Luria), vols Dappim, Journal of Literary Research (with Yossef Tobi, Gabriel Zoran, Chaya Shacham) vols Articles in Refereed Journals "Time as a Poetic Component in Oral Shevah", 2015, El-Prezente 8, "Men and Women Telling the Myth of the Creation of the First Woman: The Use of Myth to Conway Hegemonic and Subversive Message", Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore 28, Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature 25, 2013, "Women and Blood Libel", Western Folklore, 71.3/4, 2012, "The Legend of the Jewish Holy Virgin: A Folkloristic Perspective", Journal of Folklore Research, 46, 3, 2009,

6 "Women in Holocaust A Folkloristic Perspective", Fabula 50, 1/2, 2009, Settlement, Trees and Ideology in Kibbutz Local Legends, Narodna tvorchit ta etnografia, 4, 2008, (Ukrainian). Women in Blood Libel Legends of Polish Jews The Legend about Adil Kikinish from Drohobych, Chuliyot 11, 2008, "Cross Cultural Narration in the Nineteenth Century: Jewish Folktales Transcribed by a Polish Author", Studia Mythologica Slavica, 10, 2007, "Folklore as An Expression of Inter-Cultural Communication Between Jews and Poles", Studia Mythologica Slavica, 7, 2004, Remarks on the Essay Folklore and Literature by Itzik Manger, Chuliyot 7, 2003, The Contribution of Meir Balaban to the Research of Jewish Ethnography and Folklore, Chuliyot 7, 2002, The Polish King Jan Sobieski in the Jewish Folk Legend, Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore 22, 9-24, Y.L. Cahan and the Study of the Jewish Folk Song in Eastern Europe Chuliyot 6, 2000, Outside the Natural Context Jewish Folk Narratives Recorded by a Polish Writer The Miracle in the Cemetery by K. Junosza, Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore,19-20, 1999, Remarks to the Essay Jewish Ethnopoetics by An-Ski, Chuliyot 5, 1999, The Unknown Variable Hidden Underground and the Zionist Idea Rhetoric of Place in an Israeli Kibbutz, Journal of American Folklore 112 (446), 1999, Les Juifs polonais face an monstre israélien: Récits d aliya en Israël des Juifs polonais, Cahiers de litérature orale, 44, 1998, Folklore and Computer, Language & Culture, 1996, pp (Russian). Walking Barefoot in the Land of Israel, Mythicization and Demythicization in Contemporary Kibbutz Narratives, Contemporary Legend, 5, 1995, "Narration and the Components of Communication in the Jewish Folk Legend", Fabula, 35, 3/4, 1995, "From Beginnings to Destruction - Synagogues in Poland as Reflected in the Folk Narrative", Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore, 1994, 16, "Comments on the Haggada of the Bund", Chuliyot Journal of Yiddish Research, 2, 1993, "Jewish Moroccan Cinderella in Israeli Context," Journal of Folklore Research, 30, 2/3, 1993,

7 Bar-Itzhak, H., A. Shenhar, "Processes of Change in Israeli Society as Reflected in Folklore Research: The Beit-She'an Model", Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review, 15, "Israeli Reality in the Traditional Narrative of Yemenite Jews", Tema, Journal of Judeo- Yemenite Studies, 3, 1993, "'Smeda Remeda Who Destroys Her Luck With Her Own Hands' - A Multi-Disciplinary Study of the Cinderella Story As Told by Moroccan Jews", Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore, 13, 1992, "Space in the Jewish Saints Legend", Tura, Studies in Jewish Thought, 2, 1992, "'And We Came to the Land of Our Forefathers...' The Folk Legend of Yemenite Jews in Israel", Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review, 14 (1-2), 1992, Bar-Itzhak, H., A. Shenhar, "Documentation in Contextual Research on Folk Narrative", ARV Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore, vol. 47, 1991, "Interrelationship Between Jews and Gentiles in Folk Narratives Told by Polish Jews", Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review, Vol. 13, 1, "The Character as a Plot Element in the Folk Narrative", Dappim Journal for Literary Research, 7, 1990, "Modes of Characterization in Religious Narrative: Jewish Folk Legends about Miracle Worker Rabbis", Journal of Folklore Research, Vol. 27, 1990, "On Sources of 'Ha'Lev Ve'Ha'Enayim' by S.Y. Agnon" Dappim Journal for Literary Research, 5/6, 1989, "Analysis of 'Ad Mavet' by Amos Oz" Al'ei Siach 8-9, 1979, "Gaps Filling Structure in Legends about Bringing Down Rain" Yeda-Am 19, 1978, Bar-Itzhak, H., & H. Jason, Jewish Sacred Legend, Part l: Analysis of the Plot Structure, Israeli Ethnographic Society, Jerusalem, Articles or Chapters in Books Which Are Not Conference Proceedings "Blood Libel A Folkloristic Perspective" in Eugene M. Evrutin (Ed.) Ritual Murder. Bloomington: Indiana University Press (forthcoming). "The Polish Insurrection of 1863 in Jewish Folk Legends" in Tova Rosen, Tsafi Sebba (Eds.) Assif Le'Yassif. Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University. (in print). "Ethnography and Folklore Among Polish Jews in Israel Immigration and Integration" in Jeffrey Veidlinger (Ed.), Going to the People - Jews and the Ethnographic Impulse, Bloomington: Indiana University Press (in print). "Geografia żydowskiej wyobraźni Po-Lin wśród drzew z liśćami z Gemary", 2015, in Eugenia Zofia Prokop-Janiec (ed.) Polskie tematy i konteksty literatury żydowskiej, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, (Polish) 7

8 "Legenda o Żydzie Abrahamie, królu Polski", 2015, in Eugenia Zofia Prokop-Janiec (ed.) Polskie tematy i konteksty literatury żydowskiej, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, (Polish) The Love of a Woman to God The Legend about the Maiden of Ludmir in Ma'ase Sippur 3, Lipsker A. & R. Kushelevski (eds.), Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2013, Israel Folktale Archives and the Collection and Documentation of Tales, in The Power of A Tale, Israel Folktale Archives Jubilee Book, Haifa: University of Haifa, 2008, The Story The Revelation of the Zaddik R. David U Moshe in The Power of A Tale, Israel Folktale Archives Jubilee Book, Haifa: University of Haifa, 2008, The Story of the Snake in The Power of A Tale, Israel Folktale Archives Jubilee Book, Haifa: University of Haifa, 2008, The Story The Maiden and the Cossack in The Power of A Tale, Israel Folktale Archives Jubilee Book, Haifa: University of Haifa, 2008, Poland A Materialized Settlement and Metaphysical Landscape in Baruch Julia, Anna Liphardt, Alexandra Nocke (eds.), Jewish Topographies: Visions of Space, Traditions of Place, Heritage, Culture and Identity Series, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2008, On Sources of Ha Minyan by S.Y. Agnon in Maase Sippur 1, Lipsker, Avidov & Rella Kushelevski (eds.) Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2005, "Non Verbal Communication and Genre Description of The Jewish Folk Narrative", in M. Caspi (ed.), Oral Tradition and the Hispanic World: Essays in Honor of Samuel G. Armistead, Albert B. Lord Studies in Oral Tradition Series, Garland Publishing Inc., 1995, "Time and Space in Yemenite Saint's Legends", in Orhot Teiman, Jerusalem, 1984, "Characteristic Features of the Sacred Legend in the Folk Narratives of Oriental Jews", in Research in The Literature of Oriental Jewry, Haifa: Haifa University, 1981, Articles in Conference Proceedings Women in Times of Persecution in Legends of Polish Jews, The International Society for Folk Narrative Research Proceedings, University of Göttingen, Contemporary Saints Legends in Israeli Society, Perspectives on Contemporary Legend, Institute for European Ethnology, University of Innsbruck, 1998, "Overt and Covert Transmission in a Story Telling Event" Proceedings of the 8th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Section 4, Jerusalem 1982, Dreizin, F., A. Shenhar & H. Bar-Itzhak, "A Formal Grammar of Expressiveness for Sacred Legends", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Tokyo 1981,

9 Technical Reports, Surveys and Short Articles Shenhar, A., F. Dreizin & H. Bar-Itzhak, "From Theme to Text Via Rules of Embellishment: A Grammar of Expressiveness for Moroccan Jewish Sacred Legends", Focus II, 1979, Haifa University Press, 98p. "Analysis of the story 'A Woman of Valor, who can find?'", in Noy, Dov, A Tale for each Month, , Jerusalem, 1979, "Survey of Beth-She`an Project, Yeda-Am 19, 1978, "Analysis of the Story 'Thanks to the Sabbath Fish'", in Dov Noy, A Tale for each Month Jerusalem, 1978, Shenhar, A., F. Dreizin & H. Bar-Itzhak, "Toward a Computerized Generation of Sacred Legends", Focus I, Haifa University Press, 1978, 59p. Articles in Encyclopedias "An-Ski, S.(Shmuel Zanvil Rappoport)", Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc "Bałaban, Majer", Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc "Cahan, Y.L.", Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc "Druyanow, Alter", Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc "Edot Journal", Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklor and Traditions e, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc "Folk Narratives in Israel", Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc "Legend", Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc "Poland, Jews of", Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc. 2013, With Adam Teller. "Reshumot Journal", Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc "Segel, Benjamin Wolf", Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc "Esterke", The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, Yale University Press, "Prochovnik Abraham", The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, Yale University Press, "Wahl Shaul", The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, Yale University Press,

10 "Jewish Folk Tales", The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, Greenwood Publishing Group, "Contemporary Hebrew Folk Narratives", Enzyklopädie des Märchen, 7, 2/3, 1993, pp Didactic Programs In the Wake of The Story of the Seven Beggars by Rabbi Nahman of Breslav, Oranim College, Sifriyat Poalim and Hakibutz Hameuhad, 1986, [Academic forward]. Bar-Itzhak, Haya & Edna Kremer, Mishloah Manot - Folk Tales about Jewish Feasts and Festivals, Sifriyat Poalim, 1986, 103p. The Cycle of the Jewish Year, Part 1, A Guide for Teacher and Student, University of Haifa Oranim College, Review of Books Alexander, Tamar, The Heart is a Mirror Sephardic Folktale, Fabula 54, 1/2, , 2013 (with Haya Milo). Ben-Amos, Dan, Folktales of Jews, Volume 3, Tales from the Arab Lands in Journal of Folklore Research, Zfatman, Sara, The Jewish Tale in the Middle Ages - Between Ashkenaz and Sepharad, Chuliyot Journal of Yiddish Culture, 2, 1993, Dundes, Alan (ed.), The Blood Libel Legend: A Casebook in Anti-Semitic Folklore, American Anthropologist, Heda Jason, Folk Tales of the Jews of Iraq, A Literary Classification, Nehardea, Journal of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center, 4, April 1990, Presentations at Scholarly Conferences University of Illinois 2014, Conference on The Strange World of Ritual Murder: Culture, Politics, and Belief in Eastern Europe and Beyond "Jewish Blood Libel Legend A Folkloristic Perspective". Vilnius 2013, The 16th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research "National Movements and the Study of Jewish Folklore in Eastern Europe" (Plenary Session). Jerusalem 2013, The International Congress of Judaic Studies, "Everyday Life of Eastern European Jews", Chair and respondent. Jerusalem 2013, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research "S. An-Ski Jewish Cultural Hero". 10

11 Indiana University, Bloomington, 2013, Going to the People: Jews and the Ethnographic Impulse, International Conference (Co-organizer) "Ethnography and Folklore among Polish Jews in Israel". Indiana University, Bloomington, 2011, AFS Annual Meeting "Women in Times of War and Persecution in Jewish Folk Legends". Washington, DC, 2011, AJS Annual Meeting "Degenderized Heroines in Jewish Folk Legends". Bar-Ilan 2010, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research "New Perspective of the Study of Folk Literary Genres." Jerusalem 2009, The International Congress of Judaic Studies "The 1863 Polish Uprising in the Jewish Legend." Haifa 2009, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research "Ideology and the Beginning of Folklore Research in Eastern Europe." Wrocław 2008, Modern Jewish Culture: Diversities and Unities Diaspora and Eretz Israel in Jewish Legends. Jerusalem 2008, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research "From Woman to Woman Women s Folk Narratives in Eastern Europe. Toronto 2007, The American Association of Jewish Studies Judaization of Space in Legends of Polish Jew. Los Angeles 2007, Western States Folklore Society Conference Eve and Lilith: Men and Women Telling the Myth of the Creation of Woman. Haifa 2006, Israel Folktale Archives Jubilee Book Meeting. Conference organizer. Beer Sheva 2006, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research Panel on The Study of Folklore in Israel. Jerusalem 2006, Institute for Advanced Studies Conference on Ethnography and Literature In Quest of a Narrative. Leipzig 2005, How General is Jewish History? The Study of Jewish Folklore in Eastern Europe. Haifa 2005, Israel Folktale Archives Jubilee Conference Going to the Folk - The IFA Research Expeditions. Haifa 2004, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research Women and Femininity. Conference organizer. Haifa 2004, Literature and Philosophy. Conference organizer. Haifa 2004, Literary Representation of the Holocaust. Conference co-organizer. Haifa 2004, The Inter-University Conference of Literary Research, Conference organizer. Haifa 2003, Literary Works, Literary Criticism and Literary Research. Conference organizer. Tel-Aviv 2002, Inter-University Conference for Folklore Research Women Narratives in the Holocaust. 11

12 Jerusalem 2001, Conference in Honor of Prof. Dov Noy Nationality and the Research of Jewish Folklore in Eastern Europe. Melbourne 2001, International Society for Folk Narrative Research Women in the Holocaust: The Story about a Jewish Woman Who Killed a Nazi in a Concentration Camp. Bar-Ilan 2001, Women in Yiddish Culture Women in Folk Narratives of Polish Jews. Haifa 2000, The 4 th Annual Conference of Women Studies, The Narrative of the Jewish Virgin of Ludmir. Haifa 2000, Conference for Yiddish Culture Research Yiddishism and the Study of Jewish Folklore in Poland. Haifa 1999, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research, The Polish King Jan Sobieski in the Jewish Folk Legend. Jerusalem 1998, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research. The Contribution of the Historian Mayer Bałaban to the Study of Ethnography and Folklore of Polish Jews. Innsbruck 1998, The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, Contemporary Saints Legends in Israeli Society Göttingen 1998, The International Society for Folk Narrative Research, Women in Times of Persecution in Legends of Polish Jews Los Angeles 1997, Jewish Folklore Conference UCLA, Legends of Settlement in an Israeli Kibbutz. Zikhron Ya acov 1996, The Israeli Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Trees As Key Symbol in Kibbutz Settling Stories. Ben Gurion University 1996, Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research, Legends of Origin in an Israeli Kibbutz. Bar-Ilan 1995, The Inter-University Conference for the Research of Folklore in Israel - "Legends of Acceptance of the Jews of Poland." Haifa 1994, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research - Jewish and Israeli Myth, "Landscapes of Wishes in Legends of Origin of Polish Jews." Haifa 1994, Folklore Conference in honor of Aliza Shenhar, "The Virgin of Ludmir Legend - A 'Shevah' about Woman - Zaddik?" Haifa 1993, The Inter-University Conference of the Departments of Hebrew Literature "Out of Natural Context - 'The Miracle in the Cemetery' by K. Junosza." Bloomington 1993, The 11th International Conference of the International Society For Contemporary Legend Research, "From Religion to Nationality - the Hanukkah Narrative in Israeli Secular Culture." Jerusalem 1993, The World Congress for Jewish Studies, "Synagogues in Poland as Reflected in Folk Narratives." Milwaukee 1992, Association for Israeli Studies Annual Meeting, "Myth and Symbols of the Kibbutz in the Narratives of a Kibbutz Storyteller". 12

13 Princeton 1992, The 2nd International Congress for Research of Yemenite Jewry, "The Legends of Yemenite Jews in Israel" Bar-Ilan 1991, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research, "A Jewish Storyteller in a Polish Context." Newfoundland 1991, The American Folklore Society Conference, "Legends of Beginnings of Jewish Settlements in Poland." Boston 1991, The American Association For Jewish Studies 23rd Annual Conference, "Folk Legends of Polish Jewry". Haifa 1990, International Conference for Utopia Studies, "Folktale and Utopia" (with A. Shenhar). Haifa 1990, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research - "The Immigration of Polish Jewry in the Fifties: A Folkloristic Perspective". Jerusalem 1990, Israeli Anthropology Society - "Space in the Jewish Saints' Legend". Jerusalem 1990, A Conference in Honor of Dov Noy - "The Folk Narrative of Polish Jews in Israel". Bar-Ilan 1990, The First International Congress for Research of Yemenite Jewry - "Israeli Reality in the Traditional Story - A Study of the Evolving Traditional Yemenite Jewish Folk- Narrative After Immigrating to Israel". Oakland 1990, The American Folklore Society Conference - "Mythicizing and Demythicizing of the Kibbutz in the Narratives of a Kibbutz Story-Teller". Budapest 1989, The 9th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research - "Character in Jewish Legend". Philadelphia 1989, Jewish Folklore: American-Israeli Dialogue - "Processes of Change in Israeli Society as Reflected in Folklore Research - The Beit-She`an Model" (with A. Shenhar). Jerusalem 1989, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research - "Documentation in Contextual Research of Folk Literature" (with A. Shenhar). Haifa 1987, The Inter-University Conference of Folklore Research, "Narration and the Components of Communication in Legends". Haifa 1987, Israeli Anthropology Society - "Performance of The Jewish Saints' Legend". Jerusalem 1985, Ninth World Congress for Jewish Studies - "Shock Culture and Folklore Creation among Israeli New Immigrants". Haifa 1983, The Heritage of Sephardi Jewry - "The Jewish Sacred Legend". Tel-Aviv 1982, 1st International Conference of Jewish Theater - "Performance and Genre Definition". Jerusalem 1981, Eight World Congress for Jewish Studies - "Overt and Covert Transmission in a Story-Telling Event". Colloquium Talks and Invited Addresses 13

14 Michigan State University, East Lansing, "Women in Times of Persecution in Eastern Europe." University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, " Jewish Poland A Materialized Settlement and a Metaphysical Landscape in Jewish Legends." Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 2013, "Jewish Myths Hegemonic and Subversive Messages." Utah State University, Logan, 2012, Folklore Program, The 31st annual Fife Honor Lecture "Women in Times of Persecution in Jewish Folk Legends." Indiana University, Bloomington, 2012, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology Research Colloquium Series "Women in Times of Persecution in Jewish Folk Legends." Indiana University, Bloomington, 2011, Workshop of Borns Jewish Studies Program "Jewish National Movements and the Beginning of Jewish Folklore Studies." Indiana University, Bloomington, 2011, "From Beginning to Destruction in Folk Legends of Polish Jews." Haifa 2008, Departmental Seminar In Memory of Prof. Rafi Talmon Israel Folktale Archives and the Legacy of the Arab Folk Narrative in Israel. Penn State University 2007, In Quest of a Narrative An Ethnography in an Israeli Kibbutz. Harrisburg College 2007, Israeli Cinderella. University of Pennsylvania 2007, Settlement, Trees and Ideology in Kibbutz Local Legends. Dickinson College 2007, The Myth of Creation of the First Woman. Penn State University 2007, Poland as Jewish Space. University of Leipzig 2005, Rhetoric of Place in an Israeli Kibbutz. Simon-Dubnow-Institute, Leipzig 2004, "Ideology and the Study of Jewish Folklore in Poland." University of Potsdam 2004, Poland - A Materialized Settlement and Metaphysical Landscape. The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute 2003, Jewish Wedding in the Folk Narratives of Moroccan Jews. The University of Haifa 1999, The Jewish Community Project Colloquia, Legends of the Jewish Communities in Poland. Stanford University 1997, The Faculty Colloquia Series of Jewish Studies, Local Legends and Cultural Interpretation. Indiana University, Bloomington 1997, The Folklore Institute Colloquia, Esther the Jewess and Casimir the Great King of Poland. University of California, Berkeley. 1997, The Middle Eastern Studies and Department of Anthropology Series, Key Symbols in Kibbutzim Local Legends. Bar-Ilan 1995, "S.Y. Agnon and the Legends of the Jews of Poland." University of Pennsylvania 1992, Department of Linguistics, Seminar of Prof. W. Labov - "The Rhetorics in Jewish Legends." University of Pennsylvania 1992, Department of Asian and Near-Eastern Studies, Seminar of Prof. Y. Zerubavel, "Past and Present in the Legend of Yemenite Jews in Israel." Bar-Ilan 1990, Seminar of The Department of Jewish Literature, "Time and Space As Means of Characterization in the Hassidic Shevah." 14

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