Prof. Nancy Ezer

 


Nancy Ezer, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Hebrew

Office: 366 Humanities
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511
(310) 206-2229 - phone
nezer@humnet.ucla.edu

EDUCATION

1987 Ph.D. in Hebrew Literature at UCLA
1983 M.A. in Hebrew Literature at UCLA
1970 High School Teaching Certificate of Hebrew Literature and Language at Tel Aviv University
1969 B.A. in Hebrew Literature and Language at Tel Aviv University

EXPERIENCE

1987 - present

Lecturer of Hebrew at UCLA

  • Teaching experience in Elementary, Intermediate Advanced, and Conversational Hebrew
  • Developed courses in Conversational Hebrew, Modern Scholarly Hebrew, Israeli Society through Hebrew Songs and Vides, and Israel through Contemporary Short Stories and Films (in English)
  • Created Honors Discussion Sections on Hebrew through Songs, Hebrew through the Newspaper, and Hebrew through Sidur Prayers
  • Authored and designed a Hebrew Electronic Workbook with audio playback for Elementary Hebrew courses
1998, 1991 - summers Intensive Hebrew 1ABC at UCLA
1988 - 1990 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Hebrew at University of Judaism, L.A.
1980 - 1987 Teaching Assistant of Hebrew at UCLA
1979 - 1980 Instructor of Hebrew literature and language at Yeshiva University, L.A.
1969 - 1974 Instructor of Hebrew literature and language at high schools in Israel

GRANTS

2009

Committee on Instructional Improvement Programs, Office of Instructional Development

2009 Common Collaborative Learning Environment (CCLE) Innovation and Development Program    
2006 Committee on Instructional Improvement Programs, Office of Instructional Development

PUBLICATIONS

2011 (forthcoming)

“Between Comic Terror and Jewish Humor: Yitzhak Laor’s As Much as You Give Me,” Collection of Essays on Yitzhak Laor’s Work, Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, Israel.

2011 (forthcoming)

“Depression and Melancholia in Brenner’s Breakdown and Bereavement,” Hador, The Hebrew Annual of America, V. 4.

2010

“Hebrew Electronic Workbook: Rigorous Grammar Practice Outside the Classroom,” Hebrew Higher Education, Published at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in Institutions of Higher Learning, V. 13.

2009

“From Text to Context: The Reader and the Signification Process in Yuval Shimoni’s A Room,” Ma’ase Sipur, Bar- Ilan University Press, Israel.

2009

“Beyond the Stereotypes of Old Age: Women and Aging in Joshua Kenaz’s Novel The Way to the Cats,” Hador, The Hebrew Annual of America, V. 3.           

2008

“The Terror Within and the Pagan Discourse: Yitzhak Laor’s Postmodern Satire And With My Spirit, My Corpse,” Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature, V. 22, The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University, Israel.

2008

“Mother Daughter Dialectics: Socialization of Survival in David Grossman’s novel The Book of Internal Grammar,” Hador, The Hebrew Annual of America, V.2.

2007

“Black Humor and the Grotesque in Yitzhak Laor’s Novel Ecce Homo,” Alei-Siah, Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, Israel.

2005

“Ideology, Melancholy and Postmodern Irony in Itzhak Laor’s The People, Food Fit for a King,” Alpayim, Israel..

2004

“Allegory and Simulacra in Yuval Simoni’s ‘The Art of War’,” Iton 77, V. 288, Israel..

2003

“Rena Lee’s Stories Collection: Far From Home,” Hadoar, V. 82, 2, New York.

2002

“Flirtation in S.Y. Agnon’s Shira,” History and Literature: New Readings of Jewish Texts in Honor of Arnold J. Band, ed. William Cutter and David C. Jacobson, Brown Judaic Studies, Brown University Press, Providence.

2002

“From the Melancholy of an Individual to the Melancholy of a Social Class: From Brenner’s Breakdown and Bereavement to Shabtai’s Past Continuous,” Dappim Research in Literature, Haifa University, Israel.

1992

Literature and Ideology, Papyrus Publishing House at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

1987

Workbook Hebrew 1ABC, Academic Publishing Service, UCLA

SERVICE

2007 Co-editor of Hador, the Hebrew Annual of America
2006 Sub-Committee for Literature and Culture Proposals and Sessions for NAPH International Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture at the University of Minnesota
2005-present Book Review Editor of Hebrew Higher Education
2001-2003 The College Board’s Modern Hebrew Test Development Committee for the SAT II exam in the Modern Hebrew
1992-1995 Captain of homeless feeding center for FAITH (Family Assistance Involving the Homeless) in Santa Monica
1989-2000 UCLA Committee for the Education Abroad Program to Israel

AWARDS

2009, 2008

Nominee for the Brian P. Copenhaver Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology

2007-2008 Non-Senate Faculty Professional Development Award
2007 Distinguished Teaching Award
2007 Non-Senate Faculty Professional Development Award
2006, 1994 NELC nominee for the Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award
1997 Certificate of Acknowledgment from UCLA Hillel
1994 City of Santa Monica Mayor's Commendation for service to the homeless.

PAPERS

2010

Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, New York, “A Romantic-Postmodern Novel: A New Hybrid in Lea Aini’s someone must be here, presented at The National Association of Professors of Hebrew (NAPH) International Conference on Hebrew Language and Literature.

2009

University College London, “Between Comic Terror and Jewish Humor: Yitzhak Laor's As Much as You Give Me,” presented at NAPH International Conference on Hebrew Language and Literature.

2008 

McGill University, Montreal Canada, “Hebrew Electronic Workbook: Rigorous Grammar Practice outside the Classroom,” presented at NAPH International Conference on Hebrew Language and Literature.

2007 The University of Sydney Australia“The Dual Loyalty of Lea Aini’s Encyclopedic Satire Ashtoret,” presented at NAPH International Conference on Hebrew Language and Literature.
2006 The University of Minnesota, “black Humor and the Grotesque in Yitzhak Laor’s Novel Ecce Homo,” presented at NAPH.
2005 Stanford University, “The Pagan Discourse in Yitzhak Laor’s And With My Spirit, My Corpse”, presented at The National Association of Professors of Hebrew (NAPH) International Conference on Hebrew Language and Literature.
2004 The University of Texas Austin, “The Terror Within: Yitzhak Laor’s And With My Spirit, My Corpse as a Postmodern Satire”, presented at NAPH.
2003 University of South Florida, "Allegory and Simulacra in Youval Shimoni's ‘The Art of War’", presented at NAPH.
2002 Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, "The Reader and the Signification Process in Youval Shimoni's A Room", presented at NAPH.
2001 Hebrew Union College, New York, "Irony on Ideology and Melancholy in Yitzhak Laor's The People, Food Fit for a King", presented at NAPH.
2000 Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago, "Parody on Melancholy: Orly Castel-Bloom's Dolly City", presented at NAPH.
1999 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, "From the Melancholy of an Individual to the Melancholy of a Social Class: from Brenner's Breakdown and Bereavement to Shabtai's Past Continuous", presented at NAPH.
1998 Jewish Theological Seminary, NY, "Melancholy, Allegory, Utopia in Brenner's Breakdown and Bereavement", presented at NAPH.
1997 Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, "Depression and Melancholia in Breakdown and Bereavement by Y. H. Brenner", presented at NAPH.
1996 University of Memphis, "Flirtation in Shira by Agnon," presented at NAPH.
1995 University of Central Florida, "Friendship Among Elderly Women in the novel The Way to the Cats by Joshua Kenaz," presented at NAPH.
1994 Boston, "Beyond the Stereotype of Old Age: a gendered reading of the novel The Way to the Cats by Joshua Kenaz," presented at the Association for Jewish Studies.

UC Berkeley, "The Jewish Survival Complex: a feminist reading of the novel The Book of Internal Grammar by David Grossman," presented NAPH.
1993 North Carolina, "The Mother-Daughter Dialectic," presented at the Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).
1990 Yeshiva University, New York, "Structure and Rhetoric of the novel Past Continuous by Y. Shabtai," presented at NAPH.
1988 UCLA, "The Detective Genre in Protokol by Y. Ben-Ner," presented at NAPH.

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