Efraim Sicher and Natalia Skradol |
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
Efraim Sicher teaches English and comparative literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva. His fields of research are dystopian fiction, English and Russian literature, and modern Jewish culture. He is the author of Jews in Russian Literature (1995; reissued 2005), Rereading the City / Rereading Dickens (2003), and The Holocaust Novel (2005), and the editor of Breaking Crystal: Writing and Memory after Auschwitz (1998) and Isaac Babel, Red Cavalry and Other Stories (reissued 2005). In 2004-2005 he was a Visiting Researcher at the English Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Natalia Skradol is a freelance translator in Tel Aviv. Her doctoral dissertation, Tropes of the Body and the Organic in the Press of Nazi Germany, Based on an Analysis of the Frankfurter Zeitung and the Voelkischer Beobachter of the Years 1933-1945 (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2003), is a pioneering study of the rhetoric of totalitarian mass media from the perspective of politically oriented psychoanalysis. She has published on totalitarian discourse, postmodern film, and German-Jewish philosophy and has completed a book-length study of constructions of the body in the Nazi press. She is currently working on a study of laughter and public show trials in Stalinist Russia.
Essays in Partial Answers
A World Neither Brave Nor New : Rereading Dystopian Fiction after 9/11
Volume 4, Number 1, January 2006
Narrative as a Way of Thinking