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Laura Wiseman

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Department of Humanities

Associate Professor
Koschitzky Family Chair in Jewish Teacher Education

Office: Winters College, 247
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77366
Email: lwiseman@edu.yorku.ca


Laura Wiseman, PhD Hebrew Language and Literature, Collaborative Doctorate Jewish Studies, is a member of the Faculty of Education, Department of Humanities LAPS, and Faculty of Graduate Studies. As Koschitzky Family Chair in Jewish Teacher Education, she works with students of the Jewish Teacher Education Program preparing to teach Jewish Studies in formal, informal and experiential education settings. Her research focuses on the significance of intertextual reverberations in Hebrew language and literature: prose and poetry, life writing and écriture féminine. Her work takes into account classical Hebrew sources as well as medieval and modern belles lettres. Wiseman’s present research is on the sacred and the sensual in contemporary Hebrew love poetry by Sivan Har-Shefi. Professor Wiseman is currently president of Canadian Society for Jewish Studies and vice president of Midwest Jewish Studies Association.

Recent works

Wiseman, Laura. (forthcoming 2022). “Love Urgently, Wistfully, Playfully, Sacredly (Parts One and Two).” From Knowledge to Interpretive Transmission: Critical (Canadian) Readings of Jewish History and Thought. Daniel Maoz and Esti Mayer, eds. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Wiseman, Laura. 2021. “Word on the Street in the State Book Satires of S.Y. Agnon.” Agnon’s Tales of the Land of Israel. Shalom Carmy and Jeffrey Saks, eds. Eugene: Wipf and Stock. 151-165.

Wiseman, Laura. 2021. “Lament Poetry: Voices of Protest.” Spatialized Injustice in the Contemporary City: Protesting as Public Pedagogy. S. Nombuso Dlamini and Angela Steinen, eds. Routledge/Taylor and Francis. 114-133.

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Degrees

Ph.D. Hebrew Language & Literature, University of Torornto
Collaborative Doctorate - Jewish Studies, University of Toronto
M.A. Hebrew Language & Literature, University of Toronto
M.Ed. Curriculum, Second Lang. Acquis., University of Toronto, O.I.S.E.
Hons. B.A. Jewish Studies; Education, McGill University

Appointments

Faculty of Education

Research Interests

, Hebrew Lang. & Lit.; Jewish Ed.

Approach to Teaching


2020-2023 courses

GS/EDUC 5522/ GS/HUMA 6164 Visual and Verbal Portraiture in Nonlinear Life Writing
GS/EDUC 5340 [Research Seminar in] Adolescent and Children’s Literature
ED/EDUC 3600 Literacy and Culture
ED/HEB 2030 Teaching Modern Hebrew Language Arts and Jewish Studies
AP/HUMA 3931 / AP/CCY 3931 Picturebooks in Children’s Culture
AP/HUMA 3688 / AP/CCY Holocaust Literature of Children and Youth


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2022 GS/EDUC5340 3.0 A Adolescent and Children's Literature SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2023 AP/HUMA3688 3.0 M Holocaust Literature of Children & Youth SEMR
Winter 2023 ED/EDUC3600 3.0 N Literacy and Culture ONLN


Laura Wiseman, PhD Hebrew Language and Literature, Collaborative Doctorate Jewish Studies, is a member of the Faculty of Education, Department of Humanities LAPS, and Faculty of Graduate Studies. As Koschitzky Family Chair in Jewish Teacher Education, she works with students of the Jewish Teacher Education Program preparing to teach Jewish Studies in formal, informal and experiential education settings. Her research focuses on the significance of intertextual reverberations in Hebrew language and literature: prose and poetry, life writing and écriture féminine. Her work takes into account classical Hebrew sources as well as medieval and modern belles lettres. Wiseman’s present research is on the sacred and the sensual in contemporary Hebrew love poetry by Sivan Har-Shefi. Professor Wiseman is currently president of Canadian Society for Jewish Studies and vice president of Midwest Jewish Studies Association.

Recent works

Wiseman, Laura. (forthcoming 2022). “Love Urgently, Wistfully, Playfully, Sacredly (Parts One and Two).” From Knowledge to Interpretive Transmission: Critical (Canadian) Readings of Jewish History and Thought. Daniel Maoz and Esti Mayer, eds. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Wiseman, Laura. 2021. “Word on the Street in the State Book Satires of S.Y. Agnon.” Agnon’s Tales of the Land of Israel. Shalom Carmy and Jeffrey Saks, eds. Eugene: Wipf and Stock. 151-165.

Wiseman, Laura. 2021. “Lament Poetry: Voices of Protest.” Spatialized Injustice in the Contemporary City: Protesting as Public Pedagogy. S. Nombuso Dlamini and Angela Steinen, eds. Routledge/Taylor and Francis. 114-133.

Degrees

Ph.D. Hebrew Language & Literature, University of Torornto
Collaborative Doctorate - Jewish Studies, University of Toronto
M.A. Hebrew Language & Literature, University of Toronto
M.Ed. Curriculum, Second Lang. Acquis., University of Toronto, O.I.S.E.
Hons. B.A. Jewish Studies; Education, McGill University

Appointments

Faculty of Education

Research Interests

, Hebrew Lang. & Lit.; Jewish Ed.

Approach to Teaching


2020-2023 courses

GS/EDUC 5522/ GS/HUMA 6164 Visual and Verbal Portraiture in Nonlinear Life Writing
GS/EDUC 5340 [Research Seminar in] Adolescent and Children’s Literature
ED/EDUC 3600 Literacy and Culture
ED/HEB 2030 Teaching Modern Hebrew Language Arts and Jewish Studies
AP/HUMA 3931 / AP/CCY 3931 Picturebooks in Children’s Culture
AP/HUMA 3688 / AP/CCY Holocaust Literature of Children and Youth


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2022 GS/EDUC5340 3.0 A Adolescent and Children's Literature SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2023 AP/HUMA3688 3.0 M Holocaust Literature of Children & Youth SEMR
Winter 2023 ED/EDUC3600 3.0 N Literacy and Culture ONLN