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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 is professor of education (Faculty of Education) and Jewish studies (LA&PS, Department of Humanities) at York University in Toronto, and Koschitzky Family Chair in Jewish Teacher Education. Her primary research involves the interpretation and influence of intertextual echoes in layers of Hebrew language and literature, particularly in modern Hebrew writing. Current research concentrates on the poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch and Sivan Har-Shefi as nonlinear self portraiture.

Her academic interests are in layers of Hebrew Language and Literature ranging from Biblical texts and Aramaic targum texts, to medieval, modern, and contemporary Hebrew belles lettres; women’s self-writing, life writing; verbal self-portraiture and écriture féminine; complex relationships in contemporary literature of Israel; research in teaching & learning in Jewish schools; adolescents’ & children’s picturebooks and literature.

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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.

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2021 AP/HUMA3691 3.0 A Picture Books in Children's Culture SEMR



Laura Wiseman is professor of education (Faculty of Education) and Jewish studies (LA&PS, Department of Humanities) at York University in Toronto, and Koschitzky Family Chair in Jewish Teacher Education. Her primary research involves the interpretation and influence of intertextual echoes in layers of Hebrew language and literature, particularly in modern Hebrew writing. Current research concentrates on the poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch and Sivan Har-Shefi as nonlinear self portraiture.

Her academic interests are in layers of Hebrew Language and Literature ranging from Biblical texts and Aramaic targum texts, to medieval, modern, and contemporary Hebrew belles lettres; women’s self-writing, life writing; verbal self-portraiture and écriture féminine; complex relationships in contemporary literature of Israel; research in teaching & learning in Jewish schools; adolescents’ & children’s picturebooks and literature.

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.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2021 AP/HUMA3691 3.0 A Picture Books in Children's Culture SEMR