Dr. Miryam Sivan
Miryam Sivan is originally from New York City. She has been living in Israel since 1995 and received her doctorate at the University of Haifa in 2002. Her research interests are in the field of contemporary American literature and literature of the Shoah. Her recent publications include Belonging Too Well: Portraits of Identity in Cynthia Ozick's Fiction (SUNY, 2009) and "Stoning the Messenger: Yehiel Dinur's House of Dolls and Piepel," in the forthcoming anthology What No One Wants to Talk About: Sexual Abuse, Women, and the Holocaust (UP New England, 2010). She has published articles on Cynthia Ozick, James Baldwin, and on a number of Israeli writers. She is also a creative writer and has recently completed a novel, Make it Concrete. Her stories have appeared in American and British publication, and two stories were dramatized in recent years, " City of Refuge" in London in 2006 and "Besieged" last year at the Lower East Side Arts Festival in New York.