Ido Telem

Classics 116
Cohort Year: 2018
Advisor(s): Na'ama Rokem
Research Interests: Modern Hebrew literature, German enlightenment, reception, translation, aesthetic theory

I came to the University of Chicago after completing an M.A. in Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where I also hold a B.A. in Philosophy. My research focuses on the literary history of Zionism, and especially its German inheritance.

Teaching Experience:

- Introduction to Poetry Tutorial (Instructor, 2016-18, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

- Introductory + Intermediate Modern Hebrew (Assistant, 2019-20, University of Chicago)

- Jewish Civilization III: Language, Creation and Translation in Jewish Thought and Literature (Assistant, Spring 2021, University of Chicago)


B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2015 (magna cum laude)

M.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2018 (magna cum laude)


““Deborah in Captivity” or “Beyond the World”?–Else Lasker-Schüler’s Hebrew Reception.” Yearbook for European Jewish Literature Studies 8.1 (2021): 213-233.