Faculty of Humanities / Romance and Latin American Studies
Prof. Ruth Fine
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Prof. Ruth Fine

Salomon & Victoria Cohen Chair in Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Studies

Ruth Fine is Salomon and Victoria Cohen Professor in Iberian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and director of the Institute of Western Cultures. Her fields of expertise are semiotics, literary theory and Iberian literatures and cultures, areas in which she has published books and articles. She acts as the President of the Israeli Association of Hispanists and Vice-President of the AIH (Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas). She was awarded the "Orden del Mérito Civil" by the King of Spain for her contribution to Spanish culture. In 2016 she was elected corresponding member of the Royal Spanish Academy (Real Academia Española)

Research Interests

* Spanish Golden Age Literature
* The Literature of the Conversos after 1492
* Semiotics and Literary Theory
* The Work of Cervantes
* The Presence of the Bible and of Jewish Elements in the Work of Cervantes
* Contemporary Ibero-American literature
*The Work of Jorge Luis Borges

Currently Teaching (Academic Year 2015-2016)

B.A courses
*Introduction to Latin American Narrative
*Basic Elements of Narrative Theory in Latin American Literature (20th & 21st Cent)
*Tutorial in Iberian and Latin American Literautre
*In the Footsteps of Don Quijote: A Journey to the Spanish Golden Age Literature
(16th and 17th centuries)

M.A courses
*Cervantes and Borges: Aesthetic Perspectives in Dialogue
*The Presence of the Bible in the Conversos' Literature of the Spanish Golden Age
*Tutorial in Iberian and Latin American Literature

Contact Information
Room: 6606
Tel: 972-2-5883830
email: ruth.fine@mail.huji.ac.il