Dr. Sonia Weiner

Department of English and American Studies
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Dr. Sonia Weiner
Phone: 03-6405039
Fax: 03-6407312
Office: Webb - School of Languages, 503

Research Interests

Sonia Weiner teaches and researches contemporary American Literature. Her research interests include migration fiction, transnational fiction, and African American literature. Her work focuses on intermedial configurations of text and photographic image.



"'Are you the translator?' Intimate Intermedial Narratives in Paisley Rekdal's Intimate: An American Family Photo Album." 

Amerikastudien/American Studies: A Quarterly, vol. 68, no. 3, 2023, pp. 341-360. The article was awarded "Best Article" of the journal for 2023.


"'The direction of the bizarre': Reimagining History in Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad."

 Alternative Realities: American Literature in the Era of Trumpism, edited by Dolores Resano, Palgrave Macmillan, July 2022. 


"Photographic Aesthetics and Migratory Ethics in Amitava Kumar's Immigrant, Montana."

Amerikastudien/American Studies: A Quarterly, vol. 66, no. 3, 2021, pp. 489-509.


"Chicago Now: Aleksandar Hemon, Dmitry Samarov, Erika L. Sánchez, and the Contemporary City of Immigrants." 

Chicago: A Literary History, edited by Frederik Byrn Køhlert, Camebridge University Press, 2021. 


“Photographic (Over) Exposures in the Nuclear Age in Joyce Carol Oates’s You Must Remember This.”

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies, vol. 5, 2019, pp. 1-39. 


American Migrant Fictions: Space, Narrative, Identity. Brill Rodopi, New Costerus Series, 2018.

Introduction: The Spatial Aesthetics of Transnationalism and Transligualism

1: Double Visions and Aesthetics of the Migratory: Aleksandar Hemon’s Lazarus Project

2: Cohesive Fragments: G.B. Trans’s Graphic Memoir Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey

3: Shape Shifting and the Shifting of Shapes: Migration and Transformation in Junot Díaz’s Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

4: “Weathering the Divide Between There and Here”: In-Between Spaces in Boris Fishman’s A Replacement Life

5: Translation and Transcreation in Vikram Chandra’s Red Earth and  Pouring Rain


“Double Visions and Aesthetics of the Migratory in Aleksandar Hemon's The Lazarus Project.” 

Studies in the Novel, vol. 46, no. 2, 2014, pp. 215-235.


"Narrating Photography in The Sweet Flypaper of Life."  MELUS, vol. 37, no. 1, 2012, pp. 155-176.


"Dialogue as Art – Reading Vikas Swarup's Q & A with Daya Krishna." Culture and Dialogue,

vol. 2, no. 1, 2012, pp. 3-14.


Forthcoming Publications

"Negotiating Archival Spaces in Valeria Luiselli's Lost Children Archive & Amitava Kumar's Immigrant, Montana." 

Companion to Migration Literature, edited by Gigi Adair, Rebecca Fasselt, and Carly McLaughlin, Routledge, 2023.



Introduction to Hebrew translation of Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman. Am Oved, 2016.

Introduction to Hebrew translation of W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black folk.  Nahar Books, 2008.


Awards & Prizes 

Israel Science Foundation Grant – 2013-17

Between Form and Content: Aesthetics of Contemporary American Novels of Migration

Israel Science Foundation Grant - 2021-2024

Photography Embedded American Autobiographical Fiction


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