Dr. Sonia Weiner

faculty of humanities
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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 (late 20th-to the present). Her research interests include migration fiction, transnational fiction, life-narrative, and intermediality (photo-text configurations).





"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. Sánchezand 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.


“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

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

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




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

Intermedial American Autobiographical Fiction


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