Barbara Mann is professor of cultural studies and Hebrew Literature and the Chana Kekst Professor of Jewish Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary. Her areas of expertise include Israeli and Jewish literature, cultural studies, modern poetry, critical theory and urban studies, literary modernism, and the fine arts. Mann is the author of Space and Place in Jewish Studies (Rutgers University Press, 2012) and A Place in History: Modernism, Tel Aviv and the Creation of Jewish Urban Space (Stanford University Press, 2005), in addition to numerous scholarly articles. She is Editor Emerita of Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History. Her current project, The Object of Jewish Literature: A Material History, is under contract with Yale University Press and has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Jewish Theological Seminary
The Scholar and the Bookmaker: On Encountering the Material Side of Things