Professor of Comparative Literature & Near Eastern Studies
Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Near Eastern Studies
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Research Expertise and Interest
comparative literature, Near Eastern studies, 19th-century European and American novel, modernism, literary aspects of the bible, modern and biblical Hebrew literature
Robert Alter received his Ph.D. from Harvard. His areas of particular interest are the 19th-century European and American novel, modernism, the literary aspects of the Bible, and modern Hebrew literature.