Miryam Segal



King Hall 210 C


Miryam Segal is associate professor in the department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College. She is also Director of the Religious Studies program at Queens College, and a faculty member of the Middle East & Middle Eastern American Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Her research interests are modern Hebrew literature and culture—especially language politics, gender and nationalism—and late biblical and early rabbinic Jewish law.  She has written a book about the politics of the controversial accent shift in spoken Hebrew and in poetry from Ashkenazic to the new accent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, A New Sound in Hebrew Poetry (Indiana UP, 2010), and co-edited a volume of essays on the embarrassment of scriptures entitled Vixens Disturbing Vineyards (Academic Studies Press, 2010).

Prior to joining the faculty at Queens College, Professor Segal was assistant professor in the Comparative Literaure Department at Indiana University, and visiting assistant professor at the Harvard Divinity School. She earned her A.B. in Literature at Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.



Aramaic 205. Aramaic for Hebrew Readers
Aramaic 350. Talmudic Structure and Argumentation


Hebrew 150 Introduction to Hebrew Literature in Translation

Hebrew 352, 358. Modern Hebrew Literature


Hebrew 307. Classical Hebrew

Hebrew 321. Readings from the Torah

Hebrew 350W. Biblical Narrative and Poetry in Translation


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