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Prof. Adam Rovner

Adam Rovner

Adam Rovner
Associate Professor of English and Jewish literature
University of Denver

Sturm Hall, Room 387D
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-2861

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Adam Rovner continues to present his research on the intellectual history of Territorialism, the ideological movement to create homelands for persecuted Jews in the first half of the 20th Century.  His book on Territorialism, In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands Before Israel was published by NYU Press in December 2014. Adam Rovner's short documentary about Territorialism, "No Land Without Heaven: Isaac Nachman Steinberg and the Freeland League," was screened at the Center for Jewish History (Manhattan), the Bibliotheque Medem (Paris), and the Israeli Center for Digital Art (Holon). To learn more about his work, please visit

He recently published several articles in The Forward, including a review of a biography of Ze'ev Jabotinsky,a feature on a Jewish agricultural settlement in Colorado, and a review of a biography of Theodor Herzl. Forthcoming works accepted for publication include an essay in a volume of Jewish alternate histories (Cambridge 2015) and an theoretical article on Israeli microfiction in the journal Shofar. He also moderated public conversations with journalist Ari Shavit and author Michael Chabon in Denver.

Adam has recently presented invited lectures at the University of Oxford (UK), Florida International University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), The University of Haifa (Israel), Southern Methodist University (Dallas), the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto (Canada), the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Illinois, and King's College London (UK).


PhD (Comparative Literature), Indiana University, Indiana; MA (Comparative Literature), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem