Associate Professor of English and Jewish literature
University of Denver
Sturm Hall, Room 387D
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Adam Rovner continues his research into 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 the topic is forthcoming from NYU Press. An essay ("Portuguese Palestine") drawn from his research, which was supported by a University PROF grant, was published in December 2012 in the UK magazine History Today.
Several other articles appeared in 2012 including: "Forcing the End: Apocalyptic Israeli Fiction (1971-2009)" in Narratives of Dissent: War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture (Wayne State UP), "Hebrew Literature post-1948" in The Cambridge Dictionary of Jewish Religion, History and Culture, "Promised Lands: Alfred Döblin as a Territorialist Ideologue" in Ma'arav: Art, Culture, Media, and an interview with Nathan Englander in English Literature Notes. Also in 2012, Adam Rovner's short documentary, "No Land Without Heaven: Isaac Nachman Steinberg and the Freeland League," was screened at the Bibliotheque Medem (Paris) the Israeli Center for Digital Art (Holon), and is now featured on MyJewishLearning.com.
Adam has recently presented lectures at The University of Haifa (Israel), Southern Methodist University, the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto, 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