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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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In 2015-16,  Adam Rovner served as a Lady Davis Fellow in the Department of English at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His book, In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands Before Israel, was published by NYU Press in December 2014 and was favorably reviewed in many outlets, including The Times Literary Supplement (UK). Adam's short documentary about the Jewish nationalist ideology known as 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 an article on Jabotinsky's geographic imagination in the journal Partial Answers (2017), and an award-winning essay in the edited volume What Ifs of Jewish History (Cambridge 2016). His general interest articles have appeared recently in The Forward, Jewish Renaissance (UK), and Paper Brigade.


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