Yaffah Berlovitz is Professor Emerita of Hebrew Literature at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel. Her research interests include early women writers in Eretz Israel (1882–1914); the historiography of women writers in the period of the British Mandate (1918–1948); the development of literary writing by women in the kibbutz movement, in the period of the Yishuv and in the early years of the state; the exclusion of women prose writers in the pre-state period (1898–1948) from the Israeli bookshelf, and their contemporary restoration to the order of the day; women writers of the War of Independence generation; and studies of the works of Neḥamah Pukhachewsky, Ḥemdah Ben-Yehuda, Yehudit Hendel, Shulamit Hareven, Shoshana Sherira, and Sarah Levi-Tanai. Her books include Women’s Stories from the First Aliya (Sipurei nashim benot ha‘aliyah harishonah, 1984, 2001), Inventing a Land, Inventing a People: Literary and Cultural Foundations in the Creativity of the First Aliyah (Lehamtzi eretz, lehamtzi ‘am: Tashtiyot sifrut vetarbut biytzirah shel ha‘aliyah harishonah, 1996), Tender Rib: Stories of Women Writers in Pre-State Israel (She’ani Adamah ve’adam: Sipurei nashim ‘ad kom hamedinah, 2003), and A Wounded Bird: Dora Bader Diary (1933–1937) (Tzipor petzu‘ah: Dorah Bader yoman [1933–1937], 2010). Berlovitz heads the Israel Association of Feminist and Gender Studies (IAFGS) and edits its biweekly newsletter, and she is a feminist activist in several women’s organizations.
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