Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Dr. Dina Berdichevsky

Email: berdichevsky(at)

Phone: +49 341 21735-751


Working at the Dubnow Institute as a Research Associate since 2017, funded by the Yad Hanadiv Rothschild Foundation and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Studied Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed her M. A. degree in 2009. Doctoral Candidate between 2010 and 2016 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; subject of PhD thesis: »The Essayistic Poetics of Y.H. Brenner and the Rise of Early Hebrew Modernism.«

Reseach Project

Sideways. The Horizontal Turn of Early Hebrew Modernism

Research Interests

  • European Jewry in the early twentieth century
  • Hebrew literature, Jewish literatures, literary modernism
  • Political and poetical history, history of emotions and subjectivity 


Essays and Articles

Measuring Distances. Hebrew Essayists Read World Literature, in: Prooftexts. A Journal of Jewish Literary History  36 (2017), 27–52 (forthcoming).


The Essay in Literature, the Essay in Cinema. Chronicle of Continuous Destruction, in: Takriv (Close up). Online Magazine for Discussion and Critique of Documentary Film 9 (2015) (Heb.).



Shimrit Peled, The Israeli Sovereign. The Novel and the Discourse, 1967–1973, in: Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature 28 (2016), 249–254 (Heb.).


Anita Shapira, Brenner. A Life, in: H-Net. Humanities and Social Sciences Online, January 2016.