Adena Tanenbaum

Associate Professor
Faculty

Professor Tanenbaum's research focuses on medieval Jewish intellectual history with a special emphasis on literary works from Islamic lands. She coordinates The Culture of Contemporary Israel course and teaches an honors section of that course. She also teaches a variety of medieval and modern Hebrew literature courses. She has a long-standing interest in philosophical themes in Hebrew poetry from Spain. She is the author of The Contemplative Soul: Hebrew Poetry and Philosophical Theory in Medieval Spain (2002), and numerous articles on Spanish and Yemenite Jewish poetry.

Before coming to OSU, Dr. Tanenbaum spent twelve years in England as a Member of the Oriental Studies Faculty of Oxford University, a Senior Associate of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and a Visiting Lecturer at University College London.
 
At OSU, Professor Tanenbaum coordinates Hebrew 241, "The Culture of Contemporary Israel" and teaches an honors section of that course. She also teaches a variety of medieval and modern Hebrew literature courses.
Areas of Expertise
  • Philosophical themes in Hebrew poetry from Spain
  • Medieval Jewish intellectual history
Education
  • PhD, Harvard University

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