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About

Lev Kenaan (Ph.D Yale University 1995) is professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of Haifa. Her book, Pandora's Senses: The Feminine Character of the Ancient Text (Wisconsin, 2008) interprets the myth of the first woman and shows how femininity is embedded in masculine and canonical texts. Her recent book, The Ancient Unconscious: Psychoanalysis and the Ancient Text (Oxford, 2019) examines the central role of the notion of classical antiquity for the foundation of psychoanalysis. The book offers new interpretations of the Freudian unconscious. The study of culture and myths is central for Lev Kenaan’s writing that deals with the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature, intertextuality and interpretation of dreams, textuality and gender. She is consistingly active in bridging between myth, poetic thinking and contemporary methodolegies in the Humanities. She is the chief editor of a book series “Myth in the Humanities” whose first publication is Lev Kenaan & Noga Weiss, eds., Childhood Memory and Forgetfulness: Readings in Odysseus’ Scar, Haifa University Press and Pardes, 2018. Lev Kenaan is the editor of the Journal Dappim: Research in Literary Studies.