Bio


Vered Karti Shemtov is the Eva Chernov Lokey senior lecturer in the department of Comparative Literature and the Middle Eastern Program at Stanford University. She is the Coordinator of the Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture project. She served as the Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Jewish Studies until 2011. Some of Shemtov's recent publications include: Changing Rhythms: Towards a Theory of Prosody in Cultural Context, Bar Ilan Press, Israel 2012, “Hebrew Poetry: 1781-2010” Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Revised edition, July 2012, “Discontinuous Spaces in A. B Yehoshua’s Novel The Liberated Bride,” Intersecting Sights, Heksherim and BGU Press, 2010 and a co-edited volume (with Charlotte Fonrobert) on Jewish Conceptions and Practices of Space, JSS 2005.

Academic Appointments


  • Senior Lecturer, Stanford Language Center

Honors & Awards


  • Chancellor's Award and Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley (1999)
  • Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford University (2006)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Past Co-Director, Taube Center for Jewish Studies (6 years of service)
  • Coordinator, Hebrew@Stanford, Stanford University
  • Past Board Member, Taube Foundation
  • Member, National Association of Professors of Hebrew
  • Past Board Member, Lively Arts, Stanford University
  • Core Executive Committee Member, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University
  • Editorial Board Member, Prooftexts
  • Conference Board Member, National Association of Professors of Hebrew
  • Advisory Board Member, Venice Center for Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies
  • Test Committee Chair, SAT Hebrew (up to 8/2011)
  • Review Editor, Hebrew Studies Journal, Modern Hebrew (2006 - 2006)
  • Member, Modern Language Association
  • Member, Association of Jewish Studies
  • Member, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Professional Education


  • B.A., Tel Aviv University, Israel, Comparative Literature
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Comparative Literature

2020-21 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (NonAC)
    Ella Elbaz

All Publications


  • History and Responsibility: Hebrew Literature and 1948 Special Issue of Jewish Social Studies edited by Shemtov, V., Eshel, A., Hever, H. 2013
  • Dan Pagis: Poetic lines without a Home in Collected Essays on the work of Dan Pagis Shemtov, V. edited by Hever, H. Bialik Insittuion, TBP, Tel Aviv . 2013
  • Technology and Language Teaching in Higher Education: Some thoughts about the State of the Field Gadish Shemtov, V. 2012
  • Dwelling in the Stanzas of the Text: The Concept of 'Bayt' in Hebrew Poetry Sh'ma Shemtov, V. 2012
  • Hebrew Literature 1920 to the present Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Shemtov, V. edited by Greene, R., Cushman, S., Cavanagh, C., Ramazani, J., Rouzer, P. Princeton University Press. 2012
  • Hebrew Poetry: 1781-1920 Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Shemtov, V. edited by Greene, R., Cushman, S., Cavanagh, C., Ramazani, J., Rouzer, P. Princeton University Press. 2012
  • Technology and Language Teaching in Higher Education: Some thoughts about the State of the Field Issues in the Acquisition and Teaching of Hebrew Shemtov, V. edited by Feuer, A., Armon-Lotem, S., Cooperman, B. Bethesda: University Press of Maryland. 2009
  • Attraversando I Confini: Dallo Spazio Letterario Alle Frontiere Geografico-Politiche Nei Romanzi la Sposa Liberata Opera Letteraria di Yehoshua Shemtov, V. 2008
  • The Bible in Contemporary Israeli Literature: Text and Place in Zeruya Shalev's Husband and Wife and Michal Govrin's Snapshots Hebrew Studies Shemtov, V. 2006
  • Between a Jewish and an Israeli Perspective of Space: A Reading in Yehuda Amichai’s “Jewish Travel” and “Israeli Travel" JSS Shemtov, V. 2005
  • Jewish Conceptions and Practices of Space Special issue ofJewish Social Studies edited by Shemtov, V., Fonrobert, C. 2005
  • Metrical hybridization: Prosodic ambiguities as a form of social dialogue POETICS TODAY Shemtov, V. 2001; 22 (1): 65-87
  • Metrical Hybridization: Prosodic ambiguities as a form of social dialogues Poetics Today Shemtov, V. 2001