Prof. Leona Toker
English Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, Leona Toker is Professor in the English Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures (Cornell University Press, 1989), Eloquent Reticence: Withholding Information in Fictional Narrative (University Press of Kentucky, 1993), Return from the Archipelago: Narratives of Gulag Survivors (Indiana University Press, 2000), Towards the Ethics of Form in Fiction: Narratives of Cultural Remission (Ohio State University Press, 2010), and articles on English, American, and Russian literature. Her current research deals with narratives of survivors of Nazi and Soviet concentration camps. She has founded and is editing Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, a semiannual academic periodical published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.