Editor and coordinator of Ktav Et project


Magda Sara Szwabowicz is Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Hebrew Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland; Alumni of Paideia-Project Incubator (Stockholm 2010). Her academic interests include: Modern Hebrew Literature, literary output of Hebrew writers in interwar Poland and Israeli Arabs writings. She wrote her M.A. thesis on Hebrew literary periodicals printed in Warsaw between two World Wars. Currently she continues working on Hebrew writings and press published in interwar Poland.


Advisers & Reviewers


Dr Marek Baraniak is graduate of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He currently works at the Department of Hebrew Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw. He teaches literature and biblical languages, he is also a guide to the Holy Land. Among his publications: ‘A prophet like Moses’ (Dt 18,9-22) – The Hermeneutics of the Law of the Prophet in Ancient Israel (Vocatio, Warszawa 2005); The Return of an Unclean Spirit: Luke 11,24-26 (Studia Bobolanum 4, 2005)



Dr Marta Marzańska-Mishani is lecturer in Modern Hebrew Studies at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, at the University of Cambridge, taught Modern Hebrew literature at the Department of Hebrew Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw, and at the Leo Baeck College in London. Specialises in Hebrew literature written in Eastern Europe at the turn of the 19th and 20th century and the Warsaw centre of Hebrew culture.


Dror Mishani is the Hebrew Fiction Editor in Keter Books Publishing house in Israel, and a lecturer in the Literature Department at Tel Aviv University. He published a book - The Ethnic Unconscious - on the Emmenrgence of 'Mizrahiut' in Hebrew Literature in the 1980's (Am Oved, Tel Aviv 2006) and translated to Hebrew The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes and What is an Author? by Michel Foucault (Resling, Tel Aviv 2005). His academic interests include: Hebrew literary history, Literary theory in the 20th century, the Detective, French Literature, Literature and Ethnicity.


Prof UW dr hab. Shoshana Ronen is professor at University of Warsaw, the head of the Department of Hebrew Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Among her publications: In Pursuit of the Void: Journeys to Poland in Contemporary Israeli Literature (The Judaica Foundation, Cracow 2001); Nietzsche and Wittgenstein: In Search of Scular Salvation (Dialog, Warszawa 2002); Polin – A Land of Forests and Rivers: Images of Poland and Poles in Contemporary Hebrew Literature in Israel (WUW, Warsaw 2007). Lately she edited with Alina Molisak a collection of essays by Polish and Israeli scholars, Polish and Hebrew Literature and National Identity (Elipsa, Warsaw 2010).

Ronen is interested in modern Hebrew literature, Jewish thought, and modern philosophy. Particularly she is dealing with questions like: The Holocaust in Hebrew literature, Jewish philosophical and theological thinking after Auschwitz; women in Judaism and Hebrew literature, memory, identity and nationhood in modern Hebrew literature.


Dr hab. Maciej Tomal is associate professor at the Department of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University, and at the Department of Hebrew Studies, University of Warsaw. He received his Ph.D. from University of Warsaw in 2000 for a thesis entitled Judeo-Arabic commentary of a Karaite Yefet Ben ‘Eli on the Book of Amos. A Critical Edition. Granted with post-doctoral degree (habilitation) for a book Studies in Neo-Aramaic Tenses (Austeria, Cracow-Budapest 2008) in 2010. He is an author of numerous articles on the history of Hebrew language, concerning Ashkenazi Hebrew and Hebrew elements in Latin inscriptions among them.