Late 19th and Earlier 20th century American Literature, Hebrew Bible, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Judaic Studies
I teach Modern Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
My main recent interest is Hebrew autobiography in the 20th century. My work foucses on autobiography, modern Hebrew literature, gender, and feminist writing.
Israeli Literature and Film; American Hebrew Literature; European Hebrew Literature; Yiddish Literature and Culture; Gender Studies
Early Modern Literature and Culture
Religion and Literature
Bible as Literature and Bible Translations
religion and literature, the Bible, the contemporary novel, and trauma theory
Cultural Contact in Medieval Iberia, Hebrew and Arabic cultures of Europe, The Medieval Mediterranean and its Legacy, Sephardic Traditions, Mediterranean Studies, Religious Studies & Philosophies
Jewish Literatures, Yiddish Literature, Hebrew Literature, American Literature, world literatures, comparative literature, translation studies, globalization, literary theory
Valerie Billing is Assistant Professor of English at Central College, where she teaches courses in Shakespeare, medieval and early modern English literature, world literature, LGBTQ+ literature, and disability literature. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Early Modern English Literature from the University of California, Davis. Valerie’s current research project investigates the erotics of size in a range of early modern drama, poetry, prose, and visual art.