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Yael Almog is a doctoral candidate in the German Department at the University of California, Berkeley, studying various constellations of literature, theology and philosophy. Examining the appearance of Hebrew in eighteenth-century texts — such as the works of Herder and Mendelssohn —, and in twentieth-century literature — such as Lasker-Schüler and Celan’s poetic enterprises — her dissertation establishes that Hebrew has become a trope that marks both the emergence and destabilizing of literary hermeneutics. Her other interests include secularism, particularly in regard to German-Jewish relations, Hebrew literature, literacy, textual circulation and media. Together with Erik Born, she edited the volume “Neighbors and Neighborhoods in the German-Speaking World”, a collection that deals with instances of neighborliness in literature in conjunction with the recent development of the term “the neighbor” by Agamben, Benjamin, and Santner, among others. Her research has so far been supported with grants from the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, the DAAD, and The Simon-Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture.