Jill Robbins

Professor

S305 Callaway Memorial Center

Office: S305 Callaway Memorial Center

Phone: 404-727-1031

Fax: 404-727-7597

Email: jrobbi2@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Religion

Emory University
537 Kilgo Cir., Callaway S214

Atlanta, GA 30322

Biography

Jill Robbins, Professor. She received her B.A. in English with distinction from Cornell University, her M.Phil. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Yale University. Her research and expertise are in the areas of classical texts (the Bible, rabbinic literary criticism, figural interpretation, history of biblical interpretation); 19th and 20th century thought; and critical movements: phenomenology, hermeneutics, existentialism, deconstruction, Russian formalism, semiotics, philosophy of language, philosophical ethics. Before coming to Emory, she taught for 17 years at the State University of New York at Buffalo in Comparative Literature and English. In 1984-85 she was appointed a Georges Lurcy Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. In 1992-93 she was granted an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship.

She has authored two books, Altered Reading: Levinas and Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999) and Prodigal Son/Elder Brother: Interpretation and Alterity in Augustine, Petrarch, Kafka, Levinas (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991). She is also the editor of Is It Righteous to Be?: Interviews with Emmanuel Levinas (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001). At Emory, she holds a joint appointment with Religion and the Comparative Literature Program (where she serves as Director of Graduate Studies).

altered reading

Altered Reading:
Levinas and Literature

Prodigal Son/Elder Brother: Interpretation and Alerity in Augustine, Petrarch, Kafka, Levinas

Prodigal Son/Elder Brother:
Interpretation and Alerity in
Augustine, Petrarch, Kafka, Levinas