James L. Kugel
Starr Professor of Hebrew Literature
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact via E-mail at jlkugel@fas.harvard.edu or kugelj@ashur.cc.biu.ac.il


Areas of Interest: Hebrew Bible; History of biblical exegesis; Literary criticism.

Positions Held:
  • Andrew Mellon Faculty Fellow, City University (1977-78)
  • Lecturer, Harvard University (1978-79)
  • Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Comparative Literature,Yale University (1979- 81); Associate Professor (1981)
  • Starr Professor of Hebrew Literature, Harvard University (1982- )

Memberships and Offices:

  • Poetry Editor, Harper's Magazine (1972-4)
  • Co-founder and associate editor, Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History (1981- )
  • Executive Board, Association for Jewish Studies (1983- 86)
  • Chairman, Department of Near Eastern Languages, Harvard University, 1987-91
  • Director, Center for Jewish Studies, 1996-

Awards and Prizes:

    Phi Beta Kappa (1968), Wrexham Prize (1968), Fulbright Graduate Fellowship (1968), Danforth Graduate Fellowship (1968), Woodrow Wilson Fellow (1968), Bryant Dissertation Prize (1977), A. Mellon Fellow (1977), Ingram Merrill Fellow (1978), S. F. Morse Faculty Fellow (1981-82). The Idea of Biblical Poetry was supported by awards from the F. Hilles and A. W. Griswold Funds, and received the book prize of the American Jewish Committee (1982). Research for In Potiphar's House was sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1988-89). The Bible As It Was was supported by awards from the Alan M. Stroock Publication Fund for Jewish Studies and a grant from the Littauer Foundation.

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