Jeffrey Shoulson

Jeffrey ShoulsonDoris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies
Director, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life
Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Professor of English

Ph.D. English Literature, Yale University (1995)
M.Phil. Renaissance Studies, University of Cambridge (1990)
A.B. English Literature, Princeton University (1988)

Research Interests: Early modern literature and culture; Jewish-Christian relations; Christian Hebraism; Jewish literature; The Bible as literature.

Having recently completed a book on conversion in early modern Europe, Professor Shoulson is at the beginning stages of a new project, one that examines the cultural and literary history of the English Bible. Specifically, he is interested in how Jewish learning, Jewish interpretations, and Jewishness in all its various manifestations and understandings figures in–and sometimes haunts–the various efforts at translating the Bible into English, beginning with the late medieval Wycliffite Bible and through the different translations that appeared in early modernity, culminating in the King James Version and beyond.

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Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life