Skip to main content

Shiloh, Ilana 1949–

Shiloh, Ilana 1949–

PERSONAL: Born February 23, 1949, in Lodz, Poland; daughter of Joshua (a merchant) and Zisla (a homemaker; maiden name, Tenenbaum) Ordynans; married Richard Shiloh (a sculptor), August 21, 1972. Education: Tel Aviv University, B.A., 1971, M.A., 1992, Ph.D., 2000. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES: Home—8a Ben Eliezer St., Ramla 72285, Israel. Office—College of Management, Tel Aviv University, 7 Yitzhak Rabin Ave., Rishon Lezion, Israel. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: College of Management, Rishon Lezion, Israel, head of English department, 1993–. Tel Aviv University lecturer, 1994–; Levinsky Teachers College, lecturer, 2000–; also works as translator.

WRITINGS:

Jacov Gildor: An Israeli Woodcutter, Gilden's Arts (London, England), 1984.

(Translator) Hana Wirth-Nesher, City Codes, Porter Institute, Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv, Israel), 2001.

Paul Auster and Postmodern Quest, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 2002.

Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Varia, Contemporary Literature, and Kaveret.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Metaphors of Paradox in Detective Fiction and Film, for Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY).

SIDELIGHTS: Ilana Shiloh told CA: "Although I'm an Israeli, I have studied American literature and culture most of my life. What I have always been interested in is contemporary literature; that's why I wrote my dissertation about Paul Auster. My main fields of interest are detective fiction, language and linguistics, psychoanalysis, and French existentialism; my favorite authors are Paul Auster, J. M. Coetzee, Flannery O'Connor, Graham Greene, and Albert Camus.

As a scholar, I write about things that I find ambiguous or intriguing; my current project is research into paradoxical metaphors in detective fiction and film. My book Paul Auster and Postmodern Quest received positive reviews." Kathie Birat, writing in Erea: Revue d'Études Anglophones, stated that the final chapter of Paul Auster and Postmodern Quest "makes the book well worth reading," adding that Shiloh's "method can produce new insights, by combining a careful and systematic approach with a broad knowledge of American and European culture."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Erea: Revue d'Études Anglophones, autumn, 2003, Kathie Birat, review of Paul Auster and Postmodern Quest.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Shiloh, Ilana 1949–." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Shiloh, Ilana 1949–." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 17, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/shiloh-ilana-1949

"Shiloh, Ilana 1949–." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved November 17, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/shiloh-ilana-1949

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.