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