Shiloh, Ilana 1949–

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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.


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."



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