Tamar Abramov

Tamar Abramov received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University in 2008. She has since taught at the University of Minnesota’s German Department, at Deep Springs College and at Harvard’s Literature Concentration. She works in the intersection of philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis and is also interested in film theory. Her dissertation, To Catch a Spy: Explorations in Subjectivity, argues that literature and film become home to the spy when the disciplines charged with regulating his actions, especially international law, break down. It shows that by embodying one of the law’s blind spots the spy finds his home in literature, and that it is precisely to the law’s blindness that espionage literature responds. Articles on Brecht, Kleist, Conrad, Bennett, Valerie Plame and Levinas are submitted or forthcoming.