Dr. Shaul Setter
Dr. Shaul Setter, head of the Master's Program in Policy and Theory of the Arts (M.A.), is a lecturer and writer in the fields of art, literature, and theory. He holds a master's degree from Tel Aviv University and a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley. He deals with the relationship between aesthetics and politics, literature and art of the 20th and 21st centuries, political thought, continental philosophy, and critical theory. His doctoral thesis discusses neo-modernist art projects ranging from Europe to Israel/Palestine. His book on Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Genet, and the Palestinian struggle in the 1970s was published in 2021. His articles have been published in academic journals, reference books, and catalogs. For several years, he was the art critic for Haaretz. Since 2019, he has edited “Theory and Criticism”, a journal for theoretical thought and critical review, which is published in Hebrew twice a year by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.