Shira Miron

Shira Miron joined Yale’s German Department as a graduate student in the PhD program in 2018. She earned both her B.Mus and M.Mus degrees in piano performance from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She studied German literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at Freie Universität Berlin. Shira was a junior research fellow at Freie Universität and held a DAAD research fellowship, conducting research on the poetics in the late work of the poet Gertrud Kolmar. Her current research focuses on structural and poetic intersections between music and literature in German modernism, drawing from narratology, formalism and semiotics.

In addition to her academic path, Shira is active as a literary translator from German to Hebrew. Her translations include novellas by Joseph Roth and poems by Gertrud Kolmar.


Polyphon gefasstes Weiss – das weiße Papier in Gertrud Kolmars Welten“, Yearbook for European Jewish Literature Studies 6:1, (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019) 207–232.

Selected Participation in Conferences:

  • Über den Knopf hinaus – Ingeborg Bachmann’s Ein Wildermuth and the trap of testimony”, Key Legal Concepts in Law, History and Literature, Freie Universität Berlin, November 2018
  • “Undefining Heimat – Gertrud Kolmar’s Preußishces Wappenbuch and its place within German Heimatliteratur”, Gentner International Symposium - Redefining and Integrating Modern Jewish Literary Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, June 2018
  • “Gertrud Kolmar’s Asien – an Impossible Palimpsest of Belonging” Berlin-Oxford Workshop, Jesus College, University of Oxford, June 2018
  • At the Threshold – on Gertrud Kolmar’s Poetics”, Spaces and Places in German Jewish Culture – An International Workshop, Hebrew University Jerusalem, June 2017
  • “Polyphony in the work of Gertrud Kolmar”, 3rd Intercollegiate Conference of Literature Research Students, University of Haifa, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Hebrew & Comparative Literature, June 2017