Research Interests: Hebrew Bible; New Testament; Biblical interpretation and criticism; English novels; Romantic poetry; Culinary history
Ina Lipkowitz has been a Lecturer in MIT's Literature Department for ten years and has very much enjoyed introducing MIT students to varieties of literary texts and especially to the Bible, both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. Her research brings together her background in comparative literature and biblical studies with her interest in culinary history. She is currently completing a book on the stories behind the oldest English food names we have--which also happen to be the foods mentioned most often in the Bible. She is also involved in interfaith education and works with temples, churches, and mosques, introducing Jews, Christians, and Moslems to each other's faiths.
21L.000J Writing about Literature
21L.002 Foundations of Western Culture
21L.003 Reading Fiction
21L.004 Reading Poetry
21L.458 The Bible
21L.471 Major English Novels