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Ina Lipkowitz
Lecturer  .  Office: 14N-407  .  PBX: 617-253-3581  .  Email: iel@mit.edu

Ina Lipkowitz 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.


Classes Taught

21L.000J Writing about Literature

21L.002 Foundations of Western Culture

21L.003 Reading Fiction

21L.004 Reading Poetry

21L.421 Comedy

21L.458 The Bible

21L.471 Major English Novels