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Dr. Yael Munk, Senior Lecturer

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The Open University of Israel One University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 4353701, Israel
Office: 972-9-7781985 Fax:972-9-7782671 Email: yaelmu@openu.ac.il

Areas Of Interest
  • Israeli cinema
  • Women Studies
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Documentary Filmmaking

2005
Tel-Aviv University
Ph.D. in Film and Television
1985
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
M.A. in Comparative Literature
1980
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
B.A. in French and English Literature
2012-ongoing
The Open University of Israel, Department of Literature, Language and the Arts
Senior lecturer
2008-2012
The Open University of Israel, Department of Literature, Language and the Arts
Lecturer
2003-ongoing
Tel-Aviv University, Department of Film and Television
Adjunct Lecturer
2003-2008
Sapir Academic College, School of Audio and Visual Arts
Senior lecturer
2002-2003
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Leifer Center for Women and Gender
Lecturer
2000-2006
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
Adjunct Lecturer
1994-2001
Camera Obscura School for the Arts, Tel-Aviv
Lecturer
1994-2001
Wizo College of Arts, Haifa
Adjunct Lecturer
2018
Member of the Editorial Board of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies.
2018
Reviewer for AJS – Association for Jewish Studies Review
2017
Reviewer for Shofar-An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
2017
Reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Film Studies
2017
Reviewer for Criticism, Wayne University Press
2017
Reviewer for Israel Studies Review
2017
Reviewer for Public Culture, Duke University Press
2017
Reviewer for Politika, Tel-Aviv University
2017
Reviewer for Ethnicities, Sage
2017
Reviewer for Pe'amim, Ben Zvi Institute, Jerusalem
2017
Reviewer for Feminist Media Studies
2017
Reviewer for Israelis – A Bilingual Periodical of Israel Studies
2017
Reviewer for NASHIM – A Journal of Jewish Women
2015
Reviewer for the Journal of Middle Eastern Women Studies Journal
2015
Reviwer for the Jewish Film & New Media Journal
2014
Reviewer for the Israel Science Foundation ​
2014
Reviewer for the Sage Open Journal, Arts & Humanities, Sociology
2014
Reviewer for Dvarim: Interdisciplinary Academic Journal of the Oranim College
2014
Reviewer for Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues
2014
Reviewer for Misgarot Media: The Journal of the Israeli Association for Communication
2014
Reviewer for Media, Culture and Society Journal
2013
Reviewer for the Israeli Science Foundation
2013
Reviewer for the Jewish Film and the New Media Journal– Wayne State University Press
2013
Reviewer for Theory and Criticism [Theoria VeBikoret], Van Leer Institute [Hebrew]
2011
Reviewer for "Signs - Journal of Women in Culture and Society", Rutgers, University of Chicago
2009
Member of the organizing committee conference on: Identities in Transition, Conference in Honor of Prof. Nurith Gertz, The Open University, Israel, June 2009.
2016
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Award (4000$)
2015
The Helen Gartner Hammer scholars in residence program, Brandeis University, July-August
2013
The Open University Research Authority Grant
2010
The Open University Research Authority Grant
2008
The Schusterman Foundation, Chicago
2004
The Open University Excellency Scholarship for Ph.D. research
2017
Member of the Israeli Documentary Competition Jury, Haifa Film Festival
2013-2016
Member of the Cinematic Selecting Committee of “Art for the People” (Omanut La'am)
2014
Member of the Feature Film Competition Jury, Haifa Film Festival
2013
Member of the Documentary Competition Jury, Haifa Film Festival
2013
Member of the Festival Jury at the Rehovot Women Film Festival
2012
Member of the Festival Jury at the Rehovot Women Film Festival
1991-1994
Program Director, the Tel-Aviv Cinematheque
1987-1990
Program Director, the Jerusalem Cinematheque

 NECS – European Network for Cinema and Media Studies

 EAIS – European Association for Israel Studies

 SCMS – Society for Cinema and Media Studies

 AIS - Association for Israel Studies

 NAPH - National Association of Professors of Hebrew

 The Israeli Academy for Film and Television

"Borderline Cinema: Space and Identity in Israeli Cinema of the 1990s", Ph.D. Dissertation supervised by Prof. Judd Ne'eman and Dr. Orly Lubin, Tel Aviv University, 2005 [Hebrew].

"Stories from the Box: Israeli Television Drama" (Working Title), co-edited with Itay Harlap and Orna Lavie-Flint, Omek Sadeh – Tel Aviv University and Am Oved Publishers, forthcoming.

"Identities in Transition in Israeli Culture”, co-edited with Sandra Meiri, Adia Mendelson-Maoz and Liat Steir-Livni, The Open University Press, 2013 [Hebrew].

“On Ruins, Trauma and Cinema”, Cinema South Notebooks no.2, co-edited with Eyal Sivan, Pardes Publishers, 2007 [Hebrew].

“On Consciousness and Cinema: Following Judd Ne'eman”, Cinema South Notebooks no.1, co-edited with Eyal Sivan, Pardes Publishers, 2006 [Hebrew].

"Eye to Eye" no. 1, co-edited with Anat Even & Yael Shavit, Babel Publishers, 2003 [Hebrew].

“History of Israeli Cinema (1948-1989)”, revised version, (course study guide, with Amir Farjoun, Dana Massad and Yaara Ozery, 2016.

“Looking Back: A Reviewed History of Israeli Cinema (1948-1989)”, co-authored with Nurith Gerz, 2014.

“History of Israeli Cinema (1948-1989)”, (course study guide, with Amir Farjoun and Dana Massad), 2014.

“Exiled in Their Borders: Israeli Cinema at the Turn of the Century”, 2012.

“Israeli Cinema at the Turn of the Century” (course 10939 study guide, with Amir Farjoun), 2012.

“Gender: Identity and Culture” (course 14212 study guide, with Daphna Hirsch), 2012.

“Looking at the Other: Israeli and Palestinian Cinemas”, in A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations – From the Origins to the Present, eds. Abdelwahab Meddeb and Benjamin Stora, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2013. pp. 594-603.

“Film, in Israel” (co-authored with Nurith Gertz), in The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture, ed. Judith Baskin, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. pp. 176-179.

“Major Trends in Contemporary Israeli Cinema”, in Routledge Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture, ed. Glenda Abramson, New York and London: Routledge, 2005, pp. 162-165.

Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema: The Untold Story of Israeli Women on Screen and Israeli Women Filmmakers”, Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women Studies and Gender Issues, ed. Renee Melamed, 2018, forthcoming.

"To Return and Look into the Pain: on Hanan Hever's We are Broken Rhymes”, Megamot [Hebrew], forthcoming.

“From the Bible and until the Palmach: On Michal Pick-Hamo's book Wounded Homeland: Changes in Trauma Representations in Israeli Cinema”, Megamot [Hebrew], forthcoming.

Revisiting the Seventh Art's Contribution to the Birth of the Israeli Nation” (Review of Ariel L. Feldestein’s Cinema and Zionism: The Development of a Nation through Film), H-Judaic, H-Net Reviews. November, 2012,

“Trauma, Nostalgia and the Mizrahi Women”, the 34th Conference of AIS, University of California, Berkeley, 25-27.6.2018.

”Sallah Shabati or the Dramatic Role of a Floating Orientalist Signifier”, Post-Truth and the Moving Image: Alternative Memories, Disputed Spaces, and Contradictory Narratives, Tel-Aviv University, 4-6.6.2018

“On Trauma and Nostalgia in Three Mothers (Dina Zvi-Riklis, 2006)”, Mirrors: Women's Film and Television conference, Tel-Aviv University, 22-23.1. 2018. 

“The Catastrophic Horizon: Dead-End Israeli Cinema in the Materialistic New Millennium", a Century after Balfour: Vision and Reality – The 33th Conference of AIS, Brandeis University, 13.6.2017.

“The reflections of Rabin's Assassination on Israeli Television Dramas”, Fiction – The Sixth Tel-Aviv University Television Conference, 31.1.2017.

“Re-Considering the Israeli Occupation on Prime Time Television”, In/Between- Cultures of Connectivity – The 10Th NECS Conference, Potsdam, Germany, 29.7.2016.

Fauda: The Israeli Occupation on Prime Time”, the 11th Tel-Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema, 9.6.2016.

“Coming to Terms with History in the Present: Israeli Cinema's Fantastic Realism", the Annual Conference for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, 31.3.2016.

“Trauma and Melodrama in Israel Women's Cinema”. The First Gender Conference – Bar Ilan University, 24.2.2016.

“Faces of Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinema”, the Israeli Union for Children and Young Adults Psychiatry Conference, Tel-Aviv University, 21.12.2014.

“The Role of Israeli Television in Expanding the Boundaries of the Holocaust Documentary Discourse”, the Wiener Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, Vienna, 4.12.2014.

Between Queen of the Road and Orr, my Treasure: Representing the Prostitute in Israeli Cinema”, European Association for Israel Studies Conference, London, 5.9.2014.

“Death and the Boy: Auto-Fiction or Assi Dayan’s Documentations of Death”, A Look from the Inside, A Look from the Outside - The Third International Conference on Israeli Documentary Cinema, The Jerusalem Film Festival and Duke University, 16.7.2014.

“Yael Bartana's And Europe will be Stunned: Time-Image as an Alternative History Proposition”, International Film Studies Conference, Tel-Aviv University, 10.6.2014.

“The same talks about Bertolt Brecht.: About the TV Series The Plague” (with Orna Lavy-Flint), Fiction - The Fourth Television Studies Conference, Tel-Aviv University, 22.1.2014.

“Judging the Judges: On Alexandrowicz's The Law in These Parts”, Between Documentation and Reality Conference, The Open University, 24.12.2013.

“Politics in Israeli Cinema”, Geopolitique du Proche Orient Contemporain, Université de Lille, France, 3.12.2013.

“Can an Israeli Filmmaker Reconstruct the Historical Jewish Gaze? On Goldfinger's The Flat”, European Association for Israel Studies, London, 16.9.2013.

“From the North Shall an Evil Break: Apocalyptic Spaces in TV Series Pillars of Smoke” (with Dana Masad), Fiction – The Third Tel-Aviv University Television Conference, 30.1.2013.

“'Free Men': Towards The [cinematic] Writing of the Arab-Jewish History in France”, the Second Annual International Conference of the Center for the Study of Relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims, The Open University, 26-27.12.2012.

“The Holocaust’s obscene cinematic representations in post-national Israeli cinema: the influence of European Fascist aesthetics on three autobiographical films”, Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2012 conference, 29.3.2012.

“One Man's Fight against Shame and Oblivion: Duki Dror's Across the River (2009)”, Multicultural Israel in a Global Perspective: Between One Society and Many Societies - The 28th Conference of AIS, Haifa University, 25-27.6.2012.

“The Israeli Soldier’s Guilt and Responsibility: The case of “Breaking the Silence” NGO”, The Dynamics of Images in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Conference, the Department of Communications, Tel-Aviv University, 8.11.2011.

“’Breaking the Silence’: Filmic Reflections on Israeli Soldiers’ Guilt and Responsibility”, Visible Evidence 18th Conference, New York University, 11-14.8.2011.

“Entre fantastique et dystopiques: Les nouvelles representations de Jaffa dans le cinema israelien”, Jaffa: histoire d'une cité millénaire, Conference Inalco, Paris, 6.6.2011.

“The Evolution of National Trauma from Cinema to Television: The Case of Prisoners of War”, Fiction – The First Tel-Aviv University Television Conference, 26.1.2011.

“My Father, My Lord: Negotiating between Text and Context in the Search for an Alternative Representation of Judaism on the Israeli Screen”, the Society of Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference 2011: Media Citizenship. New Orleans, 10-13.3.2011.

“A Feminist Reading of My Michael”, Amos Oz, AB Yehoshua: Beginings, The Open University, 14.6.2010.

“Flandres: An Hyper-realistic Journey in the Blood-Soaked Collective Memory of France”, The 8th Tel-Aviv University International Colloquium of Film and Television Studies, 9.6.2010.

“Cinematic Reflexivity and Spectatorship Ethics: Three Receptions of Recent Israeli Films about the Lebanon War”, the 25th Conference of AIS, University of Toronto, 10.5.2010.

“Forty Years of Wandering: Between Hole in the Moon and Turn Left at the End of the World”, NAPH Conference, London, 6.7.2009.

“Home and the World: An Intertextual Reading of Nir Bergman's Broken Wings”, the 25th Conference of AIS, Sapir Academic College, 1.6.2009.

“The Dance of Death: A Re-reading of Avanti Popolo” (with Judd Ne’eman), Why War International Conference – Tel-Aviv University, 14.5.2009.

Waltz with Bashir: An Israeli Questioning of a Soldier's Complicity in the Spectacle of War”, The (In)visibility of War Conference, The Catholic University of Lisbon, Portugal, 9.5.2009.

The Desert Brides: Two Cameras and Human Rights”, the Annual Conference for Visual Culture, Bar Ilan University, 6.4.2009.

“Ram Loevy and the Question of Visibility Regarding the Pain of Others”, Tel-Aviv University's Conference in Honor of Ram Loevy, 23.3.2009.

“Public Housing and Emptiness: Changes in Landscape Representation in Recent Israeli Cinema”, Bezalel Academy Conference on Landscape and Space, 10.3.2009.

“Seeking for the Meaning of a Heroic Death: Between Beaufort and Paradise Now”, the 23th Conference of AIS, New York, 19.5.2008.

“The Only Possible Way to Visualize History: On von Trier's Zentropa”, The Tel-Aviv University International Conference, 5.5.2008.

This is the Way Terrorists Grow Up: Some Cinematic Insights on the Occupation”, 40 years of Occupation Conference, Tel-Aviv University, 5.3.2008.

“Our Open Nerves: The Reflection of Israeli Society Traumas in the Television Series In Treatment”, Sapir Academic College, 2.3.2008.

“Between Modern and Postmodern Fears: The Remakes of American Science Fiction Films”, Fantasy and Science Fiction Conference, Bar Ilan University, 15.1.2008.

“Whatever happened on the Way to Fulfillment: On Yosef Ceadar's Time of Favor”, The Annual Conference of Conflict Management, Bar Ilan University, 7.10.2007. 

“The Bakhtinian Carnival in Israeli Popular Cinema: The Case of Sallah Shabati”, A Dialogue with Bakhtin Conference, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 22.6.2007. 

"The French Jewish Cinema as a Necessary Auto-fiction”, Cinema under Influence Conference (in the honor of Professor Michal Friedman), 10.1.2007.

“Tel-Aviv City: The Metropolis Amnesic Discourse in 1990's Israeli Cinema”, IVSA –International Conference of Visual Culture, Urbino, Italy, 12.7.2006.

“The Post-colonial Function of Television's Virtua Space in 90's Israeli Cinema”, Moving Images - The Morphing of the Real and Its Vicissitudes, the 6th Tel Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema Studies, Tel-Aviv University, 7-9.6.2006.

67. “The Beauty of Sin: On Amos Gutman's Himo, King of Jerusalem”, The Beauty Shock Conference, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, 5.4.2006.

The City of Acre's Space as the Space of the Sick Body”, Conference in Honor of Prof. Judd Ne'eman, Tel-Aviv University, 1.2006.

“From Stranger to Inlander: The Representation of the Palestinian Arab in Israeli Cinema”, Conference in Honor of Prof. Bar-Tal's Book Representation of Arabs in Israeli Jewish Society (Cambridge 2005), Tel-Aviv University, 6.2005.

“Someone at the Window: Cinematic Translations of Unhomeliness in Recent Israeli Cinema”, the Wall – Tel-Aviv University International Cinema Conference, 6.2004.

“The Archeology of a Dream: The City of Tel-Aviv in 90s Israeli Cinema”, The Israeli City: The Last Hebrew City?, Shenkar Forum for Culture and Society, 21-23.4.2004. 

“Le nouveau cinema des femmes en Israel”, Institut national des langues et cultures orientales (INALCO) Paris, 27.11.2014.

Ajami: Israeli's society's backyard”, Institut national des langues et cultures orientales (INALCO) Paris, 3.12.2012.

“La Representation de la Religion dans le nouveau cinema Israelien”, Institut national des langues et cultures orientales (INALCO) Paris, 13.4.2010.

“Immigration en Israel: Representation et Perception”, Institut national des langues et cultures orientales (INALCO) Paris, 12.4.2010.

Le Glissement de l'image du Zabar: entre Pour Inventaire (Ya'akov Shabtai) et Dvarim (Amos Gitai), Université de Lille, 5.5.2008.

 ”The Borders We Cross in Search of a Better World: On Border Crossing in Three of Amos Gitai's Feature Films”, Border Cinema: Reimagining Identity through Aesthetics, eds. Monica Hanna and Rebecca A. Sheehan, Rutgers University Press, forthcoming.

”The Raise and Fall of the New Man: The Kibbutz in Contemporary Israeli Cinema”, Between the Individual and the Collective (Working Title), eds. Yhiam Weitz, Joseph Katz and Ofira Gruweiss, Bar Ilan University Publishing House, forthcoming.

”The Catastrophic Horizon: Contemporary Israeli Cinema Critique of Neo-Liberatl Ideology”, Materiality and the Time of the Present in Israeli Culture, eds. Oded Nir and Ari Ofengenden, Indiana University Press, forthcoming.

79. “Hagar Ben Asher's The Slut as the first Transnational Feminist Film Text, Casting a Giant Shadow: The Transnational Shaping of Israeli Cinema, eds. Rachel S. Harris and Dan Chyutin, Indiana University Press, forthcoming.

“A Minor Literature Writing for a Major Tragedy: The Scriptwriter (Sayed Kashua, 2015) as Reflecting the Crushing of the Co-Existence Dream of its Author”, The Sayed Kashua Antology (Working Title), eds. Adia Mendelson-Maoz and Liat Steir, The Open University Press, forthcoming.

“Israeli Cinema: Fighting Prejudices against Female Prostitution”, Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking in Women: Israel’s Blood Money, eds. Erella Shadmi and Esther Herzog, Routledge, forthcoming.

“The Impossible Homecoming: The Television Israeli Series Prisoners of War (Hatufim)”, As Seen on Israeli TV: National Television between the Local and the Global, ed. Miri Talmon, Indiana University Press, forthcoming.

“Israeli Cinema's Interpretation of the Biblical Imperative of Colonization”, Colonization and the Bible: Contemporary Reflections from the Global South, eds. Tat-Siong Benny Liew and Fernando F. Sergovia, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2018, pp. 87-101.

“La decouverte du visage de l'Autre dans le nouveau cinema israelien”, UL3: Regards sur le Proche Orient Eclate-Complexe-Paradoxal, sous la direction de Francoise Saquer-Sabin et Emmanuel Persyn, Lille: Université de Lille, 2016, pp. 261-370.

“La Depolitisation du Nouveau Cinema Israelien”, Israeliens, Palestiniens: Les Cineastes Temoignent, eds. Janine Halbreich-Euvrard and Carol Shyman, Editions: Riveneuve, 2015, pp. 18-26.

"Memory of a Death Foretold: Fathers and Sons in Assi Dayan's 'Trilogy'”, Deeper than Oblivion: Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema, eds. Raz Yosef and Boaz Hagin, New York and London: Bloomsburry, 2013, pp 147-165.

“Father's Truth and Lies Game: On Peter Weir's 'The Truman Show”, Play: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Survival and Human Development, ed. Emilia Perroni, London and New York: Routledge, 2013, pp. 172-180. 

“The Palestinian Narrative in Nurith Gertz’s Research”, Identities in Transition in Israeli Culture, eds. Sandra Meiri, Liat Steir-Livny Adia Mendelson-Maoz and Yael Munk, The Open University Press, 2013 [Hebrew]. 

“From National Heroes to Postnational Witnesses: A Reconstruction of Israeli Soldiers’ Cinematic Narratives as Witnesses of History”, Narratives of Dissident: War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture, eds. Ranen Omer-Sherman and Rachel S. Harris, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012, pp. 300-316.

 “The Privatization of War Memories in Recent Israeli War Films”, Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion, eds. Miri Talmon and Yaron Peleg, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011, pp. 96-109.

“Israeli Cinema engaging the conflict” (co-authored with Nurith Gertz), Film in the Middle East and North Africa: Creative Dissidence, ed. Josef Gugler. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011, pp.154-166.

“Kedma (Amos Gitai): The Birth of Two Nations in 1948” (co-authored with Nurith Gertz and Gal Hermoni), Film in the Middle East and North Africa: Creative Dissidence, ed. Josef Gugler. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011, pp.167-176.

“Avanti Popolo (Rafi Bukaee): Battle Cry of the Fallen” (co-authored with Judd Ne’eman), Film in the Middle East and North Africa: Creative Dissidence, ed. Josef Gugler. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011, pp.177-184.

“’This is the Way Terrorists Grow Up’: Some Cinematic Insights on the Occupation”, 40 Years of Occupation: The Affects on Israeli society, ed. Ephraim Lavie, Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University Press, 2009, pp. 163-170 [Hebrew].

“’Guarda Loro E Vedrai Noi’: Tendenze Produttive nel Documentario Israeliano Contemporaneo”. Il Cinema Israeliano Comtemporaneo, Venezia: Marsilio Editori, 2009, pp. 167-184.

“I Dissidenti Doc: Amos Gitai, Avi Mograbi, Eyal Sivan”. Il Cinema Israeliano Comtemporaneo, Venezia: Marsilio Editori, 2009, pp. 185-194.

“Amos Gitai: Challenging the Blind Spots of Israeli Identity”, Munio Weinraub- Amos Gitai Exhibition: Architecture and Film in Israel, Munich: Minerva Editions, 2008, [English and German]. 

“The Return of the Repressed: Sexual Stereotypes of the Old Jew: The Case of Gift from Heaven” (with Sandra Meiri), Jew and Sex: An Anthology, ed. Nathan Abrams. Nottingham: Five Leaves Publications. 2008, pp. 66-76.

“Motherhood as an Oppositional Standpoint: on Michal Aviad’s For My Children”, Gender in Conflicts: Palestine-Israel- Germany, eds. Christina von Braun and Ulrike Auga, Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2007, pp. 143-148.

“Behind Romeo, Behind Juliet: The Conflict”, Documentaly: Articles on Documentary Cinema in Israel, ed. Ma'ayan Amir, Am Oved Publishers, 2007, pp. 236-244 [Hebrew].

101. “Israeli Cinema: Hebrew Identity/Jewish Identity” (co-authored with Nurith Gertz), New Jewish Time: Jewish Culture in a Secular Age (vol. 3), eds. Dan Meiron and Hanan Hever, Keter Publishers, 2007, pp. 269-276 [Hebrew].

“Frontières de conflit, frontières de représentation: sur le film d'Anat Even et Ada Ushpiz Enchainees”. Israeliens, Palestiniens: que peut le cinema?, ed. Janine Euvrard, Paris: Editions Michalon, 2005.

“La maternité comme attitude oppositionnelle: sur For my Children (2002) de Michal Aviad”. Israeliens, Palestiniens: que peut le cinema?, ed. Janine Euvrard, Paris: Editions Michalon, 2005.

“‘The Truman Show' or ‘when the father collapses’”. Game: A Look from Psychoanalysis and from Elsewhere, ed. Emilia Perroni, Yediot Aharonot Publishers, 2002. [Hebrew]

” In the face of violence: a political reading of IDF women soldiers in two Israeli films of the 2000s”, Feminist Media Studies, forthcoming.

“The Israeli Occupation on a Prime Time Television Drama; or, Dramatic Ways to Re-think the Enemy”, New Review of Film and Television Studies, forthcoming.

“Die Wiedergeburt der misrachishen Frau in israelichen Cinema”, Judischer Almanach der Leo Beck Insititute, ed. Gisela Dachs, Jerusaelm and London 2018, pp. 162-169. 

“Arnon Goldfinger's The Flat: Holocaust Memory, Film Noir, and the Pain of Others”, Jewish Film and New Media – An International Journal 4.1, Spring 2016, pp. 25-42.

“One Level Under: On Political Spaces in the Israeli Television Series Pillars of Fire (Oded Davidov, 2009-2011)” (co-authored with Dana Masad), Slil - Online Journal for History, Film and Television 10, Winter 2016, pp. 23-39.

“'Draft' or Saving the Son from Being of the Nation's Prospects”, Short Film Studies 6, No. 2, London: Intellect Journals, 2016, pp. 221-224.

“Nurith Aviv: Cineaste d'un passé perdu –Un regard sur Vaters Land”, Mikhtav Hadash, no. 3, Juillet 2015, pp. 126-131.

“The Warrior’s Death Gift: Magic Realism in Avanti Popolo” (co-authored with Judd Ne’eman), Mikan: Journal of Jewish Literature and Culture.Vol. 13, Special Editor Raz Yosef, Beer Sheva: Ben- Gurion University, 2013, pp. 63-86.

“Salach Shabati: The Precursor of a Subversive Popular Cinema in Israel”, Pe'amim, ed. Avriel Bar Levav, Jerusalem: Yad Ben Zvi Institute, no. 135, 2013, pp. 145-161 [Hebrew].

“Investigating the Israeli Soldier’s Guilt and Responsibility”, Bulletin du Centre de recherche français à Jérusalem [En ligne], 23 | 2012, mis en ligne le 20 janvier 2013, URL: http://bcrfj.revues.org/6822

“Ethics and Responsibility: The Feminization of the New Israeli Documentary”. Israel Studies, Vol. 16, number 2, summer 2011, pp. 151-164.

Waltz with Bashir, A Lebanon War Story: lorsqu’un film se transforme en roman graphique”, Temoigner: Entre Histoire et Memoire. Revue Interdisciplinaire de la fondation Auschwitz, no. 109, Mars 2011, pp. 209-220.

“Déplacement du mythe du Sabra: L’adaptation cinématographique de Pour Inventaire de Yaakov Shabtai par Amos Gitai”, Yod - Revue des études hébraïques et juives, INALCO, no. 14, pp. 303-317.

When the Ghosts of Colonialism Invade the City of Paris: From Mon Oncle to Cache”, Scroope – Cambridge Architecture Journal, no. 19, June 2009. pp, 94-99.

“Kippur ou l’anatomie d’un traumatism”, CinemAction- Amos Gitai: Entre Terre et Exil, no. 131, Paris: Corlet Publications, pp. 110-115.

“Schauplatz Tel-Aviv: Dir sakulare Metropole im israelischen Film”, Judischer Almanach der Leo Baeck Institute, No. 16, Judischer Verlag im Suhrkamp Verlage, pp. 107-116.

“The Post-Colonial Function of the Virtual Space of Television in Israeli Cinema of the 1990s”, Framework, Volume 49, no. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 83-92.

“Israeli Cinema in the Third Decade” (co-authored with Nurith Gertz), Cathedra, ed. Zvi Zameret and Hana Yablonka, Yad Ben Zvi Publishers, 2008, pp. 205-217 [Hebrew].

“Tel-Aviv, capitale du cinema israelien”, Tzafon: Revue d’Etudes Juives du Nord, Universite de Lille, no. 55. printemps, ete 2008, pp.137-150.

“Le retour du cinema Israelien vers le Judaisme”, Cahiers du  Judaisme, Volume  20, Paris, Septembre 2006. pp. 4-10.

“False Nostalgia and Cultural Amnesia: The city of Tel-Aviv in Israeli Cinema of the 1990s”, Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Volume 24, no.  4, Summer 2006. pp. 130-143.

“Following Mr. Baum's Naked Body”, Theory and Criticism, no. 18. Van Leer Institute. pp. 193-197 [Hebrew].

Aya–An Imagined Autobiography”, Cinema of Israel.

”About Life, Death and Love: On Sylvain Biegeleisen’s Twilight of a Life”, Takriv: Online Magazine for Discussion and Critique of Documentary Film 12, 2016.

“Thoughts on Feminine Redemption: A Conversation with Yaelle Kayam”, Cinematheque 199, May 2016, pp. 4-9.

“The First Step to Liberation: To Take a Wife Revised”, Cinematheque 201, September 2016, pp. 17-20.

“In the Shadow of the Mother: In Memory of Chantal Akerman”, Cinematheque 197, January 2016, pp. 14-16.

“Judges on Trial: on Ra'anan Alexandrowicz' The Law in these Parts”, La Vie des Idées, 3.9.2012.

“A Bare Life on the Mountainside”, Takriv: Online Magazine for Discussion and Critique of Documentary Film 2, 2011.

“’It is Impossible to Think of Nothing’: The Cinematic Legacy of Éric Rohmer”, Cinematheque 162, 2010, pp. 24-27.

“Duki Dror’s Journey of the Displaced”, Cinematheque 138, January 2006, pp. 45-49.

“Israeli Cinema's Women”, Cinematheque 126, December 2003, pp. 6-10.

”Oppression Remains Oppression: on Bertolucci's Beseiged”, Cinematheque 105, January 2000, 19-21.

2011
(a) “Bible and Colonization as reflected in recent Israeli Cinema”, (b) “The Land as Material Culture in Israeli and Palestinian Cinemas", (c) “Religion vs. Nationalism in the Mediterranean:  A Comparison between the Israeli film ‘Time of Favor’ (Joseph Ceadar, 2000) and the Palestinian film ‘Paradise Now’ (Hani Abu Assad, 2006)”, The American Academy of Religion International Conference, San Francisco, 19-22.11.2011.

“Les Intellectuels et le Pouvoir: Entretien Deleuze et Foucault” (French to Hebrew). Published in HaMeorer, no. 8, Summer 1999.

“Les Abus de Memoires” by Tzvetan Todorov (French to Hebrew) (with Eyal Sivan). Published in Makhbarot Kolnoa Darom 2, 2007. pp. 9-23.

“Coming of Age: The Post National New Israeli Cinematic Narrative of the Holocaust”, Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities.

“Fantasizing about a Landscape that would not Engender Memories: Ari Folman's Made in Israel (2001)”, European Journal of Jewish Studies.

“Rafi Bukaee's Avanti Popolo: Telling the War from the Traumatized Perpetrator's Perspective”, Voices in the Margin of War Films (Working Title), ed. Janis Goldie, Clementine Tholas-Disset and Karen Ritzenhoff , Pelgrave.

“Facing Violence: The Political Reading of IDF Women Soldiers as Represented in Two Recent Israeli Films”, Feminist Media Studies.

“The Borders We Cross in Search of a Better World: On Border Crossing in Three of Amos Gitai's Feature Films”, Border Cinema: Contemporary Aesthetics and Shifting Identities, ed. Monica D. Hanna & Rebecca A. Sheelan, Rutgers University Press.

“The Role of Israeli Television Documentaries in Expanding the Boundaries of the Holocaust Memory Discourse”, Genocide at Prime Time. The Holocaust on TV, ed. Judith Keilbach and Béla Rásky, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Vienna.

“Attempting to Remember what They Never Knew: Holocaust Second and Third Generations' Identity Quest as Reflected in Recent Israeli Documentaries”, Translated Memories: Transgenerational Perspectives in Literature on the Holocaust, ed. Ursula Reuter and Bettina Hoffman

  • course 10421, “Introduction to Israeli Cinema” [Regular], Academic Supervisor

  • course 10531, “East and West in Israeli Cinema” [Advanced], Academic Supervisor

  • course 10551, “Holocaust Survivors in Israeli Cinema” [Advanced], Academic Supervisor

  • course 10693, “Myth and Ethos in Israeli Cinema” [Regular], Academic Supervisor

  • course 10578, “Palestinian Cinema” [Advanced], Academic Supervisor

  • course 10939, “Israeli Cinema at the Turn of the Century” [Advanced] Academic Supervisor

  • Sigal Yona, “Between Hebrew and Arabic: Voice and Language in Israeli Cinema”, Tel-Aviv University, The Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts [M.A.], co–superviser: Prof. Yehuda Judd Ne’eman, in progress.

  • Elinor Indich, “Underprivileged women in 2000 Israeli cinema”, The Kibbutzim Seminar [M.A.], completed December 2017.

  • Ron Yeshua, “Disciplining the Queer Body in Contemporary Israeli Gay Cinema”, University of Haifa, Department of Film Culture [M.A.], co–superviser: Dr. Yvonne Kozlovsky-Golan, completed June 2016.

  • Tal Alony, “Midnight in America: Hollywood Representations of the Villain under Ronald Reagan's Presidency (1981-1989)”, Tel-Aviv University, Department of Film and Television [M.A.]

  • Liat Savin Ben Shushan, “Structuring the Public Realm in Architecture and Cinema: 1945-1983”, Bar Ilan University, Program for Hermaneutics and Cultural Studies [Ph.d], co-superviser: Prof. Avi Sagi, completed May 2015.

2011   CERMOM (Centre d’Etudes du Moyen Orient et Mediterranee), INALCO
HAAH (Hebreu-Arabe, Arabe-Hebreu), dir: Prof. Masha Itzhaki and Prof. Aboubakr Chraibi

2011-2013  Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem
“Readings in the Israeli Lanscape”, dir: dr. Tamar Berger and dr. Ziva Kolodney