פרופ' אילן אבישר
Ph.D.: Indiana University, Dept. of Comparative Literature,
|1980||MA: Indiana University, Comparative Literature|
|1977-78||Graduate Studies, Indiana University, Theater department, playwriting|
|1976||BA: Hebrew University, majors: Philosophy and Drama|
|1989-present||Associate Professor, Film & TV Dept. Tel Aviv University|
|2002 - 05||Chairperson|
|2000||Fall Semester, the Padnos Visiting Professor,
Film & Video and Judaic Studies, University of Michigan.
|1990 - 92||Visiting Lecturer, English Dept. Tel Aviv University|
|1990 (Fall)||Visiting Professor, Judaic Studies, SUNY Albany.|
|1983 - 88||Asst. Professor, Dept. of Judaic and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, the Ohio State University|
|1978 - 83||Associate Instructor, Film Studies, Indiana University|
|2004 Present||Member, Israel Film Council|
|1996-04||Member of the Council for Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting, and Chairperson of the Council Program Committee. The council regulates and supervises TV broadcasting on cable and satellite.|
|1991-1994, 1998-Pres||Reader and juror, Israeli Film Fund|
|Active participant and contributor to newspaper articles
and interviews, radio programs, and TV shows on issues of cinema,
the Holocaust, and Israeli culture.
1. Senior Producer, GIRLFRIENDS (1994)
The 52-minute documentary on women in the Holocaust was shown on Israeli TV in Yom HaShoah, 1994 & 1995. Credits also include script writer and academic adviser.
GIRLFRIENDS has been awarded First Prize in the 1995 Annual Jewish Video Competition, sponsored by the Judah Magnes Museum, The Jewish Museum of the West, Berkeley, California.
2. Associate Producer, PORTRAIT OF A PEOPLE (1979-1980)
An 18-part TV series on Jews and Judaism, produced by the Jewish Studies Program and the Instructional Television of Indiana University, 1979-80.
PORTRAIT OF A PEOPLE was the recipient of the William Haber Award of B'nai B'rith, and the William B. Shroder Award of the Council of Jewish Federations.
3. Academic Editor of 1-hour TV programs in Israel’s academic channel (also participant and anchorperson)
“Calculated Risk: American Education System and Its Representation in Cinema” Fall 2001
Hollywood and American War History --
a series of 1-hour programs
Program 1: Dramatic Narratives and Imagery of War, Fall 2001
Program 2: American Cinema and the First World War, Winter 2002
Program 3: Hollywood and World War II, Winter 2002
Screenplay, “The Custodian,” sponsored by the Israel Film Fund, work in progress.
Screenplay, “Locked Garden,” an adaptation of Suzan Adam’s novel “Laundry,” sponsored by the Israel Film Fund, 2002-2003.
Script Editor, “Facing the Forests,” a 90-minute TV drama, based on the story by A. B. Yehoshua. The drama was directed by Danny Waxman and shown on channel 3 in 2001.
Script Editor, Les Enfant du Terrain Vague (ילדי שטח ההפקר), a French-Israeli co-production. The project is supported by the Israel Film Fund.
The script won first prize in the 2003 Albin competition.
Script Editor, THE SONG OF GALILEE, dir. Danny Waxman, a one-hour TV drama, December, 1996.
Script Editor, HAMONEH DOFEK, a dramatic TV series, prod. & dir. Yaki Yosha, May-June, 1995.
Script Editor, BETTI-BEN-BASSAT, an eight episode situation comedy, dir. Avi Cohen, prod. Yonathan Aroch, April-May, 1995.
Script Editor, POWER OF ATTORNEY, a 100-minute TV drama on Dov Gruner, shown on channel 3, March, 1994.
Flicks Books, England, forthcoming.
Ramot: Tel Aviv University Press, 2005
The Open University Press, 1995, (in Hebrew).
In Volume X: Contemporary Period, Nurith Gertz and Deborah Dash Moore editors, in THE POSEN LIBRARY OF JEWISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION, Yale University Press, James E. Young, Editor-in-Chief.
Hed Haulpan 86 (Summer 2003), pp. 18-25 (in Hebrew)
In Breaking Crystal: Writing after Auschwitz, ed., Efraim Sicher (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997), pp. 137-159.
In Thinking about the Holocaust: After Half a Century, ed.
Alvin Rosenfeld (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997), pp. 38-58.
Twentieth Century Literary Criticism In Israel in the Nineties, eds.,
Fred Lazin and Greg Mahler, Florida State University Press, 1996,
Critical Reception," Tel Aviv Jahrbuch fur Deutsche Geschichte, XXIII/1994, pp. 207-217.
The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, vol. 13, no. 3 (1993), pp. 363-365.
Remembering for the Future (Oxford, England: Pergamon Press,1988), vol. 3, pp. 3-12.
Holocaust Studies Annual, Vol. 3 (1985), pp. 21-42.
The Interuniversity Conference Book on Hebrew Literature, Ziva Shamir ed., (Tel Aviv University Press, 1985), pp. 1-4.
Hebrew Annual Review, Vol.9 (1985), pp. 31-52.
Hair special Cinema Section, September, 2001
The Public Historian, 18:2 (Spring 1996), pp. 120-122.
Mahshavot, 68 (September, 1996),
pp. 20-33 (An interview with journal editor, in Hebrew).
Cinemateque, no. 74 (May-June, 1994), pp. 12-14 (in Hebrew).
Nativ 1:1 (English issue, 1990), pp. 98-101.
Nativ 3:1 (January, 1990), pp. 48-51 (in Hebrew).
Nativ 2:2 (March, 1989), pp. 63-67 (in Hebrew).
In Modern Hebrew Literature in English Translation, ed. Leon I. Yudkin, New York: Markus Wiener, pp. 227-229, 1987.
Shofar, Vol. 5:1, pp. 45-46, 1986.
Martyrdom and Resistance, Vol.11:4, pp.10,15, 1985.
American Jewish History, Vol. 75:1, pp. 100-103, 1985.
Midstream, Vol. 26:1, pp. 48-50, 1980.