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Ido Lewit

2016-2021: Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University

Film and Media Studies Program/ Department of German Languages and Literatures

Dissertation: “Toward a Media-Technological Approach to Films: Meaning-Making, Objects, and Procedures” (Advisor: Brigitte Peucker; Committee: Brigitte Peucker, Dudley Andrew, Rüdiger Campe, Gertrud Koch)

2010-2013: Master of Arts (Summa Cum Laude), Tel Aviv University

Department of Film and Television

Thesis: “The Kafkaesque Absurd in the films of the Coen Brothers” (Advisor: Nitzan Ben-Shaul)

2004-2008: Bachelor of Arts, Tel Aviv University

Department of Film and Television, Department of Philosophy

ADDITIONAL STUDIES

2011-2012: Bachelor of Arts, Tel Aviv University

Musicology

2008-2010: Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Jazz Department

Research Interests

German cinema

Media theory

Intermediality in film

Classic film theory

Franz Kafka

Music and literature in film

Publications

EDITED VOLUMES

Mediamorphosis: Kafka and the Moving Image. London & New York: Wallflower Press/ Columbia University Press, 2016. (Co-edited)

JOURNAL ARTICLES

“The Coroner and the Real: Death, Media, and ‘Deep Truth’ in the Films of Werner Herzog,” Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 61.3 (Spring 2022). Forthcoming

“The Tableau Vivant and the Intermedial Clash: Temporality and Power-Dynamics in Fassbinder’s Fontane Effi Briest,” Literature/ Film Quarterly Vol 50, No. 1 (Winter 2022; ISSN 2573-7597).

“‘He Couldn’t Tell the Difference between The Merry Widow and Tristan and Isolde’: Kafka’s Anti-Wagnerian Philosophy of Music,” The Polish Journal of Aesthetics 53.2 (2019): 109-123. DOI: 10.19205/53.19.6

“Traces in the Snow: Fargo, between the Wasteland and the Home,” Fireflies: Journal of Film and Television, Vol. 01: Cities, Spaces, Journeys, eds. Anat Zanger and Nir Ferber (2018): 150-163.

“TV’s Fargo and the Philosophy of the Coen Brothers,” Film and Philosophy 21 (2017): 17-30 (co-authored).

“Orson Welles’s The Trial and The Problem of Interpretation after the Holocaust,” Journal of the Kafka Society of America 37-38 (2013-2014): 115-126.

“The Kafkaesque Cinematic Language of the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man,” Journal of the Kafka Society of America 33-34 (2009-2010): 29-38.

BOOK CHAPTERS

“Life in the Black Lodge: The Twin Challenge of Watching Twin Peaks,” in The Politics of Twin Peaks, eds. Amanda DiPaolo and Jamie Gillies. London: Lexington Books, 2019, 177-192 (co-authored).

“‘When the Still Image Projected on the Screen Bursts into Movement”: Cinematic Space-Time in Kafka’s ‘A Country Doctor’,” in Kafka after Kafka: Dialogical Engagements with His Works from the Holocaust to Postmodernism, eds. Iris Bruce and Mark Gelber. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2019, 155-170.

“‘This is not Nothing’: Viewing the Coen Brothers through the Lens of Kafka,” in Mediamorphosis: Kafka and the Moving Image, eds. Shai Biderman and   Ido Lewit. London & New York: Wallflower Press/ Columbia University Press, 2016, 258-278.

“Introduction,” in Mediamorphosis: Kafka and the Moving Image, ed. Shai Biderman and Ido Lewit. London & New York: Wallflower Press/ Columbia University Press, 2016, 1-25 (co-authored).

BOOK REVIEWS

The Curious Humanist: Siegfried Kracauer in America by Johannes von Moltke,” Film Quarterly 70.4 (2017): 131-133.

NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

“Becoming Whale: The Transformation of the Human in Castaing-Taylor’s Leviathan.” Takriv: Journal of Documentary Film Studies. 7, 2014 (Hebrew)

“The ‘No’ under the ‘Yes’: Reflections on Bertolt Brecht’s Der Jasager.” in Pe’imot: Journal of Music and Culture. Tel-Aviv: Resling, 2013, 235-240. (Hebrew)

“Between Wonderland and Tel-el-Kebir.” Takriv: Journal of Documentary Film Studies. 6, 2013 (Hebrew)

“Ethics of the Documentary Machine: Reflections on Errol Morris’s The Fog of   War and Mr. Death.” Takriv: Journal of Documentary Film Studies. 5, 2013 (Hebrew)

“Between Wadi Rushmia and the Grand Canyon: Time as an Alternative in Amos Gittai’s Wadi Trilogy.” Takriv: Journal of Documentary Film Studies. 3, 2012 (Hebrew)

“Die Diaspora schlägt zurück: Zeitgenössische israelische Musik und die Suche nach alternativen Identitäten,” Springerin. 18.1 (2012): 14-15.

“Documenting as a Fairytale.” Takriv: Journal of Documentary Film Studies. 2, 2011 (Hebrew)

“Realität des Simulakrums: Zum Genre des animierten Dokumentarfilms,” Springerin. 17.1 (2011): 10-11.

 

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