Dr. Idit Alphandary
Dr. Idit Alphandary
Idit Alphandary (Ph.D. at Yale University 2001), is a Senior Lecturer of Comparative Literature, and the Interdisciplinary Program of the Arts at Tel Aviv University. Her teaching expertise includes the 19th century French, British, and American literature and painting. She also examines American and European film and photography. Her research is focused on ethics, aesthetics, and speech-acts involved in psychoanalytical theories and poststructural philosophy of the everyday. Currently she explores the field of responses to radical evil including forgiveness and resentment in Jewish, German, and Chinese literature and film. She is the editor of a book collection of articles titled Consciousness Between Crisis and Empowerment: Interdisciplinary Writing on Women and Gender, (Hakibutz Hameuchad Press 2017, in press). Her articles on the novel, film, aesthetics and psychoanalysis have appeared in such journals as CR: The New Centennial Review, Philosophy Today, Philip Roth Studies, Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, and Textus, as well as on the edited volume, Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva, (SUNY Press 2009), and on the edited volume, Kafka and the Moving Image, (Wallflower Press/Columbia Press 2016). She is currently completing a book manuscript, Love, Forgiveness, and Resentment (for Fordham University Press). Her second MS is Autonomy, Fantasy and the Other: An Essay on Literature and Object Relations in Guy de Maupassant and D. W. Winnicott. She is co-editor with Leszek Koczanowicz of a volume of articles, Democracy, Dialogue, Memory (for Rowman and Littlefield International). Her interdisciplinary courses includes the British, French and American novel of the nineteenth-century examined from a social and an ethical viewpoint and German contemporary literature related to reactions to radical evil. She teaches Hollywood film and film theory, psychoanalysis, post-structuralism, and ethics. She teaches literature, drama, film, plastic arts, photography, opera (libretto) in the context of philosophy of the everyday and psychoanalysis.
She often lectures and teaches workshops and seminars at Yale, Renmin University of China, the Free University of Berlin, University of Copenhagen, Charles University, Prague, and University of Antwerp.