Ido Lewit

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Ido is a PhD student at the German Department and the program in Film and Media Studies. He has completed his BAs (Film Studies and Philosophy) and MA (Film Studies, summa cum laude) at Tel Aviv University. His master’s thesis explores the relation between the films of the Coen brothers and the writings of Franz Kafka. Before coming to Yale, Ido taught Film Narratology, Introduction to Film Theory and a course on Israeli Cinema at Tel Aviv University and at the Open University of Israel.

Ido is the co-editor of Mediamorphosis: Kafka and the Moving Image (Wallflower Press/ Columbia UP, 2016) and the author of several articles on the topic of Kafka and cinema. Ido has also studied music at the Jazz Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and is an occasional bass guitar player.

His fields of interest include: Franz Kafka, film and media theory, narrative theory, film adaptation, time and space in film and literature

Recent Publications:

  • Accepted for Publication: “When the Still Image Projected on the Screen Bursts into Movement”: Cinematic Space-Time in Kafka’s “A Country Doctor,” Kafka after Kafka: Conference Proceedings, ed. Iris Bruce and Mark Gelber. Camden House.
  • 2016: Mediamorphosis: Kafka and the Moving Image (Co-editor, Introduction, and chapter). London & New York: Wallflower Press/ Columbia University Press (Feb. 2016).
  • 2015: “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.
  • 2011: “The Kafkaesque Cinematic Language of The Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man,” Journal of the Kafka Society of America 33-34 (2009-2010): 29-38.

Selected Participation in Conferences:

  • 2016: Film-Philosophy: Prospects, Directions and New Perspectives; Tel-Aviv University, Israel: “Constructing Narrative Unintelligibility: The Case of Inside Llewyn Davis
  • 2015: Literature/ Film Association Annual Conference; York, PA. “Cinematic Constructions of Kafka’s Media: The Case of Inside Llewyn Davis
  • 2015: Kafka after Kafka: International Conference at Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva: “Hetereoglossia and the Cinematic Adaptation of Kafka”
  • 2015: Fiktsia: Annual Television Conference; Tel-Aviv University, Israel: “From the Cinema to Television and Back to Cinema: Fargo (TV) as a Case-Study”
  • 2014: German Studies Association; Kansas City, MO: “Before the Goy’s Teeth: Parallels between Parables – Kafka’s The Trial and the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man
  • 2014:  Traces of Things to Come; Tel Aviv University, Israel: “The Remnant of the Kafkaesque: Orson Welles’s Adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Trial
  • 2014: Fiktsia: Annual Television Conference; Tel-Aviv University, Israel: Can’t Live, Can’t Die: The End of The Sopranos: Between Tragedy and Postmodernity
  • 2013: Modern Language Association; Boston, MA: Welles’s Dekaf: De-Kafkaing as a Post-Holocaust Reaction in Orson Welles’s The Trial
  • 2011: Motar: Annual Conference of the Faculty of Arts; Tel Aviv University, Israel: Reality as Cartoon: On the Construction of Memory in Animated-Documentary Films

Other Academic Activity:

  • 2015-2016: Graduate students’ representative in the academic committee of the Eleventh International Colloquium of the Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University, 7-9 June, 2016
  • 2015: Coordination of “Film-Philosophy: Prospects, Directions and New Perspectives,” International Conference on New Directions in Film-Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, 5-7 January, 2016
  • 2013-2014: Coordination of “Traces of Things to Come,” the Tenth International Colloquium of the Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University, 8-11 June, 2014