Articles and Contributors


Please note: all articles are available only in Hebrew.

Summer 2016

Lihi Negler

Gretel, Emanuel and Adolf: representation of Jews in cinema and television in Germany since the fall of the Berlin

Elad Pichman

Satirical criticism in the movie Al Hodoud (Laham, 1984): yellow car, straight lines and a fake Arab unity

Michal Peek Hemo

Cultural Trauma outbursts and clues for change in the greater common narrative in Uri Zohar's early movies

Nadav Menuchin

Imaginary Germans? The Teutonic Order in the East-European cinema: memory, history and politics

Yochay Cohen

Book review: aya ben-dat, between hummer and trauma, between ethics and esthetics: thoughts on 'Life is beautiful' by Roberto Benigni, Resling, 2015

Sigalit Banai

Book review: Sariel Birnbaum, Back to the Past: Filmed History in Arab Cinema, Magness, 2015

Winter 2016

Omri Yavin, From a Jewish State to an Airport: Foreigners and Immigrants in Contemporary Israeli Cinema

Yael Munk and Dana Massad, “On the political Spheres in Oded Davidoff’s Timrot Ashan

Amit Levy, Valentino’s Sheikh: Cinematic Contradictions and the Shape of American Orientalism

Siegfried Kracauer, From Caligari to Hitler: Introduction

* Hilla Lavie and Ofer Ashkenazi, Notes on Kracauer’s Psychoanalysis of Weimar Cinema

Review Articles

Michal Pick Hamo on Tali Silberstein, The Making of Soldiers (Resling, 2014)

Talia Alon on Liat Steir-Livni, The Mountain Will Remember, not Me: The New Memory of the Holocaist in Israeli Popular Culture (Resling, 2014)



Spring 2015

Kobi Kabalek, "Moral Failure and Critical Memory in Sterne (1959) and Am grünen Strand der Spree (1960)"

Naama Shefi, "Brutal Reality in Soft Focus: the Israeli Reception of the Cinematic Adaptation of Jakob der LügnerDie Blechtrommel, and Mephisto"

Dor Yaakobi, "American Gladiator: the Heritage of Ancient Rome in American Popular Culture"

Valerie Weinstein, "Performing Masculinity in the Third Reich: Lilian Harvey’s Hosenrolle in Capriccio (1938)"

Yael Ben-Zvi Morad, "The Aesthetics of Guilt: on Responsibility in Israeli Films"


Summer 2014

Stephen Brockmann, "The Rise of Nazism in Early East German Cinema"

Hilla Lavie, "The 'Nazis' of the Israeli Fiction Film: a Dialog between Cinema and Holocaust Historiography in Israel"

Yael Ben Moshe, "Artificial Suspense in Valkyrie"

David Shperber, "Montage Interdit: Yael Bartana's Polish Trilogy"

Yonatan Gan Or, "Blood, Sweat and Laughter: The Second World War in Monty Python's The Flying Circus"


Fall 2013

Tobias Ebbrecht Hartmann, "History and Justice in Erwin Leiser's Eichmann und das Dritte Reich (1961)"

Todd Herzog, "'What shall the history books read?': The Debate over Inglourious Basterds and the Limits of Representation"

Yochai Ataria, "Men in Crisis: American Cinema in the Post-Vietnam Era"

Gitit Holzman and Gilad Zuckerman, "Defeated Israeli Soldiers on the Screen: Comparative Analysis of Waltz with Bashir(2008) and Halfon Hill (1976)"

Nissim Notrika, "Films of Flattering Sensibility: Contemporary Film Criticism in Israel"



Winter 2012

Gerd Gemünden, From Chicago on the Spree to Weimar on the Pacific

Rick McCormick, Romantic Comedy and the Hitler-Stalin Pact: Billy Wilder and Ninotchka (USA 1939)

Ulrike Weckel, Weal and Woe of "Erotic Fraterization" in Postwar Germany: A Foreign Affair as Billy Wilder’s Alterna­tive to Reproachful Reeducation

Aner Preminger, Walk on Water or Play God? Contemporary Israeli Filmmakers and the "Meaning" of the Holocaust

Yochai Ataria, Make Music, Not War: Berlin as a Metaphor for Post-Modernity in Run Lola Run

Gabriel Cavaglion, Puer Aeternus: Fellini’s Male Protagonists in Historical Context

Winter 2011

Jakob F. Dittmar, Comics and History: Myth-making versus Historisation

Nicholas Baer, he Dialectic of the Aufklärungsfilm: Essentialism and Nominalism in Richard Oswald’s Anders als die Andern (1919)

Michal Goren, This is the Land (1935): The Poetics of Zionism

Yaara Levin-Freiman and Dafna Levin- De Bushi, Sexuality and Gender in Avatar (2009)

Summer 2010

Moshe Zimmermann, Remembering the Recent Past: Tropes of National-Socialism in post-War German Cinema

Udi Greenberg, Holocaust and Repression: The Collective Unconscious in Lars von Trier's Zentropa

Azrikam Amram, Holocaust and Laughter: Hollywood's Comedies about Nazism

Review Articles

Yiftach Ashkenazi, PTSD, Yes, but Who Really Has it? On Trauma and Responsibility in Waltz with Bashir
(an answer to Ori Swed's From Crucifixion to Coma, Slil, Summer 2009)

Hagai Barnea, Reality as Critique: Television News in Hollywood Films

Summer 2009

Hadi Shchib Kassem, The United States' Role in World War II and the Representation of Nazi Germany in Hollywood

Yemima Ayala Cohen, 'In den Ruinen von Berlin': Hollywood and the Changing of American Policy towards Germany, 1943-1949

Review Articles

Matan Aharoni, Cultural Transfer, Identity Loss, and Identity Acquisition in Haim Bouzaglo's Fictitious Marriage

Ori Swed From Crucifixion to Coma: Pain and Fantasy in Waltz with Bashir

Mark Volovici, Charming Heroism: Sophie Scholl, The Final Days and the Memory of anti-Nazi Resistance in Contemporary Germany

Yohai Levinstein, The Return of History as a Fantasy: Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood and Shakespeare's Macbeth

David Be'eri, The Expressionist Movement and the Visual Imagery of Weimar Film: A Reconsideration

Winter 2009

Jonathan Tomkins, Donald Duck in Uniforms: American Animation in WWII

Hagar Levi, The ‘Algerian Syndrome’ in French Cinema

Hemi Sheinblat, Paths of Glory and the Cultural Heritage of World War I

Talma Harpaz-Gilboa, Fathers and Sons in post-1990 Chinese Cinema

Review Articles

Rivka Kanarik, On Homosexuality in British Cinema

Nisim Notrika, Do We Need more Film Schools? Teaching Film in Israeli Higher Education

Spring 2008

Nathaniel Anur, History in Film: Mivtza Yonathan as a Test Case

Ido Ramati, The Myth of the ‘Second Aliya’ in Israeli Public Television

Ben Lev-Kadesh, Anti-Russian Newsreels in WWII Germany

Dafna Dolinko, Trauma and Representation in Yiddish Films in Poland

Review Articles

Yiftach Ashkenazi, Borat and Jewish Essentialism

Dovi Arama, Wim Wenders’ Kings of the Road

Carmel Sinof, Alternative Pasts in the New German Film

Miriam Samet, Memory and Sexuality in The Night Porter


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