Igor Rodin


Email: igor.rodin@mail.huji.ac.il

Igor Rodin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University. His research is located at the intersection of film theory, the Lacanian/post-Lacanian psychoanalytic theory and ecosophy. His Ph.D. thesis entitled “The Econtology of Cinema: Subjectivity, Text and Reading. From Matter toSinthomaton” deals with the ontology of cinema via the work of theoreticians such as Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, Bracha L. Ettinger, Reza Negarestani and Timothy Morton.

Conference Papers

  • “Amour and Love: On the Invention of the Concept of Love in Cinema”. Presented (with Nava Dushi) at Eleventh Tel Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema and Television Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel, June, 2016.
  • “Self-Recreation through the Uncanny Encounter: Reading the Feminine Close-up in Cinema”. Presented (with Nava Dushi) at the Annual Conference Psychoanalysis in Our Time, Gdansk, Poland, April, 2016.
  • “The Matrixial Perspective: Death as a Resolution of the Oedipal Complex in The Return”. Presented at the Smart Family Institute of Communication Annual Conference, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, February, 2014.

Awards and Grants

  • The Smart Doctoral Student Award for Excellence, 2016.
  • MA in Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2010-2013)
  • BA in Communication and Journalism / East Asian Studies (Japanese Studies), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2007-2010)