Igor Rodin

Igor Rodin

Theoretical interests

My theoretical interests include: subjectivity, s/tex(t)uality, matter and different forms of their interaction; image in the wide sense and specifically cinematographic image; notions of time and space; post-structuralism and ecosophy from a post-structuralist angle; psychoanalysis (J. Lacan); the phenomena of creative act, writing and reading. Key thinkers: Jacques Lacan, Jean Baudrillard, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, George Bataille, Hélène Cixous.

 

PhD in Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Majors:

  • film theory (Gilles Deleuze, Andrei Tarkovsky)

  • psychoanalytic theory (Jacques Lacan, Félix Guattari, Bracha L. Ettinger)

  • poststructuralist philosophy (Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jean Baudrillard, Timothy Morton, Reza Negarestani)

PhD Dissertation: “The Econtology of Cinema: Subjectivity, Text and Reading. From Matter to Sinthomaton”.

Supervisor: Prof. Raya Morag.

 

Publications:

  • Dushi, N. & Rodin, I. (equal contributors) [2019]. Amour and Love: On the Invention of the Concept of Love in Cinema. InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal of Visual Culture. http://ivc.lib.rochester.edu/amour-and-love-on-the-invention-of-the-concept-of-love-in-cinema/
  • Dushi, N. & Rodin, I. (equal contributors) [2019]. Self-Recreation through the Uncanny Encounter: Reading the Feminine Close-up in Cinema. In A. Piotrowska & B. Tyrer (Eds.), Psychoanalysis and Femininity. Routledge.
  • Ettinger, B. L. (2010/2017). Communicaring: Reflection around Hiroshima mon amour. Lacanalia (Russian Psychoanalytic Online Journal), 24 (originally in PostGender: Gender, Sexuality and Performativity in Japanese Culture, A. Zohar [Ed.]), translated into Russian by I. Rodin, 75-83.
  • Ettinger, B. L. (2006/2016). The Heimlich. Lacanalia (Russian Psychoanalytic Online Journal), 22 (originally in “The Matrixial Borderspace”, 2006), translated into Russian by I. Rodin, 159-162 (2016).
  • Ettinger, B. L. (2014/2016). Dora’s Dream. Lacanalia (Russian Psychoanalytic Online Journal), 21 (originally a paper presented at Vox Femina Music Festival in Tel Aviv), translated into Russian by I. Rodin, 3-7.

 

Conferences:

Topic: Pastorality as Encounter with the Real: Against the Escapism of Contemplation.

Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London. International Conference on Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies (2018).

 

Topic: Tactility as Subjectivization / Material Resistance as Event

Venue: Academic Center for Natural Sciences, Latvian University, Riga, Latvia. First Baltic Conference on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences (2018).

 

Topic: Theorization as a Creative Act: A Contingent Thinker Paradigm.

Venue: Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. UnDisciplined 2018 (2018).

 

Topic: The Fifth Discourse: Subjectivity as Encounter with the Sinister-Embracing Nature.

Venue: The Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland. In collaboration with the Institute of Romance Languages and Translations Studies (University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland). Vulnerabilities (2017).   

 

Topic: Amour and Love: On the Invention of the Concept of Love in Cinema (together with Dr. Nava Dushi, Lynn University, USA).

Venue: Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. The Eleventh Tel Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema and Television Studies. Strangers to Ourselves: "Enemies from Within" and the Moving Image (2016).

 

Topic: Self-Recreation through the Uncanny Encounter: Reading the Feminine Close-up in Cinema (together with Dr. Nava Dushi, Lynn University, USA).

Venue: The Maritime Culture Centre of the National Maritime Museum, Gdansk, Poland. In collaboration with the Nordic Summer University and the Nordic Council of Ministers. Psychoanalysis in Our Time 2016: Psychoanalysis and Femininity (2016).

 

Topic: The Matrixial Perspective: Death as a Resolution of the Oedipal Complex in “The Return” (2003) of Andrey Zvyagintsev.

Venue: The Smart Family Institute of Communication, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. Documentary Truth: Re-thinking the Politics of the Index (2014).

 

Past:

Annual Seminars at Lacanian Network, The Freudian Field Institute, under the auspices of University of Paris VIII, The Dept. of Psychoanalysis (2013-2016).

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)‎.