Boaz Hagin, PhD

The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University


Boaz Hagin is senior lecturer at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University and was visiting scholar at NYU. He is author of Death in Classical Hollywood Cinema (2010), co-author with Thomas Elsaesser of Memory, Trauma, and Fantasy in American Cinema (2012), and co-editor of Just Images: Ethics and the Cinematic (2011) and Deeper Than Oblivion: Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema (2013). His articles appear in Journal of Film and Video, New Review of Film and Television Studies, GLQ, Cinema Journal, Camera Obscura, Journal of Popular Film and Television, and Psychoanalyse im Widerspruch.

Publications:

Books

Raz Yosef and Boaz Hagin (eds.), Deeper Than Oblivion: Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema (New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013).

Thomas Elsaesser and Boaz Hagin, Memory, Trauma, and Fantasy in American Cinema (Ra’anana: Open University of Israel, 2012).

Boaz Hagin, Sandra Meiri, Raz Yosef and Anat Zanger (eds.), Just Images: Ethics and the Cinematic (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011).

Boaz Hagin, Death in Classical Hollywood Cinema (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).


Articles and Book Chapters

Boaz Hagin and Roy Wagner, “The Occupation-Image: A Deleuzian Analysis of Videos from the Israeli Occupation of Palestine,” Journal of Film and Video 66.4 (2014): 19-33.

Boaz Hagin, “The Psychological Thriller and the Family Drama: On Ethics and Terrorism in Frozen Days,” Mikkan 13 (2013): 124-144.

Boaz Hagin, “Inverted Identification: Bergson and Phenomenology in Deleuze’s Cinema Books,” New Review of Film and Television Studies 11.3 (2013): 262-287.

Boaz Hagin, “‘Our Traumas’: Terrorism, Tradition, and Mind Games in Frozen Days,” Raz Yosef and Boaz Hagin (editors), Deeper Than Oblivion: Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema (New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), 198-221.

Boaz Hagin and Raz Yosef, “Sweet on the Inside: Trauma, Memory, and Israeli Cinema,” Raz Yosef and Boaz Hagin (editors), Deeper Than Oblivion: Trauma and Memory in Israeli Cinema (New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), 1-20.

Gal Raz, Boaz Hagin, and Talma Hendler, “E-Motion Pictures of the Brain: Recursive Paths between Affective Neuroscience and Film Studies,” Arthur P. Shimamura (editor), Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), 285-313.

Raz Yosef and Boaz Hagin, “Israeli Cinema,” Oxford Bibliographies Online (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Boaz Hagin and Raz Yosef, “Festival Exoticism: The Israeli Queer Film in a Global Context,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 18.1 (2012): 161-178.

Boaz Hagin, “Killed Because of Lousy Ratings: The Hollywood History of Snuff,” Journal of Popular Film and Television 38.1 (January-March 2010): 44-51.

Boaz Hagin, “Examples in Theory: Interpassive Illustrations and Celluloid Fetishism,” Cinema Journal 48.1 (Fall 2008): 3-26.

Boaz Hagin, “Male Weeping as Performative: The Crying Mossad Assassin in Walk on Water,” Camera Obscura 68, 23.2 (September 2008): 103-139.

Boaz Hagin, “Civilized Warriors and Primitive Cinema: Freud’s Denial-of-Death in Fin-de-Siècle Spectacles of Mortality.” Psychoanalyse im Widerspruch 30 (2003): 45-61. Full text (PDF)

Conferences and Lectures:

November 2015: “‘The Catskill Mountains with Arabs’: Jewish American Identity and Israel in Cast a Giant Shadow and How to Make a Jewish Movie,” Film & History Conference, Madison

March 2015: “ ‘It’s Sexy When a Girl Does It’: Foreignness and the Dysfunctional Abject in Rabies and Big Bad Wolves,” SCMS Conference, Montreal

October 2014: “A Gay Wedding on the Ramp at Auschwitz: Reading a Reading of Because of That War,” Film & History Conference, Madison

June 2014: “National Cinema as Industry Discourse: the Creation of Popular Israeli Cinema,” European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Milan

June 2013: “‘The Workshop of Israel’s Spirit’: The ‘Chosen’ People and Spiritualist Cosmopolitanism in the Writings of Margot Klausner,” Screen Studies Conference, Glasgow

March 2013: “Judaism, Spiritualism, and Satellites: Israeli Film and Television in the Writings of Margot Klausner,” SCMS Conference, Chicago

June 2012: “Don’t Mess with the Ouija Board: Motivations for a Transnational Remapping of Israeli Cinema,” Ninth Tel-Aviv International Conference on Cinema and Television Studies, Israel (also colloquium board, session chair)

May 2012: “Self-Exoticization and Contemporary Israeli Queer Cinema,” An Other Sex, Tel Aviv University, Israel

May 2012: The Horrors of Trauma: Violence, Reenactment, Nation, and Film, Beer Sheva, Israel

March 2012: “Gay Vampires, Orthodykes, and Festival Exoticism: Israeli Queer Cinema in a Global Context,” SCMS Conference, Boston

February 2012: How Movies Move Us: Neuro-Cognitive Accounts of the Viewer’s Experience, Tel Aviv University, Israel

May 2011: “Inverted Identification: Bergson and Phenomenology in Deleuze’s Cinema Books,” Deleuzian Futures International Conference, Tel Aviv University, Israel

May 2011: Accept the Mystery: Symposium with the Coen Brothers, Tel Aviv University, Israel

March 2011: “Mind Games, Terrorism, and ‘Our Traumas’ in FROZEN DAYS (Israel, 2006),” SCMS Conference, New Orleans

July 2010: “Translated subjectivities: towards a phenomenology of cinematic dubbing and subtitling,” Film-Philosophy III: The Third Annual Conference of Film and Philosophy, The University of Warwick, UK

June 2010: “Suspenseful Times and the Moving Image,” Eighth Tel-Aviv International Conference on Cinema and Television Studies

June 2009: “Mediating Israel: Identities through Translation,” Identities in Transition in Israeli Culture, The Open University of Israel, Ra’anana, Israel

February 2009: “Forrest Gump and the Trauma of Race in American Cinema,” Cinema and Consensus: The Sixties in the United States, The Open University of Israel, Ra’anana, Israel

June 2008: “How to Watch a Film Foreign-Languagely: Ethics and Translation,” Just Images: Ethics and the Cinematic Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel

January 2008: “Performing Incoherence: Reading Butler Reading Sontag,” Film Dept. Colloquium, Tel Aviv, Israel.

March 2007: “The Cinematic Thing: Bazin’s ‘Ontology’ and Deleuze’s Critique of the Phenomenology of Film,” SCMS Conference, Chicago

January 2007: “Between Hermeneutics and Suspicion,” Cinema under the Influence Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel

July 2006: Film and non-subjective agency, lecture for transgender group of the Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexuals and Transgenders in Israel.

June 2006: “Celluloid as Belief: Interpassivity in Narratives of Post-Photographic Composites,” the Sixth Tel-Aviv International Conference on Cinema Studies

May 2005: “In Lieu of Mémoire: The Weeping Male and the Israeli Deictic Melodrama,” Minerva School Conference: How to Gender Memory: Media and Remembrance in Israeli and German Theatre and Film, Beer Sheva, Israel.

May 2005: “The Case of Snuff Films,” Research Students Conference at the Faculty of Art, Tel Aviv University

June 2004: “Death, Alterity and ‘spiritual dust and grime:’ A Levinasian Reading of Bazin’s ‘Ontology,’” the Fifth Tel-Aviv International Conference on Cinema Studies

May 2004: lecture on representation of AIDS in the New Queer Cinema at the Jerusalem cinématheque for the Jerusalem Open House, a joint Arab-Jewish LGBTQ Community Center

May 2003: lecture on identity, existentialism, and impersonation in René Clément’s Plein Soleil for the French Institute in Tel Aviv in collaboration with the Film and Television Department, Tel Aviv University

May 2002: lecture on Darwinism and cinema for Massa’ Ha-Qesem Ha-Qolno’i series of lectures, Faculty of Arts, Tel Aviv University

March 2001: lecture at Motar Conference, Tel Aviv on George Cukor’s 1962 film The Chapman Report and the Kinsey-psychoanalysis clash on female asexuality

Contact:

Email:  bhagin@post.tau.ac.il or Boaz.Hagin@gmail.com

Address: The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Faculty of Arts, Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel