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Prof. Ruth Ronen

Dept. of Philosophy, Tel aviv university

Publications - Books


Possible Worlds in Literary Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1994
Representing the Real. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2002
Aesthetics of Anxiety: SUNY Press, 2009.
Art and Its Discontents (In Hebrew). Am-Oved Publishers, 2010.
Art Before the Law: Aesthetics and Ethics University of Toronto Press, 2014.
Lacan with the Philosophers (In Hebrew) Tel Aviv University Press.2015.
Lacan with the Philosophers  (In English) University of Toronto Press, 2018.

Publications - Articles

  • Poetical Coherence in Literary Prose. Style 20:1, 1986, pp. 66-74.
  • Space in Fiction. Poetics Today 7:3, 1986, pp. 421-438.
  • Completing the Incompleteness of Fictional Entities. Poetics Today 9:3, 1988, pp. 497-514.
  • The World of Allegory. The Journal of Literary Semantics XVII/2, 1988, pp. 91-121.
  • The Semiotics of Fictional Time: Three Metaphors in the Study of Temporality in Fiction. Style 24:1, 1990, pp. 22-44.
  • La focalisation dans les mondes fictionnels. Poètique 83, 1990, pp. 305-322.
  • Possible Worlds in Literary Theory: An Interdisciplinary Game. Semiotica 80: 3/4, 1990, pp. 277-297.
  • Paradigm Shift in Plot models: A View on the History of Narratology. Poetics Today 11:4, 1990, pp. 817-842.
  • Ambiguity in Literary Conceptualizations: The Case of 'World' In: E.Ibsch, D. Schram & G.Steen (eds.) Empirical Studies of Literature. Amsterdam.Atlanta, GA, 1991.pp. 397-404.
  • Possible Worlds Between the Disciplines. British Journal of Aesthetics 33:1, 1993, pp. 29-40.
  • Philosophical Realism and Postmodern Antirealism. Style 29:2 special issue: "From Possible Worlds to Virtual Realities"), 1995, pp. 184-200.
  • Are Fictonal Worlds Possible? In: C. Mihailescu and W.Hamarneh (eds.) Fiction Updated: The Theory of Fictionality and Contemporary Humanities. University of Toronto Press, 1996, pp. 21-29.
  • Description, Narrative and Representation. Narrative 5:3, 1997, pp. 274-286
  • Incommensurability and Representation. Applied Semiotics 5, 1998, pp. 291-302 (electronic journal).
  • The Impossible World of Representation. Art and Representation: Contributions to Contemporary Aesthetics (ed.A.C. Sukla). CT, U.S.:Greenwood Press, 2001, pp. 101-112.
  • The Real as Limit to Interpretation. Semiotica 132:1/2, 2000, pp. 121-135.
  • Representation without an Object: Abstract Painting. Iyuun (Hebrew) 52, 2003, pp. 153-165.
  • Who is Deceived by trompe l'oeil? Tymieniecka (ed.) "Human Creation between Reality and Illusion" Analecta Husserliana 87, 2005, pp. 257-265. (with Efrat Biberman)
  • Art and Anxiety, or: Lacan with Joyce. Return: A Journal of Lacanian Studies 2, 2005, pp. 143-156.
  • Look the Doll in the Eyes: The Uncanny in Contemporary Art. Psyart 2005 (electronic journal).
  • The Truth about Narrative, or: How Does Narrative matter? Philosophy and Literature 30:1, pp. 118-139, 2006. (with Efrat Biberman)
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Vanishing Genius. Literature and Aesthetics 16:1, 2006. pp. 37-58.
  • Love of Truth, True Love and the Truth about Love. In: Figures of the Unconscious, Eran Dorfman & Jens De Vleminck (eds.), Leuven University Press 2010, pp. 83-95.
  • Des mondes possibles au-delà du principe de vérité. La théorie littéraire des mondes possibles, Françoise Lavocat (ed.), CNRS Éditions, 2010, pp. 189-202
  • Dying of Shame, Consumed by Anxiety. Hurly-Burly: The International Lacanian Journal of Psychoanalysis 4, 2010, pp. 157-166.
  • Lacan and the Philosophical Soul. Philosophy Today 61:3, 2017, pp. 619-632.
  • Crossing the Aesthetic Regime. In: A. Weiberg & S. Majetschak (eds.) Aesthetics Today, 2017, De Gruyter, pp. 139-152.
  • The Story of the Law. In: Z. Dinnen and R. Warhol (eds.). The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Narrative Theories, 2018, pp.375-388
  • Hamlet’s Melancholy. Mikan, (Hebrew), 2019, pp.190-205.
  • Possible Worlds. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature, 2020, pp. 1-26.
  • The Invisible of the Dancing Body. In: Wengrower, H. and Chaiklin, S. International Perspectives on Dance Movement Therapy: Dance and Creative Process in Theory, Research and Practice . New York: Routledge (forthcoming).
  • Aesthetic Community, submitted.
  • In preparation:
  • The Affirmation of Death, in: Philosophy and Death – Special Issue of Angelaki (eds.: Ruth Ronen and Rona Cohen). Forthcoming in 2022.
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