CV & Publications



  • 2019—: Associate Professor in English Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2016—: Visiting Professor at the Centre for European Modernism, University of Perugia, Italy.
  • 2014—2020: Chair, English Department, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2013—: Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2013-2014: Associate Professor in English Literature, at the Faculty of Humanities, the University of Tromso, Norway.
  • 2007—: Lecturer in English Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2004: Adjunct teacher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, English Department.



    Books and edited volumes:

    Articles in peer reviewed journals:

    Chapters in edited volumes:

    • "Beckett’s Invisible Matter: Echo, Technology and Posthuman Affect." In Samuel Beckett and Technology, ed. Galina Kiryushina, Einat Adar and Mark Nixon (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021): 224-239.
    • Ruben Borg, “Editors’ Introduction,” co-authored with Paul Fagan. In Flann O’Brien: Gallows Humour, ed. Ruben Borg, Paul Fagan and John McCourt (Cork: Cork University Press, 2020): 1-15.
    • “Modernismo europeo: come nasce e che cosa vuol dire il concetto.” In Il romanzo modernista europeo: autori, forme, questioni, ed. Massimiliano Tortora and Annalisa Volpone (Rome: Carocci Editore, 2019), pp. 21-43. [In Italian]
    • “Editors’ Introduction,” co-authored with Paul Fagan and John McCourt. In Flann O’Brien: Problems with Authority. Ruben Borg, Paul Fagan and John McCourt (eds). (Cork: Cork University Press, 2017): 1-18.
    • “Reading Flann with Paul: Modernism and the Trope of Conversion,” in Flann O’Brien: Problems with Authority. Ruben Borg, Paul Fagan and Werner Huber (eds). (Cork: Cork University Press, 2017): 219-229.
    • “Beckett and Deleuze: Tragic Thinkers.” Deleuze and Beckett, ed. Stephen Wilmer and Audrone Zukauskaite (London: Palgrave, 2015): 139-206.
    • “Deleuze on Genre: Modernity between the Tragic and the Novel,” in Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Literature, ed. Ian Buchanan et al. (London: Bloomsbury, 2015): 99-115.
    • “Editors’ Introduction,” co-authored with Paul Fagan and Werner Huber. In Flann O’Brien: Contesting Legacies. Ruben Borg, Paul Fagan and Werner Huber (eds). (Cork: Cork University Press, 2014): 1-16.
    • “Surviving in Borges: The Memory of Objects after the End of the World,” in Cy-Borges: Memories of Posthumanism in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges, ed. Stefan Herbrechter et al. (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2009): 168-196.
    •  “Deconstruction and the Undoing of Diplomacy.” Co-authored with Ivan Callus. In Language and Diplomacy, ed. Jovan Kurbalija and Hannah Slavik (Malta: DiploProjects, 2001): 233-260.

    Reviews and short articles

    • Ruben Borg, 'Review of Katherine Ebury, Modern Literature and the Death Penalty, 1890–1950,' The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O’Brien Studies 5, no. 2 (Spring 2021): 1–5. 
    • “Beckett's Insistent Bodies.” Review of Derval Tubridy, Samuel Beckett and the Language of Subjectivity. Journal of Modern Literature 4.3 (Spring 2021): 184-187.
    • Review of Jean-Michel Rabate, The Pathos of Distance: Affects of the Moderns. James Joyce Quarterly 53.3-4 (Spring, Summer 2016): 384-387.
    • “Literary Modernism.” Genealogies of the Posthuman. Critical Posthumanism Network. 2017. Web. [Encyclopedia Entry]
    • “The Parish Review: Editors’/Founders’ Note.” Co-authored with Paul Fagan. The Parish Review 1.1 (Summer 2012): 1-11.
    • “Working with History, Working with Taboo: a Comparative Review of Two Works of Joyce criticism.” Journal of Modern Literature 31.2 (Winter 2008): 149-155. Review.
    • “Entwining our Arts,” review of Christa Maria Lerm-Hayes, Joyce in Art: Visual Art Inspired by James Joyce (Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2004). Journal of Modern Literature 29.4 (Summer 2006): 189-193. Review.




    • July 2021: 110 Myles: Flann O'Brien at a Distance. (Online conference).
    • July 2017: Acting Out: The 4th International Flann O’Brien Conference (Salzburg, Austria).
    • September 2015: Metamorphoses: The 3rd International Flann O’Brien Conference (Prague, Czech Republic).
    • June 2013: Problems with Authority: The 2nd International Flann O’Brien Conference (Rome, Italy).
    • October 2011: Posthumanism and Transhumanism. An international conference at the Van Leer Institute, with Icon Tel-Aviv and Tel-Aviv University.
    • July 2011: 100 Myles: The International Flann O’Brien Centenary Conference (Vienna, Austria).




    • The Parish Review (co-editor)
    • Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas (associate editor)
    • Countertext (advisory editor)
    • Journal of Modern Literature (advisory editor)



    • 2018-2021: Manuscript evaluations for Cambridge University Press, Bloomsbury, and Brill
    • 2015-2021: Journal of Modern Literature (12 articles)
    • 2021: Textual Practice
    • 2017: Modernist Cultures
    • 2017: International Journal of English Studies
    • 2014-2017: James Joyce Quarterly (2 articles)
    • 2014: Contemporary Drama
    • 2012: Subjectivity
    • 2010: Deleuze Studies



    • Lasse Jensen. Metaphysics in a Secular Age: Language, Tradition and Belief in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. 2020.
    • Yaeli Greenblatt. The Typographic Novel: Visual Materiality and the Joycean Image. 2021.
    • Talia Abu. Guilt and James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. 2022
    • Tali Banin. Modernism and the Search for Posthuman Intimacy. In Progress.