CV & Publications



  • 2016—: Visiting Professor at the Centre for European Modernism, University of Perugia, Italy.
  • 2014—: 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:

    • “Three Articles of Posthuman Modernism: The Metacinema of Marcel L'Herbier (and Friends).” Modernism/modernity (Print +) 4.4 (March 2020).
    • “Past, Passivity, Passion: Deleuze’s Allegorical Drama.” CounterText 5.1 (2019): 70-88.
    • “Figures of the Earth: Non-human Phenomenology in Joyce.” Humanities 6.3 (2017).
    • “Love in Joyce: A Philosophical Apprenticeship.” Joyce Studies Annual (2014): 42-62.
    • “Putting the Impossible to Work: Beckettian Afterlife and the Posthuman Future of Humanity.” Journal of Modern Literature 35.4 (Summer 2012): 163-180.
    • “Ethics of the Event: The Apocalyptic Turn in Modernism,” Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas 9.1 (January 2011): 188-201.
    • “Between Fact and Fiction: The Nature of Events in Joyce and Beckett,” Narrative 18.2 (May 2010): 179-198.
    •   “Mirrored Disjunctions: On a Deleuzo-Joycean Theory of the Image,” Journal of Modern Literature 33.2 (Spring 2010): 131-148.
    • “Neologizing in Finnegans Wake: Beyond a Typology of the Wakean Portmanteau,” Poetics Today 28.1 (Spring 2007): 143-164.
    • “A Duplicated Life: On Virtuality in John Banville’s Mefisto,” Modern Fiction Studies 55.4 (Winter 2009): 665-684.
    • “Providence in the Marketplace: Vico’s Philology and the Immanence of Language in Joyce’s Later Narrative,” Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies 9 (2008): 107-126.
    • “Two Ps in a Pod: On Time in Finnegans Wake,” Journal of Modern Literature 29.1 (Fall 2005): 76-93. 
    • “A Fadograph of Whome: Topographies of Mourning in Finnegans Wake,” Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas 1.2 (June 2003): 87-110. 

    Chapters in edited volumes:

    • “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

    • 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 and the Posthuman.” Genealogies of the Posthuman. Critical Posthumanism Network. 2017. Web.
    • “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 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).




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



    • 2015-2019: Journal of Modern Literature (12 articles)
    • 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. Beyond the Obscure: Literary Revelations in Herman Melville and Cormac McCarthy. In Progress.
    • Yaeli Greenblatt. The Typographic Novel: Visual Materiality and the Joycean Image. In Progress.
    • Talia Abu. Guilt or Shame: The Problem of Origins in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. In Progress.
    • Tali Banin. Modernism and the Search for Posthuman Intimacy. In Progress.