Dr. Liran Razinsky

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Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants:

June 2009: Post-doctorate scholarship from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (The Lady Davis Foundation).

January 2009: Post-doctorate scholarship from The European Forum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Paul Demarais Center).

June 2008: Scholarship from Cornell University’s School of Criticism and Theory.

July 2007: Post-doctorate scholarship for a one year post-doc abroad offered by the Hebrew University Rectorate (academic secretariat).

July – August 2004: Scholarship from the Center for Austrian Studies for two-month German course in Vienna.

2004: Scholarship for research in psychoanalysis, from the Sigmund Freud Center for Research in Psychoanalysis at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Salinski Fund).

2004: Scholarship for research in Austrian culture, from the Center for Austrian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2003: Scholarship for research in psychoanalysis, from the Sigmund Freud Center for Research in Psychoanalysis at the Hebrew university (Salinski Fund).

2002: A doctorate scholarship from the French government.

2001 – 2005: Annual scholarship for direct doctorate program students, Department of Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2001:  Special prize from the rector for academic excellence in MA studies.

2000:  Rector’s prize for academic excellence after the 1st year in the MA program.

1999:  Rector’s prize for MA (for academic excellence during the BA).

1999:  Scholarship from the French institute for an extensive French course in Strasbourg.

1998: Dean’s prize for academic excellence after the 2nd year in the BA.

1997: Dean’s prize for academic excellence after the 1st year in the BA.

1996-1999 – Scholarship offered by the Amirim program for outstanding students.

 

Organization of Academic Conferences:

International Workshop: “The Representation of the Holocaust under Question: Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes,” at the Center for Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp, December 17, 2009. (Co-organization)

International conference on “Writing the Holocaust and WW II Today. On Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes”, at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 21-23, 2009 (with Prof. Cyril Aslanov and Aurélie Barjonet from University of Versailles, France).

 

Selected Papers in Conferences:

1. “Death and the missing experience.” Lecture in the international conference “Trauma Testimony Discourse”. Tel Aviv University and the Van Leer institute,  February 21-24, 2011.

2. “Entre bourreau et victime : Corps, torture et écriture dans Yalo de Elias Khoury.”  Lecture in the international workshop “Fictions dérangeantes. La parole du salaud,” at the University of Antwerp, December 11, 2010. Organized by the LEAresearch group (Lire en Europe aujourd’hui).

3. “The similarity of all perpetrators in Les Bienveillantes”. Lecture in the international Workshop: “The Representation of the Holocaust under Question: Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes,” at the center for Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp, December 17, 2009.

4. “The similarity of all perpetrators in Les Bienveillantes”. Lecture in the international conference Writing the Holocaust and WW II Today. On Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes”, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, June 21-23, 2009

5. “What kind of book is this anyway? On history and literature in Jonathan Littell's Les Bienveillantes”. Lecture in an international graduate conference “Twentieth-century Literature and the Weight of History”, Columbia University, New York, April 2008.

6. “Death and ambition in Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams”. Lecture in an international conference “Making Sense of: Dying and Death”, Oxford, UK, July 2007: 

7. “What Freud did not say: The absence of death in Freud’s writings”. Lecture in an international conference on Austrian culture, University of Minnesota, June 2007.

8. “A godless Jew but nonetheless a Jew: Sigmund Freud and the question of death”. Lecture in the conference: The Freudian psychoanalytic tradition: between science and art, of the European Forum in the Hebrew University, the Center for Austrian Studies, November 2006.

9. “Death and Death Anxiety in Psychoanalysis”. In: International Workshop on Conceptual Research (Research Subcommittee for Conceptual Research of the International Psychoanalytic Association). Frankfurt, Sigmund-Freud-Institut, October 30-November 3.2006

10. “Writing Silence: Death, and the impossibility of writing. Marguerite Duras’ Écrire”. In  Annual conference of the Literature school, Hebrew university, March 2006.

11. “A godless Jew but nonetheless a Jew: Sigmund Freud and the question of death”. Lecture in the international conference: “Scripteurs juifs en marges du Judaïsme, dans les grandes littératures européennes du XXe  siècle”, Jerusalem, October 2004.

 

Selected Lectures:

1. “The Perpetrator speaks: Les Bienveillantes between history and testimony”. The center for Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp, December 17, 2009.

2. “Quand le Bourreau parle : Autour des Bienveillantes de Jonathan Littell”. Lecture at the department seminar, French Department, Tel Aviv University. 31 Mars 2009.

3. “To Die, perchance to dream: exploring Freud’s The Interpretation of dreams”. Lecture at the department seminar, Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, Ben Gurion University. 19 January 2009.

Publications

 

Books in Preparation:

1. Freud, Psychoanalysis and Death

2. (Editor, with Aurélie Barjonet): Writing the Holocaust Today: Critical Perspectives on The Kindly Ones

 

Articles and Book Chapters (in English):

3. “Not the Witness We Wished For: Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones) as a Juncture of Excess and Testimony”. Modern Language Quarterly (MLQ), 71(2), 2010:175-196. 

4. “Driving Death Away: Death and Freud’s Theory of the Death Drive”. Psychoanalytic Review. 97, 2010:393-424.

5. “How to look death in the eyes rather than shunning it: Freud and Bataille”. SubStance. A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism, 38(2), 2009:63-88.

6. “History, Excess and Testimony in Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones)”. French Forum, 33(3), 2009, 69-87.

7. “A Psychoanalytic Struggle with the Concept of Death: A new reading of Freud’s ‘Thoughts for the times on war and death’”. Psychoanalytic Review, 94(3), 2007, 355-88

8. “On the Strange Case of the Attitude of Psychoanalysis towards Death”. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 43(1), 2007: 149-164.

9. “‘Un juif tout à fait athée’ … mais juif. Freud, Judaïsme et la question de la mort”. Perspectives, 12, 2005, 255-272.

10. “Death and ambition in Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams”. In Making sense of dying and Death. Edited by Asa Kasher. Oxford, UK: The Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010 (forthcoming): Chap. 3.

11. “What Freud did not say: The absence of death in Freud’s writings”. In From the Habsburgs to Central Europe. The Centers for Austrian and Central European Studies at the Universities of Stanford, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Edmonton, Jerusalem, Budapest and Vienna, Edited by Arnold Suppan and Richard Lein, Europa Orientalis, 6, 2008: 239-249..