Ofer Eliaz  Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Ofer Eliaz is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Ohio University. He teaches courses in European Cinema, Contemporary Film Theory, The Horror Film, Genre Cinema, and Film Historiography. He is currently completing a book, Cinematic Cryptonymies: Figurations of the Unseen Image, that develops the psychoanalytic theories of Nicolas Abraham and Maria Torok in relation to film studies. The book traces the history of absent and taboo images in post-war film. Ofer Eliaz has recently presented work on Georges Franju, Naomi Uman, and acts of erasure in European and experimental film.

 

 

 

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D., Film Studies, University of Iowa, Dept. of Cinema and Comparative Literature
  • M.A., Georgetown University, Dept. of English

 

Academic Positions:

  • Assistant Professor, Film Studies, 2012 - Present, Ohio University, Film Division
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Film Studies, 2009 - 2012, Ohio University, Film Division
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Film Studies, Spring 2009, University of Iowa, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2000 - 2008, University of Iowa, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature

 

Awards and Fellowships:

  • T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2007, University of Iowa

 

Publications:

  • Cinematic Cryptonymies: Figurations of the Unseen Image. Book manuscript in final revision process at Palgrave Macmillan.
  • "Acts of Erasure: Re-Visioning the Woman's Body in Naomi Uman's Early Film Works." Forthcoming in Discourse.
  • "Georges Franju and the Historical Crypt." Chapter proposal under review for anthology titled, Material Remains.
  • "Abel Ferrara: Sketches of an Unfinished Cinema." La Furia Umana 2 (Summer, 2013).
  • "All that Remains Unseen... Unseen Images in the Contemporary American Avant-Garde." Forthcoming in a collection edited by Nicole Brenez, date and publication to be determined.

 

Conference Presentations:

  • SCMS Conference
  • UFVA Conference
  • Cinema and Comparative Literature Colloquium, University of Iowa

 

Teaches:

  • Film History I
  • Science Fiction Film as Visual Historiography
  • Hollywood Since 1960
  • Postwar European Cinemas
  • Classical Hollywood
  • Postwar Japanese Cinema
  • Film Historiography
  • Film Genre
  • Film Realism
  • The Taboo Image
  • Godard's Historiographies
  • The European Fantastique