Prof. Eran Dorfman

Department of Literature
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Prof. Eran Dorfman
Fax: 03-6405305
Office: Gilman-humanities, 359


Eran Dorfman (PhD University of Paris XII, 2005) is an associate professor and Head of the Department of Literature, Tel Aviv University, and a former Directeur de programme at the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris. He specializes in 20th century French Theory and Literature, Continental philosophy, phenomenology and psychoanalysis, and is the author of Double Trouble: The Doppelgänger from Romanticism to Postmodernism (Routlegde, 2020); Foundations of the Everyday: Shock, Deferral, Repetition (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2014); Learning to See the World Anew: Merleau-Ponty Facing the Lacanian Mirror (Phaenomenologica series, Springer, 2007, in French); and the co-editor of Sexuality and Psychoanalysis: Philosophical Criticisms (Leuven University Press, 2010).  ​

Research Fields

20th century French Theory and Literature, Continental philosophy, phenomenology and psychoanalysis




Updated October 2019                                             


1. Dorfman, E. (2005). Réapprendre à voir le monde: Merleau-Ponty face au miroir lacanian, Paris: University of Paris XII. Advisor: Prof. Eliane Escoubas 


1. Dorfman, E. (2020). Double Trouble: The Doppelgänger from Romanticism to Postmodernism, London and New York: Routledge 

2. Dorfman, E. (2014). Foundations of the Everyday: Shock, Deferral, Repetition, London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield International 

3. Dorfman, E. (2007). Réapprendre à voir le monde: Merleau-Ponty face au miroir lacanian, Phaenomenologica series (179), Dordrecht: Springer, 300 pp. (In French)


1. De Vleminck, J. and Dorfman, E. (2010). Sexuality and Psychoanalysis: Philosophical Criticisms,  Leuven: Leuven University Press, 239 pp.


1. Dorfman, E. and Kopenhagen, E. (2018). “From the Other to the Double: Continental Philosophy between Over-Metaphysics and Under-Metaphysics, Theory and Criticism 50 (in Hebrew)

2. Dorfman, E. (2017). “Epimetheus and Prometheus between Différance and Deferred Action,” SubStance 463, pp. 61-75

3. Dorfman, E. (2016). “Overwriting the Body: Saint-Exupéry, Merleau-Ponty, Nancy,” Continental Philosophy Review 49, pp. 293-308

4. Dorfman, E. (2016). “In Search of Lost Gaze,” Yale French Studies 29, pp. 56-69

5. Dorfman, E. (2016). “The Return of the Everyday,” Theory and Criticism 45, pp. 13-30 (in Hebrew)

6. Dorfman, E. (2014). “Michel de Certeau and the Writing of the Everyday,” Tetrade 1, pp. 70-81 (in French)

7. Dorfman, E. (2013). “Is the Gaze Traumatic? Sartre with Semprun,” Les Temps Modernes 674, pp. 210-222 (in French)

8. Dorfman, E. (2013). “Naturalism, Objectivism and Everyday Life,” Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 72, pp. 117-133 

9. Dorfman, E. (2009). “History of the Lifeworld: From Husserl to Merleau-Ponty,” Philosophy Today 53:3, pp. 294-303

10. Dorfman, E. (2006). “Seeing Speech, Speaking Vision: On the Question of Logos in Being and Time,” Revue Philosophique de Louvain 104:1, pp. 104-132 (in French)

11. Dorfman, E. (2005). “Normality and Pathology: Towards a Therapeutic Phenomenology,” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 36:1, pp. 23-38


1. Dorfman, E. (2008). “The Body According to Merleau-Ponty and Lacan,” (trans. Socha, E.) Revista Cult, 123, pp. 12-20 (in Portuguese)


1. Dorfman, E. (2019). “Sexuality,” in Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalytic Political Theory, Y. Stavrakakis, ed., London and New York: Routledge, pp. 251-260.

2. Dorfman, E. (2019). “Duras vs. Duras: Traumatic Memory and the Question of Deferred Retroaction,” in Democracy, Dialogue and Memory, I. Alphandary and L. Koczanowicz, ed., London and New York: Routledge, pp. 140-152

3. Dorfman, E. (2016). “Everyday Life between Boredom and Fatigue,” in Boredom Studies Reader: Frameworks and Perspectives, M. E. Gardiner and J. J. Haladin, ed., London and New York: Routledge, pp. 180-192

4. Dorfman, E. (2015). “The Body between Pathology and the Everyday,” in Meacham, D (ed.). Medicine and Society: Continental Approaches. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 125-138

5. Dorfman, E. (2012). “In the Search of Lost Aura,” in Luski, A. (ed.). Reality Trauma and the Inner Grammar of Photography. Tel Aviv: Shpilman Institue for Photography, pp. 253-263 (in Hebrew). 

6. Dorfman, E. (2011). “Benjamin and Freud: The Repetition of Shock,” (trans. Oliveira, C.) in Oliveira, C. (ed.). Filosofia, Psicanálise e Sociedade. Rio de Janeiro: Azougue Editorial, pp. 45-54 (in Portuguese) 

7. Dorfman, E. (2010). “Foucault Versus Freud: From Sexuality to the Unconscious,” in De Vlemnick J. and Dorfman E. (ed.). Sexuality and Psychoanalysis: Philosophical Criticisms. Leuven: Leuven University Press, pp. 157-169

8Dorfman, E. (2010). “Art and the Everyday: From Merleau-Ponty to Benjamin,” in Vinciguerra L. and Bourlez F. (ed.). Eye and Mind: Merleau-Ponty Between Art and Philosophy, Reims: Epure, pp. 61-69 (in French)

9. Dorfman, E. (2008). “Philosophy as an ‘As’,” in Carel H. and Gamez D. (ed.). Filosofia Contemporanea em Açao. São Paulo: Debates Contemporaneos (Portuguese translation of #19)

10. Dorfman, E. (2007). “Freedom, Perception and Radical Reflection,” in Baldwin T. (ed.). Reading Merleau-Ponty, London & New-York: Routledge, pp. 139-151

11. Dorfman, E. (2006). “Recognition or Mis-recognition? Phenomenological and Psychoanalytical Approaches to the Constitution of the Other,” in Bertram G. W. et al. (ed.). Socialité et Reconnaissance: Grammaires de l'Humain, Paris: L’Harmattan, pp. 199-211 (in French)

12. Dorfman, E. (2004). “Philosophy as an ‘As’,” in Carel H. and Gamez D. (ed.). What Philosophy Is, London & New York: Continuum, pp. 168-177


1. Dorfman, E. (2014). “Introduction to the History of Shit,” Introduction to the Hebrew translation of de Laporte, D. History of Shit, Tel Aviv: Bavel (in Hebrew)

2. Dorfman, E. (2014). “Epilogue,” Epilogue to the Hebrew translation of Sartre, J.-P., Existentialism is Humanism, Jerusalem: Carmel  (in Hebrew)

3. Dorfman, E. (2012). “The Writing of Everyday Life,” Introduction to the Hebrew translation of de Certeau, M. The Practice of Everyday Life, Tel Aviv: Resling (in Hebrew)

4. Dorfman, E. (2011).“Mademoiselle Simone, Madame de Beauvoir,” Epilogue to the Hebrew translation of de Beauvoir, S. Memories of a Dutiful Girl, Jerusalem: Keter (in Hebrew) 

5. Dorfman, E. (2010). “To Write in order to Act,” Epilogue to the Hebrew translation of Gide, A. Marshlands, Jerusalem: Carmel (In Hebrew)

6. Dorfman, E. (2010). “Sexuality and the Quarrel Between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis,” Epilogue to De Vleminck, J. and Dorfman, E. (ed.).Sexuality and Psychoanalysis: Philosophical Criticisms, Leuven: Leuven University Press 

7. Dorfman, E. (2008). “What Path in Life Shall I Follow?,” Introduction to the Hebrew translation of Descartes, R. Discourse on Method, Jerusalem: Carmel (in Hebrew)

8. Dorfman, E. (2007). “They Say I Am Not Myself,” Introduction to the Hebrew translation of Sartre, J.-P. The Gaze, Tel Aviv: Resling (in Hebrew)

9. Dorfman, E. (2006). “The Hermeneutics of Translation,” Introduction to the Hebrew translation of Ricoeur, P. On Translation, Tel Aviv: Resling (in Hebrew)

10. Dorfman, E. (2006). “Why Not Say It Simply?,” Introduction to the Hebrew translation of Barthes, R. Criticism and Truth, Tel Aviv: Resling (in Hebrew)

11. Dorfman, E. and Glasner, A. (2004). “Deconstruction: Between Construction and Demolition,” Introduction to the Hebrew translation of Ellis, J. M. Against Deconstruction, Jerusalem: Shalem (in Hebrew)




1. Dorfman, E. (2014). Hebrew translation of Sartre, J.-P., Existentialism is Humanism, Jerusalem: Carmel 

2. Dorfman, E. (2010). Hebrew translation of Gide, A., Marshlands, Jerusalem: Carmel 

3. Dorfman, E. (2008). Hebrew translation of Descartes, R., Discourse on Method, Jerusalem: Carmel

4. Dorfman, E. (2005). Hebrew translation of Lefebvre, H., Marxism, Tel-Aviv: Resling 

5. Dorfman, E. (2004). Hebrew translation of Merleau-Ponty, M., Eye and Mind, Tel-Aviv: Resling

 Scientific Editing

1. Dorfman, E. (2014). (ed.) Hebrew translation of de Laporte, D., History of Shit, Tel Aviv: Bavel

2. Dorfman, E. (2014). (ed.) Hebrew translation of Sartre, J.-P., Existentialism is Humanism, Tel Aviv: Resling

3. Dorfman, E. (2012). (ed.) Hebrew translation of de Certeau, M., The Practice of Everyday Life, Tel Aviv: Resling

4. Dorfman, E. (2008). Hebrew translation of Descartes, R., Discourse on Method, Jerusalem: Carmel 

5. Dorfman, E. (2007). (ed.) Hebrew translation of Sartre, J-P., The Gaze, Tel Aviv: Resling

6. Dorfman, E. (2007). (ed.) Hebrew translation of Barthes, R., The Grain of Voice, Tel Aviv: Resling

7. Dorfman, E. (2006). (ed.) Hebrew translation of Ricoeur, P., On Translation , Tel Aviv: Resling

8. Dorfman, E. (2006). (ed.) Hebrew translation of Barthes, R., Criticism and Truth, Tel Aviv: Resling

Articles in Exhibition Catalogues

1. Dorfman E. (2015). “1980: The Primal Scene,” in 1980: The Primal Scene, Catalogue of Exhibition curated by Eran Dorfman at Tel Aviv University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv: Genia Schreiber University Art

2. Dorfman E. (2014). “The Eye’s Memorial,” in Moving Away from Something He Looks at, Catalogue of Yair Barak’s Exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Museum of Art Press

3. Dorfman, E. (2014). “The Birth of Interpretation,” in Double Exposure, Catalogue of an Exhibition at Spielman Institute of Photography, Tel Aviv: SIP

4. Dorfman, E. (2012). “Kupferman’s Everyday,” in In Addition to the Expected, Catalogue of Moshe Kupferman’s Exhibition at Ein-Harod Museum of Art, Ein-Harod: Ein-Harod Art Press 

Book Reviews

Numerous Book Reviews in the Fields of Literature, Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Art and Aesthetics, in English, French and Hebrew

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