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Lea Fima, Faculty Lecturer

Areas of Interest:

Hebrew Language and Literature; Israeli Culture and Society

Education:

B.Ed.(Beit Berl College), M.A.(McGill)

Conference Organization

Chair of the 26th International NAPH conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture at McGill University on June 30 - July 2 2008

Guest Lecturer

March 21, 2013
From Selflessness to Self-Actualization: An Introduction to Shemi Zarhin’s Film Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003), Delta Kappa Gamma, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

February 17, 2011
Passionate Desire versus Procreation: An Introduction to Haim Tabakman’s Film Eyes Wide Open (2009). Diversity Alliance, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

April 12, 2010
The 'Emotional Fort' in Joseph Cedar's Beaufort (2007), Israeli Film Festival, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

April 8, 2010
The Collapse of the Zionist Dream: From Innocence to Corruption in Ra’anan Alexandrowicz's James’s Journey to Jerusalem (2003), Israeli Film Festival, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

March 22, 2010
The Israeli Attitude Toward the "Other" According to Radu Mihaliano's Live and Become (2005), Israeli Film Festival, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

March 15, 2010
Shmuel and Amir Hasfari's The Schwartz Dynasty (2004) as a Hybrid Bourekas and Auteur Film, Israeli Film Festival, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

March 8, 2010
The Representation of the Development Town in Avi Nesher's Turn Left at the End of the World (2004), Israeli Film Festival, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

March 1, 2010
Evolving Ideologies of Kibbutz Life According to Ran Tal’s Children of the Sun (2007), Israeli Film Festival, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

November 4, 2009
Guest Lecturer in the course "Aspects of National Cinema: Palestinian Cinema and Israeli Cinema" (FMST 335T), Concordia University, Fall 2009, Prof. Nasrin Himada Lecture title: The Crisis of the Ideology of Israeli Zionist Masculine Identity as Represented in Uri Barbash’s film One of Us (1989)

Papers in Conferences

June 27, 2012
The Aspiration for Multiculturalism in Israeli Society as Portrayed by Shmuel and Amir Hasfari in Their Film The Schwartz Dynasty, 28th International Association for Israel Studies (AIS) Conference on “Multicultural Israel in a Global Perspective: Between One Society and Many Societies” at the University of Haifa, Israel

July 7, 2009
“Beloved in Their Life and Death”: Friendship in the Israel Defense Forces Through the Lens of Israeli Film, 27th International NAPH Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture at University College, London, England

July 1, 2008
Theater as an Empowerment Tool in Gadi Kviatek's documentary film Now I Am Free (2006), 26th International NAPH conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture at McGill University, Quebec, Canada

June 12, 2007
Resisting Homogeneity in Shmuel and Amir Hasfari's Film The Schwartz Dynasty. 23rd International Annual Association for Israel Studies (AIS) Conference on Israel as Immigrant Society: Between the Melting Pot and Multiculturalism at The Open University of Israel, Ra'anana, Israel

June 13, 2006
The Impact of Dan Katzir's Film Out for Love, Be Back Shortly... on Students Outside of Israel. 24th International NAPH conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

June 8, 2004
Teaching writing and reading Cursive Vocalized words the Shortest Time. 22nd International NAPH Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas

Presentation in Community:

April 13, 2013
Introducing Shemi Zarhin's Israeli film Passover Fever (1995), Habait HaIsraeli in collaboration with Segal Centre, Segal Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

January 13, 2011
The Conflict between Religion and Capitalism in Ra’anan Alexandrowicz's film James’ Journey to Jerusalem (2003), at Israeli Discussion Group (IDG) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

February 22, 2010
Homo-erotic Relationships in Uri Barbash’s Film One of Us (1989) at Israeli Discussion Group (IDG) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

March 16, 2009
Introducing Ran Tal’s Israeli documentary film Children of the Sun (2007) at Israeli Discussion Group (IDG) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

May 25, 2008
Introducing Gadi Kviatek’s Israeli documentary film Now I am Free (2006) at the Jewish Public Library, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

April 14, 2008
Stereotypes and Prejudices in Israeli Society as Reflected in Shmuel and Amir Hasfari's Film The Schwartz Dynasty. At Israeli Discussion Group (IDG) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

April 9, 2007
The reflection of Israeli society and culture in Dan Katzir's movie Out for Love, Be Back Shortly... At Israeli Discussion Group (IDG) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

February 22, 2007
The Impact of Dan Katzir's Film Out for Love, Be Back Shortly... on Students Outside of Israel. At Congregation B'nai Torah, Atlanta, GA, USA

November 30, 2006
The Impact of Dan Katzir's Film Out for Love, Be Back Shortly... on Students Outside of Israel. In Na'amat Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Workshops for Teachers:

1994 - 1995
Workshop for teachers: the principles of Hebrew grammar, Solomon Schechter Academy, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1991 - 1994
Workshops for elementary and high school teachers: Hebrew Phonetic, Bronfman Jewish Education Council (BJEC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Current Research

The representation of Israeli society and culture as reflected in Israeli Films.

Awards and Merits

2012 - McGill Paper Presentation Grant for a paper presentation for the 28th International Annual Association for Israel Studies (AIS) Conference at The University of Haifa, Israel

2009 - McGill Paper Presentation Grant for a paper presentation for a paper presentation for the 27th International NAPH Conference at University College, London, England

2007 - McGill Paper Presentation Award for a paper presentation for the 23rd International Annual Association for Israel Studies (AIS) Conference at The Open University of Israel, Ra'anana, Israel

2006 - McGill Paper Presentation Award for a paper presentation for the International NAPH Conference at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2004 - McGill Paper Presentation Award for a paper presentation for the International NAPH Conference at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas

Member of Academic Associations:

Association for Israel Studies (AIS)
National Association of Professors of Hebrew (NAPH)

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