Noam Feinholtz


Noam Feinholtz

Academic Background and Fields of Interest

2010-: Studies for Ph.D. in Communication supervised by Dr. Paul Frosh, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2006-2009: M.A. with honors in Communication, thesis supervised by Dr. Paul Frosh on the subject of "Teaching Vs. Loving- Female Teachers in the American Cinema", the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

2002-2005: B.A. with honors in Cinema & Sociology, Tel- Aviv University.

Currently I'm interested in two main academic subjects: inter-media relations and the reciprocal connection between education and mass communication. My doctoral research concerns recent expressions of media rivalry focusing on an emerging genre of contemporary American cinema - ‘media films’ that take television and the internet as their central topics. The research will examine various strategies of media self-differentiation in an era of convergence.

Grants and Scholarships:

The Program for American Studies- Annenberg fellowship for doctoral students at Hebrew University, 2010-2011.

The President's Program Fellowship for outstanding doctoral students at Hebrew University, (4 year program), 2011-.

The Brenda Danet Excellence Scholarship (Hebrew University- Communication Department), 2012. 

Presentations and conference papers:

"Teaching Vs. Loving- Female Teachers in the American Cinema Since 1995". A paper presented at the conference "At: 30 Years of Feminist Research in Israel", Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, 2011.

"Interactivity as Murder: The Cinema Portraits the Internet". Metaksherim conference, Haifa University, Haifa, 2011. 

"Dead Broadcast: TV as Satan According to the Cinema". A paper presented at the conference "Fiction 2: TV at its best?", Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, 2012.

"Cinema's Representational Critique of TV and the Internet". Film and Media 2012: The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference, University of London, London, 2012.

"From the Living Room to the Arena – Dystopian Cinematic Depiction of the Future of Television". A paper presented at the conference "Fiction 3: Spaces of TV". Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, 2013.

"The Taming of the Shrew- Cinematic Domestication of TV". Metaksherim conference, Haifa University, Haifa, 2013.

"The Taming of the Shrew- Cinematic Domestication of TV". 1st International "Liberal Arts at Sapir" Conference, Sapir Academic College, Sderot, 2014.

Email: nf1234@gmail.com