Dr. Ilit Ferber is assistant professor of philosophy at Tel-Aviv University.
Her research focuses on the philosophy of emotions, especially melancholy, suffering and pain, from the perspective of language. Her monograph Philosophy and Melancholy: Benjamin's Early Reflections on Theater and Language (Stanford University Press in 2013) explores the role of melancholy in Benjamin's early writings and discusses the relationship between Benjamin, Freud and Leibniz.
Ilit has published articles on Leibniz, Herder, Freud, Benjamin, Heidegger, Scholem and Améry. She has also co-edited a book on the role of moods in philosophy, and two books, in English and Hebrew, on lament in Gershom Scholem’s thought.
Her book Language Pangs: On Pain and the Origin of Language is forthcoming in Oxford University Press.
Personal homepage: http://ilitferber.com
For Papers and more: https://telaviv.academia.edu/IlitFerber