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Philippe Theophanidis

Assistant professor & Coordinator Communications Program


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Philippe Theophanidis is Assistant Professor & Coordinator with the Communications Program at Glendon College. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Université de Montréal. He is interested in philosophies of communication, media studies and art. He has published academic articles and book chapters in French and English on a variety of topics, ranging from cinema to contemporary political issues. Some of his essays have been translated into Greek and Persian. His current research examines the concept of “media” in light of problems of space and community.

Philosophies and epistemologies of communication, media studies, visual arts.

Ph.D., Université de Montréal, Communication studies

M.A. Université de Montréal, Film studies

Journal Articles

(2017) Co-authored with Ghislain Thibault. “Media Hysteresis. Persistence Through Change”, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 12. Available online.

(2016) “Interregnum as a Legal and Political Concept: A Brief Contextual Survey”, Synthesis, Issue 9 (Fall 2016), pp. 109-124. Available online.

(2016). “Defiling Immundity: On Being Properly Improper”, Keep It Dirty, vol. a., “Filth”. Available online.

(2016) Co-authored with Sarah Choukah “Emergence and ontogenetetics: towards a communication without agent”,Social Science Information, Volume 56. Available online.

(2014). “We have gone bankrupt. The Greek crisis and the problem of community”, Chronos magazine, Issue 17. Available online.

(2005). “Wong Kar-Wai ou l’esthétique-fiction”, co-authored with Etienne Paquette, Cinémas: Journal of Film Studies, Vol 15, No 2-3, pp. 63- 86. Available online.


Book Chapters

[Forthcoming]. “Goodbye to language: Godard Avant-Gaze”,The Idea of Avant-Garde, vol. 2, Marc James Léger (ed.).

(2015). “Caught in the Cloud: The Biopolitics of Tear Gas Warfare”, The Funambulist Papers 2, New York: Punctum Books. Available online.

(2006). “En son absence, devenir un autre. Enjeux de la mise en forme du sujet dans le mythe de Robinson”, Robinson à la conquête du monde: du lieu pour soi au chemin vers l’autre, ed. Charles Perraton, Étienne Paquette, Pierre Barrette, Montreal: Presses de l’Université du Québec / Cahiers du Gerse. Google Books preview.

Other Publications

(2017). “Adieu au langage: communication de l’incommunicabilité”, Hors Champ, March/April 2017. Available online.

(2015 – translation) “The Weight of Our History” by Jean-Luc Nancy, Critical Legal Thinking, December 14. Available online.

(2015). “Χρεοκοπήσαμε: Η ελληνική κρίση και το πρόβλημα της κοινότητας”, LastTapes, Issue 6, November. Available online.

(2015). “State of Exception City”, interviewed by Leopold Lambert, The Funambulist Magazine, Volume 1, September, pp. 38-41. Available online.

(2014). “The Gaze of Interruption. On Jean-Luc Godard’s filmAdieu au langage”, Berfrois, November 21. Available online.

(2014). “The world is a business: the messianic capitalism of Arthur Jensen”, Persian translation “جهان یک تجارت است: سرمایه‌داریِ مسیحائیِ آرتور جِنسِن”, Zamaneh Tribune, October 7th. Available online.

(2013). “Boston Marathon Bombings: the Emergency Declaration as a State of Exception”, Critical Legal ThinkingAvailable online.

(2008). “Violence et éthique du joueur. Le cas des jeux vidéo: essai de reproblématisation”, co-authored with Maude Bonenfant, Observatoire des Mondes Numériques en Sciences Humaines.