Associate Professor Dimitris Vardoulakis

Associate Professor Dimitris Vardoulakis

Associate Professor,
Philosophy@westernsydney (sohca)

Biography

Dimitris Vardoulakis is the chair of Philosophy@UWS, the chair of the lecture and book series "Thinking Out Loud: The Sydney Lectures in Philosophy and Society," and co-editor of the book series "Incitement" for Edinburgh University Press. His research interests range from the relation between literature and philosophy to theories of power and sovereignty. He has a particular interest in the works of Baruch Spinoza, Walter Benjamin and Jacques Derrida.

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Qualifications

  • PhD Monash University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Philosophy@westernsydney (sohca)

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Publications

Books

  • Vardoulakis, D. (2016), 'Freedom From the Free Will: On Kafka's Laughter', : State University of New York Press 9781438462394.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2013), 'Sovereignty and Its Other : Toward the Dejustification of Violence', : Fordham University Press 9780823251353.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2010), 'The Doppelganger: Literature's Philosophy', : Fordham 9780823232987.
  • Hill, L., Nelso, B. and Vardoulakis, D. (2005), 'After Blanchot: Literature, Criticism, Philosophy', : Delaware Press 0874139465.

Chapters in Books

  • Vardoulakis, D. (2015), 'A matter of immediacy : the political ontology of the artwork in Benjamin and Heidegger', Sparks will Fly: Benjamin and Heidegger, State University of New York Press 9781438455051.
  • Benjamin, A. and Vardoulakis, D. (2015), 'Introduction : "Sparks Will Fly"', Sparks will Fly: Benjamin and Heidegger, State University of New York Press 9781438455051.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2013), 'Kafka's empty law : laughter and freedom in The trial', Philosophy and Kafka, Lexington Books 9780739180891.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2012), 'Spinoza's empty law : the possibility of political theology', Spinoza Beyond Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press 9780748644803.
  • Monagle, C. and Vardoulakis, D. (2012), 'Introduction. The negativity of sovereignty, now', The Politics of Nothing : On Sovereignty, Routledge 9780415509381.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2012), 'The Greek Utopia : Aris Alexandrou's The mission box', Literature and Politics: Pushing the World in Certain Directions, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 9781443835749.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2012), 'The ends of stasis : Spinoza as a reader of Agamben', The Politics of Nothing : On Sovereignty, Routledge 9780415509381.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2011), 'Kafka's Cages', Freedom and Confinement in Modernity: Kafka's Cages, Palgrave 9780230113428.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2011), 'The Fall is the proof of our freedom: Mediated Freedom in Kafka', Freedom and Confinement in Modernity: Kafka's Cages, Palgrave 9780230113428.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2011), 'Spinoza Now', Spinoza Now, University of Minnesota Press 9780816672806.
  • Bal, M. and Vardoulakis, D. (2011), 'An Inter-action: Rembrandt and Spinoza', Spinoza Now, University of Minnesota Press 9780816672806.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2006), 'Alasdair Gray', The Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature, Routledge 9781579584412.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2005), ''What terrifying complicity': Jean Paul as Collocutor in Death Sentence', After Blanchot: Literature, Criticism, Philosophy, University of Delaware Press 0874139465.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2005), 'The Subject of History: The Temporality of Parataxis in Benjamin's Historiography', Walter Benjamin and History, Continuum 0826467458.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2005), 'Peter Lyssiotis: Photopoems', The Bird, The Belltower, Owl Publishing 0958639094.

Journal Articles

  • Vardoulakis, D. (2017), 'How many does it take to dance? : the mystery of the political in G. K. Chesterton', Paragraph, vol 40, no 2 , pp 174 - 192.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2017), 'Stasis : notes toward agonist democracy', Theory & Event, vol 20, no 3 , pp 699 - 725.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2017), 'Solon's ekstatic stratgy : stasis and the subject/citizen', Cultural Critique, vol 96 , pp 71 - 100.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2016), 'Power, power and equality : Spinoza against Aristotle', Philosophizing: science, favor, boldness, vol 13 , pp 23 - 39.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2014), 'The freedom to lie', Philosophy Today, vol 58, no 2 , pp 141 - 162.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2014), '< Le plus grand logicien du vingtieme siecle > : la liberte selon Derrida', Rue Descartes, vol 82 , pp 145 - 148.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2014), 'How can we resist sovereignty?', Chronos, vol 19 .
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2012), '"Invincible Eros" : democracy and the vicissitudes of participation in Antigone', Law and Literature, vol 24, no 2 , pp 213 - 231.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2012), 'On what conditions is one free to lie', Contemporary Issues, vol 34, no 118-119 , pp 87 - 94.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2010), 'War and its Other', Cultural Studies Review, vol 16, no 1 , pp 267 - 272.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2010), 'The ends of stasis : spinoza as a reader of Agamben', Culture, Theory and Critique, vol 51, no 2 , pp 145 - 156.
  • Vardoulakis, D. and Monagle, C. (2010), 'The Politics of Nothing: Sovereignty and Modernity', Culture, Theory and Critique, vol 51, no 2 , pp 111 - 114.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2010), 'The quintessence of dust : sovereignty and creaturely life', Parallax, vol 16, no 4 , pp 60 - 69.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2009), 'Spectres of Duty: Silence in Ibsen's Ghosts', Orbis Litterarum, vol 64, no 1 , pp 50 - 74.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2009), 'Beside(s) : Elizabeth Presa with Jacques Derrida', Derrida Today, vol 2, no 2 , pp 200 - 209.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2009), 'Stasis: Beyond Political Theology', Cultural Critique, vol 73 , pp 125 - 147.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2009), 'Confession and Time: The Subject in Papadiamantes' The Merchants of the Nations', Modern Language Notes, vol 124, no 5 , pp 1091 - 1115.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2009), 'Between Logos and Icons: Notes Towards a Transfigurative Culture', Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication, vol 1, no 2 , pp 175 - 186.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2008), 'The 'Poor Thing' : the cosmopolitan in Alasdair Gray's Poor Things', SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism, vol 37, no 3 , pp 137 - 151.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2006), 'The Pure Machine's Gambit: Walter Benjamin's Thesis I', Arena, , pp 12 - 12.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2006), 'The Return of Negation: The Doppelganger in Freud's The 'Uncanny'', Substance, , pp 17 - 17.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2006), 'Total Imagination and Ontology in R. G. Collingwood', British Journal for the History of Philosophy, , pp 21 - 21.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2005), ''Clumsy questioners': Questioning and the Meaning of Meaning in Collingwood', Collingwood and British Idealism, , pp 21 - 21.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2005), 'Imperatives: Review article of Andrew Benjamin, Disclosing Spaces: On Painting (Manchester: Clinamen Press, 2004)', Colloquy: text theory critique, , pp 10 - 10.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2004), 'The Critique of Loneliness: Towards the Political Motives of the Doppelganger', Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, , pp 21 - 21.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2004), 'The Vicissitude of Completeness: Gadamer's Criticism of Collingwood', International Journal of Philosophical Studies, , pp 17 - 17.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2004), 'Fate, Accompli: The Doppelganger in George Alexander's Mortal Divide', Modern Greek Studies, , pp 12 - 12.

Conference Papers

  • Vardoulakis, D. (2009), 'Anarchic Utopia in Aris Alexandrou's The Mission Box', International Conference of Greek Studies, Adelaide.
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2007), 'Reading Chapter One, Part Two of Papadiamantes's The Merchants of the Nations', Greek Research in Australia, .
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2005), 'Between Divine and Human Justice: A Reading of Papadiamantes' Phonissa', Greek Research in Australia, .
  • Vardoulakis, D. (2003), 'The Play of Logos and Pathos: Longinus' Philosophical Presuppositions', Greek Research in Australia, .

Previous Projects

Title: Conceptual Fictions: Modern Narratives of Freedom and Equality
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Dimitris Vardoulakis
Years: 2014-01-16 - 2015-01-16
ID: P00021959

Supervision

Associate Professor Vardoulakis is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: From Robert Frost to Cognitive Poetics: A Theory of Poetic Experience
Field of Research:

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