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Thibault, Ghislain

Associate Professor


  • Telephone 514-343-6111 #5419 Pav. PAVILLON MARIE-VICTORIN \ Ext. B-402


Thibault, Ghislain

Areas of expertise

Current projects

  • My current research project, "Recovering Mechanology" on mechanology explores the conceptual and historical relationships between machines and media in mid twentieth-century theories. This research, with co-investigator Dr. Mark Hayward at York University, is funded by SSHRC (2015-2018).


Articles, peer-reviewed

Thibault, G. (in press, forthcoming 2017) Filming Simondon: The National Film Board, Education and Humanism, Canadian Journal of Film Studies.

Thibault, G. and Hayward, M.(in press, forthcoming 2017) Understanding Machines: A History of Canadian Mechanology (1965-1985), Canadian Journal of Communication. 

Theophanidis, P. and Thibault, G. (2016) Media Hysteresis: Persistence through Change, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media (12), 8-23. 

Thibault, G. (2015) Streaming: A Media Hydrography of Televisual Flows. VIEW: The Journal of European Television History and Culture, 4, 110-119. 

Thibault, G., and Trudel, D. (2015) Excaver, tracer, réécrire : sur les renouveaux historiques en communication. Communiquer(15), 5-23. 

Thibault, G., and Hayward, M. (2014) Jean Le Moyne’s Itinéraire mécanologique: Machine Poetics, Reverie, and Technological Humanism. Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review (221), 56-72.

Thibault, G. (2013) The Automatization of Nikola Tesla: Thinking Invention in the Late Nineteenth Century. Configurations, 21(2), 27-52. 

Book chapters

Thibault, G. (2016) Needles and Bullets: Media Theory, Medicine, and Propaganda, 1910-1940. In K. Nixon and L. Servitje (Eds.), Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory (pp. 67-91). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Thibault, G. (2014) Wireless Pasts and Wired Futures. In J. Hadlaw, A. Herman and T. Swiss (Eds.), Theories of the Mobile Internet. Materialities and Imaginaries. Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture (pp. 126-154). London: Routledge. 

Other contributions 

Thibault, G. (2015) The Amoderns: What We Used to Call Media History. A Feature Interview with Wolfgang Ernst, Amodern, repéré à amodern.net/article/ernst-media-history/ 

Thibault, G. (2015) Ce que nous appelions « l’histoire des médias » : l’exercice de l’archéologie médiatique. Entretien avec Wolfgang Ernst. Communiquer (15), pp. 91-106. 

Hayward, M., et Thibault G. (2013) Machinic Milieus: Simondon, John Hart and Mechanology. Disability History Newsletter, 9(2), 28-33. 

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