Paul Ardoin

Special Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Community Partnerships, Interim Department Chair - Philosophy & Classics, Director of the Film/Media Program, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Classics

Paul Ardoin


Paul Ardoin is director of the Film & Media Studies program, Associate Professor of Humanities, and Special Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Community Partnerships. His scholarship on film has been cited by and, and it has been published in journals like Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, and Critique, as well as in his monograph, Not a Big Deal: Narrating to Unsettle, which includes new readings of the horror films Get Out and It Follows. He played key roles in major digital humanities projects about the film work of William S. Burroughs and Samuel Beckett. When he was 10, his favorite movie was Monster Squad. When he was 20, Bamboozled. When he was 30, Last Year at Marienbad. When he was 40, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. His most recent courses have focused on American Independent Film, Major Filmmakers, and the History of Film.


  • Ph.D. University of Antwerp
  • Ph.D. Florida State University
  • MA Florida Atlantic University


  • Not a Big Deal: Narrating to Unsettle. U of Nebraska P, 2021.
  • Understanding Deleuze Understanding Modernism. Bloomsbury, 2014.
  • Understanding Bergson Understanding Modernism. Bloomsbury, 2013.