Jalal Toufic


Jalal Toufic is a thinker, writer, and video artist. He is the author of Distracted (1991; 2nd ed., 2003), (Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film (1993; 2nd ed., 2003), Over-Sensitivity (1996; 2nd ed., 2009), Forthcoming (2000), Undying Love, or Love Dies (2002), Two or Three Things I’m Dying to Tell You (2005), ‘Âshûrâ’: This Blood Spilled in My Veins (2005), Undeserving Lebanon (2007), The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster (2009) and Graziella: The Corrected Edition (2009). He co-edited the special Discourse issue Gilles Deleuze: A Reason to Believe in this World, and edited the special Discourse issues Middle Eastern Films Before Thy Gaze Returns to Thee and Mortals to Death. He has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, California Institute of the Arts, the University of Southern California, and, in Lebanon, Holy Spirit University; and he currently teaches at Kadir Has University in Istanbul.


Âshûrâ: This Blood Spilled in My veins
Jalal Toufic. 2002. Lebanon. No dialogue

Credits included: a video in Red and Green
Jalal Toufic. 1995. Lebanon. vo Arabic. 40’

Phantom Beirut: A Tribute to Ghassan Salhab
Jalal Toufic. 2002. Lebanon. vo French. s English, Spanish. 15’

Saving face
Jalal Toufic. 2003. Lebanon. 9’

The Lamentations Series: the Ninth Night and Day
Jalal Toufic. 2005. Lebanon. vo Arabic. s English. 60’

The sleep of reason, This blood spilled in my veins
Jalal Toufic. 2002. Lebanon. vo Arabic. 32’