Staff Catalogue


Department of Social and Political Sciences
FEB 01 - Faculty of Economics and Management, B104
University Campus
 Dr Costas Constandinides is a lecturer in audiovisual media in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus. He holds a postgraduate degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Reading, UK (MA Film and Theatre Studies, 2003; PhD in Film and Drama, 2008) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Cyprus (BA in English Language and Literature, 2002). He was previously a faculty member in the Department of Communications at the University of Nicosia. He is the author of From Film Adaptation to Post-celluloid Adaptation (2010) and co-editor of Cypriot Cinemas: Memory, Conflict, and Identity in the Margins of Europe (2014). He has published work in peer-reviewed international publications, and he is a member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal Adaptation. He is a member of the European Film Academy and former co-artistic director of the Cyprus Film Days International Festival.
 Audiovisual Media, Screen Studies, Adaptation Studies
Single-authored Book:
Constandinides, Costas (2010). From Film Adaptation to Post-celluloid Adaptation: Rethinking the Transition of Popular Narratives and Characters across Old and New Media. New York/London: Continuum Books (paperback edition published by Bloomsbury). ISBN: 978-1-4411-0380-2 (hardback).
Edited Book:
Constandinides, Costas and Papadakis, Yiannis (Eds.) (2015). Topics and Issues in National Cinema Series: Vol. 3. Cypriot Cinemas: Memory, Conflict and Identity in the Margins of Europe. London and New York: Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-6235-6131-4 (hardback).
Journal Articles:
Constandinides, Costas (2022). "Towards a transnational turn(?): success stories, transgressive politics, and artistic initiative in recent Greek Cypriot cinema." Transnational Screens. DOI:
Constandinides, Costas (2013). “Para-adaptation: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Convergence Culture.” Adaptation 6 (2): 143-157. Special Issue on Adaptation, Transmedia Storytelling and Participatory Culture (2013) edited by Eckart Voigts and Pascal Nicklas. DOI:10.1093/adaptation/aps027 
Constandinides, Costas (2009). “Adapting the Literature of the Double: Manifestations of Cinematic Forms in Fight Club and Enduring Love.” Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance 2 (2): 95-107. DOI:
Chapters in Books:
Constandinides, Costas (2022). "Darker Worlds Come in Small Packages: Neo-Noir Sensibility in Greek Cypriot Short Films". In Anna Poupou, Nikitas Fessas and Maria Chalkou (Eds.). Greek Film Noir (pp. 232-246). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Constandinides, Costas and Yiannis Papadakis (2020). “Cyprus: Transnational Challenges, Opportunities and Compromises.” In Lydia Papadimitriou and Ana Grgic (Eds.). Traditions in World Cinema Series, Contemporary Balkan Cinema: Transnational Exchanges and Global Circuits (pp. 87-99). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Constandinides, Costas (2019). “‘You Just got Covered:’ YouTube Cover Song Videos as examples of Para-adaptation.” In Johannes Fehrle and Werner Schäfke (Eds.). Transmedia: Participatory Culture and Media Convergence Series, Rethinking Adaptation in the Age of Media Convergence (pp. 111-132). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. DOI 10.5117/9789462983663
Constandinides, Costas (2018). “The On-Screen Branding and Rebranding of Identity Politics in Cyprus.” In Ulrich Ermann, Klaus-Jürgen Hermanik (Eds.). Routledge Studies in Human Geography Series: Vol. 75. Branding: the Nation, the Place, the Product (pp. 91-110). New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-22818-4 (hardback)
Constandinides, Costas (2013). “From Mexico to Hollywood: Guillermo Del Toro’s Treatment of the Undead and the Making of a New Cult Icon.” In Leon Hunt, Sharon Lockyer and Milly Williamson (Eds.). Screening the Undead: Vampires and Zombies in Film and Television (pp. 173-190). London: I.B. Tauris. Chapter DOI 10.5040/