2015        After Collective Memory: Postnational Europe and Socially Engaged Art, York University Libraries.

Edited volumes

2021        Synenko, J. (Ed.), Mediated Approaches to Comparative Studies, special issue of Canadian Review of Comparative Literature. 48 (2). Online link.

2018        Synenko, J. (Ed.), Geospatial Memory. Media Theory, 2(1).

Refereed journal articles

2022         “Where Does This World End? Space, Time and Image in Harun Farocki’s Parallel I-IV. Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies [Submitted, under review].

2018         Geolocating Popular Memory: Recorded Images of Hashima Island after Skyfall. Popular Communication, 15(2): 141-153.

2017         Settler Sublime: Reparation and Return in Yael Bartana’s Polish Trilogy. PhiN: Philologie im Netz, Beiheift13: 220-244.

2016         The Geospatial Rhetoric of Asylum: Mapping Migration in Fortress Europe. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA, 9(4), Special Issue: Fortress Europe: Media, Migration, and Borders: 1-13.

2016         Topography and Frontier: Gibellina’s City of Art. M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture, 19(3), Special Issue: Place: Online link.

2014         The Remainders of Memory: Berlin’s Postnational Aesthetic, Drain: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, 11(1), Special Issue: Ruin: Online link.

Refereed book chapters

2020         Library in Ruins: Digital Collections and the Idea of the University, Re-viewing Comparative Literature in Canada, Ingram, S., and Sywenky, I. (Eds.). Lanham: Lexington Books, 225-237.

2016         Geospatial Detritus: Mapping Urban Abandonment. Global Garbage: Urban Imaginaries of Excess, Waste, and Abandonment, Lindner, C., and Meissner, M. (Eds.). London and New York: Routledge, 165-180.

2013         Archive Cultures: Technicity, Trace and Metaphor. The Everyday: Experiences, Concepts, Narratives Parrot, M. and Derry, J. (Eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 228-244.

2012         Andreas Huyssen and the Genres of Historical Memory. The Historical Textures of Translation: Traditions, Traumas and Transgressions. Ingram, S., and Reisenleitner, M. (Eds.).Vienna: Mille-Tre-Verlag, 33-59.

Encyclopedia entries

2025         “Digital Geographies,” in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Visual Culture, Vol. 3: Digitsations, Transformations, and Futures, eds. Barry Sandywell and Martin Head. [Forthcoming]

Book reviews

2019         Book Review—Hoskins, A. (Ed.), Digital Memory Studies: Media Pasts in Transition. New Media & Society, 21(1): 274-276.

2018         Book Review—Graham, S. Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers. PUBLIC: Art Culture Ideas, 57(1): 287-289.

Link forthcoming.

2016         Book Review—Berry, C., and Moore, R. (Eds.). Public Space, Media Space. Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture, 1(3). Online link.

2016         What’s New? Boris Groys in Translation. Reviews in Cultural Theory, 6(1), 37-41.

2012         Topos of Faith: Derrida’s Counter-Institutions. Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Special Issue: Out of the Ruins: The University to Come. 28(1), 289-295.


2021        Synenko, J., Introduction: Mediated Approaches to Comparative Studies, Canadian Review in Comparative Literature, 46(4). Forthcoming.

2018        Synenko, J., Geospatial Memory: An Introduction. Media Theory, 2(1): 1-33. See above for link.

2017         Synenko, J., Teaching Media Infrastructure through Popular Culture. Mediapolis: Journal of Cities and Culture: Student Voices, 4(2): Online link.  

2010         Synenko, J., Brown, R., Principe, C., and Weisberg, Z. (Eds.), E-Topia, Special Issue: The Inhuman: Investigating Continental Thought in the Humanities.

Articles (not peer reviewed)

2020         COVID-19 and the Politics of Locations, SCMS+, Special Issue: Short Attention Span Criticism: Online link.  

2019         Humans of the Anthropocene: An interview with Thierry Loa, Media Theory (blog edition). Online link.

2014         Countermemory in Post-Wende Berlin. Descant Magazine, 45(3), Special Issue: The Berlin Project: 147-156.