Giovanbattista Tusa

 

Email: giovannitusa@fcsh.unl.pt

 

 

 

Bio note

Giovanbattista Tusa is a philosopher and media researcher based at the Nova University in Lisbon, where is is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the IFILNOVA funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). He has studied in philosophy, contemporary arts, cinema in Italy, Spain, UK, Cuba, Canada. After his PhD in Philosophy, he has been Research Fellow in France and Italy, and worked as Lecturer in Philosophy and Critical Theory in many institutions in Europe and the US.  As a documentary filmmaker and video artist, he has had his works screened in Cuba, London documentary film festival, Biennale della Danza in Venice, Coimbra and Paris.

His latest work, De la Fin, co-authored with Alain Badiou, has been published in France in 2017.

 

Research Interests

Continental Philosophy; Political philosophy; German Idealism; History of Philosophy; Applied Ethics: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophy and Cinema; Ecological Thought, Critical Theory; Contemporary Art; Contemporary Practices.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS                                                                                          

Books

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista and Badiou, Alain. De la fin. Editions Mimesis France, Paris, 2017.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista and Nancy, Jean-Luc. De-struction. Cultura E Barbarie, Florianopolis, Brasil, Forthcoming 2018.

 

Scholarly Work in Progress

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista.  Limitrophies : Passages de la deconstruction.
  • Tusa Giovanbattista. Contrattempi. Il presente espanso di Jacques Derrida

 

Edited Books

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. Edward Said. Freud e il non europeo. Meltemi Editore, Roma, 2018. (In press). Translation from original English version.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. Judith Butler – Catherine Malabou. Che tu sia il mio corpo. Una lettura contemporanea della signoria e servitù in Hegel. Mimesis, Milan 2017. Translation from original English version.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. Jean-Luc Nancy, L’equivalenza delle catastrofi. Mimesis, Milan 2016. Translation from original French version.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. Alain Badiou. Alla ricerca del reale perduto. Mimesis Milan 2016. Translation from original French version
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista - Cecala, Patrizia - Caldarone, Rosalia (eds) “Jean-Luc Nancy. L'iperbole del finito”. CRF, Palermo, Italy, 2013.

 

Book Chapters

  • Tusa Giovanbattista and Hildebrandt, Toni. “Grammatéion und Black Box“ in Visualität & Abstraktion, Materialverlag HFBK, Hamburg 2017.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Bordeland. Europe at the limit”, in UNLIMIT. Rethinking the Boundaries Between Philosophy, Aesthetics and Arts, with a preface by Jean-Luc Nancy, Mimesis International, SHIFT / Philosophical Series, Milan 2017.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Fondazioni, Said, Freud e il non europeo” introduction to Edward Said. Freud e il non europeo. Meltemi Editore, Milano 2018. (In press).
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Il risveglio dell’anima”. Sulla Fenomenologia dello spirito di Hegel, in Judith Butler – Catherine Malabou. Che tu sia il mio corpo. Una lettura contemporanea della signoria e servitù in Hegel. Mimesis, Milan 2017.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Finir, commencer. Tra Alain Badiou e Pier Paolo Pasolini”. Foreword to Alain Badiou, Alla ricerca del reale perduto. Mimesis, Milan, 2016.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “La fine del mondo. Filosofia e Fukushima”. Introduction to Jean-Luc Nancy, L’equivalenza delle catastrofi. Mimesis, Milan 2016.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Techne e senso”, in Jean-Luc Nancy et Al. Natura della tecnica e tecnica della natura. A cura di R. Caldarone, Morcelliana, Biblioteca del Giornale di Metafisica, Brescia 2015.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “La questione ultima”, in Jean-Luc Nancy, Intorno a Jean-Luc Nancy, Rosenberg Sellier, Turin 2012.

 

Editor of peer-reviewed Journals

  • 2017        Estetica. Studi E Ricerche, Il Mulino, Bologna, Italy.  Number 2, 2017.
  • 2013        EPEKEINA, International Journal Of Ontology. History and Critics, Palermo, Italy, Vol 3, No 2, 2013.

 

Refereed Articles

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Geografie. Della frontiera occidentale, in Estetica. Studie e Ricerche. Studi e Ricerche" 2/2017, pp. 313-334.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Senza riserva. Note dopo il sacrificio”. EPEKEINA, International Journal of Ontology, History and Critics, vol. 3, no. 2, 2013, pp. 259-281.

 

Conference Proceedings

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “« le tact de ne pas trop y toucher ». On Jean-Luc Nancy” (Under Review). To be published in the conference proceedings of titled: “intimate | political, Jean-Luc Nancy (2015)”, University of Athens.
  • Tusa Giovanbattista. “Border/s”, (Under Review). To be published in the conference proceedings of the 1st Annual International Conference (26-28 October 2015) of The International Centre for Studies and Research “Mediterranean Knowledge”, University of Salerno, Italy.

 

General Articles

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Capitalism and profanation”. “Kunst und Kirche”, Wien, December 2016.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “On Walter Benjamin’s Last Passage”, thematic issue on art and refugees, “Kunst und Kirche”, Wien, September 2016.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “I’m still alive. Los días de On Kawara. El Destino de la Modernidad”. Interartive, 5, May 2013.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “In blind sight. On new media and sound”. Interartive, 34, July-August 2011.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Stones and numbers: New media and the production of space”, Interartive, 31, May 2011.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES/SEMINARS

  • «Vergleich über ein Drittes». Montage, Film, Praxis“, Invited talk at the Film/Philosophy Group, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, October 25, 2017.
  • “Topographies of social politics”, Invited Lecture at the Summer School of the Institute for Doctoral in the Visual Arts, Athens, June 19, 2017.
  • “Touching at distance: Marx, Harun Farocki, and Einfühlung”, Historical Materialism Conference Beirut, Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), March 11, 2017.
  • “Education and Epistemology in the Time of Monsters”, 24 September 2016, University of Podemos, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
  • Invited talk on Architecture and Writing at the Architecture & Ecriture research workshop organized by Villa Vassilieff Center of Art and Research and The Architectural Association School of London, Paris, 9 July 2016.
  • “Die Gegenpartei”. On Film and Empathy, invited lecture at the workshop “Harun Farocki and the Notion of Einfühlung”, Institute for cultural inquiry, Berlin, 4 July 2016.
  • Invited Lecture: “Ways of seeing”, Swiss Institute of Rome, June 2016.
  • “For in it every second was the narrow gate”. On Benjamin messianic temporality, 9th International Critical Theory Conference of Rome, John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago, May 2016.
  • “Krisis. Lands of Philosophy”. Invited lecture at the University of South Florida Philosophy Colloquia, February 2016, Tampa, US.
  • “On the Nameless”. Masterclass at the Seminar “Figures of the Nameless in, nearby and after Pasolini”, Maumaus Escola De Artes Visuais, Lisbon, Portugal, January 2016.
  • “Negativity at Work. French Theory and In-visuality”. Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques (Iheap), Biennale de Paris, Apexart, New York, US, October 2015.
  • “Borderland. Europe at the Limit”. Inaugural Conference of The International Centre for Mediterranean Knowledge, University of Salerno, Italy, October 2015.
  • “Maps and Errancy”. Dislocated Thoughts”, University IUAV-Biennale of Venice, October 2015
  • “Irregular Political Systems”, 1st GCAS World Conference “Democracy Rising”, Athens, July 2015
  • “At Any Moment”. Interruptions of the Present between Walter Benjamin and Antonio Negri, London Conference in Critical Thought, July 2015.
  • “Le Tact de ne pas trop y Toucher”. On Jean-Luc Nancy, International Conference Athens, University of Athens – French Institute of Greece – University Bordeaux Montaigne, March 2015
  • “Du Sans Mesure, Héritages et Promesses de la Déconstruction”. University of Coimbra, October 2014
  • “Dopo il Sacrificio”. Istituto Italiano Di Study Filosofici, STITUTO ITALIANO DI STUDY FILOSOFICI, Naples, Italy, May 2014
  • “Del Contemporaneo”. Paper and video presentation in collaboration with Jean-Luc Nancy. Zisa Arte Contemporanea and French Institute of Sicily, Palermo, Italy, April 2013
  • “La Questione Ultima: Il Tema del Sacrificio tra Derrida e Nancy”. Scuola di Alta Formazione Filosofica, Fondazione Pareyson, Turin, Italy, May 2011.

 

ARTISTIC PRAXIS

  • “Le Rire de Derrida”. Video Performance avec Jean-Luc Nancy, Maison de la Poesie, College Internationale de Philosophie (Ciph), Paris, December 2014.
  • “Memoire Vertige”. Video performance with Jean-Luc Nancy. Coimbra, October 2014. 
  • “Jean-Luc Nancy et La Dance”. Video installation screened at the Biennale della Danza, Venice.
  • “Imagometia” Video collaboration with Rafau Sieraczek. Commissioned by the Arts & Humanities Festival, “Metamorphoses, Transformations and Conversions” at King's College London, 2012.
  • “Crepusculo”. Documentary (7 min.). Directed in collaboration with the Escuela Internacional de Cinema y Television de Cuba (EICTV) and the Instituto Cubano de Arte y Industria Cinematográficos, July 2010. 

Events

All Events

Nietzsche and Antiquity

Culturelab Workshop 1/2019

January 23, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 4

with Emily Wardill and Michael Marder

December 17, 2018

Manuel Garcia Carpintero's talk - 14 December, 2PM - Auditorio Aud. 001, Edif Torre A, Piso -1

Singular Reference in Fictional Discourse?

December 14, 2018

3rd NOVA Doctoral Conference in Epistemology

Knowledge, Morality and Society

December 05, 2018

Topografias Imaginárias /5

A cidade como estúdio | 5 a 8 de dezembro…

December 05, 2018

Chrysi Rapanta, 4 Dec 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Bewilderment as a predictor of different…

December 04, 2018

António Guerreiro, A gramática generativa da cidade

CultureLab | Fragmentação e Reconfiguração: a experiência da cidade

November 28, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Filipe Faria, "The New Darwinian Naturalism in Political Theory"

November 21, 2018

The Mechanistic Approach in Biology and Cognition (Inter-University workshop), 9h-19h, 20th Nov

An Inter-University Workshop held on the 20th of November organised…

November 20, 2018

Jornada de estudos sobre Giacomo Leopardi

Jornada de estudos sobre Giacomo Leopardi

November 16, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Pedro Abreu, "Deliberation and agreement"

November 07, 2018

I-Debate - EUROPE FOR CITIZENS

Event organized by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the…

October 29, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Javier de Prado Salas, "Moral Testimony"

October 24, 2018

Perspectives on Nietzsche's Nihilism

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

October 10, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Schedule for the 2018/2019 sessions

October 10, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 3

with Maria Augusta Ramos and Patricia Mourão

September 10, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 2

with Alberto Toscano and Simon Thompson

July 10, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão IX: Susana Duarte e Maria Filomena Molder

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

July 05, 2018

Book Launch: Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and social values with Thomas Fuchs

Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and…

June 25, 2018

O Euro e a soberania económica

Conferência internacional

June 22, 2018

Workshop: Misunderstanding, disagreement, manipulation

The idea of the workshop is to explore the blurred…

June 22, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "Another Italian thought: elite theory and political realism"

June 21, 2018

Art of Living / Art of Dying: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives

International Conference

June 21, 2018

Katharina Stevens, 18 June 2018, 14h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Argument-Design through Role-Taking"

June 18, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 9ª Sessão: Ana Falcato

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão Especial "Double Bill: Apropos London"

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

June 04, 2018

Workshop: Communication and metaphors for health. An educational challenge

The workshop discusses the importance of communication and metaphors in…

June 01, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 1

with Renee Green and Ute Holl

June 01, 2018

Inês Hipólito, 30th May 11:00 - 12:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Perception as Cognition: Beyond…

May 30, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VIII: Ana Mira e Susana Ventura

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 29, 2018

Dima Mohammed, 28 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Proposals for the examination of networked…

May 28, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning"

May 24, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Anthony Jensen

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

May 23, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 8ª Sessão: Antonio Moretti

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

May 16, 2018

Jakob Krebs, 16 May, 15h to 16h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Pictorial Models, Imagination, and…

May 16, 2018

Rules, normativity and values: revisiting the Kantian perspective and its critics

EpLab Conference

May 14, 2018

Mehmet Ali Üzelgün, 14 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Level, focus, and force of argumentative…

May 14, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

John Gibbons, "Things That Make Things Reasonable"

May 10, 2018

"The Phantasy-Subject: Phenomenology of Image and Aesthetic Experience"

International Workshop

May 09, 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VII: Paulo Catrica e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

April 24, 2018

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Gilbert Harman, "Moral Realism is Moral Relativism"

April 19, 2018

The Derivative Machine: Life Cut, Bundled and Sold

held by Jonathan Beller (Pratt Institute) | CineLAB Seminar

April 19, 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

April 16, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Berit Brogaard, "Moral Contextualism and Moral Relativism"

April 05, 2018

CultureLab | General Seminar

Seminário mensal do culturelab, Humberto Brito

April 03, 2018

Workshop: "Cuidado de Si: Perspectivas Antigas e Contemporâneas"

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

March 23, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VI: Bruno Duarte & Alexandra Fortes

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

March 22, 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 16, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 4ª Sessão: Ana Kiffer

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

January 31, 2018

Seminário livre: “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura”

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

October 18, 2017

Institutions

FCT
FCSH