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Bartholomew Ryan

 

Coordinator of the CultureLab

Researcher, IFILNOVA

 

Email:  bartholomewryan@fcsh.unl.pt 

See full CV here

 

 

Bio note

Bartholomew Ryan is philosophy researcher and coordinator of the CultureLab at the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His academic and creative works orbit around the central motif of ‘transformation’ and the plurality of the subject which takes into account the masks, journeys and (multiple) identities that define the modern human condition. Amongst his various publications, his books include Faces of the Self: Autobiography, Confession, Therapy (co-editor, 2019), Nietzsche and Pessoa: Ensaios (co-editor, 2016), Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity (co-editor, 2015), and Kierkegaard's Indirect Politics: Interludes with Lukács, Schmitt, Benjamin and Adorno (2014). He has also published various articles on the theatre of the self linking philosophy and literature, focusing especially on writers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Pessoa and Joyce. He is an integrated member of the research groups ‘Questions of Subjectivity: Literature and Philosophy’ and the ‘Lisbon Nietzsche Group’ in the CultureLab; and is also a member of ‘HyperNietzsche’ and the ‘Experimentation and Dissidence’ Research Project at the Centre of Philosophy at the University of Lisbon. He was awarded the FCT Exploratory Grant (April 2014-March 2015) for the project ‘The Plurality of the Subject in Nietzsche and Pessoa’ in which he was the project leader. He teaches a graduate course on the Theatre of the Self (modernism in theatre and philosophy) in Art & Experience for the Masters degree in Aesthetics in Philosophy at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is also currently working on two books: on co-editing a volume on Fernando Pessoa and Philosophy; and on the various journeys and faces of human and land rights activist and revolutionary Roger Casement.

 

Academic Expertise and Research interests

Modernism as a Philosophical Issue; Plurality of the Subject in Philosophy and Literature; Ecological Thought, Critical Theory; Radical Cosmopolitanism

 

Publications

 

Books (author)

  • Kierkegaard’s Indirect Politics: Interludes with Lukács, Schmitt, Benjamin and Adorno. New York/Amsterdam: Brill/Rodopi Press, 2014.

Books (editor)

  • Rostos do Si: Autobiografia, Confissão, Terapia, eds. M. Faustino, B. Ryan, G. Ferraro, Lisboa: Vendaval, 2019.
  • Nietzsche e Pessoa: Ensaios, eds. B. Ryan, M. Faustino, A Cardiello, Lisboa: tinta-da-china, 2016.
  • Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity, eds. J. Constâncio, M. J. Mayer Branco, B. Ryan, Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2015.

 

Articles and Chapters​

  • “'Also Spuke Zerothruster' e 'the Bringer of Plurabilities': James Joyce e Friedrich Nietzsche”, in Nietzsche e as Artes, ed. M.J. Branco & J. Constâncio, Lisboa: Cotovia, 2019 (forthcoming)

  • “In Media Res: Kierkegaard’s ‘age of disintegration’, interludes and ecological poetics” in Kierkegaard Yearbook, Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2019 (forthcoming).

  • “The Haunted Inkbottle”: Forjar um herói joyceano em Roger Casement, in Rostos do Si: Autobiografia, Confissão, Terapia (eds. M. Faustino, G. Ferraro, B. Ryan), Lisboa: Vendaval, 2019.
  • “Machines and ‘Empty and Oceanic Thought’: Fernando Pessoa’s doing and being of the self”, in Fourth Workshop of the Project Experimentation and Dissidence (e-book), ed. José Mirando Justo, Elisabete Sousa, Fernando Silva, Universidade de Lisboa, 2019.
  • “Kierkegaard’s Dagdriver: loafing as a means of resistance to the technological, media and consumer system” in Kierkegaard and Political Theology (ed. Silas Morgan and Roberto Sirvent), Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2018.
  • “Navegar é preciso; viver não é preciso”: The Impossible Journeys of Søren Kierkegaard and Fernando Pessoa, in Philosophy in the Condition of Modernism (ed. Ana Falcato & Antonio Cardiello), London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  • ‘“I’m beginning to know myself. I don’t exist.” The Interval of Álvaro de Campos’, in Essays on Values and Practical Rationality – Ethical and Aesthetical Dimensions (Ifilnova Yearbook), Bern: Peter Lang, 2018.
  • “A Voyage in Immanence: Alberto Caeiro as an expression of Spinoza's Ethics”, Literature and the Encounter with Immanence, edited by Brynnar Swenson, New York/Amsterdam: Brill, 2017.
  • “Aplicando as expressões de Pessoa ‘nonregionalism’ e ‘indefiniteness of soul’ ao cosmopolitismo radical e à ‘racialidade pluritópica’” [online], Lisboa: Casa Fernando Pessoa, 2017.
  • “Kierkegaard’s Experimental Theatre of the Self”, Experimentation & Dissidence from Hamann to Kierkegaard [online] (eds. Justo, José Miranda; Sousa, Elisabete; Silva, Fernando M. F.), Lisboa: Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa, 2017.
  • “Orpheu e os Filhos de Nietzsche: Caos e Cosmoplitismo”, in Nietzsche e Pessoa: Ensaios (ed. B. Ryan, M. Faustino, A. Cardiello), Lisboa: tinta-da-china, 2016. 

  • “Intervalos, Interseccionismos e a Pluralidade do Sujeito”, in Nietzsche e Pessoa: Ensaios (ed. B. Ryan, M. Faustino, A. Cardiello), Lisboa: tinta-da-china, 2016.

  •  “The Plurality of the Subject in Kierkegaard and Nietzsche: Confronting Nihilism with Masks, Faith, and Amor Fati”, in Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity, ed. M.J. Branco, J. Constâncio, B. Ryan, Berlin/ New York: de Gruyter, 2015.

  • “Mythologising the Exiled Self in James Joyce and Fernando Pessoa”. Pessoa Plural: A Journal of Fernando Pessoa Studies, ed. Onésimo Almeida, Paulo de Medeiros & Jerónimo Pizarro, Brown University, Warwick University, Universidad de los Andes, 2014.
  • “Who’s There?: A Crise e a Repetição do Eu em Fernando Pessoa”. Lisboa: III Congresso Internacional Fernando Pessoa, 2014.
  • “Kierkegaard’s Fairytale”, pp. 945-961, Milan: Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica, 3-4, 2013.
  • “Into the Nothing with Kierkegaard and Pessoa”, Kierkegaard and the Challenges of Infinitude, Lisboa: Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa, 2013.
  • “James Joyce: negation, kierkeyaard, wake and repetition.” Kierkegaard’s Influence on Literature, Criticism and Art, in Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources. Volume 12, Tome IV, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2013.
  •  “The Rise and Fall of Zarathustra’s Star”, As the Spider Spins: Essays on Nietzsche's Critique and Use of Language. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2012.
  • “Deception, Nature and Nihilism in Politics: King Lear and Kurosawa”. Politics Otherwise: Shakespeare as Social and Political Critique, eds. L.Donskis and J.D. Mininger, Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, Value Inquiry Book Series, 2012.
  • “Carl Schmitt: Zones of Exception and Appropriation’”. Kierkegaard’s Influence on Social-Political Thought, in Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources. Volume 14, ed. Jon Stewart, Surrey, Ashgate Publishing, 2011.
  • “Vigilantes of the Exception: Kierkegaard and Carl Schmitt”, In the Shadow of Kierkegaard, (ed. Kralik, Khan, Mahrik, Turcan), Central European Research Institute of Søren Kierkegaard (Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia) with Kierkegaard Circle, University of Toronto, December 2011.
  • “Dialogue Against Itself, Chatter and Nomadic Thinking”, LCC Liberal Arts Studies. Volume I: Culture and Dialogue, LCC International University, April 2009.
  • Preface to Kierkegaard and Faith, Slovakia /University of Barcelona, 2008.
  • “Kierkegaard and Nature: A Pagan’s Critique”. Kierkegaard and Faith, Nov 2008.
  • “Seduction, Defiance and Despair: Lord Byron in the works of Kierkegaard”, Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources. Volume 5, Tome III, ed. Jon Stewart, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2008.
  • “Anxiety and the Desecration of Silence: Shelley in the works of Kierkegaard”. (2008): Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources. Volume 5, Tome III, ed. Jon Stewart, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2008.
  • “Dethroning the Worldly Worries: The Traveller of Christian Discourses” Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 2007, Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2007.
 

Events

All Events

Gratuitous Violence & Free Will in a Nihilistic Age

International Conference on Gratuitous Violence & Free Will in a…

September 19, 2019

Workshop - Nihilism and Values

Encontros do grupo de estudo sobre Nietzsche

September 18, 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

Jeff McMahan - "Future People, Climate Change, and War"

September 12, 2019

THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

International Conference THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

September 10, 2019

Seminário Nietzsche

Leituras Contemporâneas. Nietzsche na Espanha

September 09, 2019

7ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

André Silva Santos apresenta Moses und Aron (Straub-Huillet, 1975) e…

July 23, 2019

Kant Reading Group

António Marques, "Kant against the Animals"

July 19, 2019

1st International Conference on Cinema, Philosophy and Children’s World

Co-organized by Ifilnova | CineLab - Laboratory of Cinema &…

July 09, 2019

1st Film Program on Lives in Transition: Exodus | Migrations | Exile

Co-organized by CineLab - Laboratory of Cinema & Philosophy, EPLab…

July 08, 2019

The Art of Feeling: Emotions Across Disciplines and Genres

Art of Living International Workshop/1

July 01, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Olivier Chassaing, "The Expressive Function of Punishment"

June 26, 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

Nuria Sánchez Madrid, "Linhas de fuga da comunidade estética e…

June 21, 2019

Kant Reading Group

Nuria Sánchez Madrid, "Oeuvre de l'Art et Oeuvre d'Art"

June 21, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Per Algander, "Needing and Necessity"

June 05, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Regina Queiroz, "European Liberalisms: An Essay in Comparative Political Thought"

May 23, 2019

Art of Living

Culturelab Workshop 3/2019

May 22, 2019

O que é o Arquivo? Laboratório 3: cidade / arquivo

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 15, 2019

Dina Mendonça, 15 May, 2019, 15.00h to 16.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Why Immersion is…

May 15, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | Bruno C. Duarte e Nuno Fonseca

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 14, 2019

Nietzsche&Nihilism Project Seminar

Carlotta Santini, "Nihilism and Mithology The Case of Nietzsche"

May 13, 2019

Jorge Durán Solórzano, 7 May 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Competing narratives for change"

May 07, 2019

Ruas de Sentido Único - Programa de Rádio

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 03, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Roberto Merrill, "Ethically justifiable? Free riding versus fair shares"

May 02, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Dina Mendonça, "Kant on the Moral Cultivation of Feelings"

April 17, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | Bartholomew Ryan e Gianfranco Ferraro

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

April 11, 2019

4ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Sérgio Dias Branco apresenta “Os Lugares da Esperança”

April 10, 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

Theory and Practice of global governance: topical issues

April 05, 2019

3ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Diego Hoefel apresenta "Reinvenções Dramatúrgicas do Melodrama no Cinema Contemporâneo:…

April 02, 2019

Catástrofe e deterioração

Culturelab Workshop 2/2019

March 27, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Luís Miguel Simões, "The Double Mouvement in Polanyi and Hayek:…

March 20, 2019

Seminário Permanente de Pensamento Antigo

CultureLab | Ars Vivendi

March 15, 2019

Frank Zenker, 12 March 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Why replication is your problem, too"

March 12, 2019

Robert Clowes, Postponed To be Re-Arranged

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Postponed

March 07, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Jorge Gonçalves, "A Darwinian Dilemma for Realist Theories of Value"

March 06, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 6

with Jean-Gabriel Périot and Alain Brossat

February 28, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 5

with Albert Serra and Alexander Garcia Düttmann

February 21, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | 2. Arquivo e Atlas: João Oliveira Duarte e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

February 20, 2019

A catarse em Nietzsche

Aula/Palestra do prof. Ernani Chaves (Univ. Federal do Pará)

February 14, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "On the Rationality of Democratic Choice"

February 06, 2019

Erich H. Rast, 5 Feb 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Multidimensional ‘better than’"

February 05, 2019

Arte e Tradução

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

January 29, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "How to accept the transitivity of better than"

January 23, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | 1. Colecção e Memória: Maria João Gamito e Claudio Rozzoni

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

January 22, 2019

2nd ERB Project Lecture

Wagner Teles de Oliveira

January 14, 2019

Book Symposium

Nuno Venturinha's Description of Situations

December 10, 2018

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

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 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

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 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