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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

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

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

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

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

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

António Marques, What We Owe to Each Other (excerpt)

February 20, 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

Nietzsche and Antiquity

Culturelab Workshop 1/2019

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

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

Javier Gonzalez de Prado Salas, 12 Dec, 15:30 to 16:30

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | "Regulation, selection and…

December 12, 2018

Book Symposium

Nuno Venturinha's Description of Situations

December 10, 2018

1st ERB Project Lecture

Maria Filomena Molder

December 10, 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

Intensive PhD Seminar in Epistemology of Religion

Vicente Sanfélix Vidarte (University of Valencia)

November 14, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Pedro Abreu, "Deliberation and agreement"

November 07, 2018

Marcin Lewiński. 6 Nov 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Speech act pluralism in polylogues"

November 06, 2018

I-Debate - EUROPE FOR CITIZENS

Event organized by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the…

October 29, 2018

Value Seminar Talk by Rosalice Pinto, 16:00, Sala B1 1.15

Talk by Rosalice Pinto (CEDIS) at 16 o'clock, Sala B1…

October 26, 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