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Giovanbattista Tusa

 

Email: giovannitusa@fcsh.unl.pt

 

 

 

Bio note

Giovanbattista Tusa is a philosopher and media researcher based in Lisbon, where is currently a
Researcher in Philosophy and Ecology at the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) at the
Universidade Nova de Lisboa.


He has studied in philosophy, contemporary arts, cinema and has worked as lecturer in many
institutions in Europe and 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
and then translated with new original essays in English (The End, Polity Press, UK), Portuguese
(Do Fim, Cultura e Barbárie, Brazil), and Spanish (Acerca del fin, Tinta Limon Ediciones,
Argentina). He worked as an editor and translator from French and English for the Italian edition of
L’equivalence des catastrophes and Exclu le juif en nous by Jean Luc-Nancy, Á la recherche du
réel perdu, by Alain Badiou, Be my body for me. Domination and Servitude in Hegel by Catherine
Malabou and Judith Butler, and Edward Said’s Freud and the Non-European.
His current multidisciplinary research examines radical politics, cinema, ecocriticism, ontological
realism and animal studies. He focus the impact of ontological realism and environmental thinking
on philosophy and on the impact that posthuman theories, eco-philosophical models and new
materialisms have on cinema, art, and media practices.


He is an integrated member of the research groups ‘Art of Living Research Group’ and the ‘Lisbon
Nietzsche Group’ in the Culture and Value Laboratory (CultureLab), as well as an integrated
member of the “Thinking Documentary Film working group” in the CineLab at the IFILNOVA
Institute of Philosophy.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

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

 

PUBLICATIONS                                                                                          

Books

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista and Badiou, Alain, The End, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2019.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista and Badiou, Alain, Acerca del fin, Tinta Limon Ediciones, Buenos Aires 2019.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista and Badiou, Alain, Cultura e Barbarie, Florianopolis, IN PRESS.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista and Nancy, Jean-Luc, Défaillance, Cultura e Barbarie, Florianopolis, Bilingual edition French-Portuguese, Forthcoming 2020.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista and Badiou, Alain. De la fin. Editions Mimesis France, Paris, 2017

Scholarly Work in Progress

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista.  After the end of the world. New Ecologies of Being in critical theory, cinema and contemporary art.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista.  Limitrophies : Passages de la deconstruction.

Edited Books

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. Jean-Luc Nancy, Escluso l’ebreo in noi. Mimesis, Milan, 2019. Translation from original French version.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. Roberto Esposito. Les personnes et les choses. Éditions Mimesis, Paris-Milan, 2018.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. Edward Said. Freud e il non-Europeo. Meltemi Editore, Roma, 2018.  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. “Afterword: The Infinity of Truths. A Very Short Essay on the End of Ends”, in Tusa, Giovanbattista and Badiou, Alain, The End, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2019.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “L’esorbitante. Occidente e antisemitismo”, in Jean-Luc Nancy, Escluso l’ebreo in noi. Mimesis, Milan, 2019.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Do fim dos fins. A raiz errante”, in Tusa, Giovanbattista and Badiou, Alain, Cultura e Barbarie, Florianopolis, IN PRESS.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Exergo. Infinidad de verdades”, in Tusa, Giovanbattista and Badiou, Alain, Acerca del fin, Tinta Limon Ediciones, Buenos Aires 2019.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Fondazioni. Freud, Said, e il non europeo”. in Edward Said. Freud e il non europeo. Meltemi, Milan 2018.
  • Tusa Giovanbattista and Hildebrandt, Toni. “Grammatéion und Black Box“ in Visualität & Abstraktion, Materialverlag HFBK, Hamburg 2018.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Fondazioni. Said, Freud e il non europeo”, in Edward Said. Freud e il non-Europeo. Meltemi Editore, Rome 2018.
  • 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. “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”. Afterword to Alain Badiou, Alla ricerca del reale perduto. Mimesis, Milan, 2016.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “La fine del mondo. Filosofia e Fukushima”. Foreword 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

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

Refereed Articles

  • Tusa Giovanbattista, “Goodbye Athens. La Grecia de Jacques Derrida”. In Cuaderno Gris, UAM, Madrid, Forthcoming 2019.
  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “L’inconciliabile. Il secolo di Alain Badiou e Pier Paolo Pasolini”, in Scenari vol. 07, 2017
  • 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.

Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entries

  • Bejan, Raluca & Tusa, Giovanbattista. “In the land of blood and honey”. In Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film. Ed. Salvador Jimenez Murguía, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham 2018.

Interviews

  • Bejan, Raluca. “Democracy rising - Athens 2015: A Conference report and a conversation with Giovanbattista Tusa and Creston Davis”. Transnational Social Review, 2016.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES/SEMINARS

  • “New Ecologies. A lexicon for the XXI century”. Biennale of  Venice, Institute for Doctoral in the Visual Arts (US) session, June 18, 2019.
  • “In-human truths. On politics and literature”. Invited presentation at the Association of Philosophy and Literature conference at the Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt, Austria, May 30, 2019. 
  • “The question concerning ecology”. Media and Ecology course for the Programa Independente de Estudos das Artes Visuais at Maumaus, Lisbon, Portugal, April 29- May 3, 2019.
  • Invited talk: “Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 7”, with Judith Barry (MIT, Boston), Goethe-Institut Lisbon, Portugal, March 27, 2019.
  • “Still Life. Radical Ecologies”. Research Seminar at the English Department of the National University of Singapore, November 5-15, 2018.
  • “Sob O Signo Da Catástrofe (Ecologia e política do nosso tempo)” invited talk at 350 Festival de Teatro de Almada, Casa da Cerca, Centro De Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal, July 14, 2018.
  • “The end of philosophy”, Masterclass with Jean-Luc Nancy at the Summer School of the Institute for Doctoral in the Visual Arts, Paris, June 11, 2018.
  • “Unkwown Planets, Cosmic Marxism”, The Global Center for Advanced Studies, 4th Annual Conference, Performing Arts Forum, Reims, France, June 9, 2018.
  • “Qu’est-ce que une date?”, International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, May 30, 2018.
  • «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

Kant Reading Group

Martín Fleitas, "Kant's Conception of Inner Value"

November 29, 2019

EpLab Masterclass Series

Martín Fleitas, "Notes for a normative-constitutivist approach to the problem…

November 29, 2019

The Last Systematic Philosopher - A retrospective on Jürgen Habermas

An international workshop

November 21, 2019

Conferência de Paulo Reyes: Pensar a cidade como projecto

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

November 20, 2019

Dima Mohammed, 15 Nov 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Discursive depoliticisation: From argumentation to explanation"

November 15, 2019

Seminar with Kai Whiting

CultureLab | Art of Living

November 13, 2019

Kant | atitudes, experiências, valores

Colóquio internacional

November 07, 2019

Rob Vinten, 6 Nov, 2019, 12.00h to 13.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Wittgenstein, Buddhism, and…

November 06, 2019

Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Diogo Nóbrega apresentará Figura. Política e Ontologia. O movimento do…

November 05, 2019

Robert Clowes is a keynote speaker at the 4th Avant Conference

4th Avant Conference 2019

October 24, 2019

Seminar with Daniele Lorenzini

CultureLab | Art of Living

October 17, 2019

Kant Reading Group

Inês Salgueiro, "From Hume to Kant via Wittgenstein"

October 11, 2019

Nietzsche&Nihilism | Double Seminar Session

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

October 10, 2019

O corpo na arte e na filosofia tropicalistas: os triunfos e desafios do modernismo brasileiro até agora

CultureLab

October 08, 2019

Kant Reading Group

Sofia Miguens - "I, Me, Mine - Back to Kant,…

September 27, 2019

Seminar with Lúcia Schneider Hardt & Rosâni Cunha

CultureLab | Art of Living

September 23, 2019

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