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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. 

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Instituições

FCT
FCSH