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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 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 and is currently under translation in English (Polity Press, UK), Brazilian Portuguese (Cultura e Barbárie, Brazil), and Spanish (Tinta Limon Ediciones, Argentina). He worked as an editor and translator from French and English for the Italian edition of L’equivalence des catastrophes 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.

 

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. 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. 

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Instituições

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