Federico Luisetti

Federico Luisetti

Federico Luisetti

Prof. Ph.D.
Assoziierter Professor für Kultur und Gesellschaft Italiens
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen
  • Kritische Theorie
  • Environmental Studies

2001: Doctorate (Ph.D.), Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, Graduate Center, City University of New York

2000: Dottorato di ricerca (Ph.D.), Hermeneutics, Department of Philosophy,  Università degli Studi di Torino

1994: Laurea (B.A.), Aesthetics, Department of Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Torino 


Seit Februar 2018: Assoziierter Professor für Kultur und Gesellschaft Italiens,  School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Universität St. Gallen   

Juli 2005-Dezember 2017: Professor of Italian Studies, Comparative Literature, and Communication Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Juli 2013-Juni 2017: Chair of the Department of Romance Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Juni 2006: Adjunct Professor of Aesthetics, Program in Communication Studies, Università degli Studi di Torino

September 2002-August 2006: Research Fellow, Program in Communication Studies, Università degli Studi di Torino


October 2017–August 2018: Visiting Fellow, Humanities Institute, University College Dublin 

Juni 2017: Visiting Fellow, Moore Institute for Research in Humanities and Social Studies, National University of Ireland Galway 

Mai-August 2009: Visiting Professor of Italian Studies, School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

February-April 2007: Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University  


Vorträge seit 2014 

"What Can Anthropocenists Learn from Earthworks?", Art in the Anthropocene, Trinity College Dublin, June 7, 2019

"Pier Paolo Pasolini: Realism without History", Department of Romance and Latin American Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 5, 2019  

“Wasting the Crisis. Anthropocenic Extinctions and Neoliberal Circular Natures”, Beyond Recycling. Crossed Perspectives on the Management of Waste, Remains and Surplus, Genève, February 4, 2019

“The Climate of Disaster. From the Environment to Counter-nature”, Anthroposcreams, HEAD – Genève, November 8, 2018

“Ecogovernmentality,” Master on Territory and the Environment, Università Roma Tre, Rome, October 5, 2018 

“Contronatura. Arte povera e geopotere,” Contre-cultures à l’italienne, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Paris, May 31, 2018 

"Earth Politics and the States of Nature of Late Capitalism,” UCD Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, February 7, 2018 

“What is Neo-Capitalism? On Pier Paolo Pasolini's Petrolio,” The Foundation for Italian Studies, University College Dublin, February 7, 2018 

“Pasolini and Geopower,” Petrolio 25 anni dopo, Université Paris-Sorbonne, October 6, 2017

“Biopower/Geopower,” National University of Ireland, June 12, 2017 

“Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Cosmic Crisis,” National University of Ireland, June 7, 2017

“After the Leviathan. From Biopolitics to Political Animism,” The ?Politics of Life: Rethinking Resistance in the Biopolitical Economy, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, March 2, 2017

“Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Political Animism,” Post-Humanism in the Anthropocene, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures Mellon Seminar, University of Virginia, December 2, 2016 

“Antropoceno, animismo politico,” Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotà), September 7, 2016 

"Reflections on Gaia and the Anthropocene,” Left Forum, John Jay College, May 20, 2016 

“Gaia: Goddess of the Anthropocene?” Anthropocene and the Humanities, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill, April 29, 2016 

“Managing the Humanities”, Italian Studies Summit, Clemson University, March 25, 2016 

“Anomie/Animism: On the Decolonial State of Nature,” Du colonial au mondial : littératures et études littéraires nationales à l’épreuve, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, September 25, 2015

“Decoloniality, Modernity, and the Anthropological Perspective,” Netherlands Institute of Cultural Analysis,  Amsterdam, June 15, 2015 

“The Anomie of the Earth,” Left Forum, John Jay College, May 30, 2015 

“A Futurist Art of the Past: Anton Giulio Bragaglia’s Photodynamism,” Cultural Modernism III: The French and Italian Avant-Garde, Vanderbilt University, October 23, 2014 

“Savages and Barbarians: Notes on the Biopolitical State of Nature,” Poetik und Rhetorik des Barbarischen, Université de Genève, October 10, 2014 

“Stato di natura. Biopolitica e il quarto nomos della terra,” Italian Theory. Categorie e problemi della filosofia italiana, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Napoli, May 15, 2014 

“Counterinterpretations of Life and Nature: Toward a De-Westernized World?” World, Globe, Capital, ACLA, New York, March 22, 2014  

“Technological Vitalism. Rethinking the State of Nature,” Beyond the Human, New Delhi, February 21, 2014 

“Italian Theory and the Biopolitical State of Nature,” Does Italian Theory Exist?, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and Université Paris-Sorbonne, January 24-25, 2014 

“Here Be Primitives, Savages, and Barbarians,” Netherlands Institute of Cultural Analysis, Amsterdam, January 22, 2014 

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Bücher und monographische Zeitschriften

Federico Luisetti, John Pickles, and Wilson Kaiser, eds., The Anomie of the Earth: Philosophy, Politics, and Autonomy in Europe and the Americas. Duke University Press, 2015

Federico Luisetti, Una vita. Pensiero selvaggio e filosofia dell’intensità. Mimesis, 2011

Federico Luisetti and Luca Somigli, eds., A Century of Futurism: 1909-2009; Annali d’Italianistica, vol. 27, 2009

Federico Luisetti, Estetica dell’immanenza. Saggi sulle parole, le immagini e le macchine. Aracne, 2008

Federico Luisetti and Giorgio Maragliano, eds., Dopo il museo.Trauben, 2006

Federico Luisetti, Plus Ultra. Enciclopedismo barocco e modernità. Trauben, 2001

Federico Luisetti and Giorgio Maragliano, eds., Museo, Rivista di Estetica n.s., n. 16, 2001