Italian Studies Colloquium Series this Spring

Mon, 01/01/2018

The Italian Program is delighted to announce that the Italian Studies Colloquium is returning in Spring 2018. Six guest speakers will be presenting their work at Cornell over the course of the semester. Each lecture, except for the last, will take place on a Tuesday at 4:30pm in Klarman KG42. Please note that Roberto Esposito's lecture will be held on Monday, April 30, at 4:30pm in the Guerlac Room of the A.D. White House. There will be readings available for download in advance of each reading through Cornell Box.

For the first installment of the Italian Colloquium, we welcome Professor Elettra Stimilli of the Universita' di Roma, Spaienza. Professor Stimilli has quickly become one of the most vital figures in contemporary Italian Thought with the publication of her most recent work, The Debt of the Living: Ascesis and Capitalism (SUNY 2017). She will be discussing her paper entitled "Politics and Philosophy in Radical Italian Thought."

  • February 13 - Elettra Stimili (University of Rome, Sapienza): "Italian Differences Between Politics and Philosophy"
  • March 6 - Giuseppina Mecchia (University of Pittsburgh): "Technologies of Language: Franco Berardi 'Bifo' Between Transversality and the Simulacrum"
  • March 20 - Graziella Parati (Dartmouth College): "Disaffective Citizenship"
  • April 10 - Thomas Claviez (University of Bern): "Contingency in Agamben and Esposito"
  • April 17 - Felice Cimatti (University of Cosenza): "Pasolini and Italian Thought"
  • April 30 - Roberto Esposito (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa): "Unfinished Italy"

There will be a public reception to follow each of the lectures. Any questions can be directed to Professor Timothy Campbell, Any requests for accodomations necessary to participate in these events can be sent to Jessica Brenn, jeb479@cornell or 255-4048.



Photo of 2018 Italian Studies Colloquia Participants