About

Giovanbattista Tusa, philosopher, and visual artist. He is currently working on the manuscript of his book Minima Planetaria, and he is the director of Planetary Conversations at the Philosophical Salon. His forthcoming project is a visual diary and essay film on the Death of Empedocles in Amazonia.

Education

2011                Ph.D. in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas, University of    Palermo, Italy. Dissertation: Jacques Derrida. Thinking the to-come.
 
2007                M.A. in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice (Honours), Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. Dissertation: On Acoustic space. New Media after Ocularcentrism.
 
2006                Postgraduate Diploma In Contemporary Arts Theory, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.
 
2004                B.A. (Honours) in Humanities (Laurea in Lettere), University of Palermo, Italy-2004. Dissertation: “Presque Rien”. Temporality and Death in Achille Claude Debussy.

Work Shared in CORE

Articles

Other 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. Do fim, Cultura e Barbarie, Florianopolis, 2020.

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista and Badiou, Alain. De la fin. Editions Mimesis, Paris-Milan, 2017.


Scholarly Work in Progress


  • Tusa, Giovanbattista.  Minima Planetaria.

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista.  Limitrophies : futures de la philosophie.


Edited Books


  • Tusa, Giovanbattista and Bird, Greg (eds). Dispositif. A Cartography, MIT Press, 2021 (forthcoming).

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista and Marder, Michael (eds).  A Glossary for the XXI Century, Forthcoming.

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista; Ryan, Bartholomew, and Cardiello, Antonio (eds). “Countless Lives Inhabit Us”.  Fernando Pessoa and Philosophy. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2021.

  • 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


 
Chapters and Articles


  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “The ‘Pessoa’ Event. Notes on Philosophy and Poetry”, in Tusa, Giovanbattista; Ryan, Bartholomew, and Cardiello, Antonio (eds). “Countless Lives Inhabit Us”.  Fernando Pessoa and Philosophy. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2021.

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Nietzsche e a filosofia contemporânea”, in P. Gori (ed.), Introdução a Nietzsche, Tinta da China, Lisbon, 2021.

  • Tusa Giovanbattista. “Goodbye Athens. La Grecia de Jacques Derrida”, in Jacques Derrida: un tiempo sin vejez, UAM Ediciones, Madrid, 2021.

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista, and Marder, Michael. “Heidegger’s Midnight”. Diacritics: a review of contemporary criticism, Spring 2021 (forthcoming).

  • Tusa Giovanbattista. “De-limitations. Of Other Earths”. Stasis. An International Journal in Social and Political Philosophy and Theory, Vol 9 No 1, 2020.

  • Tusa Giovanbattista. “Politica e finitudine. Note per un ecologia delle verità”. Estetica. Studie e Ricerche. Studi e Ricerche 2/2020, pp. 205-222.

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Nul autre monde n’est pas possible. Fragments pour une écologie politique de la visibilité”. La Fúria Umana, International and Multilanguage Journal of History and Theory of Cinema, No. 39, 2020.

  • 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, Do fim, Cultura e Barbarie, Florianopolis, 2020.

  • 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. “L’inconciliabile. Il secolo di Alain Badiou e Pier Paolo Pasolini”. Scenari vol. 07, 2017

  • ​Tusa, Giovanbattista. “Geografie. Della frontiera occidentale”. Estetica. Studie e Ricerche. Studi e Ricerche 2/2017, pp. 313-334.

  • 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. “Capitalism and profanation”. Kunst und Kirche, Wien, December 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.


 Edited Journal Issues


  • Tusa Giovanbattista, Giugliano, Dario and Achella, Stefania (eds.) Futures of Hegel. A special issue of Estetica. Studi e Ricerche, Il Mulino, No. 2, 2020.

  • Tusa Giovanbattista and Hildebrandt, Toni (eds.). Geografie Meridiane. Pensare a Sud. A special issue of Estetica. Studi e Ricerche, Il Mulino, No. 2, 2017.

  • Tusa, Giovanbattista, Cecala, Patrizia and Caldarone, Rosalia (eds) “Jean-Luc Nancy. L’iperbole del finito”. A special issue of EPEKEINA. International Journal of Ontology. History and Critics, CRF – Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca Filosofica, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

– “Geo-anarchies”. Masterclass at the New Political Ecologies: Globalization, Sustainability, Precarity Seminar, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), Amsterdam, May 21, 2021 .
– “Revolution Anthropocene: Geoaesthetics of the Planetary Condition”. Invited lecture in the series ON THE ANTHROPOCENE: Either/Or, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA), Portland (US), April 17, 2021.
– “The Pessoa Event. Notes on Philosophy and Poetry”. Invited Talk  at the Portuguese Embassy in Turkey and Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language, Ankara February 28, 2021.
– Keynote Speaker at the WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODS IN FILM STUDIES at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Title of the presentation: “Planetary Visions: Contemporary Approaches to Visuality”, Lisbon, January 21, 2020.
– Invited Talk “Actuality’s dreams”: Michael Marder e Giovanbattista Tusa in conversation. Istituto Italiano di Studi Filosofici, Naples, December 12, 2019.
– Invited Lecturer at the International Workshop “Ecology as Economy of Relationship of Living Being and Environment”, Academy of Fine Arts, Naples, December 12-13, 2019.
– “For a New Mapping’s Ecology”, invited talk at the International Interdisciplinary Conference Philosophy and Cartography, cohosted by the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Wroclaw and the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wroclaw, Poland, November 5, 2019.
– “The Ecological Turn”. Invited lecture at the Digital Humanism Lecture Series of the Code University of Applied Science, Berlin, November 4, 2019.
– “New Ecologies. A lexicon for the XXI century”. Biennale of  Venice,  Invited lecture for Institute for Doctoral in the Visual Arts (US) session, June 18, 2019.
– Organization of the International workshop “Ecology and Visuality”. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, September 10-11, 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 (New York), 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, 30 May, 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 (New York), 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

Memberships

Member of The Association for Philosophy and Literature (APL)
Member of Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy
Member of Royal Institute of Philosophy

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