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Professor of Italian

Chair

luisetti@email.unc.edu | Dey 218

At UNC since 2005


Education

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Italian Studies, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2001.
Doctorate in Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Torino, 2000.

Other Appointments

Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature and Communication Studies

Bio

Federico Luisetti’s essays, books, and teaching are situated at the intersection of philosophy and literary criticism, visual studies and the history of ideas. His research interests and publications range from the Avant-gardes and vitalisms to political thought and current debates in “Italian Theory.” He is currently writing a monograph examining, across disciplinary fields and national traditions, the modern genealogy and contemporary redefinition of the epistemic device of the state of nature.

SELECTED INVITED SEMINARS AND LECTURES, CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

Publications

BOOKS

OTHER SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Typical Courses

He offers courses on the Avant-gardes and neo-Avant-gardes, modern and contemporary Italian literature, Italian cinema and visual culture, biopolitics and critical theory, postcolonial studies and literary theory.

Recently Directed Dissertations

He has directed dissertations on topics such as: Representations of China in Contemporary Italian Literature and Cinema; Crepuscular Poetry; Futurists’ Communicative Strategies; The Intellectual as a Detective: from Leonardo Sciascia to Roberto Saviano; Fascism and the Politics of Representation in Interwar America; Representation of Political Violence in Post-War Italy; Reading the Other in Women Playwriting; Post-Neorealist Italian Film; Marguerite Caetani and the International Literary Review “Botteghe Oscure;” The Child in Neorealist Literature and Cinema; Pirandello’s Theater.