Raffaele Laudani

Associate Professor in History of Political Thought (University of Bologna) – DIRECTOR


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EDUCATION

B.A. Political Science, University of Bologna, 1998

PhD. History of Political Thought, University of Turin; Philosophy and History of Ideas, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, 2003

THEACHING AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

T.A., Department of Sociology, University of Bologna, 1999

Adjunct Professor, Master in Foreign Languages for International Business, University of Parma, 2005

Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, 2005

Lecturer, Department of History, University of Bologna, 2006-2011

Lecturer (with tenure), Department of History, University of Bologna,

2011

National Scientific Qualification to Associate Professor in History of Political Thought, 2013

Associate Professor in History of Political Thought, Department of History, University of Bologna, 2016

Courses offered: Theories of Globalization, Theories of Disobedience, History of Political Thought, Atlantic Studies

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS

University of Bologna Grant for Distinguished Undergraduate Student, 1995

University of Bologna Grant for Distinguished Undergraduate Student, 1996

University of Bologna Research Grant for Distinguished Undergraduate Student, 1997

University of Bologna Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Student, 1998;

“Carta Si Campus” Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Student, 1998

Minister of University Ph.D. Scholarship, 1999-2002

Minister of Foreign Affairs Scholarship for Ph.D. joint program between the University of Turin and the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, 2000

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Department of Politics, University of Bologna, 2003-2005

Visiting Scholar, Department of History, Columbia University, 2004

“Marco Polo” Grant for research mobility, University of Bologna, 2004

“Marco Polo” Grant for research mobility, University of Bologna, 2005

Short Residency, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, 2012

Short Residency, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University, 2016

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Associazione Italiana degli Storici delle Dottrine politiche (Member)

I.R.E.S.-CGIL Emilia Romagna (scientific board)

Fondazione Gramsci (board)

Comitato Internazionale di Bologna per la Cartografia e l’Analisi del Mondo Contemporaneo (director)

Bologna Seminar on Atlantic and Global Studies (co-director with Paolo Capuzzo)

Italian editor of the uncollected papers of Herbert Marcuse

Editor of the series “Marcusiana” for the publisher Manifestolibri

Editorial board of the journals Filosofia politicaStoricamente

Editorial services and review manuscript for scholarly publications: Il Mulino, Laterza, Feltrinelli, Manifestolibri, Dedalo

International Herbert Marcuse Society (member)

INVITED SPEAKERS TO INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS OR CONFERENCES (selections)

Tempo da Desobedienca. Por uma teoria politica do poder destituente, Simposio Internacional “Tempo e Subjetividades”, Universidade do Estato do Rio de Janeiro, 2-3-4- oct. 2012

The Time of Disobedience: Elements for a Political Theory of Destituent Power, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, 30 oct. 2012

"'In the Beginning, All the World Was America': Colonial Power, State and Resistance in Locke's Second Treatise of Government.", John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, 31 oct. e 5 nov. 2012

Foundations of Global Disobedience: Reading La Boétie’s Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, Global Liberal Studies Program, New York University, 16 nov. 2012

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis: Modern theory of sovereignty and the neutralization of Atlantic Disobedience, International Workshop on “Rebellion, resistance and revolution between the Old and the New World”, Università di Bologna, Dipartimento di Storia culture e civiltà, 2 oct. 2013

The German Enemy: Nazism, war effort and critical theory. A discussion on F. Neumann, H. Marcuse, O. Kirchheimer, Secrets Reports on Nazi Germany. The Frankfurt School contribution to the war Effort, ed. by Raffaele Laudani, Princeton, 2013, with A. Honneth, Jean Cohen, I. Katznelson, N. Urbinati, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, 22 oct. 2013;

Sea and Land. On the Relationship Between Disobedience and Sovereignty in Modern Political Thought, University of Pittsburgh, Humanities Center, 25 oct. 2013

Disobedience. A conversation with Roberto Dainotto and Micheal Hardt, Duke University, 28 oct. 2013

Deconstructing Rawls. A critique of “civil” disobedience, UCLA, 31 oct. 2013

The Relevance of an Untimely Book, One-Dimensional Man, Critical Theory and Radical Movements in the Age of Capitalist Globalization, Columbia University, 29 sept. 2014, Speaker at Keynote Panel, International conference on: One-Dimensional Man at Fifty. Herbert Marcuse & the Legacy of the Book that Inspired a Generation)

Black Critique of Modern Political Concepts: Two Examples, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University, May 2016

PUBLICATIONS

A) BOOKS AND EDITED COLLETIONS

  • Herbert Marcuse, Davanti al nazismo. Scritti di teoria critica 1940-1948, ed. by Carlo Galli and Raffaele Laudani, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2001;

  • Politica come movimento. Il pensiero di Herbert Marcuse , Bologna, Il Mulino, 2005;
  • H. Marcuse, Oltre l'uomo a una dimensione. Movimenti e controrivoluzione preventiva. Scritti e interventi di Herbert Marcuse, Vol. I, ed. by Raffaele Laudani, Roma, Manifestolibri, 2005;
  • H. Marcuse, Marxismo e nuova sinistra. Scritti e interventi di Herbert Marcuse, Vol. II, ed. by Raffaele Laudani, Roma, Manifestolibri, 2007
  • H. Marcuse, La società tecnologica avanzata. Scritti e interventi di Herbert Marcuse, vol. III, ed. by Raffaele Laudani, Roma, Manifestolibri, 2008;
  • La libertà a ogni costo. Scritti abolizionisti afro-americani, ed. by Raffaele Laudani, Torino, La Rosa, 2008;
  • H. Marcuse, Teoria critica del desiderio. Scritti e interventi di Herbert Marcuse, Vol. IV, ed. by Raffaele Laudani, Roma, Manifestolibri, 2011;
  • Disobbedienza, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011 (translated into Spanish: Desobediencia, Canoves (Barcelona), Editorial Proteus, 2012; translated into English: Disobedience in Western Political Thought. A Geneology, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  • F. Neumann, H. Marcuse, O. Kirchheimer, Il nemico tedesco. Scritti e rapporti riservati sulla Germania nazista (1943-1945), ed. by Raffaele Laudani, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012 (extended English edition: F. Neumann, H. Marcuse, O. Kirchheimer, Secret Reports on Nazi Germany. The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort, ed. by Raffaele Laudani, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2013; translated into German: F. Neumann, H. Marcuse, O. Kirchheimer, Im Kampf gegen Nazideutschland, Frankfurt a. M., Campus, 2016)

B) PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  • La «tragedia» di Marcuse e i dilemmi della critica , in «Filosofia politica», 3, 1999, pp. 485-496
  • Entries DialetticaGlobalizzazioneLefebvre HenriMészáros IstvánModernitàPostmodernoTecnicaTecnocraziaTerzomondismo, in Enciclopedia del pensiero politico, ed. by Roberto Esposito e Carlo Galli, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2000, pp. 183-184, 282-283, 374-375, 444, 455-457, 552-553, 710-711, 711-712, 718-719;
  • La guerra nell'era del pensiero unico. Le Monde diplomatique e il Kosovo , in «Scienza & Politica», 3, 2000, pp. 55-67;
  • Marxismo e globalizzazione. La filosofia politica di István Mészáros a partire da Beyond Capital, in «Filosofia politica», 3, 2000, pp. 397-420;
  • Mitopoiesi della Rivoluzione francese: la guerra civile americana e le origini della Francia contemporanea , in La guerra civile americana vista dai contemporanei europei, ed. by T. Bonazzi e C. Galli, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2004, pp.105-136 (with translation of French texts);
  • Oltre l'uomo ad una dimensione: movimenti e globalizzazione nel pensiero di Herbert Marcuse , in La catastrofe e il parassita. Scenari della transizione globale, ed. by A. Simoncini, Roma, Mimesis, 2004, pp. 239-258;
  • Presentation of H. Marcuse, Analisi del nemico tedesco. Scritti e rapporti riservati sulla Germania nazista e post-nazista negli anni dello sforzo bellico, in «Storicamente», 1, 2005, fonte internet http://www.storicamente.org [http://www.storicamente.org/] ;
  • Entries DisobbedienzaDu Bois William E.B.Globalizzazione (aggiornamento), Malcolm XMoltitudine, in Enciclopedia del pensiero politico, ed. by Roberto Esposito e Carlo Galli, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 20052, pp. 234-236, 246-247, 346-348, 499, 550-55;
  • Lo spazio atlantico della disobbedienza. Modernità e potere «destituente» , in «Filosofia politica», 1, 2008, pp. 37-60;
  • Introduction to H. Marcuse, L'autorità e la famiglia. Introduzione storica al problema, Torino, Einaudi, 2008, pp. VII-XXIII;
  • La libertà “destituente”. Origini e caratteristiche di un'alternativa del Moderno , in Libertà e democrazia nella storia del pensiero politico. Atti del Seminario Nazionale dei Dottori e Dottorandi di ricerca in Storia delle Dottrine Politiche (Parma, 12-13 giugno 2008), ed. by F. Raschi e M. Truffelli, Soveria Mannelli, Rubettino, 2009, pp.155-161
  • Quand les étudiants tuaient le père, in «Manières de voir», 116, avril-mai 2011, pp. 18-21.
  • Attualità dell'indignazione. Movimenti e potere destituente, in «Lettera Internazionale», 110, sett.-dic. 2011, pp. 18-20.
  • Politica dell'indignazione. Note sul rapporto attuale tra movimenti sociali e crisi della democrazia, in «Parolechiave», 47, 2012, pp. 149-160.
  • La felicità nera. Contro-storia di un mito americano, in «Filosofia politica», 1, 2013, pp. 59-78.
  • Pour une théorie critique de l'indignation, in «Illusio», 1, 2013
  • O tempo da desobediência: sobre a temporalidade politica dos novos movimentos globais, in: Subjectividades e temporalidades. Dialogos impertinentes e transdisciplinares, Rio de Janeiro, Garamond, 2014, pp. 45 – 62
  • Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis: Modern theory of sovereignty and the neutralization of Atlantic Disobedience, «STORICAMENTE», 2014, 10, pp. 1 – 12
  • Il ritorno del represso. Sull'attualità politica della disobbedienza, «PSICHE», 2014, 2, pp. 275 – 294
  • Mare e Terra. Sui fondamenti spaziali della sovranità moderna, «FILOSOFIA POLITICA», 2015, 3, pp. 513 – 531
  • Critical Dialogue. Disobedience in Western Political Thought: A Genealogy and The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom, «PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICS», 2015, 13, pp. 1117 – 1121
  • The Relevance of an Untimely Book: One-Dimensional Man, Critical Theory, and Radical Movements Fifty Years Later, 2016, 19, pp. 65 - 86