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Timothy C. Campbell

Professor of Italian Studies

Klarman Hall, Room K369
tcc9@cornell.edu
607-255-1375

Overview

Timothy Campbell is Professor in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University. In addition to having translated Roberto Esposito’s Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy (Minnesota, 2008) and Communitas: The Origin and Destiny of Community (Stanford, 2010), he is most recently the author of Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life (Fordham University Press, 2017). He also edits the series “Commonalities” for Fordham University Press. Currently, he is completing a a project on power and the comic self.

Research Focus

  • Contemporary Italian Thought
  • The "Later" Foucault
  • Race and Biopolitics

Departments/Programs

  • Romance Studies

Graduate Fields

  • Romance Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Film and Video Studies

Publications

Books

  • Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life, Fordham University Press, 2017.
  • Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben, University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
  • Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi, University of Minnesota Press, 2006.

Articles

  • "Infinite Remoteness: Marinetti, Bontempelli, and the Birth of Modern Italian Visual Culture," MLN (January 2005).
  • "Bios: The Thought of Roberto Esposito," Special Issue of Diacritics, forthcoming 2006
  • "Contemporary Italian Thought," Special Issue of Diacritics, co-edited with Alberto Toscano and Lorenzo Chiesa, forthcoming 2006
  • "Negotiations in Italian Culture," Special Issue of Forum Italicum, co-edited with Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, forthcoming 2006
  • "Violent Cities: Virility and B-Movie Fascism in the Cop Films of Umberto Lenzi," Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres 19 (2006).
    • An earlier version is available through Cornell University Library's digital initiative DSpace
  • "Re-membering D'Annunzio and Il Duce: Modern Prophecy in Italy," Quaderni d'Italianistica, 2006.
  • "Scenarios of Poiesis: Italian New Media (1994-2004)," Modern Italy, 2006.
  • "Modern Immunities: The Thought of Roberto Esposito," Special Issue of Diacritics, 2006.