Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Paolo Bartoloni is Established Professor of Italian Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Previously he taught in Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Sydney where he was Founding Director of the program in International and Comparative Literary Studies. He has published extensively on continental theory and philosophy, especially the works of Giorgio Agamben, Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Gianni Vattimo, and Mario Perniola, and their impact on the reception of authors such as Blanchot, Calvino, Caproni, and Svevo.
20th century Italian Literature, especially the works of Italo Svevo, Italo Calvino and Giorgio Caproni; Italian Critical Theory, especially the works of Giorgio Agamben and Mario Perniola; Continental philosophy, especially the works of Martin Heidegger and Walter Benjamin; Comparative Literature and the works of Maurice Blanchot, Franz Kafka, Jorge-Luis Borges, and Michelangelo Antonioni; Translation Studies and transnational encounters, especially in relation to issues of memory and space.