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Adone Brandalise teaches Literary Theory at the University of Padua. His research has intertwined esthetologic and philosophico-political issues with theoretical and literary preoccupations -- an approach coupled with constant interest in the relationship between literature and cinematography. His papers have appeared in a number of academic journals, such as Lettere italiane, Studi sul Boccaccio, Studi Novecenteschi, Il Centauro, Laboratorio politico, Filosofia politica, Ermeneutica letteraria. He is a member of the Doctoral Committee of the PhD School in Philological, Linguistic and Literary Studies at the University of Padua. He is the Director of the MA Course in Intercultural Studies and coordinates the research activities of the associated Laboratory of Intercultural Studies. From its foundation until 2008, he was Director of CIRSSI (Inter-departmental Center of Research and Services for Intercultural Studies).

As regards the thematic contexts of the project "The European South", his research has increasingly focused on the analysis of the conceptual status of the main categories employed in the representation of the relationships between cultures in relation to the epistemological evolution of their respective disciplines. He has devoted particular attention to the inquiry into new forms of migrant subjectification, also by conducting field studies on the topic. He has been designated by the Dean of the University of Padua as a delegate for the promotion of intercultural research and activities.

His works include Oltranze. Simboli e concetti in letteratura (Unipress, 2002) and Categorie e figure. Metafore e scrittura nel pensiero politico (Unipress, 2003). With Erminia Macola, he has recently published the volume Bestiario lacaniano (Bruno Mondadori, 2007).

Picture courtesy of Franco Capovilla