RESEARCH GROUP ON PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE

 

This research group within the Laboratory of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Artisctic Practices (AELAB) of IFILNOVA began in September 2015. It is a challenging interdisciplinary project bringing together for the first time professors, researchers, writers, poets and thinkers within Portugal and also internationally in thinking about Fernando Pessoa alongside various philosophers and philosophical ideas. There are various approaches to analysing and exploring the links and intersections between philosophy and literature of which we will try to engage aspects and figures via both conceptual analysis and literary narrative. The relationship between European philosophy and the poetic thinking of Fernando Pessoa is still a massively overlooked aspect in both philosophical research and Pessoan Studies. This new and timely research project opens up critical discussion and new inter-dialogue crossing disciplines, teasing out the philosophical ideas in Pessoa, his contact with other thinkers, and the philosophical issue of the Fernando Pessoa phenomenon itself.

Fernando Pessoa’s unrelenting excavation and indirect critique of the subject, or man’s subjectivity, and in what sense man’s identity can or cannot be understood in terms of the concept of an “I” or “subject” has a massive impact in that a critique of the subject or subjective thinking, rather than being dead, is itself a plurality, and opens up new vistas for creative thinking and praxis in the face of the continual crisis of modernity. The Pessoa and Philosophy seminar and research forum opens up further and new critical discussion on consciousness, cosmopolitanism, deception and masks, post-secular philosophy, style and image, genius and madness, creative mythology, plurality of the subject, value and nihilism, heteronymity, the metaphysics of sensations, various approaches to aesthetics, and analysing the crisis of modernity.

The research and seminar forum continues, develops and expands on the Exploratory Project - “The Plurality of the Subject in Pessoa and Nietzsche” (April 2014-June 2015) which brought together some of the best international Nietzsche and Pessoa scholars every month to IFILNOVA, Lisbon, and which culminated in an international conference at the Casa Fernando Pessoa in February 2015 (http://www.nietzschelab.com/conference2015). The volume Nietzsche e Pessoa: Ensaios (Lisboa: tinta-da-china) was published in 2016 which collected 17 articles from top scholars in the field of both Pessoa and Nietzsche research.

 

TEAM

Bartholomew Ryan (coordinator)
Antonio Cardiello
Marta Faustino
Humberto Brito
Gianfranco Ferraro
Pedro Sepúlveda

 

SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES 2015-2017 

2016

II Conferência Anual do AELab /  II Annual Conference of AELab
FACES OF THE SELF: AUTOBIOGRAPHY, CONFESSION, THERAPY
ROSTOS DO SI: AUTOBIOGRAFIA, CONFISSÃO, TERAPIA
Details

24-25 Nov 2016
Centro Nacional de Cultura - Galeria Fernando Pessoa
Largo do Picadeiro 10 - 1º, Chiado, Lisboa

Program
Cartaz

 


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FERNANDO PESSOA AND PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR SERIES

2015-2016

 

30 September 2015
Bartholomew Ryan: “Orpheu and the Children of Nietzsche: Chaos and Cosmopolitism”
 

14 October 2015
Antonio Cardiello: “Pessoa and his philosophical “ismos”: Neo-Paganismo vs Sensationism”
 

11 November 2015
Humberto Brito: “Pessoa and the person-form"
 

14 December 2015
Bartholomew Ryan: “Immanence, Vision and Value in Alberto Caeiro and Spinoza”
 

16 December 2015
Gianfranco Ferraro: “Beyond confession: Ecce Homo and the transformation of the self”
 

15 March 2016
Rui Lopo: “Fernando Pessoa and Portuguese philosophy”
 

13 April 2016
Pedro Sepulveda: “On the fragment: Pessoa, Schlegel and Novalis”
 

18 May 2016
Marta Faustino & Antonio Cardiello: “Ainsi l'ouvre d'art est la suprême explication de la Vie”. The aesthetic ideal of ideal of Nietzsche and Pessoa.

 

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2015

International Conference
THE PLURALITY OF THE SUBJECT AND THE CRISIS OF MODERNITY / A PLURALIDADE DO SUJEITO E A CRISE DA MODERNIDADE

Casa Fernando Pessoa, 4-6 February 2015

Details

Keynote speakers: Eduardo Lourenço, João Constâncio, George Pattison, Oswaldo Giacoia, Onésimo Teotónio Almeida and Richard Zenith.

Participants: Ana Falcato, Antonio Cardiello, António Feijó, Bartholomew Ryan, Benedetta Zavata, Brendan O’Donoghue, Ernani Chaves, Fabrizio Boscaglia, Fernando Ribeiro, Filipa Freitas, Gianfranco Ferraro, JD Mininger, Maria João Mayer Branco, Mariana de Gray Castro, Marta Faustino, Pablo Javier Pérez López, Paulo Stellino, Pedro Sepúlveda, Pietro Gori, Rita Patrício and Steffen Dix.

Conference Organizers: Bartholomew Ryan, Marta Faustino and Antonio Cardiello.

Complete Programme

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LIST OF PUBLICATIONS FROM TEAMS MEMBERS SINCE 2015

BOOKS

 

RYAN, B./FAUSTINO, M./ CARDIELLO, A. (eds), Nietzsche e Pessoa: Ensaios, Lisboa: tinta-da-china, 2016.

 

ARTICLES

CARDIELLO, Antonio & FAUSTINO, Marta. 

-. «Ainsi l’oeuvre d’art est la suprême explication de la Vie». O Ideal Estético de Nietzsche e Pessoa“, in Ryan, B./Faustino, M./ Cardiello, A (eds), Nietzsche e Pessoa: Ensaios, Lisboa, Tinta-da-China, 2016.

CARDIELLO, Antonio .

-. (with Gori, Pietro) “Nietzsche’s and Pessoa’s Psychological Fictionalism”, Pessoa Plural 10 (2016), pp. 578-605.
-. “Os deuses de António Mora”, Pessoa Plural 11 (2017), pp. 426-428.
-. “Os Orientes de Fernando Pessoa – adenda.” Pessoa Plural 9 (2016), pp. 128-147.
-. “O devir-pagão e o regresso aos deuses”, in: Ryan, B./Faustino, M./ Cardiello, A (eds), Nietzsche e Pessoa: Ensaios, Lisboa, Tinta-da-China, 2016, pp. 105-127.

FERRARO, Gianfranco.

-.  “Inter nos. Elementos para uma arqueologia do si em Nietzsche e Pessoa”, in: Ryan, B./Faustino, M./ Cardiello, A (eds), Nietzsche e Pessoa: Ensaios, Lisboa, Tinta-da-China, 2016.

RYAN, Bartholomew. 

-. “Orpheu e os Filhos de Nietzsche: Caos e Cosmopolitismo”, in Ryan, B./Faustino, M./ Cardiello, A (eds), Nietzsche e Pessoa: Ensaios, Lisboa: tinta-da-china, 2016. 
-. “A Voyage in Immanence: The Particular Case of Fernando Pessoa’s Alberto Caeiro” in: Literature and the Encounter with Immanence, edited by Brynnar Swenson, New York/Amsterdam: Brill, 2017.
-. “The Plurality of the Subject in Nietzsche and Kierkegaard. Confronting Nihilism with Masks, Faith and Amor Fati”, in Constâncio, J./Branco, M.J.M./ Ryan, B. (eds.), Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity, Berlin/Boston, De Gruyter, 2015.
-. "Aplicando as expressões de Pessoa ‘nonregionalism’ e ‘indefiniteness of soul’ ao cosmopolitismo radical e à ‘racialidade pluritópica’", in publications online , Lisboa: Casa Fernando Pessoa, 2017.
-. "Kierkegaard’s Experimental Theatre of the Self", in From Hamann to Kierkegaard: First Workshop of the Project Experimentation and Dissidence (e-book), ed. José Mirando Justo, Elisabete Sousa, Fernando Silva, Universidade de Lisboa, 2017. 

 

SEPÚLVEDA, Pedro.

-. Caderno do Orpheu. Organização e introdução de Pedro Sepúlveda. Revista Estranhar Pessoa. Revista do Projeto Estranhar Pessoa. N.º 2. Lisboa: FCSH da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Outubro de 2015 (no prelo) [http://estranharpessoa.com/revista/]
-. “Pessoa, além da paisagem”. JL. Jornal de Letras, Artes e Ideias. Ano XXXIV. N.º 1159. Lisboa: 4 de Março de 2015
-. “Orpheu em lugar de Caeiro”. Revista Estranhar Pessoa. Revista do Projeto Estranhar Pessoa. N.º 2. Lisboa: FCSH da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Outubro de 2015 (no prelo) [http://estranharpessoa.com/revista/]
-. “Monteiro, George. As Paixões de Pessoa. Lisboa: Ática / Babel, 2013”. Ellipsis. Journal of the American Portuguese Studies Association. Volume 13. Universidade de Stanford, 2015. 259-261.

 

 

Institutions

IFILNOVA
FCSH
UNL
FCT