Invited Lectures and Conference Papers (Selection)


  • 2018 (November): 'Anthropie: The Human Animal between Entropy and Knowledge', Anthroposcreams International Conference, HEAD School of Art and Design, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2018 (May): 'The Language Economy: Cognitive Capitalism, Jokes, and Dyslexia', Economy, Literature, Language, VII Annual International Conference, Center for the Study of Economic Culture, St Petersburg State University, Russia
  • 2018 (February): 'What Is a Subject? Lacan/Foucault', Goethe University, Department of Philosophy, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2018 (January); 'The Not-Two: Logic and God in Lacan', Iranian Psychoanalytic Association International Conference, Tehran, Iran
  • 2018 (January): 'What Is a Subject? Lacan/Foucault', Center for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2017 (November): ‘The Southern Question: Gramsci’s Leninist Answer’, The Southern Question international conference, American University of Beirut
  • 2017 (October): ‘Lenin and the State of the Revolution’, 1917-2017: Revolutions, Communist Legacies and Spectres of the Future international conference, European University at St Petersburg
  • 2017 (September): ‘Insomnia@Work: Between Post-Workerism and Psychoanalysis’, workshop Philosophical Anthropology and Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, UK
  • 2017 (July): Author’s Talk, The Not-Two: Logic and God in Lacan, Freud Museum, London, UK
  • 2017 (May): ‘De Santis’ Bitter Rice: A Communist Musical?’ Cinema and Capital, 6th International Conference, Smolny/Bard Faculty of Liberal Arts, St Petersburg, Russia
  • 2016 (December): ‘Lacan on Jouissance and Revolution’, Fantasies of Capital international conference, Jnanapravaha, Mumbai, India
  • 2016 (November): ‘Exalted Obscenity and the Lawyer of God: On the Baroque’, Public Lectures series, Faculty of Arts, University of Wolverhampton
  • 2016 (May): ‘Pasolini: From the Failed Revolution of 1968 to Anthropological Genocide’, Centre for Arts and Humanities, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2016 (April): ‘Violence in Lenin’s The State and Revolution’, Force and Interest seminar series, American University of Paris, France
  • 2016 (March): ‘Italian Theory?’, University of Venice, Italy
  • 2016 (February): ‘Insomnia at Work: Between Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Italian Post-Workerism’, Pembroke Center Seminar, Brown University, Providence, US
  • 2016 (January): ‘The Desire for the Cessation of the State: Badiou on Stalin’, Badiou and the State international conference, Hochschule f. Philosophie, Munich, Germany
  • 2015 (December): ‘The Absence of the Sexual Relationship: Invariant of the Species or Historical Phase?’ Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Universalism, Politics international conference, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2015 (May): ‘Monstrous Humanism: Sartre and Badiou’, A Thing of Itself: Past and Present in the Philosophy of the Subject international conference, European University at St Petersburg
  • 2015 (May): ‘The Not-Two: Lacan, Logic, Number, God’, Freud’s Museum, St Petersburg
  • 2015 (April): ‘Lacan Between the Formal and the Material’, Round-table discussion with Lorenzo Chiesa, Adrian Johnston, and Paul Livingston, Department of Philosophy, University of New Mexico
  • 2015 (March): ‘Why Italian Theory? A Critical Introduction’, Italian Biopolitical Theory international conference, Department of Philosophy, University of West England
  • 2014 (November): ‘Pasolini and the Anthropological Genocide’, Can Humanism be Reconsidered? international conference, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
  • 2014 (May): ‘The Bio-logy of Munus’, What is Italian Theory? international conference, SUM, Naples, Italy
  • 2014 (January): ‘Human, Inhuman, and Humanism: Badiou and Sartre’, Department of Social and Political Thought, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • 2013 (September): ‘Jouissance Étrange, Jouissance Être-ange’, Desire and Pleasure international workshop, University of Warwick in Venice
  • 2013 (June): ‘Psicoanalisi, religione, amore’, Psicoanalisi e teoria politica international conference, University of Salerno, Italy
  • 2013 (May): ‘Biology Soul-loves: Lacan contra Darwin’, Italian Biopolitical Theory international conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2013 (May): ‘Psychoanalysis, Religion, Love’, ECLA Bard, Berlin
  • 2013 (February): ‘Lacan on Religion and Love’, University of Leeds
  • 2012 (April): ‘Lacan and Philosophy: Notes on Metacritical Realism and Paraontology’, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
  • 2012 (April): ‘Woman and the Number of God: A New Reading of Seminar XX’, Freud’s Dream Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
  • 2012 (April): ‘Lysenko and Contemporary Materialist Dialectic’, European University, St Petersburg, Russia
  • 2012 (April): ‘Towards a New Philosophico-Psychoanalytic Materialism and Realism’, Institute of Philosophy, Moscow, Russia
  • 2011 (December): ‘Inhuman Dialectics’, Badiou. Revolution, Democracy and Philosophy international conference, Monokl, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011 (November): ‘On (Post-)Socialist Animals and Plants: Lysenko with Platonov’ (with O. Timofeeva), Annual Historical Materialism Conference, SOAS, London
  • 2011 (May): ‘War of the Poor or Dog on a Freeway? The Partisan and the Human Animal’, The Human Animal in Politics, Science, and Psychoanalysis international workshop, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • 2011 (May): ‘Pasolini and Biopolitics: Sacredness of Birth and Anthropological Genocide’, Corpus XXX: Pasolini, Petrolio, Salò international conference, Department of Italian, University of Edinburgh
  • 2011 (April): ‘Of Bastard Man and Evil Woman, or, the Horror of Sex. On Antichrist’, Force and the Worst seminar series, InC research Group in Continental Philosophy, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2011 (March): ‘Agamben’s Linguistic Vitalism’ (with F. Ruda), Agamben and the Future of Law, Politics, and Philosophy, Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle
  • 2011 (March): presentation of E. Petri, Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto, InC research Group in Continental Philosophy,Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2010 (December): ‘The Partisan’s Morale Provisoire’, Morale provisoire series, KW Gallery, Berlin
  • 2010 (October): ‘Sartre e l’animale umano’, Sartre e la Critica della ragione dialettica. Tradizione ed effetti, international conference, University of Trieste, Italy
  • 2010 (September): ‘Christianity or Communism? Žižek’s Marxian Hegelianism and Hegelian Marxism’, Philosophy Research Seminar, Department of Philosophy, University of Dundee
  • 2010 (June): respondent to S. Žižek’s paper ‘Hegel as a Critical Theorist’, The 2010 Summer School, The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 2010 (May): ‘Between Materialism and Realism: Lacan and Philosophy in the 21st century’: Jacques Lacan Today international conference, UCL Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology
  • 2010 (February): ‘On the Suture’, research seminar ‘Stetje’, Delavsko Punkerska Univerza, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2009 (December): ‘The Body of Structural Dialectic: Badiou, Lacan’, Eternity and Change international conference (ZRC Institute of Philosophy, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • 2009 (December): ‘On the University Discourse’ (Delavsko Punkerska Univerza, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • 2009 (November): ‘Notes Towards a Manifesto for Metacritical Realism’, Philosophie et Psychanalyse seminar (University of Paris 1, ExeCO, France)
  • 2009 (November): ‘Pasolini et la biopolitique’, workshop L'Italie et la biopolitique (ENS Paris, France)
  • 2009 (June): ‘The World of Desire’, Lacanian Theory and Practice International Conference (Institut Français d'Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • 2009 (June): ‘Subject, Object, Zero’, Object Day international conference (Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • 2009 (February): ‘Lacan on Desire: Between Psychoanalysis and Evolutionary Biology’, (Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature, and the Arts, University of Warwick)
  • 2009 (February): ‘Carmelo Bene's Anti-Political Theatre’ (Department of Italian Studies, University of Warwick)
  • 2009 (January): ‘Zero, Lack, Suture’, (ICI, Berlin, Germany)
  • 2008 (November): ‘Carmelo Bene's Anti-Political Theatre’ (Social and Political Thought Research Seminar, University of Sussex)
  • 2008 (November): Cahiers pour l'Analyse workshop seminars (Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University)
  • 2008 (May): ‘How to Make One out of a Multiple?’More Than a Lot: Displacements in Ontology international conference (Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • 2008 (April): ‘What is the Lacanian Real?’ (Department of Romance Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA)
  • 2008 (April): ‘Lacan contra the Discourse of Freedom’ (Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture, SUNY, Buffalo, USA)
  • 2008 (April): roundtable on Subjectivity and Otherness: A Philosophical Reading of Lacan (Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture, SUNY, Buffalo, USA)
  • 2008 (February): roundtable on Subjectivity and Otherness: A Philosophical Reading of Lacan (Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK)
  • 2007 (December): roundtable on Subjectivity and Otherness: A Philosophical Reading of Lacan (AFIC, ENS, Paris, France)
  • 2007 (November): ‘Homo Sacer: A Franciscan Ontology’ (Institute of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • 2007 (October): ‘Homo Sacer: A Franciscan Ontology’ (Center for Philosophy and Political Economy, University of Leicester, UK)
  • 2007 (May): ‘“Wounds of Testimony” and “Martyrs of the Unconscious”: Pasolini and Lacan Contra the Discourse of FreedomThe Phantom of Liberty international conference (Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • 2006 (December): ‘On the Unary Trait’, Identity and Subjectivity: Workshop on Lacan's Seminar IX, L'Identification (Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • 2006 (May): ‘Paolo Virno on Jokes and Revolution’, American Association of Italian Studies Annual Conference (Genoa, Italy)
  • 2006 (April): ‘Agape and the Anonymous Religion of Atheism’, The Writings of Slavoj Žižek, The British Society for Phenomenology (St Hilda's College Oxford, UK)
  • 2006 (April): ‘Of Teaching and the University Discourse’, Psychoanalysis and State Regulation international conference (London School of Economics, UK)
  • 2006 (February): ‘Désir pur et jouissance’, Politics and Jouissance international workshop (Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • 2005 (November): ‘Twenty-Four Remarks Prior to any Possible Treatment of Lacanian Truth as Marxian Materialism’, Is a Politics of Truth still Possible? international conference (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)
  • 2005 (November): ‘Topology of Fear’, Psychoanalysis and the City of Late-Capitalism international conference (Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • 2005 (June): ‘Lars von Trier's Dogville and the Political’, International Association for Philosophy and Literature (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • 2005 (May): Seminar on Alain Badiou's Le Siècle (Établissement d'en face art gallery, Brussels, Belgium)
  • 2005 (May): ‘What is the Gift of Grace?’, The ‘Gift' in Modern Society through Lars von Trier's Dogville (University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • 2004 (August):Pasolini and Resistance Against Capitalism’, Society of European Philosophy Conference (University of Greenwich, UK)
  • 2004 (April): ‘The 120 Days of Sodom: Carmelo Bene contra Pier Paolo Pasolini’, Warwick-Birmingham Italian Studies Research Seminars (University of Warwick, UK)
  • 2004 (March): ‘Le Ressort de l’Amour: Lacan’s Theory of Love in His Reading of Plato’s Symposium’ (Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • 2003 (September): ‘Lacan with Lars von Trier’, Society of European Philosophy Conference (University of Essex, UK)
  • 2003 (June): Presentation of Il soggetto scabroso by S. Žižek (University of Trieste, Italy)
  • 2002 (September): ‘On Lacan’s Formula “There is no Other of the Other”’, Society of European Philosophy Conference (University College Cork, Ireland)
  • 2002 (June): ‘Writing Enjoyment: Artaud, Lacan’, Desire conference (University of Essex, UK)