Dr Filippo Menozzi

Humanities and Social Science

My research and teaching interests centre on postcolonial and comparative/world literary studies and critical theory. In particular, my work explores how cultural heritage can be transmitted in contexts marked by the historical realities of imperialism and capitalist globalisation. My first monograph (Postcolonial Custodianship: Cultural and Literary Inheritance, 2014) reinterpreted the figure of the postcolonial writer as transmitter of cultural heritage. My second monograph (World Literature, Non-Synchronism, and the Politics of Time, 2020) mobilises German philosopher Ernst Bloch's concept of "ungleichzeitigkeit" or "non-synchronism" as a way of thinking temporal transmission in the work of contemporary writers from Africa and South Asia.

I have also published on South Asian women writers (and co-edited a pedagogical volume on the topic for the Modern Language Association) and the tradition of Marxist intellectuals from Rosa Luxemburg to Antonio Negri. Currently, I am working on questions of temporality and inheritance in critical theory, especially the philosophies of Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukacs, and other European authors. I have recently published on Bloch and orientalism in the journal Textual Practice and on Lukacs in International Critical Thought.

I teach across the English programme, and currently lead second-year 5109ENGL "Postcolonial Writing," third-year 6117ENGL "World Literature," and MA module 7102ENGL "Mobilities." These modules contribute to decolonising the curriculum and reimagining the canon by featuring works by important writers from outside Europe. In these modules, I like teaching canonical authors such as Frantz Fanon, Gloria Anzaldua, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said alongside contemporary writers ranging from Nnedi Okorafor to NoViolet Bulawayo, rupi kaur, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, NourbeSe Philip, Meena Kandasamy and Henrietta Rose-Innes. I am passionate about discussing the intersections of race, class and gender in literary forms and was awarded an Individual Teaching Excellence Award and the Vice-Chancellor's Medal in 2019.

Degrees

2013, University of Kent, United Kingdom, PhD

Academic appointments

Programme Leader, MA English Literature, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Lecturer, English Literature, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present

Highlighted publications

Menozzi F. 2020. World Literature, Non-Synchronism, and the Politics of Time Palgrave Macmillan 9783030416973 DOI Publisher Url

Menozzi F. 2014. Postcolonial Custodianship: Cultural and Literary Inheritance Routledge 978-0415735650 DOI

Journal article

Menozzi F. 2022. Reading Hegel after Marx: Lukács and the Question of Teleology International Critical Thought, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2021. Ernst Bloch and the Subject of Orientalism Textual Practice, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2021. Marxism in plural times: Decolonising subsumption Rethinking Marxism: a journal of economics, culture and society, 33 :111-133 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2020. Blue Sublime and the Time of Capital Humanities, 9 DOI Publisher Url

Menozzi F. 2019. Inheriting Marx: Daniel Bensaïd, Ernst Bloch and the Discordance of Time Historical Materialism, 28 :147-182 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2019. Fingerprinting: Imtiaz Dharker and the Antinomies of Migrant Subjectivity College Literature, 46 :151-178 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2018. Think Another Time: Rosa Luxemburg and the Concept of History New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics, 94 :7-22 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2018. “Too Much Blood for Good Literature”: Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness and the Question of Realism Journal of Postcolonial Writing, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Parry B. 2018. Perspectives on Rosa Luxemburg 2 New Formations, 94 :49-61 DOI

Menozzi F. 2016. Graphics of the multitude: reading figure and text in Drawing from the City South Asian Popular Culture, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2016. Beyond the rhetoric of belonging: Arundhati Roy and the dalit perspective Asiatic, 10 :66-80 Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2015. Tracking Down Ruins: Anita Desai and the Ethics of Postcolonial Writing Journal of Postcolonial Writing, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2015. Fanon's Letter Between Psychiatry and Anticolonial Commitment INTERVENTIONS-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, 17 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2013. Invasive Species and the Territorial Machine: Shifting Interfaces between Ecology and the Postcolonial ariel: a review of international english literature, 44 :181-204 DOI

Other

Menozzi F, Rose-Innes H. 2021. Writing in the web of beings: A conversation with Henrietta Rose-Innes World Literature Today, DOI Publisher Url

Menozzi F. 2015. The art of the custodian Wasafiri, 30 :29-34 DOI

Chapters

Menozzi F, Bahri D. 2021. South Asian ­Women’s Poetry as World Lit­er­a­ture Bahri D, Menozzi F. Teaching anglophone South Asian Women’s Writing Modern Language Association of America

Menozzi F. 2018. Ethics at the Border: Transmitting Migrant Experiences Winchock D, Decker J. Borderlands and Liminal Subjects: Transgressing the Limits in Philosophy and Literature Palgrave Macmillan DOI

Menozzi F. 2016. Unlocking history: Postcolonial ethics and the critique of neoliberalism The Postcolonial World :461-475 9781138778078 DOI

Menozzi F. 2013. Contrapuntal beauty and the betrayal of representation: Jean Genet after Shatila The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalism: Transnational Responses to the Siege of Beirut :135-148 9780203078211 DOI

Book

Bahri D, Menozzi F. 2021. Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women Writers Modern Language Association of America 9781603294898

Menozzi F. 2020. World Literature, Non-Synchronism, and the Politics of Time Palgrave Macmillan 9783030416973 DOI Publisher Url

Menozzi F. 2014. Postcolonial Custodianship: Cultural and Literary Inheritance Routledge 978-0415735650 DOI

Menozzi F, Kemal B, Mushakavanhu T. 2013. Visa Stories Experiences Between Law and Migration Cambridge Scholars Pub 9781443848428

Book review

Menozzi F. 2021. Uncommon Alliances by Natasa Kovacevic Postcolonial Text, 16 Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2018. Intimate Class Acts: Friendship and Desire in Indian and Pakistani Women’s Fiction By Maryam Mirza Oxford University Press, 2016, 224 pp. The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, 5 :137-138 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Internet publication

Menozzi F. 2020. Militant optimism: a state of mind that can help us find hope in dark times Publisher Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2015. From migrant to citizen: reimagining democracy in the European Union Publisher Url

Editorial/letter to the editor

Menozzi F. 2018. Introduction: Transmitting Rosa Luxemburg New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics, DOI

Other Professional Activity:

To the Volcano: A Conversation with Elleke Boehmer https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/events/2022/1/19/to-the-volcano-a-conversation. 2022

Conference presentation:

Reading Lukacs during a global pandemic, Historical Materialism / Studies in Critical Theory, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0o97w9tDVM, Oral presentation. 2021

Tragedy, History and Defeat in the Philosophy of Ernst Bloch, Tragedy and Philosophy, Goldsmiths Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Oral presentation. 2021

Other invited event:

Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar, University of Oxford, "The Politics of Extinction in Henrietta Rose-Innes's Green Lion" https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/d89fef26-466f-4675-97c1-c35adfb79230/. 2021

World Literature, Non-Synchronism, and the Politics of Time: A Conversation with Dr Filippo Menozzi, Newcastle Postcolonial Research Group, https://research.ncl.ac.uk/postcolonial/seminarsevents/archive/nprgseminarseriesdrfilippomenozzi.html. 2021

Editorial boards:

Postcolonial Text, Section Editor, http://postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/index. 2016

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