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Dr Filippo Menozzi

Dr Filippo Menozzi

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Biography

I was awarded a PhD from the University of Kent in 2013 and am now a Lecturer in Postcolonial and World Literature at Liverpool John Moores University. I am the author of World Literature, Non-Synchronism, and the Politics of Time, a book about the manipulations of time in contemporary fiction:

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-41698-0

I have guest-edited and contributed to a special issue of the journal New Formations on Rosa Luxemburg and the Postcolonial Condition (featuring contributions by Benita Parry, Stephen Morton, Peter Hudis and Paul LeBlanc among others), and authored works on Ernst Bloch, Daniel Bensaid, Frantz Fanon and Arundhati Roy in journals such as Historical Materialism, College Literature, Interventions, Wasafiri, ARIEL and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing. My first monograph, Postcolonial Custodianship: Cultural and Literary Inheritance (Routledge 2014) aims to rethink the figure of the postcolonial intellectual. I propose the term “custodianship” as an ethical subject able to go beyond both nativism and cultural appropriation. I am section editor of the journal Postcolonial Text and, with Deepika Bahri, co-editor of a project on South Asian literature for the Publications of the Modern Language Association.

Alongside research, I have been engaged in solidarity with migrants and refugees by organising activities on “Visa Stories: Experiences between Law and Migration” in collaboration with Kent Refugee Help in 2011-2013. My teaching philosophy is driven by the politics of decolonising the curriculum and, at LJMU, I have been nominated and shortlisted for a Liverpool Student Union Amazing Teacher Award and I have been awarded an Individual Teaching Excellence Award and Vice-Chancellor’s Medal in 2019.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

World Literature; Postcolonial Theory; Marxism; Critical Theory; Literature and Philosophy

Degrees

2013, University of Kent, United Kingdom, PhD

Publications

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. 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: research in critical Marxist theory, DOI Author Url Public Url

Menozzi F. 2019. Fingerprinting: Imtiaz Dharker and the Antinomies of Migrant Subjectivity College Literature, DOI 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 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, :1-12 DOI Public Url

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

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

Menozzi F. 2015. Fanon's Letter Between Psychiatry and Anticolonial Commitment INTERVENTIONS-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, 17 :360-377 DOI Author 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

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

Book

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. Visa Stories Experiences Between Law and Migration Cambridge Scholars Pub 9781443848428

Editorial/letter to the editor

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

Book review

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

Chapters

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

Other

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

Engagement & Impact

Other invited event:

“Il Bianco e il Nero” (Anti-racism event in Milan Italy), Casa della Memoria, Milan (Italy), Public talk on the meaning of “decolonisation” during an anti-racism event in Milan (in Italian). https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3D9x_2_DUMI. 2019

Other Professional Activity:

Decolonising the Curriculum Workshop, Sheffield Hallam University. Featuring presentations by postgraduate student Christinna Hobbs and undergraduate students Bethany Wade and Emma Oudheusden.. 2018

Co-organiser of project for MLA (Modern Language Association of America): Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women's Writing https://teachingsouthasia.mla.hcommons.org/about-this-volume/.

Editorial boards:

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