Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Cosmic Crisis, Federico Luisetti Masterclass – NUI Galaway

Professor Federico Luisetti, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Master Class, 7/6/2017, 11am-1pm, The Bridge, Hardiman Research Building


Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Cosmic Crisis

Pier Paolo Pasolini has theorized the irrational, oneiric, elementary, and barbaric elements of audiovisual communication. I will connect Pasolini’s reflection on cinema with his posthumous novel Petrolio, and show how Petrolio’s “demoniac technique” addresses contemporary capitalism’s “cosmic crisis”.



Federico Luisetti is an Italian philosopher and professor of Italian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of several books and essays on philosophy, literature, visual studies, the Avant-gardes, and political thought. He is currently writing a monograph on the states of nature of the Anthropocene.