Dr. Andrea Righi

Andrea Righi


2009 - Ph.D. - Cornell University (Italian Studies)

2005 - Dottorato di Ricerca - University of Bologna (Comparative Literature) 

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian literature
  • Philosophy and Cultural Theory
  • Gender Studies and Technology
  • Fascism and Neoliberalism
  • Poetry

Selected Publications


  • The Other Side of the Digital The Sacrificial Economy of New Media (Minneapolis: U Minnesota Press, 2021)
  • Italian Reactionary Thought and Critical Theory: An Inquiry into Savage Modernities (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
  • Biopolitics and Social Change in Italy: From Gramsci to Pasolini to Negri (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011)


  • “Non-geographical Exile: Reactionary Displacements in Giovanni Papini,” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies [forthcoming]

  • “The Ontological Experience of Absolute Presence: Sebastiano Timpanaro and the Groundwork for a Critique of Late Hyper-Idealism,” Annali d’Italianistica, n. 32 2014           

  • “Origin and Dismeasure: the Thought of Sexual Difference in Luisa Muraro and Ida Dominijanni and the Rise of Post-Fordist Psychopathology,” ResPublicaRevista de Pensamiento Politico, n. 29 2013 (Italian translation “Origine e dismisura: il pensiero della differenza sessuale in Luisa Muraro e Ida Dominijanni e la nascita della psicopatologia postfordista,” in Per amore del mondo, Fall 2012, <http://www.diotimafilosofe.it/riv_online.php>)

  • “Io lirico, linguaggio e neofenomenologia. Un’analisi delle istituzioni poetiche delle avanguardie spagnole (Los novísimos) e nordamericane (i poeti L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) a partire dalla neo-avanguardia italiana,” Mosaici. Learned Journal of Italian Poetry, issue. 4 2013 <Article>