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Andrea Capra


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Andrea Capra

2020-21 Gerald J. Lieberman Fellow

horror - phenomenology - storytelling - technology - politics


2016: Laurea magistrale (M.A.), Modern Humanities, University of Milan.
2014: Laurea triennale (B.A.), Humanities, University of Milan.


ITALIAN 117 Is Horror (also) Italian?

Other Information

- "Staying with the Darkness: Peter Sloterdijk’s Anthropotechnics for the Digital Age,” in Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 26, 1 (2021): 124-41.
- “«Questa nebbia maledetta.» Un itinerario nella poesia di Michelstaedter [‘This Cursed Fog’ An Itinerary in Michelstaedter’s Poetry],” in Studi novecenteschi, 96, 2 (2018): 243-65.
- “«Essenzialmente regolarmente e perpetuamente persecutrice»: Leopardi e d’Holbach [‘Essentially, Regularly, and Perpetually Persecutor’: Leopardi and d’Holbach],” in Italianistica, 45, 2 (2016): 89-106.

Book Chapters
-“The Essay and the Left,” in The Cambridge History of the American Essay, eds. Jason Childs and Christy Wampole, Cambridge University Press, 2022 (forthcoming).
-“Giacomo Leopardi e la critica al soluzionismo: dall’Accademia dei Sillografi all’intelligenza artificiale [Giacomo Leopardi and the Critique of Solutionism: From the Academy of the Sillographes to Artificial Intelligence],” in In difesa dell’umano. Problemi e prospettive, eds. Luciano Boi, Umberto Curi, Lamberto Maffei, Luigi Miraglia, Accademia Vivarium Novum, 2021 (forthcoming).
-“Giacomo Leopardi’s ‘Terrifying’ Tale of Reason and Negativity,” in Gegen das Leben, gegen die Welt, gegen mich selbst. Figuren der Negativität, eds. Jan Knobloch and Antonio Lucci, Winter Verlag, 2021: 295-317.

Popular Press
- “Silicon Valley: Noch immer der Ort für Cyber-Outlaws” trans. Helmut Reuter in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 17 February 2020.
- Is Horror (Also) Italian? (Spring 2022)
- Spectacles of Love, Spectacles of Horror: Introduction to Medieval Italian Literature (Fall 2019)
- Second-Year Italian Accellerated, First Quarter (Fall 2018)
- First-Year Italian, First (Fall 2017), Second (Winter 2018), Third (Spring 2018) Quarter
- Pirandello, Sartre, and Beckett; with Robert Harrison (Spring 2021)
- Symbolism in Literature and the Arts; with Robert Harrison and Laura Wittman (Spring 2019)
Teaching Assistant
- Introduction to the Profession of Literary Studies; with Héctor Hoyos (Fall 2020)
- CAPITALS: How Cities Shape Cultures, States, and People; with Adrian Daub and Dan Edelstein (Winter 2019)