Prof Cesare Casarino

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casarino@umn.edu
612-625-4571

Cultural Studies& Comp. Lit
206 Nich Hall

216 Pillsbury Dr SE

Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Literature, Duke University, 1994.
  • B.A: Critical Theory, Brandeis University, 1988.
  • I.B.: United World College of South East Asia, 1984.

Specialties

  • modern and contemporary continental philosophy
  • nineteenth- and twentieth-century comparative literatures
  • european cinemas
  • literary theory
  • theories of gender and sexuality
  • literary and visual cultures of HIV/AIDS
Courses Taught
  • CL/CSDS 8910 - Spinoza and The Twentieth Century
  • CL/CSDS 8910 - Karl Marx
  • CSCL 5910 - Neorealism and the Cinema
  • CL/CSDs 8910 - Theories of the (Cinematic) Image
  • CL/CSDS 8910 - AIDS, Philosophy, and the Question of Form
  • CL/CSDS 8910 - Ecce Queer: Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Futures of Queer Theory
  • CL/CSDS 8910 - Late Philosophy: The Late Writings of Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault
  • CL/CSDS 8910 - Lacan, Deleuze
  • CL/CSDS - The 1850s: Melville, Whitman, Marx, Baudelaire
Publications
  • In Praise of the Common. Casarino, Cesare, Antonio Negri, University of Minnesota Press, Co-Author, 2008.
  • Modernity at Sea: Melville, Marx, Conrad in Crisis. Casarino, Cesare, University of Minnesota Press, Author, 2002.
  • Marxism Beyond Marxism. Casarino, Cesare, Rebecca Karl, Saree Makdisi, Routledge, Co-Editor, 1996.
  • Sexual Difference Beyond Life and Death; or, Feminism and the Biopolitical Turn: Casarino, Cesare, Angelaki, 17 (2) , 2012.
  • Marx before Spinoza: Casarino, Cesare, University of Minnesota Press, Spinoza Now, 179-234, 2011.
  • Three Theses on the Life-Image (Deleuze, Cinema, Biopolitics) : Casarino, Cesare, Stanford University Press, Releasing the Image: From Literature to New Media, 156-168, 2011.
  • The Southern Answer: Pasolini, Universalism, Decolonization: Casarino, Cesare, Critical Inquiry, 36 (4) 673-696, 2010.
  • Universalism of the Common: Casarino, Cesare, Diacritics, 39 (4) 163-177, 2009.
  • Can the Subaltern Confess? Pasolini, Gramsci, Foucault, and the Deployment of Sexuality: Casarino, Cesare, Stanford University Press, The Rhetoric of Sincerity, 121-143, 2009.
  • The Simulacrum of AIDS: Casarino, Cesare, Parallax, 11 (35) 60-72, 2005.
  • Pasolini in the Desert: Casarino, Cesare, Angelaki, 9 (1) 97-102, 2004.
  • Gomorrahs of the Deep; or, Melville, Foucault, and the Question of Heterotopia: Casarino, Cesare, Arizona Quarterly, 51(4) 1-25, 1995.
  • Oedipus Exploded: Pasolini and the Myth of Modernization: Casarino, Cesare, October, 59 27-47, 1992.
Awards
  • Residency Fellowship, University of California Humanties Research Institute, 2009
  • Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • Single-Semester Research Leave, University of Minnesota, 2006
  • Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2003
  • Sabbatical Supplement, Graduate School, University of Minnesota, 2001
  • Grant-in-Aid of Research, Graduate School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2000
  • Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2000
  • McKnight Summer Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2000