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Matteo Gilebbi, Lecturing Fellow

Matteo Gilebbi

Please note: Matteo has left the "Romance Studies" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

In my language classes, my aim is to expand students' knowledge of Italian language as well as their understanding of the relationships between language and culture by utilizing the perspective of various disciplines such as anthropology, animal studies, documentary studies, history, literature, visual art, and economics.

My primary area of research is the interaction between literature, philosophy, and mass media in modern and contemporary culture. I have published articles focusing on the interplay between poetry, cinema and animal studies, and on the relationship between literature and digital technologies.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:

Office Hours:

Monday and Wednesday, 10:00-11:00 am, and by appointment, in 014 Languages.

Ph.D.University of Wisconsin at Madison2011

Italian Studies
Film, Media and Visual Studies
Globalization, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity
Critical Theory, Philosophy
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Gilebbi, M, Testimoni dei Macelli. Uomini e Animali nella poesia di Ivano Ferrari., edited by Deborah Amberson, ; Elena Margarita Past,, Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment, vol. 7 no. 1 Animal Humanities (2016), EASLCE & GIECO, ISSN 2171-9594
  2. Gilebbi, M, Eco-feminism, anti-speciesism and eco-activism. An Interview with Carol J. Adams, in The Carol J. Adams Reader. Writings and Conversations 1995-2015. (2016), Bloomsbury, ISBN 9781501324338
  3. Gilebbi, M, Animal Metaphors, Biopolitics, and the Animal Question: Mario Luzi, Giorgio Agamben, and the Human-Animal Divide, in Thinking Italian Animals Human and Posthuman in Modern Italian Literature and Film (September, 2014), Palgrave MacMillan, ISBN 1137454776  [abs]
  4. Gilebbi, M, Poets vs. Berlusconismo: The Case of "Poesia del Dissenso" and "Calpestare l’Oblio", in The Politics of Poetics Poetry and Social Activism in Early-Modern Through Contemporary Italy (May, 2013), Cambridge Scholars Pub, ISBN 1443846236  [abs]
  5. Gilebbi, M, L' "inesauribile segreto del nulla" in 'Poesie Disperse' e 'Altre poesie ritrovate' di Giuseppe Ungaretti, L'Anello che Non Tiene: journal of modern Italian literature, vol. 22 (2010), ISSN 0899-5273

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