Matteo Gilebbi

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I hold a Ph.D. in Italian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master in "Narratology and New Media" and a "Laurea in Filosofia" from the University of Urbino. My research focuses on the connections between literature, cinema, and philosophy, using theories from ecocriticism, posthumanism, new materialism, and animal studies. My most recent work has been published in the edited volumes "Paolo Sorrentino’s Cinema and Television" (Intellect, 2021); "Towards the River’s Mouth" (Lexington Books, 2018); "Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies: Italy and the Environmental Humanities" (University of Virginia Press, 2018); "The Carol J. Adams Reader: Writings and Conversations 1995-2015" (Bloomsbury, 2016); "Animals and the Posthuman in Italian Literature and Film" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); and "The Politics of Poetics" (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013). I recently translated two books of poetry by Ivano Ferrari, published in the single volume "Slaughterhouse" (Legas, 2019). I am the co-founder of the “Anthropocene Group” and a member of the “Environmental Humanities Initiative” at Dartmouth.


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French and Italian


  • M.A. Università degli Studi di Urbino, Italy
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Selected Publications

  • - "Posthuman/transhuman. An inquiry into Gabriele Salvatores’ Nirvana". The Italianist Vol 40 - Issue 2, 2020: 180-189.


    - Ivano Ferrari, "Slaughterhouse" (Introduction and English Translation by Matteo Gilebbi). NY: Legas, 2019.


    - “Posthuman Sorrentino. Youth and The Great Beauty as Ecocinema.” Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies. Mariani, Annachiara (edited by). Vol. 7.3 August 2019: 351-362.


    - “The Posthuman Imagination of Gianni Celati’s Cinema.” Towards the River’s Mouth (Verso la Foce) by Gianni Celati. A Critical Edition. Patrick Barron (edited by). Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018: 117-126.


    - “Witnessing the Slaughter. Human and Nonhuman Animals in Ivano Ferrari’s Poetry.” Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies: Italy and the Environmental Humanities. Iovino, Serenella; Past, Elena and Enrico Cesaretti (edited by). Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018: 47-56. (A longer version of this essay, in Italian, has been published in: “Testimoni dei Macelli. Uomini e Animali nella poesia di Ivano Ferrari.” Animal Humanities. Ecozon@ 7.1 Spring 2016. Guest Editors: Elena Margarita Past and Deborah Amberson: 94-111).


    - “Eco-feminism, anti-speciesism and eco-activism. An Interview with Carol J. Adams.” The Carol J. Adams Reader. Writings and Conversations 1995-2015. Adams, Carol J. (edited by). New York: Bloomsbury, 2016: Chapter 13.


    - “Animal Metaphors, Biopolitics, and the Animal Question: Mario Luzi, Giorgio Agamben and the Human-Animal Divide.” Animals and the Posthuman in Italian Literature and Film. Past, Elena and Deborah Amberson (edited by). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014: 93-110.