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Timothy C. Campbell

Professor of Italian Studies

Klarman Hall, Room K369



Timothy Campbell is Professor of Italian in the Department of Romance Studies. In addition to his translations of Roberto Esposito's Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy (Minnesota, 2008) and Communitas: The Origin and Destiny of Community (Stanford, 2009), he is the author of Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi (Minnesota, 2006), winner of the Media Ecology Association's 2007 Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics. He recently completed his second book, Tecnica e biopolitica, which is forthcoming from Guerini. His current projects include a study of biopolitics and post-colonialism and an examination of Italian political cinema and contemporary thought. At Cornell he teaches courses on contemporary Italian philosophy, Italian cinema, and core courses in the Italian major.


  • Romance Studies

Graduate Fields

  • Romance Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Film and Video Studies


  • Biopolitics
  • Fascist Culture
  • Modern Italian Visual Culture



  • Book:
    • Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi, University of Minnesota Press, 2006.
    • Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy, Roberto Esposito, University of Minnesota Press, 2007 (translation and introduction).
  • Articles:
    • "Infinite Remoteness: Marinetti, Bontempelli, and the Birth of Modern Italian Visual Culture," MLN (January 2005).
    • "Bios: The Thought of Roberto Esposito," Special Issue of Diacritics, forthcoming 2006
    • "Contemporary Italian Thought," Special Issue of Diacritics, co-edited with Alberto Toscano and Lorenzo Chiesa, forthcoming 2006
    • "Negotiations in Italian Culture," Special Issue of Forum Italicum, co-edited with Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, forthcoming 2006
    • "Violent Cities: Virility and B-Movie Fascism in the Cop Films of Umberto Lenzi," Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres 19 (2006).
    • An earlier version is available through Cornell University Library's digital initiative DSpace
    • "Re-membering D'Annunzio and Il Duce: Modern Prophecy in Italy," Quaderni d'Italianistica, 2006.
    • "Scenarios of Poiesis: Italian New Media (1994-2004)," Modern Italy, 2006.
    • "Modern Immunities: The Thought of Roberto Esposito," Special Issue of Diacritics, 2006.