Bartholomew Ryan
Appointed Research Fellow and CultureLab Coordinator

Bartholomew Ryan is a philosophy researcher and coordinator of the CultureLab at the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His academic and creative works orbit around the central motif of ‘transformation’ and the plurality of the subject which takes into account the masks, ecologies, journeys and (multiple) identities that define the modern human condition and ecological being. Amongst his various publications, his books include Fernando Pessoa and Philosophy: Countless Lives Inhabit Us (co-editor, 2021), Faces of the Self: Autobiography, Confession, Therapy (co-editor, 2019), Nietzsche and Pessoa: Ensaios (co-editor, 2016), Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity (co-editor, 2015), and Kierkegaard’s Indirect Politics: Interludes with Lukács, Schmitt, Benjamin and Adorno (author, 2014). He has also published various articles on the theatre of the self linking philosophy and literature, focusing especially on writers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Pessoa and Joyce. He is an integrated member of the research groups ‘Art of Living’ and the ‘Lisbon Nietzsche Group’ in the CultureLab; the the project ‘Fragmentation and Reconfiguration: experiencing the city between art and philosophy’; and is also a member of ‘HyperNietzsche’. He was awarded the FCT Exploratory Grant (April 2014-March 2015) for the project ‘The Plurality of the Subject in Nietzsche and Pessoa’ in which he was the project leader. He was an active member of Experimentation and Dissidence’ Research Project (2017-2019) at the Centre of Philosophy at the University of Lisbon.

 

He currently teaches a Masters programme in Philosophy under the theme ‘Art and Experience’ at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with courses such as ‘Ecological Thought in Philosophy and Art’ (2020-2021); and ‘Plurality, Paralysis and Revolution in the Theatre of the Self’ (2018-2019). He was a lecturer at Bard College Berlin for four years, and has also taught at universities in Brazil, Oxford, Aarhus, Dublin and Bishkek. He co-wrote and performed a play on the various inner and outer journeys of human rights activist and revolutionary Roger Casement, and is now completing a book on the subject. In addition, he leads the international music project The Loafing Heroes, releasing a sixth album – ‘meandertales’ in 2019; and is also part of the three-piece experimental audio formation called Headfoot.

Publications
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book chapters
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2021
CultureLab • book chapters
Also Spuke Zerothruster e the Bringer of Plurabilities: James Joyce e Friedrich Nietzsche
Also Spuke Zerothruster e the Bringer of Plurabilities: James Joyce e Friedrich Nietzsche
Bartholomew Ryan
M. J. M. Branco, & J. Constâncio (Eds.), Nietzsche e as Artes. Lisboa: Tinta-da-China (forthcoming).
2021
CultureLab • book chapters
Chaosmopolitanism: Reconfiguring James Joyce’s cities of thisorder and exiled selves
Chaosmopolitanism: Reconfiguring James Joyce’s cities of thisorder and exiled selves
Bartholomew Ryan
Conceptual Figures of Fragmentation and Reconfiguration (forthcoming)
2021
CultureLab • book chapters
Ecological-Artistic Interpenetrations on a Damaged Planet: Invoking James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Ecological-Artistic Interpenetrations on a Damaged Planet: Invoking James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Bartholomew Ryan
J. Miranda Justo, E. de Sousa, & F. Silva (Eds.), Philosophy as Experimentation, Dissidence and Heterogeneity. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (forthcoming).
2021
CultureLab • book chapters
Nietzsche e a cultura europeia
Nietzsche e a cultura europeia
Bartholomew Ryan
P. Gori (Ed.), Introdução a Friedrich Nietzsche. Lisboa: Tinta-da-China (forthcoming).
2019
CultureLab • book chapters
“O Tinteiro Assombradado”: Forjar um herói joyceano em Roger Casement
“O Tinteiro Assombradado”: Forjar um herói joyceano em Roger Casement
Bartholomew Ryan
G. Ferraro, M. Faustino, & B. Ryan (Eds.), Rostos do Si: Autobiografia, Confissão, Terapia. Lisboa: Vendaval.
2011
CultureLab • book chapters
Carl Schmitt: Zones of Exception and Appropriation
Carl Schmitt: Zones of Exception and Appropriation
Bartholomew Ryan
J. Stewart (Ed.), Kierkegaard's Influence on Social-Political Thought (pp. 177-208). Surrey: Ashgate Publishing.
2011
CultureLab • book chapters
Vigilantes of the Exception: Kierkegaard and Carl Schmitt
Vigilantes of the Exception: Kierkegaard and Carl Schmitt
Bartholomew Ryan
R. Králík et al (Eds.), V tieni Kierkegaarda / In the Shadow of Kierkegaard. Nitra: Central European Research Institute of Søren Kierkegaard, Constantine the Philosopher University / Toronto: Kierkegaard Circle, University of Toronto.
Articles in conference proceedings
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2013
CultureLab • Articles in conference proceedings
Kierkegaard’s Political Subversion
Kierkegaard’s Political Subversion
Bartholomew Ryan
The Uses and Abuses of Kierkegaard, Copenhagen Business School, October 14-18, 2013.
2013
CultureLab • Articles in conference proceedings
The Argonaut of Modernism: Exile, Multiplicity, and the Art of Loafing
The Argonaut of Modernism: Exile, Multiplicity, and the Art of Loafing
Bartholomew Ryan
The Traveller's Eye: Narrating Dis/Location in 20th Century Travel Literature, University of Bucharest, Romania, October 24th – 26th 2013.
2013
CultureLab • Articles in conference proceedings
Theatres of the Self with Kierkegaard & Fernando Pessoa
Theatres of the Self with Kierkegaard & Fernando Pessoa
Bartholomew Ryan
Reconsidering Kierkegaard in a Global World: Jubilee Congress, Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Copenhagen, May 6-8, 2013.
2012
CultureLab • Articles in conference proceedings
Carl Schmitt’s Intrusion on Hamlet
Carl Schmitt’s Intrusion on Hamlet
Bartholomew Ryan
Bard College Berlin, March 2012.