Stony Brook University, USA
Professor Peter Carravetta specializes in Hermeneutics, Humanism, Method and Rhetoric of Critique, Italian Thought, and Post-modernity. He is Professor of Philosophy, formerly held the Alfonse M. D’Amato, Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, at SUNY/Stony Brook, Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Prior to that he taught for 24 years at CUNY (Queens College and in mid-1990s the Graduate Center), where he was professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, Chair of the Department of European Languages and Literatures (1995-99) and Director of the World Studies Program (1993-1999). He is the Founding Editor of DIFFERENTIA review of Italian thought (9 volumes, 1986-1999, now accessible online) and author of several volumes of critique, including: Prefaces to the Diaphora. Rhetorics, Allegory and the Interpretation of Postmodernity (Purdue UP, 1991), Del Postmoderno. Critica e cultura in America all’alba del duemila ([Of the Postmodern: Culture and Critique in America at the Dawn of the XXI Century] Bompiani, 2009), The Elusive Hermes. Method, Discourse, Interpreting (Davies Group, 2012), and After Identity. Migration, Critique, Italian American Culture (Bordighera, 2017). He is also the author of seven books of poetry, including delle voci (Anterem, 1980), The Sun and Other Things (Guernica, 1998), L’infinito (Campanotto, 2013) and The Other Lives (Guernica, 2014).