Valentin Kalinov

Freelance Translator and Lecturer in Critical Theory and Psychoanalysis at Sofia University

Paul Celan Guest
(October – November 2020)

Project:

Giorgio Agamben: L’uso dei corpi. Homo Sacer, IV, 2
(Italian > Bulgarian)

Agamben is the most famous Italian philosopher today. My choice of The Use of Bodies was made in the context of my studies of his philosophy, including the translations of three of his other books. I’m convinced that this book is crucial because it steps over the already obsolete conceptual borders that define the status quo of philosophy and political action, and elaborates new styles of thinking embodied in new forms of life.