Recent Submissions

  • ‘Io non sono sola’ Una Conversazione con Mimma 

    Roncalli, Elvira (2014-01-01)
    This essay is based on a meeting and interview with Mimma that took place on November 22, 2013, in Borgo Vercelli, Vc, Italy. Annita Bonardo, (born in 1920), “Mimma,” participated in the partisan activity of the Italian ...
  • Hannah Arendt: The Recovery of the Political, The Recovery of Hope 

    Roncalli, Elvira (2018-01-01)
    In this article, I contend that Hannah Arendt’s understanding of the political as the space of appearance of many, unique and distinct individuals, is particularly instructive for our time. Her work urges us to recover the ...
  • Narrating the Self through the Other: On the Thought of Adriana Cavarero 

    Roncalli, Elvira (2015-01-01)
    This essay focuses on Cavarero’s understanding of identity as relational. It relies on Arendt’s crucial distinction between “who” and “what,” the former capturing the uniqueness of each by exposing the embodied and deeply ...
  • "Attentive Distance" in Love, in Light of Simone Weil's Thought 

    Roncalli, Elvira (2019-04-01)
    This article is a reflection on lived out love, as it might be experienced by lovers, in light of French philosopher Simone Weil’s writings on love. In entering a dialogue with Weil on the subject of love, the interconnectedness ...