DANIELE IOZZIA

Associate Professor of History of ancient philosophy [M-FIL/07]
Office: 231
Email: iozziad@unict.it
Office Hours: Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 Students are kindly asked to contact me the day before to arrange the meeting, via email: iozziad@unict. | Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 Students are kindly asked to contact me the day before to arrange the meeting, via email: iozziad@unict.



Employment

January 2015: Qualified as Associate Professor (Italian Abilitazione nazionale - II fascia)

 

Current - since November 2010: Research Fellow (permanent tenure) of History of Ancient Philosophy, Department of Humanities of the University of Catania. In this role, I have taught History of Ancient Philosophy at UG level and now teach Aesthetics at MA level.

 

Autumn Term 2014: Lecturer of Mediterranean Culture from Antiquity to Middle Ages (in English) at the TEMA (European Territories -Civilisation, Nation, Region, City: Identity and Development) Erasmus Mundus MA course in Catania.

 

Autumn Term 2013: Lecturer of Methodology (in English) at the TEMA (European Territories -Civilisation, Nation, Region, City: Identity and Development) Erasmus Mundus MA course in Catania.

 

Spring Term 2013: Lecturer of Methodology (in English) at the TEMA (European Territories -Civilisation, Nation, Region, City: Identity and Development) Erasmus Mundus MA course in Catania.

 

Autumn Term 2009: Lecturer of History of Baroque Art and Architecture (in English) at the CET-Academic Programs course of Mediterranean Studies in Catania.

 

Spring Term 2009: Lecturer of History of Greek Theatre and History of Baroque Art and Architecture (in English) at the CET-Academic Programs course of Mediterranean Studies in Catania.

 

2007/2008: Lecturer (temporary tenure) of History of Philosophy, Facoltà di Scienze della formazione, University of Catania.

 

2006/2007: Lecturer (temporary tenure) of History of Mediaeval Philosophy, Facoltà di Scienze della formazione, University of Catania.

 

Research fields

•Classics

•Ancient Philosophy

•Neoplatonism

•Aesthetics

•History of Art

•Classicism in Western culture

My monograph in English on aesthetics in Pagan and Christian Neoplatonism has been published in March 2015. I have published a monograph on Gregory of Nyssa, an Italian translation with introduction and commentary of Plotinus’ Enneads III 2 and III 3 and many essays about Plotinus and the connections between Neoplatonism and Christianity.

My main research interest is aesthetics in the Neoplatonic philosophy, while my broader interest is the history of culture and the legacy of Classical civilization in the Western world. Currently I am planning new research on the issues related to the aesthetics of interior design and its connection with ethical questions on luxury and consumption, starting from Antiquity but with the goal of engaging with contemporary thought. I am also focusing on the views on artistic pleasure in the Hellenistic and Imperial age.

 

Research Grants

2008-2009 Research Grant in History of Ancient Philosophy, Faculty of Lettere e filosofia, University of Catania.

 

2004-2008 Research Grant in History of Ancient Philosophy, Faculty of Scienze della formazione, University of Catania.

 

Education

2003 PhD in Philosophy and History of Ideas, University of Catania.

 

2001 Teaching Qualification for History of Art, Sovrintendenza scolastica regionale della Sicilia, Palermo.

 

1999 MA in Philosophy, University of Catania.

 

1996 MA in Classics, University of Catania.

 

Awards and Fellowships

•Fellowship of the Victorian Society in America for a Summer School in London, July 2010.

 

•Fellowship of the University of Catania for one-month research at the Warburg Institute, London August 2009.

 

Menzione speciale at the “Viaggio a Siracusa” Philosophy Award of the Istituto italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, for the PhD Thesis, May 2004.

 

Contribution to research community

Referee for publication for the International Journal of the Classical Tradition.

 

Memberships

Fellow of the Società di Storia della filosofia antica            2013-present

Fellow of the Società filosofica italiana                        2010-present

 

Personal interests

I am not only a scholar but also an active maker of images, as I am a practicing artist. My style is inspired by the Great Masters, so I am constantly forging a fusion between classical aesthetics and contemporary imagery.

 

Languages spoken

Fluent Italian native speaker and fluent in English.


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My monograph in English on aesthetics in Pagan and Christian Neoplatonism has been published in 2015. I have published a monograph on Gregory of Nyssa, Italian translations with introduction and commentary of Plotinus’ Enneads III 2 - III 3  and III 5 and many essays about Plotinus and the connections between Neoplatonism and Christianity, as well on aesthetics.

My main research interest is aesthetics in the Neoplatonic philosophy, while my broader interest is the history of culture and the legacy of Classical civilization in the Western world. I am also focusing on the views on artistic pleasure in the Hellenistic and Imperial age.