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Dr. Enrico Lucca

… My current research aims to explore the multiple dimensions of the biography and work of Shmuel Hugo Bergman (1883-1975)…

Biographical Note

I was born in Como (Italy, 1983). I studied Philosophy, History, and Literature at the University of Milan. I obtained my M.A. in 2007 with a thesis on Edmond Jabès. From 2009 to 2011 I worked on a doctoral project dedicated to messianism and secularization in Gershom Scholem’s work. During my doctorate I spent nine months as a visiting research student at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago and six months as a visiting research fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center at the Hebrew University. Since 2012 I have been affiliated to the Franz Rosenzweig Center first as a doctoral research fellow and then as a postdoctoral researcher. Among others, I have been awarded grants from DAAD, The German Academic Exchange Service (Summer 2008 and Autumn 2013), the Posen Foundation (Summer Fellowship 2011), the Vittoria Corinaldi Research Scholarship (2013), and the Olga and William Lakritz Prize in Martin Buber studies (2014). I have been lecturing on German-Jewish thinkers and Italian Literature at the University of Milan and at the Hebrew University.

Current project

My current research aims to explore the multiple dimensions of the biography and work of Shmuel Hugo Bergman (1883-1975), and elucidate his crucial position in the cultural, intellectual, and political life of pre-state Jewish and subsequently Israeli society. Originally from Prague, where in the first two decades of the 20th century he led the Jewish-cultural renaissance of the local German speaking community, Bergman moved to Palestine, where he assumed an influential role within the Jewish yishuv. He soon became a leading institutional figure associated with the development both of the Jewish National Library (of which he was the first director) and the Hebrew University (where he served as the first rector). At the same time, in light of his active advocacy of bi-nationalism and Arab-Israeli dialogue, first as one of the leaders of Brit Shalom and then in Ichud, and by virtue of his participation in various other political and labor organizations, Bergman emerged as an important point of reference for left-wing Israeli discourse, thus reaching a position as an eminent intellectual engaged in the national public debate. The research will generate an intellectual biography that encompasses the multiple aspects of Bergman’s political, scholarly, and cultural activity.

 

Selected Publications

BOOKS

• La Scrittura in esilio. Ermeneutica e poetica in Edmond Jabès, Led: Il Filarete, Milan, 2011 (pp. 148) [Writing in Exile. Hermeneutics and Poetics in Edmond Jabès], isbn 978-8879165068

• Una visione dialettica della storia ebraica. Gershom Scholem e l’eredità del messianismo, Edizioni Centro Studi Campostrini, Verona, forthcoming beginning 2015 (circa 300 pp.) [A dialectical vision of Jewish History. Gershom Scholem and the legacy of messianism]

BOOK CHAPTERS

• La dialettica paradossale tra rivelazione e commento e la crisi della tradizione nell’opera di Gershom Scholem, in M.C. Bartolomei (ed.), La Filosofia e il Grande Codice. Fissità dello scritto – Libertà del pensiero, Claudiana, Turin, 2012, pp. 105-123, isbn 978-8870168976 [The Paradoxical Dialectics between Revelation and Commentary and the Crisis of Tradition in Gershom Scholem’s work]

ARTICLES

• Sull’orlo dell’abisso: Scholem e Rosenzweig sulla lingua ebraica, «Rivista di Storia della Filosofia», 2 (2013), pp. 305-320, issn 0393-2516 [On the edge of the abyss: Scholem and Rosenzweig on the Hebrew Language]

• Dossier Jesi. Lettere e Materiali (Furio Jesi, Gershom Scholem), a cura di A. Cavalletti ed E. Lucca, «Scienza & Politica», xxv, 48 (2013), pp. 103-109, issn 1825-9618 [Dossier Jesi. Letters and Materials (Furio Jesi, Gershom Scholem)]

• Ateismo e profondità dell’essere. Un breve scambio epistolare tra Furio Jesi e Gershom Scholem, «Scienza & Politica», xxv, 48 (2013), pp. 111-116, issn 1825-9618 [Atheism and Deepness of Being. A Brief Exchange of Letters between Furio Jesi and Gershom Scholem]

• Gershom Scholem, On Franz Rosenzweig and his Familiarity with Kabbala Literature, edited by Enrico Lucca, «Naharaim»: Journal for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, vi, 1 (2012), pp. 1-6, issn 1862-9148

• Gershom Scholem on Franz Rosenzweig and the Kabbalah. Introduction to the text, «Naharaim»: Journal for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, vi, 1 (2012), pp. 7-19, issn 1862-9148

• Gershom Scholem, On History and Philosophy of History, edited by Enrico Lucca, «Naharaim»: Journal for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, v, 1-2 (December 2011), p. 1-7, issn 1862-9148

• Between History and Philosophy of History. Comments on an unpublished document by Gershom Scholem, «Naharaim»: Journal for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, v, 1-2 (December 2011), pp. 8-16, issn 1862-9148

• Stéphane Mosès lettore del testo biblico, «Filosofia e Teologia», xxiv, 3 (September-December 2010), pp. 587-594, issn 1824-4963 [Stéphane Mosès Reader of the Bible]

• Tra interrogazione e silenzio. La tematizzazione dell’origine nell’ermeneutica di Edmond Jabès, «Filosofia e Teologia», xxii, 3 (September-December 2008), pp. 576-586, issn 1824-4963 [Between Question and Silence. The Thematization of the Origin in Edmond Jabès’ Hermeneutics]

TRANSLATIONS – FROM ENGLISH

• Idel, Moshe, Il figlio nel misticismo ebraico. Volume I: Tarda antichità, medioevo askhenazita e qabbalah estatica, Edizioni Centro Studi Campostrini, Verona, 2013 (pp. 375), isbn 9788889746189 [orig. ed. Ben: Sonship and Jewish Mysticism, Continuum, New York-London, 2008, pp. 1-376]

• Idel, Moshe, Il figlio nel misticismo ebraico. Volume II: Zohar, qabbalah cristiana e hassidismo, Edizioni Centro Studi Campostrini, Verona, 2014 (pp. 330), isbn 9788889746202 [orig. ed. Ben: Sonship and Jewish Mysticism, Continuum, New York-London, 2008, pp. 377-725]

TRANSLATIONS – FROM SPANISH

• Savater, Fernando, Violenti e vincenti, «L’Espresso», lvi, 16 Settembre 2010, 37, pp. 100-101, issn 04234243

REVIEWS

• Dov Kulka, Otto, Paesaggi della metropoli della morte. Riflessioni su memoria e immaginazione, Guanda, Parma, 2013 [November 2013]

• Bouretz, Pierre, Les lumières du messianisme, Hermann, Paris, 2008 [April 2013]

• Mosès, Stéphane, Un ritorno al giudaismo. Colloqui con Victor Malka, Claudiana, Turin, 2009 (in «Filosofia e Teologia», xxvi, 2 [May-August, 2012], 1824-4963)

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Lucca, Ermeneutica e Poetica in Edmond Jabès Bartolomei, La Filosofia e il Grande Codice. Fissità dello scritto - Libertà del Pensiero Dossier Jesi. Lettere e Materiali Lucca, Ateismo e profondità dell'essere Otto Dov Kulka, Paesaggi della metropoli della morte (Review) Pierre Bouretz, Les Lumières du Messianisme (Review)