HOMO MIMETICUS: Book launch & Conclusion

Philosophy & the World Out There: (New) Fascism & the Mimetic Unconscious (N. Lawtoo)

Book Launch of (New) Fascism with Wojciech Kaftanski, Husserl Archives, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, October 2019.

Nidesh Lawtoo discusses (New) Fascism in the context of the pandemic crisis in a Podcast for MSU Press (May 2020).

In (New) Fascism, Dr. Lawtoo discusses the new forms of fascism haunting our contemporary political scene. He reads this new style of fascism and crowd psychology through the lens of mimetic theory and traces the genealogy of (new) fascism back to the three related mimetic concepts of contagion, community, and myth. These concepts were once central to the spread of fascism in Europe and are now proving central to the rise of new fascisms as well. Today we’re here to discuss the phenomenon of (new) fascism, what collision of narcissism and the madness of crowds brought us to this moment, and where we’re heading in the wake of an oppressive global pandemic. Listen to podcast here.

Nidesh Lawtoo Raymund-Schwager Lecture, “The Patho-logies of Exclusion” (COV&R, Innsbruck, June 2019)

Jean-Luc Nancy interviewed by Veto during his participation in HOM Workshop (KU Leuven, December 2018)

Jean-Luc Nancy, Lecture for Arts, KU Leuven (December 2018)

Nidesh Lawtoo, Presentation of Il Fantasma dell’io, November 2017, (Circolo di Soazza, Switzerland)


Jean-Luc Nancy’s Interview, Veto (December 2018)


RSI Rete UNO, Letteratura e Cultura Umanistica (Sept. 2023)

RSI Rete UNO, Siamo Tutti Camaleonti (August 2022)

RSI Rete UNO, Sei di Sera; Homo Mimeticus (December 2021)

RSI Rete Uno, Sulle Orme di Nietzsche (November 2021)

RSI Rete Due, Il Contagio Emotivo (September 2020)

RSI Rete Uno, Black Lives Matter (August 2020)

MSU Press Podcast, Episode 6: (New) Fascism: Contagion, Comunity, Myth (May 2020).

RSI Rete Uno, Contagio Virale, Contagio Mimetico (COVID-19),  (March 2020)

RSI Rete Uno, Gli Espatriati (October 2018).

RSI Rete Uno, Il potere dell’imitazione (June 2018).

RSI (Geronimo) Il Fantasma (May 2018)

RSI (Laser) Homo Mimeticus, ERC Week (2017)

RSI Voci del Grigioni Italiano, Perche imitiamo? ERC Week (2017)


Fabrizio Deriu, Inconscio Mimetico e “Attori Signori” Mimesis Journal 9.2 (2021): 153-162.

Newspapers and Blogs

Waroom we fascisten niet erkennen (N. Lawtoo & V. Bongers) Mare, March, 2024

Er is geen enkel vaccin tegen de verspreiding van fascisme’ (N. Lawtoo & I. Mutsaers) Trouw, February 2024

Freud, la Massa e il Fhuerer nell’epoca digitale, Azione, April, 2021.

Assalto al Campidogio (N. Lawtoo con C.Silini), Corriere del Ticino, March 2021.

Storming the Capitol: On the Predictable Efficacy of (Hyper)Mimesis, (N, Lawtoo) The Contemporary Condition, February, 2021.

Il Ritorno dell’ombra del fascismo (N. Lawtoo con S. Caroni). La Regione, August, 2020.

(Neo) Fascismo o il Fascismo nascosto (N. Lawtoo con C. Silini), Corriere del Ticino, June, 2020.

Allegories of Contagion (D. Villegas Velez), HOM Blog, May 2020.

The Mimetic Virus: Rethinking Mimesis in the Age of COVID-19, The Contermporary Condtion, May 2020.

Virus mimetico e mimesi virale, Fatamorgana, April 2020.

La Sfida del Contagio Mimetico, La Regione, April 2020.

Contagion, Suggestion, Imitation, (W. Kaftanski), ABC, March 2020.

Interview on (New) Fascism, El Diario, November 2019.

Festival Generation X. Le Temps May 2018.

Il fantasma dell’io. Azione. April 2018.

Presentazione Fantasma. La Voce delle Valli, April.2018.

Umano, mimeticamente umano. Corriere del Ticino. April 2018.

L’io e l’inconscio mimetico. Corriere del Trentino. April 2018

Si, la storia dell’Occidente scaturisce dall’imitazione Corriere del Ticino. ERC Week (2017)

Imito dunque sono. La Regione. ERC Week (2017)

L’inconscio cinematografico. Cinemani. (2017)

Homo Mimeticus. La Voce delle Valli. ERC Week (2017)