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Linda Bertelli

Linda Bertelli is an Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Visual Studies of Science. She graduated in Philosophy summa cum laude at the University of Pisa (Italy) in 2004, with a thesis on the German philosopher Ernst Bloch that she wrote primarily at the University of Dresden (Germany).

In 2005 she received a full scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Pisa and in 2009 she completed her dissertation, entitled Immagini senza quadro. La relazione tra rappresentazione e immagine nell’opera di Henri Bergson [Pictures without frame. The relation between representation and image in  the works of  Henri Bergson].

At the end of her Ph.D., she was appointed to the University of Pisa as Course Instructor for «Theory of Visual Studies» («Film, Theatre and Multimedia Studies» graduate program).

In 2013 she was a Visiting Scholar at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (City University of New York).

She is a full member of the SIE (Italian Society for Aesthetics) and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

In 2011, she won the «New Aesthetics Award», an Italian National Award offered every two years by the Italian Society for Aesthetics. 



Research Interests

Her research field is Aesthetics and Visual Studies, with a specific focus on forms of representation and the image within the field of technical photographic and cinematic reproduction.

Her research addresses the photographic foundation of cinematographic techniques, investigated both in terms of the history of its equipment and materials and in terms of the cultural and historical role it played in the passage between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.