Linda Bertelli


Linda Bertelli is an Assistant Professor in Visual Studies of Science and Lecturer at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy). She received her PhD at the University of Pisa (Italy) with a dissertation on the relation between representation and image in the works of Henri Bergson.

She was Marianne DiPalermo McCauley Visiting Scholar at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York (Spring Semester 2013).

She is an ordinary member of the SIE (Italian Society for Aesthetics) and the SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies).

Her research interests currently focus on three main fields: Aesthetics (especially French theories of the XIX and XX Centuries), the history of early scientific cinema and the history of scientific photography between the XIX and XX Centuries.

Her publications include «Immagini senza quadro. Esperienza e rappresentazione nell’opera di Henri Bergson» (Mimesis, Milano 2014), «Dall’intuizione alla figura. Il “discorso sul metodo” bergsoniano» (in Quaderni della ricerca 2, Pisa, ETS, 2012) and «Étienne-Jules Marey, Henri Bergson e brevi storie di fotografia: rappresentazione e rappresentabilità del movimento» (Aesthetica Preprint, Palermo 2011), an essay that won the national “Premio Nuova Estetica” award in 2011.


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