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Sara Fortuna

Italy
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Philosophy

"Guglielmo Marconi", Rome




Vita

Sara Fortuna studied Philosophy, Linguistics, Semiotics and History of linguistic ideas in Rome, Palermo, Cosenza and Berlin. She taught philosophy of language at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” from 2002 to 2006 and is now teaching at the University “Guglielmo Marconi” (Rome). She was research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the FU Berlin in 2007-2008. She has worked on theories of physiognomics, perception, theories of origin and evolution of language in eighteenth century German philosophy, on Dante, Vico, Kant, Hegel, Wittgenstein, as well as on aesthetics, feminist theories, films. Her current projects are about ethics and language in modern philosophical tradition; aspectuality in the philosophical tradition; forgetting, subjectivity and the shaping of identity in literary representations and critical reflections.

Selected Publications

Monographs

  • Wittgensteins Philosophie des Kippbilds. Aspektwechsel, Ethik, Sprache (Wien/Berlin, Turia+Kant, 2012)
  • Il giallo di Wittgenstein. Etica e linguaggio tra filosofia e detective story (Milano: Mimesis,  2010)
  • Il laboratorio del simbolico. Fisiognomica, percezione, linguaggio da Kant a Steinthal (Perugia: Guerra 2005)
  • A un secondo sguardo. Il mobile confine tra percezione e linguaggio (Rome: Manifesto libri 2002)

Edited Volumes

  • Dante's Plurilingualism: Authority, Vulgarization, Subjectivity, ed. with Manuele Gragnolati and Jürgen Trabant (Oxford: Legenda 2010)
  • The Power of Disturbance: Elsa Morante's "Aracoeli", ed. with Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford: Legenda 2009)
  • Die Philosophin, 29 (2004), ed. with Katrin Heinau

Articles

  • ‘Ethics, community and language in Dogville’s Illustration and Wittgenstein’s linguistic games’, On Dogville (eds. Sara Fortuna and Laura Scuriatti), Dekalog n.6 (London: Wallflower Forthcoming)
  • Dante after Wittgenstein: Aspetto, Language, Subjectivity’, in: Dante's Plurilingualism: Authority, Vulgarization, Subjectivity, eds. Sara Fortuna, Manuele Gragnolati and Jürgen Trabant (Oxford: Legenda 2010)
  • Between Affection and Discipline: Exploring Linguistic Tensions from Dante and Aracoeli’ (with Manuele Gragnolati), The Power of Disturbance: Elsa Morante's "Aracoeli", eds. Manuele Gragnolati and Sara Fortuna (Oxford: Legenda 2009), pp.8-19
  • ‘Attaccando al suo capezzolo le mie labbra ingorde": corpo, linguaggio e soggettività da Dante ad Aracoeli di Elsa Morante' (with Manuele Gragnolati), Nuova corrente, 55 (2008), pp. 85-123
  • ‘Percezione obliqua, linguaggio, gioco dei segni: dal Saussure inedito all’ultimo Wittgenstein’, in: La lezione di Saussure, eds.Marina De Palo and Annibale Elia (Rome: Carocci 2007), pp. 98-114
  • ‘Alcune osservazioni sulla nozione di aspetto al crocevia tra linguistica, filosofia e psicologia cognitiva’, Il filo del discorso. Intrecci testuali, articolazioni linguistiche, composizioni logiche, , eds. Raffaella Petrilli and Diego Femia (Rome: Aracne 2007), pp. 141-166
  • ‘Osservazioni sulla nozione di aspetto nella Scienza Nuova di G.B. Vico’, Bollettino del centro di studi vichiani,   XXXVI (2006-7), pp. 98-115
  • ‘Aspectualidad y lenguaje en la filosofía de Vico’, Cuadernos  sobre Vico, 19-20 (2006-2007), pp. 23-46
  • ‘Gesichter, Wahrnehmung und Symbolisierung. Die Geschlechtdifferenz zwischen dritter und zweiter Person’, in Die Philosophin, 29, eds. Sara Fortuna and Katrin Heinau (2004), pp. 26-41
  • ‘Gestural Expression, Perception and Language: A Discussion of the Ideas of Johan Jacob Engel’, Gesture, 2 (Amsterdam-Philadelphia: Benjamin 2003), pp. 95-124
  • ‘Physiognomical Foundations of Language: from Engel to Humboldt’, in: New Italian Studies in Linguistic Historiography, eds. Lia Formigari and Daniele Gambarara (Münster: Nodus Publikationen 1999), pp. 107-120
  • ‘Eticità e linguaggio’, with Tullio De Mauro, in: Senso e storia dell'estetica (Parma: Pratiche 1995), pp. 488-510

 

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