Giovanna Pinna

Università degli Studi del Molise

The body and the individual: on the conception of modern art in Hegel’s Aesthetics

2017-2018: Fall

Giovanna Pinna is an Associate Professor of Aesthetics at the Università del Molise (Campobasso, Italy), where she has also been teaching German Literature since 2005. She studied philosophy at the University of Pisa and holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Scuola Normale Superiore. As a Ph.D. student, she obtained scholarships at the University of Munich and the Hegel-Archiv of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and was a Thyssen research fellow at the University of Munich. She received a two-year post-doctoral appointment at the Università Statale di Milano (1994-1996), and from 1997 to 2005 she served as a lecturer through associate professor of German studies at the Università della Calabria.

Her main research interests center on literary and philosophical aesthetics, with special reference to 18th-19th century German culture. She has published extensively on authors such as G.W.F. Hegel, F.W.J. Schelling, F. Schiller, F. Schlegel, K.W.F. Solger, L. Tieck. Over the last few years, she has developed a further strand of research focusing on philosophy of ageing and humanistic gerontology. In 2013-2014 she spent a sabbatical year at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin as an invited scholar, working on a project on “Aging and the Experience of Time”. She has just finished a commented edition of K.W.F. Solger’s Vorlesungen über Ästhetik, forthcoming in the series “Philosophische Bibliothek”, Meiner Verlag, Hamburg.