Lina Bolzoni is a Professor of Italian Literature at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, where she has also served as Dean of the Classe di Lettere e Filosofia. Since 2000, Dr. Bolzoni has been the director of the Centro per l’Elaborazione Informatica di Testi e Immagini nella tradizione letteraria and a Visiting Professor at many European and American universities, including Harvard University, UCLA, New York University, and the Collège de France. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities and a Whitney J. Oates Short-Term Fellow of the Humanities Council at Princeton University.
Dr. Bolzoni curated the opening section of the exhibition La Fabbrica del pensiero. Dall’arte della memoria alle neuroscienze (1989 Florence; 1990 Paris). She is the author of many articles and books on Italian Renaissance literature, the relationship between literature and philosophy, the utopian tradition, medieval vernacular preaching, chivalric poetry, treatises on women and love, the art of memory, and the relationship between literature and the figurative arts.
Her recent publications include La stanza della memoria (Torino: Einaudi, 1995) and La rete delle immagini (Torino: Einaudi, 2002). La stanza della memoria was translated into English and French, and Spanish and Japanese translations are currently under preparation. An English edition of La rete delle immagini has been published and the book is being translated into Japanese. La rete delle immagini was awarded three prizes: Premio Viareggio per la saggistica (2002), Premio Brancati Zafferana Etnea per la saggistica (2002), and the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for an Outstanding Scholarly Work in the Field of Italian Studies awarded by the Modern Language Association of America (2003). In April 2007, she was elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society.