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Vega Tescari


Graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature (artistic and literary track) in Milan and in Italian language, literature and culture at the Institute of Italian Studies at USI (Alma Bacciarini Prize). She gained her PhD at USI. She held a post-doctoral fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (KHI, Max-Planck-Institut). She has worked, inter alia, on the poetic production of Charles Olson, on Lalla Romano's photo-texts, on the literary and filmic oeuvre of Marguerite Duras, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Andrej Tarkovskij, on the writings and works of art of the photographer Luigi Ghirri and the artist Claudio Parmiggiani, on Chris Marker's oeuvre, as well as on Chen Chieh-jen's video art. She has also been working on translation of poetry, notably of authors such as Robert Creeley and Paul Blackburn. She is a contributor to "Antinomie. Writings and Images" ( She is a member of IAWIS/AIERTI (International Association of Word and Image Studies), AWB (Associazione italiana Walter Benjamin), ADI (Associazione degli Italianisti), NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) and of ASLGC/SGAVL (Swiss Association for General and Comparative Literature). She is also responsible for the section "poésie-image" at the Maison suisse de la Poésie (Vevey).

Her research interests focus primarily on the links between the visual and audiovisual arts, literature and philosophy, with a particular attention on time and space related issues.                        

She is the author of critical studies (En suspens. Scenari di tempo. Marguerite Duras, Claudio Parmiggiani, Luigi Ghirri, preface by Antonella Anedda, corsiero editore, Reggio Emilia 2018) and literary texts (Come, postface by Fabio Pusterla, Cronopio, Napoli 2018). A selection of her poems has been translated into French by Mathilde Vischer.


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