Giuliana Bruno, Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, will give a keynote speech at the international conference RUINAS MODERNAS
Professor Bruno is internationally known for her research on the intersections of the visual arts, architecture, film, and media. Her latest book, Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media (University of Chicago Press, 2014) has been widely reviewed and praised for revisiting the concept of materiality in contemporary art. Her seminal work Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film (Verso, 2002) won the 2003 Kraszna-Krausz Book Award in Culture and History – a prize awarded to "the world's best book on the moving image" – and has provided new directions for visual studies. Atlas was also honored as Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association, and named a Book of the Year in 2003 by the Guardian. Her recent book Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts (MIT Press, 2007) has been translated in Europe and Asia. For Streetwalking on a Ruined Map (Princeton University Press, 1993), a journey through modernity and cultural memory, she won the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual award for best book in ﬁlm studies. Off Screen (Routledge, 1988) was devoted to women and film, and Immagini allo schermo (Rosenberg & Sellier, 1991) was named one of the 50 Best Books of the First 100 Years of Film History.