Ferri, Dr. Michela B.


Michela Beatrice Ferri, Ph.D. in Philosophy, is a Catholic Italian professor, writer, art critic. She teaches Aesthetics and Aesthetics of Sacred Art, and Dante Studies, for the Holy Apostles College and Seminary.

She received her doctorate in Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy), in 2012, with a dissertation dedicated to the reception of Phenomenology in the United States of America. She is the author of the first book published in Italy dedicated to Contemporary Sacred Art (“Sacro Contemporaneo. Dialoghi sull’arte”, Áncora Editrice, Milano, 2016, translated in English as “Contemporary Sacred Art. Dialogues about Art and Faith”, En Route Books and Media, Saint Louis, 2017) and editor of the first volume dedicated to the history of the reception of Phenomenology in North America (Springer, 2017, forthcoming). Her interests include Philosophy, of course, Aesthetics, Aesthetics of Sacred Art, History of Art, History of Sacred Art, Architecture of Churches, Liturgy, Phenomenological Aesthetics, Phenomenology, the history of the Phenomenological Movement, Thomism, Thomistic Aesthetics, the thought of Edith Stein, the thought of Dietrich von Hildebrand, the dialogues between Philosophy and the Arts, the dialogue between Philosophy and Technology, and also Modern and Contemporary Philosophy of Science, Dante Studies, Human Sciences. As a journalist and art critic, she writes for several Catholic journals and collaborates with several Catholic institutions and radio programs.

Dr. Ferri is a member of the “International Association of Aesthetics”.
She participated in several conferences and presented her researches in several meetings.
Michela Beatrice Ferri is married with Luca Stucchi, Catholic, B.S., M.S., and Engineer in Computer Science.

Education

Ph.D., Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, 2012.
Master of Arts in Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, 2007.
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, 2005.
High School: Liceo Classico “Simone Weil”, Treviglio, Italy, 2002.
(disciplines:
Italian, Latin, Ancient Greek, History, History of art, Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry).

Books:

Ferri, M.B,
Sacro contemporaneo. Dialoghi sull’arte”, Àncora Editrice, 2016
Ferri, M.B.
Contemporary Sacred Art. Dialogues about Art and Faith”, En Route Books and Media, 2017
Ferri, M.B., Editor
The Reception of Husserlian Phenomenology in North America”, Springer, 2017, forthcoming
Ferri, M.B., Editor
with Professor Redpath, Thomistic Aesthetics. Essays, En Route Books and Media, 2018, forthcoming

Book parts (a selection):

L’Arte Sacra Contemporanea: una riflessione tra Estetica dell’arte sacra e Antropologia della religione” (“Contemporary Sacred Art. A reflection between Aesthetics of the Sacred Art and Anthropology of Religion”) in “Il patrimonio culturale religioso”, atti del convegno:

http://it.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/02/27/convegno_nazionale_su_patrimonio_religioso_culturale/1295306

Aus dem zerstörten Kloster in Echt zu den jüngsten Studien von Francesco Alfieri. Die Bedeutung von Herman Leo Van Breda für die Rezeption des Denkens Edith Steins (Dalle macerie del Carmelo di Echt agli ultimi studi di Francesco Alfieri: il ruolo di Padre Hermann Leo van Breda nella ricezione del pensiero di Edith Stein),

in «Edith Stein Jahrbuch – 2013», Herausgegeben im Aufrag des Teresianischen Karmel in Deutschland durch das Internationale Edith Stein Institut Würzburg, Echter, Auflage: 1 – Auflage (Mai 2013)

ISBN: 3429035937

ISBN-13: 9783429035938

Essays (a selection):

Le figure femminili nella “Divina Commedia”
in «Quaderni della “Dante Alighieri” di Bergamo»,
“Quaderno 13”, 2014. 107-121

(In memory of the artist Trento Longaretti)
Il ruolo del Sacro nell’arte
«Ogni figura umana che rappresento è Sacra, perché Sacra è la
vita umana e Sacro è il dono di una madre, e la vita dell’uomo»
«Il Popolo Cattolico»,
17 June 2017

Television:

I spoke about the book (“Sacro Contemporaneo. Dialoghi sull’arte”, Áncora Editrice, Milano, 2016, translated in English as “Contemporary Sacred Art. Dialogues about Art and Faith”, En Route Books and Media, Saint Louis, 2017) inside the Museo Diocesano Tridentinum on 09 November 2016

http://www.telepacetrento.it/archivio-video/spart/861

Radio:

Radio Vaticana (Vatican City)
On 07th of October 2016
I Giochi dell’Armonia
Pagine, fogli, parole: Lievito

http://it.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/10/07/pagine,_fogli,_parole_lievito/1263712

http://it.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/10/07/pagine,_fogli,_parole_lievito/1263712

Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana
On 05th of June, 2016
Voci Dipinte
Il sacro.

Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana
Trasmissione a cura di Roberto Antonini
Ospiti : Stefano Zuffi and Michela Beatrice Ferri

http://www.rsi.ch/rete-due/programmi/cultura/voci-dipinte/Il-sacro-7413902.html

http://www.rsi.ch/rete-due/programmi/cultura/voci-dipinte/Il-sacro-7413902.html


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