Convegno
Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture
venerdì 8 giugno 2018 - sabato 9 giugno 2018
Sala Principi d’Acaja
Palazzo del Rettorato
via Giuseppe Verdi, 8
10124 Torino
FRIDAY 8 JUNE 2018

14:30 – 16:30 First Panel – Religions, ancient and artificial languages
Speakers:
Ugo VOLLI, Altneue Sprache – L'ebraico di Ben Jehuda e l'esperanto di Zamenhof
Massimo LEONE, How to Plan a Language: a Practical Guide
James HAMRICK, Ge'ez (classical Ethiopic) as the Language of Creation

17:00 – 19:00 Second Panel – Mantras & music: issues of rhythm and meaning
Speakers:
Martin LEHNERT, Mantric Utterance and the Syllabic Polysemy of the “Language of Brahma”
Robert YELLE, Frozen Forms: Scriptural Traditions, Magical Thinking, and Fundamentalism
Simona STANO, Between Signifiers and Signifieds: The Meaning of Invented Musical Languages

SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2018

09:00 – 11:00 Third Panel – Internet languages
Speakers:
Bruno SURACE, Luigi Serafini, Kunizo Matsumoto, Leos Carax. The Unbridled Meaning of Unsignified Signifiers
Ilaria FIORENTINI, “ZOMG! DIS IZ A NEW LANGUAGE”: The case of Lolspeak (and other Special Internet Language Varieties)
Vincenzo IDONE CASSONE, “Lost in translation”. Interacting with invented languages in digital games

11:30 – 13:00 Fourth Panel – Logics and perfect languages
Speakers:
Andrea IACONA, The idea of a logically perfect language
Andrea BIANCHI, The language of thought as a logically perfect language

14:30 – 16:30 Fifth Panel – Intertextuality, polysemy and multimodality
Speakers:
Françoise WAQUET, Les tatouages en latin
Jenny PONZO, The representation of Latin and liturgy in 20th-century Italian narrative
Gabriele MARINO, Approaching the “meandertale”: On the untranslatability of James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake” (and its semiotic consequences)

17:00 – 19:00 Sixth Panel - Possible wor(l)ds
Speakers:
Markus MAY, Wor(l)d building. Invented languages as a means of designing fictional universes
Robert STOCKHAMMER, Functions of invented languages for world-building
Mattia THIBAULT, TlhIngan maH! (We are Klingons): Invented languages and fandom