28/11/2019-Non-canonical texts: from inscriptions to the web, from orality to multimodality

Workshop organize together with the curriculum of the Ph.D. programme Ramus «Scienze filologiche e storiche dell’antichità e del medioevo».

Each discipline traditionally has a set of data on the basis of which it defines its epistemological bases and forges its own methodology. Indeed, we could say that this is the necessary basis for a scientific and not an impressionistic approach to the study of both natural and human and social facts. This is true, of course, also for the language sciences, which, despite their specificity, have selected and developed throughout their history data, theories and canonical methodologies to analyse and explain language facts in their functional, social and cultural aspects.

Anyone dealing with languages, whether ancient or modern, has one more problem. Languages are not only constantly subject to processes of creativity and innovation, but since ancient times human beings have developed new ways of creating and transmitting linguistic products. This does not only concern literary creativity, but more trivially also that of daily life, since the centrality of languages in human semiosis has as consequence a permanent creativity for the satisfaction of the needs of the community. The panorama of linguistic products, artistic or not, is therefore in continuous movement and constitutively open to the use of new communication needs, new techniques and technologies, etc..

This involves the creation of texts, in the more general sense of verbal and/or multimodal products, which are not canonical, since they do not possess, or only partially possess, the central features of traditional textuality. They represent to some extent a challenge for the language sciences because they call into question established theoretical paradigms and methods of analysis. For this reason, they are interesting because they force us to validate our research hypotheses on increasingly wide and different documents and to verify how flexible our disciplines are and how able to account for them.

Provisional programme

Miriam Voghera, Introduzione

Stefano Amendola, Alla ricerca della performance perduta. Il testo teatrale eschileo e alcune annotazioni drammaturgiche

Daniele Crivellari, Scrivere per la recitazione… o no?

Stefano Grazzini, Scritte sul corpo

Claudio Iacobini, I corpora linguistici e la ricerca del testo rappresentativo

Angelo Meriani, Caratteristiche linguistiche delle laminette ‘orfiche’ (titolo provvisorio)

Sabrina Galano, Riscrittura giullaresca dei “Reali di Francia”: la leggenda di Fioravante.

Verio Santoro, Le iscrizioni runiche dell’Età vichinga

Miriam Voghera, La scrittura conversazionale: testi nuovi per una nuova modalità?