NeMoSanctI’s series of meetings at Mufant: Altri Mondi, Altri Dei

NeMoSanctI organizes “Altri mondi, altri dei” [Other Words, Other Gods], a series of meetings dedicated to the theme of religion and spirituality in science fiction. The meetings, curated by Paolo Bertetti, will take place at the Mufant _ Museum of Science Fiction and Fantasy in Turin, Piazza Riccardo Valla 4, every third Sunday of the month at 4 pm, starting from 17 December until February.

Here is the complete program.

Sunday 17 December 2023, h. 16

Paolo Bertetti, Come si diventa Cavalieri Jedi. La religione iperreale di Star Wars [How to become a Jedi Knight. The hyperreal religion of Star Wars].

Francesco GalofaroLa voce del Padrone di Stanislaw Lem: le scienze alle prese con l’enigma divino [His Master’s Voice by Stanislaw Lem: the sciences grappling with the divine enigma].

Sunday 21 Jenuary 2024, h. 16

Antonio Santangelo, La ricerca del senso in Dune [The search for meaning in Dune].

Silvio Alovisio e Bruno Surace, Dio è il limite? Religioni aliene nella fantascienza audiovisiva: il caso Star Trek [Is God the limit? Alien religions in audiovisual science fiction: the Star Trek case].

Sunday 21 February 2024, h. 16

Ezio Albrile, Fantascienza e mitologie gnostiche. Realtà alternative e mondi paralleli [Science fiction and Gnostic mythologies. Alternative realities and parallel worlds].

Magdalena Maria Kubas, Dalla Cosmopoli toscana a Cosmopolis (NY). Distopia e religione tra il XVIII e il XXI secolo [From the Tuscan Cosmopoli to Cosmopolis (NY). Dystopia and religion between the 18th and 21st centuries].

What is NeMoSanctI?


NeMoSanctI is a research project carried out at the University of Turin. It studies how models of sanctity have changed after the Second Vatican Council. To this end, it applies a pioneering methodology based on semiotic theory to a wide corpus of normative, judicial, and narrative texts.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 757314).