Research and Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Collective and edited publications

  • 2020 [Article, Co-Authored] – Jenny PONZO, Francesco GALOFARO and Gabriele MARINO, “The semiotics of litanies from the Middle Ages to the YouTube era: Interpretative, intersemiotic, and performative issues,” in The Litany in Arts and Cultures, eds.
    Witold Sadowski and Francesco Marsciani (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019), 271-300. DOI: 10.1484/M.STT-EB.5.119216.
  • 2020 [Book, Co-Edited] – Vincenzo IDONE CASSONE, Mattia THIBAULT and Jenny PONZO, eds., Languagescapes. Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture (I saggi di Lexia 35) (Rome: Aracne, 2020). ISBN: 978-88-255-2958-6.
  • 2019 [Article, Co-Authored] – Jenny PONZO and Eleonora RAI, “Heroicity and sanctity in Catholic thought from early modern to contemporary age,” Ocula 20 (December 2019). DOI: 10.12977/ocula2019-16.
  • 2019 [Article, Co-Authored] – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “Santi, meme e identità,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 187-201.
  • 2019 [Book, Co-Edited] – Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO, eds., Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019). ISBN: 978-88-94508-00-0; with contributions by: Jenny PONZO, Francesco GALOFARO, Gabriele MARINO, Marco PAPASIDERO and Gabriele VISSIO.
  • 2019 [Journal Issue, Edited] – Jenny PONZO, ed., The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019). ISSN: 1720-5298, ISBN: 978-88-255-2784-1.

Jenny Ponzo (PI)

  • 2020 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “The Case of the ‘Offering of Life’ in the Causes for Canonization of Catholic Saints: The Threshold of Self‑Sacrifice,” in International Journal for the Semiotics of Law – Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique (May 2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11196-020-09713-w
  • 2020 [Article, Co-Authored] – Jenny PONZO, Francesco GALOFARO and Gabriele MARINO, “The semiotics of litanies from the Middle Ages to the YouTube era: Interpretative, intersemiotic, and performative issues,” in The Litany in Arts and Cultures (Studia Traditionis Teologiae 36), eds. Witold Sadowski and Francesco Marsciani (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019), 271-300. DOI: 10.1484/M.STT-EB.5.119216.
  • 2020 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Il latino liturgico nella letteratura italiana contemporanea, da Meneghello a Raimo,” in Languagescapes. Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture (I saggi di Lexia 35), eds. Vincenzo IDONE CASSONE, Mattia THIBAULT and Jenny PONZO (Rome: Aracne, 2020), 75-86.
  • 2020 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “On the tip of the tongue,” in Languagescapes. Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture (I saggi di Lexia 35), eds. Vincenzo IDONE CASSONE, Mattia THIBAULT and Jenny PONZO (Rome: Aracne, 2020), 13-19.
  • 2020 [Book, Co-Edited] – Vincenzo IDONE CASSONE, Mattia THIBAULT and Jenny PONZO, eds., Languagescapes. Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture (I saggi di Lexia 35) (Rome: Aracne, 2020), 236. ISBN: 978-88-255-2958-6.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Adamo ladro a Ferragosto. Rielaborazione di un personaggio biblico in un romanzo contemporaneo,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 203-219. ISBN: 978-88-94508-00-0.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “I santi patroni d’Europa e la proposta cattolica di un’identità europea,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 165-184.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Epifanie religiose e letteratura profana nel Novecento,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 147-162.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Introduzione,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 7-15.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Carmelo Bene e il santo-feticcio. Dalla letteratura al teatro e ritorno,” ne Il programma scientifico della semiotica. Scritti in onore di Ugo Volli (I saggi di Lexia 33), ed. Massimo Leone (Rome: Aracne, 2019), 135-147. DOI: 10.4399/978882552763610.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Martyrs on Trial, from the Court to the Stage: Diego Fabbri, T.S. Eliot, G.B. Shaw and the Social Drama of Martyrdom,” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 509-526. DOI: 10.4399/978882552784123.
  • 2019 [Article, Co-Authored] – Guido FERRARO and Jenny PONZO, “Dalla paura alla vertigine. Martiri nella letteratura contemporanea,” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 433-456. DOI: 10.4399/978882552784120.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Preface,” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 9-20. DOI: 10.4399/97888255278411.
  • 2019 [Journal Issue] – Jenny PONZO, ed., The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019). ISSN: 1720-5298, ISBN: 978-88-255-2784-1.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “Vetus Ordo Missae: Italian Catholic Priests Facing the Revival of Latin and Traditional Liturgy,” Social Semiotics (29 July 2019). DOI: 10.1080/10350330.2019.1647819.
  • 2019 [Book] – Jenny PONZO, “Religious Narratives in Italian Literature after the Second Vatican Council: a Semiotic Analysis,” (Berlin-Boston: DeGruyter, 2019). ISBN: 978-3-11-049783-0.
  • 2019 [Article] – Jenny PONZO, “The debate over glossolalia between Conservative Evangelicals and Charismatics: A question of semiotic style,” in Language and Religion, eds. Robert Yelle, Courtney Handman and Christopher Lehrich,  (Berlin-Boston: DeGruyter, 2019), 276-303.

Francesco Galofaro

  • 2020 [Article, Co-Authored] – Jenny PONZO, Francesco GALOFARO and Gabriele MARINO, “The semiotics of litanies from the Middle Ages to the YouTube era: Interpretative, intersemiotic, and performative issues,” in The Litany in Arts and Cultures (Studia Traditionis Teologiae 36), eds. Witold Sadowski and Francesco Marsciani (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019), 271-300. DOI: 10.1484/M.STT-EB.5.119216.
  • 2019 [Article] – Francesco GALOFARO, “Mistica e linguaggio ai primi del ‘900. Teresa di Lisieux e Gemma Galgani,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 86-106. https://issuu.com/nemosancti/docs/semiotica-e-santita-nemosancti-circe-2019
  • 2019 [Article] – Francesco GALOFARO, “Mistica e linguaggio ai primi del ‘900. Padre Pio apprendista mistico,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 109-120. https://issuu.com/nemosancti/docs/semiotica-e-santita-nemosancti-circe-2019
  • 2019 [Article] – Francesco GALOFARO, “Mistica e linguaggio ai primi del ‘900. Il rapporto tra Padre Pio e Gemma Galgani,” in Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, eds. Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019), 123-144. https://issuu.com/nemosancti/docs/semiotica-e-santita-nemosancti-circe-2019
  • 2019 [Book, Co-Edited] – Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO, eds., Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari (Turin: NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, 2019). ISBN: 978-88-94508-00-0. https://issuu.com/nemosancti/docs/semiotica-e-santita-nemosancti-circe-2019
  • 2019 [Article] – Francesco GALOFARO, “Figures of Memory and Memories of the Figure: The Group of Martyrs in the Litany of the Saints,” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 217-236. DOI: 10.4399/97888255278419.

Gabriele Marino

  • 2020 [Article, Co-Authored] – Jenny PONZO, Francesco GALOFARO and Gabriele MARINO, “The semiotics of litanies from the Middle Ages to the YouTube era: Interpretative, intersemiotic, and performative issues”, in Witold Sadowski and Francesco Marsciani (Eds.), The Litany in Arts and Cultures (Studia Traditionis Teologiae 36), Brepols, Turnout, 2019, pp. 271-300, DOI 10.1484/M.STT-EB.5.119216.
  • 2019 [Article, Co-Authored] – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “Santi, meme e identità”, in Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Eds.), Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, Torino, 2019, pp. 187-201.
  • 2019 [Article] – Gabriele MARINO, “Quattrocento anni di santi scritti. Prima, dentro e dopo il Martirologio Romano”, in Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Eds.), Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, Torino, 2019, ISBN 978-88-94508-00-0, pp. 37-71.
  • 2019 [Article] – Gabriele MARINO, Approaching the Martyrologium Romanum. A semiotic perspective, in The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 175-215. DOI 10.4399/97888255278418.

Marco Papasidero

  • 2020 [Article] – Marco PAPASIDERO, Simboli, modelli narrativi e miracoli sui pesci tra agiografia e culto dei santi, in “Progressus”, 6, 2/2019, pp. 58-88.
  • 2019 [Article] – Marco PAPASIDERO, Esperienze di pellegrinaggio e “cooperazione tra santi” nell’Occidente basso-medievale (secc. XI-XIII), in “Itineraria”, 18, pp. 49-70.
  • 2019 [Article] – Marco PAPASIDERO, “Ildegarda di Bingen. Medicina, magia e spiritualità delle piante”, in Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Eds.), Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, Torino, 2019, pp. 73-83.

Andrea Pennini

  • 2019 [Article] – Andrea PENNINI, “La Rivoluzione e la metafora del martirio. Considerazioni sull’allocuzione Quare Lacrymae e sull’Orazione ne’ funerali di Pio VI,” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 261-279. DOI 10.4399/978882552784111.

Eleonora Rai

  • 2019 [Article, Co-Authored] – Jenny PONZO and Eleonora RAI, Heroicity and sanctity in Catholic thought from early modern to contemporary age, in “Ocula”, Vol. 20, December 2019, DOI 10.12977/ocula2019-16.
  • 2019 [Article] – Eleonora RAI, “La legge e il martirio. Morte e normativa nel processo di canonizzazione del “protomartire” gesuita Antonio Criminali (XVI–XX secolo),” The Semiotics of Martyrdom/La semiotica del martirio, ed. Jenny Ponzo, Lexia 31-32/2018 (2019), 237-259. DOI 10.4399/978882552784110.
  • 2019 [Article] – Elenora RAI, “Il santo e l’eretico: attribuzione di santità e controversie teologiche nei documenti di Sant’Ufficio e Indice. Il caso di Leonardo Lessio (XVII-XX secolo)”, in Alejandro Cifres (Ed.), L’inquisizione romana e i suoi archivi. A vent’anni dall’apertura dell’ACDF, Cangemi Editore, Roma, 2019, pp. 203-222.

Gabriele Vissio

  • 2019 [Article, Co-Authored] – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “Santi, meme e identità”, in Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Eds.), Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, Torino, 2019, pp. 187-201.
  • 2019 [Article] – Gabriele VISSIO, “How to make a saint. Le scienze umane e lo studio della santità”, in Jenny PONZO and Francesco GALOFARO (Eds.), Semiotica e santità. Prospettive interdisciplinari, NeMoSanctI and CIRCe, Torino, 2019, pp. 17-35.

EVENTS

Panels in conferences, collective papers, and seminars

  • 23 January 2020 – Panel “Pop hagiographies: From ex-votos to Internet memes” (‘Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme’) presented at the conference Comunicare la santità (IV edition of Cantieri dell’agiografia), organised by AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (Italian Association for the study of sanctity, worships and hagiography), Pontifical University Antonianum, via Merulana 124, Rome; papers by: Jenny PONZO (coordinator), Francesco GALOFARO, Marco PAPASIDERO, Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO.
  • 15 January 2020 – Mini-panel “Saints and visioners between History of Christianism and Philosophical Anthropology” (‘Santi e veggenti. Tra storia del cristianesimo e antropologia filosofica’) presented at CRAFT-Contemporary Religions and Faith in Transition, Aula 3D 440, Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100/A, Turin; papers by: Marco PAPASIDERO and Gabriele VISSIO, with an introduction by Jenny PONZO.
  • 26 October 2019 – Panel “Enunciation between Religion and Science” (‘Enunciazione tra religione e scienza’) presented at L’enunciazione e le immagini (XLVII congress of AISS-Associazione Italiana Studi Semiotici), Accademia Chigiana, via di Città 89, Siena; papers by: Jenny PONZO (coordinator), Francesco GALOFARO, Gabriele MARINO, Gabriele VISSIO, Tatsuma PADOAN and Alessandra POZZO.
  • 19-20 September 2019Participation in The Reasonable Interpreter, the International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL), Aula Blu, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Po 15, Turin; papers by Jenny PONZO, Gabriele VISSIO and Gabriele MARINO.
  • 11-12 September 2019Sanctity as a form of life, papers presented at Trajectories, the 14 World Congress of Semiotics, Buenos Aires; papers by: Jenny PONZO and Gabriele MARINO.
  • 19 June 2019 – Mini-panel “In His own viral images: a semiotic and philosophical approach to Internet memes about religion, Christianity and saints”, presented at the seminar Icônes et écrans / Icone e schermi, Sala Commissioni, Palazzo Nuovo, via S. Ottavio 20, Turin; paper co-authored by: Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO.
  • 7 March 2019 – Panel “Encoding martyrdom. From early modern norms to contemporary culture”, presented at the 2019 annual conference of EuARe-European Academy of Religion, Sala Archivio, FSCIRE – Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII, via S. Vitale 114, Bologna; papers by: Jenny PONZO (coordinator), Pierluigi GIOVANNUCCI, Gabriele MARINO and Marcello LA MATINA.
  • 28 February – 28 March 2019 – Seminar “Semiotics of Religion” (‘Semiotica della religione’) for the students of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media, University of Turin, Aula 25, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin; lectures by: Andrea PENNINI, Francesco GALOFARO, Marco PAPASIDERO, Gabriele VISSIO and Gabriele MARINO, with the coordination of Jenny PONZO.

Conferences and lectures

Jenny Ponzo (PI)

  • 23 January 2020 – Jenny PONZO, “The ex-votos and the construction of cultural memory” (‘Gli ex voto e la costruzione della memoria culturale’), paper within the panel Pop hagiographies: From ex-votos to Internet memes (‘Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme’) presented at the conference Comunicare la santità (IV edition of Cantieri dell’agiografia), organised by AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (Italian Association for the study of sanctity, worships and hagiography), Pontifical University Antonianum, via Merulana 124, Rome.
  • 26 October 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “Enunciative instances in the multimedial iconography of scientist-saints” (‘Istanze enunciative nell’iconografia multimediale dei santi-scienziati’), paper within the panel “Enunciation between Religion and Science” (‘Enunciazione tra religione e scienza’) presented at L’enunciazione e le immagini (XLVII congress of AISS-Associazione Italiana Studi Semiotici), Accademia Chigiana, via di Città 89, Siena.
  • 10 October 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “New Perspectives for a Semiotics of the Ex Voto”, paper presented at the international workshop Images in Religious Persuasion: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Bochum, Germany.
  • 19 September 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “The Offering of Life as a New Case for Sainthood: Interpretations of Life Models in the Catholic Church between Law, Judicial Practices, and Doctrine”, paper presented at The Reasonable Interpreter, the International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL), Aula Blu, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Po 15, Turin.
  • 12 September 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “Sanctity as a form of life: the figure of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla”, paper presented within the session Rituales, at Trajectories, the 14th World Congress of Semiotics, Sede Visuales Las Heras UNA, 2nd Cuerpo Taller 2, Buenos Aires.
  • 7 June 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “NeMoSanctI – A semiotic study of sanctity: the Bibliotheca Sanctorum”, paper within the panel Reconfiguring Concepts and Methods for the Semiotic Understanding of Religious Change II: Applications of Semiotic Methodologies at the 17th annual conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR), Tartu, Estonia.
  • 7 March 2019 – Jenny PONZO, “Martyrs on trial: from causes for canonization to contemporary theatre”, paper within the panel Encoding martyrdom. From early modern norms to contemporary culture, presented at the 2019 annual conference of EuARe-European Academy of Religion, Sala Archivio, FSCIRE – Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII, via S. Vitale 114, Bologna.
  • 9 June 2018 – Jenny PONZO, “The representation of Latin and liturgy in 20th-century Italian narrative”, paper presented in the conference Ancient and Artificial Languages in Today’s Culture, Sala Principi d’Acaja, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Giuseppe Verdi 8, Turin.
  • 23 May 2018 – Jenny PONZO, Eleonora RAI and Marco ROCHINI, The Roman curia and the local communities in modeling sanctity (16th-20th centuries) (‘Curia romana e comunità locali nella modellizzazione della santità (secoli XVI-XX)’), Seminar in the History of Christianity for the courses of Prof. Paolo Cozzo and Andrea Nicolotti, Aula 9, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.

Francesco Galofaro

  • 23 January 2020 – Francesco GALOFARO, “Saints among the balloons: The state of the art of hagiographic comics” (‘Santi tra le nuvolette: il punto sulle agiografie a fumetti’), paper within the panel Pop hagiographies: From ex-votos to Internet memes (‘Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme’) presented at the conference Comunicare la santità (IV edition of Cantieri dell’agiografia), organised by AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (Italian Association for the study of sanctity, worships and hagiography), Pontifical University Antonianum, via Merulana 124, Rome.
  • 26 October 2019 – Francesco GALOFARO, “The stigmata of Padre Pio: medical and mystical enunciation” (‘Le stimmate di Padre Pio: enunciazione medica e mistica’), paper within the panel “Enunciation between Religion and Science” (‘Enunciazione tra religione e scienza’) presented at L’enunciazione e le immagini (XLVII congress of AISS-Associazione Italiana Studi Semiotici), Accademia Chigiana, via di Città 89, Siena.
  • 21 September 2019 – Francesco GALOFARO, “Better dead to us than alive for the others: The revolt of San Giovanni Rotondo against the transfer of Padre Pio” (‘Meglio morto per noi che vivo per gli altri: la rivolta di San Giovanni Rotondo contro il trasferimento di Padre Pio’), paper presented at Rivolta: miti e pratiche dell’essere contro (the XXIV international conference of the Ethno-Anthropological Laboratory of Rocca Grimalda), Cantine di Palazzo Borgatta, Rocca Grimalda (Alessandria).
  • 14 March 2019 – Francesco GALOFARO, “The semiotics of the litanies of the saints” (‘Semiotica delle litanie dei santi’), lecture within the seminar “Semiotics of Religion” (‘Semiotica della religione’) for the students of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media, University of Turin, Aula 25, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.

Gabriele Marino

  • 23 January 2020 – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “Catholicmemes. A synthetic form of pop hagiography?”(‘Catholicmemes. Una forma sintetica di agiografia pop?’), paper within the panel Pop hagiographies: From ex-votos to Internet memes (‘Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme’) presented at the conference Comunicare la santità (IV edition of Cantieri dell’agiografia), organised by AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (Italian Association for the study of sanctity, worships and hagiography), Pontifical University Antonianum, via Merulana 124, Rome.
  • 30 November 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “The Roman Martyrology (1583-2004): The Textual Strategies of Catholic Sanctity Spanning Four Centuries” (‘Il Martirologio Romano (1583-2004): Quattro secoli di strategie testuali per la santità cattolica’), paper presented at the conference The Book and the Religions: Birth and Spread of the Sacred Text (‘Il libro e le religioni: nascita e diffusione del testo sacro’), Sala Rosa, Palazzo Mastai (Museo Pio IX, via G. M. Mastai 14), Senigallia (Ancona).
  • 26 October 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “Forms of the sacred and traces of the truthful. Enunciative issues in the debate about the Shroud of Turin” (‘Forme del sacro e orme del vero. Questioni enunciative nel dibattito sindonologico’), paper within the panel Enunciation between Religion and Science (‘Enunciazione tra religione e scienza’) presented at L’enunciazione e le immagini (XLVII congress of AISS-Associazione Italiana Studi Semiotici), Accademia Chigiana, via di Città 89, Siena.
  • 20 September 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “Automatic for the People. A Brief Cultural History of the Relation between Computation and So-Called Art”, paper presented at The Reasonable Interpreter, the International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL), Aula Blu, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Po 15, Turin.
  • 11 September 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “The Form of Life of Sanctity in Music beyond Hagiography: The Case of John Coltrane and his Ascension”, paper presented within the session Música, at Trajectories, the 14th World Congress of Semiotics, Sede Visuales Las Heras UNA, Galería, Planta Baja, Buenos Aires.
  • 19 June 2019 – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “In His own viral images: a semiotic and philosophical approach to Internet memes about religion, Christianity and saints”, paper presented at the seminar Icônes et écrans / Icone e schermi, Sala Commissioni, Palazzo Nuovo, via S. Ottavio 20, Turin.
  • 29 March 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “Structures of anonymity: whose text is an anonymous text? The case of the Roman Martyrology” (‘Strutture dell’anonimia: di chi è un testo anonimo? Il caso del ‘Martirologio Romano’), paper presented at the seminar Meetings on Meaning 2018-2019 (Incontri sul Senso), On Anonymous Mean?ng, coordinated by Massimo Leone, CIRCe-Centro Inerdipartimentale di Ricerca sulla Comunicazione, University of Turin, Aula 39, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.
  • 28 March 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “Semiotic notes about the Martyrologium Romanum” (‘Considerazioni semiotiche sul Martirologio Romano’), lecture within the seminar “Semiotics of Religion” (‘Semiotica della religione’) for the students of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media, University of Turin, Aula 25, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.
  • 7 March 2019 – Gabriele MARINO, “Martyrologium Romanum: An Introduction from the Standpoint of Semiotics”, paper within the panel Encoding martyrdom. From early modern norms to contemporary culture, presented at the 2019 annual conference of EuARe-European Academy of Religion, Sala Archivio, FSCIRE – Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII, via S. Vitale 114, Bologna.

Marco Papasidero

  • 23 January 2020 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “Hagiographic story to comics: the case of San Gerardo Maiella” (‘Dal racconto agiografico al fumetto: il caso di san Gerardo Maiella’)paper within the panel Pop hagiographies: From ex-votos to Internet memes (‘Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme’) presented at the conference Comunicare la santità (IV edition of Cantieri dell’agiografia), organised by AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (Italian Association for the study of sanctity, worships and hagiography), Pontifical University Antonianum, via Merulana 124, Rome.
  • 15 January 2020 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “The figure of the visioner in Marian apparitions ” (‘La figura del veggente nelle apparizioni mariane’), paper in the mini-panel “Saints and visioners between History of Christianism and Philosophical Anthropology” (‘Santi e veggenti. Tra storia del cristianesimo e antropologia filosofica’) presented at CRAFT-Contemporary Religions and Faith in Transition, Aula 3D 440, Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100/A, Turin.
  • 30 November 2019 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “The miracles of Saint Angel between 1500 and 1600” (‘I miracoli di Sant’Angelo tra Cinque e Seicento’), paper presented at the conference Sant’Angelo carmelitano: arte e fede tra passato e presente, Banca Popolare S. Angelo, Palazzo Frangipane, Licata (Agrigento).
  • 5 September 2019 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “Marian apparitions in Italy in the last decades: Communication strategies and structures of meaning” (‘Apparizioni mariane in Italia negli ultimi decenni: tra strategie comunicative e strutture di senso’), paper presented at the conference Re-enchanting the World: Spiritualities and Religions of the Third Millennium (the 2019 CESNUR International Conference), Campus Luigi Einaudi, Turin.
  • 3 July 2019 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “The Furta Sacra Tales as Legitimations of Monastic Communities in Medieval Europe”, paper presented at The Monastic Dimension of Identity Politics: Hagiographical Rhetoric and the Construction of the Other, II (2019
    International Medieval Congress), Leeds.
  • 21 March 2019 – Marco PAPASIDERO, “The cult of relics: History an anthropology” (‘Il culto delle reliquie. Storia e antropologia’), lecture within the seminar “Semiotics of Religion” (‘Semiotica della religione’) for the students of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media, University of Turin, Aula 25, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.

Andrea Pennini

  • 28 February 2019 – Andrea PENNINI, “The rhetoric of the martyrs of the French revolution” (‘Retorica dei martiri della rivoluzione francese’), lecture within the seminar “Semiotics of Religion” (‘Semiotica della religione’) for the students of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media, University of Turin, Aula 25, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.

Eleonora Rai


Gabriele Vissio

  • 23 January 2020 – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “Catholicmemes. A synthetic form of pop hagiography?”(‘Catholicmemes. Una forma sintetica di agiografia pop?’), paper within the panel Pop hagiographies: From ex-votos to Internet memes (‘Agiografie pop: dagli ex voto ai meme’) presented at the conference Comunicare la santità (IV edition of Cantieri dell’agiografia), organised by AISSCA-Associazione italiana per lo studio della santità, dei culti e dell’agiografia (Italian Association for the study of sanctity, worships and hagiography), Pontifical University Antonianum, via Merulana 124, Rome.
  • 15 January 2020 – Gabriele VISSIO, “Of saints, ills and other kinds of persons. From Ian Hacking’s Philosophical Anthropology” (‘Di santi, malati e altre persone. A partire dall’antropologia filosofica di Ian Hacking’), paper in the mini-panel “Saints and visioners between History of Christianism and Philosophical Anthropology” (‘Santi e veggenti. Tra storia del cristianesimo e antropologia filosofica’) presented at CRAFT-Contemporary Religions and Faith in Transition, Aula 3D 440, Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100/A, Turin.
  • 5 December 2019 – Gabriele VISSIO, “Doing Philosophical Research within the Framework of an Interdisciplinary Project on Sanctity”, talk presented at the Doctoral Days 2019 organized by the Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium (finophd.eu) and the Université du Luxembourg, Ex Convento di Santa Monica (Polo Universitario di Savigliano), via Garibaldi 6, Savigliano (Cuneo).
  • 26 October 2019 – Gabriele VISSIO, “Figures of human initiation. The role of sanctity in Auguste Comte’s positivist religion” (‘Figure dell’iniziazione umana. Il ruolo della santità nella religione positivista di Auguste Comte’), paper within the panel “Enunciation between Religion and Science” (‘Enunciazione tra religione e scienza’) presented at L’enunciazione e le immagini (XLVII congress of AISS-Associazione Italiana Studi Semiotici), Accademia Chigiana, via di Città 89, Siena.
  • 20 September 2019 – Gabriele VISSIO, “Clinician as Reasonable Interpreter. Philosophical and Semiotic Implications of the Concept of Vital Normativity”, paper presented at The Reasonable Interpreter, the International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL), Aula Blu, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Po 15, Turin.
  • 19 June 2019 – Gabriele MARINO and Gabriele VISSIO, “In His own viral images: a semiotic and philosophical approach to Internet memes about religion, Christianity and saints”, paper presented at the seminar Icônes et écrans / Icone e schermi, Sala Commissioni, Palazzo Nuovo, via S. Ottavio 20, Turin.
  • 9 May 2019 – Gabriele VISSIO, “Exceptionally ordinary. Normative models in religious imagery” (‘Eccezionalmente ordinari. Modelli di normatività nell’immaginario religioso’), paper presented at Distanza e prossimità del divino, the 6th national conference of the Italian Association for study of Philosophy and Theology, la Sapienza Università di Roma.
  • 22 March 2019 – Gabriele VISSIO, “The Jewish law in a semiotic perspective” (‘Le legge ebraica in prospettiva semiotica’), lecture within the seminar “Semiotics of Religion” (‘Semiotica della religione’) for the students of the Master’s Degree in Comunicazione e Culture dei Media, University of Turin, Aula 25, Palazzo Nuovo, via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin.

Public engagement and popular science (‘Terza missione’, ‘Divulgazione’)

NeMoSanctI has launched #SemioPills, a series of interview with the most prominent scholars in the field of the semiotics of religion. So far, #SemioPills has featured:


Media coverage

Jenny PONZO has been interviewed about NeMoSanctI on several national newspapers and magazines

For “Futura News” (the official journal of the master in journalism of the University of Turin), journalist Jacopo Tomatis wrote a report of “Fiori dell’anima”, the workshop NeMoSanctI has organized on the occasion of the Fascination of Plants Day 2019 at the Botanical Garden of Turin, on May 24, 2019.

Francesco GALOFARO reviewed the book: Jenny PONZO, Religious Narratives in Italian Literature after the Second Vatican Council: a Semiotic Analysis, DeGruyter, 2019, on the online semiotic journal “Ocula”, 10 June 2019.


Lectures by guest scholars

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).