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PANELS I. Words and concepts * I. 1. Hermeneutics, symbol and myth: etymological meaning of the terms and their evolution in the ancient culture. II. Symbol and myth from early Catholicism * II. 1. Symbol from early Catholicism and liturgy. * II. 2. Symbols and myths of paganism, with particular reference to the mystery cults, in the interpretation of the Fathers of the Church, the Christian Apologists and ancient Christian writers (i.e. Clement of Alexandria, Arnobius, Firmicus Maternus, Augustine of Hippo). III. The religious meaning of mythological symbol, myth and new syncretistic and apocalyptic mythology in some anticlassical theories of the modern age * III. 1. Abrégé de l’Origine de tous les Cultes by Charles François Dupuis (Trie-Château, 1742 - Is-sur-Tille, 1809). * III. 2. Symbolik und Mythologie der alten Völker, besonders der Griechen by Georg Friedrich Creuzer (Marburg an der Lahn, 1771 - Heidelberg, 1858). * III. 3. Gottheiten von Samothrake e la Philosophie der Offenbarung by Friedrich W. J. Schelling (Leonberg, Württemberg, 1775 - Bad Ragaz, Sankt Gallen, 1854). * III. 4. Die unsterblichkeitslehre der orphischen theologie au den grabdenkmälern des altertums nach anleitung einer vase aus Canosa im besitz des herrn prosper biardot in Paris dargestellt by Johann Jakob Bachofen (Basel, 1815 – Basel 1887). IV. Crypto-pagan symbols and themes hidden “under the veil” of Italian literature and the arts: symbols, myths and themes of the “modernity of antiquity” from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century * IV. 1. «Ut pictura poësis» The symbols and themes of this section must refer to: a) archaic, pre-Homeric, non-Olympic or even anti-Olympic ancient religious systems, or to ancient mystery cults, either Mediterranean or non-Mediterranean; b) themes and figures that can be analyzed (even from a comparative and mythological-religious perspective, if necessary) include: Bacchus (-Dyonisus-Zagreus-Sabatius-Jacchus; Orpheus); Venus (-Aphrodite; Astarte; Tanit; Ishtar); Adonis (-Tammuz); Isis, Osiris, Horus, Aton, Amun, Serapis; Saturn (Cronus, Moloch, Baal Hammon; Aion, Zervan); Mithra; Shiva; Odino. c) crypto-pagan symbols referring to apocalyptic themes. * IV. 2. Traces of ancient Christian and Jewish heresies and of the Jewish, Phoenician-punic, crypto-paganism hidden “under the veil” of the images, of the symbols and of the themes of Italian literature from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. * IV. 3. Traces of crypto-esoteric initiation and crypto-pagan symbolism hidden “under the veil” of the narrative of Jules Verne (Nantes, 1828 - Amiens, 1905) and Maurice Leblanc (Rouen, 1864 - Perpignan, 1941), and in both popular and highbrow Italian literature and arts. * IV. 4. The crypto-paganism of the “Ancients” in the works of Lord Dunsany (London, 1878 - Dublin, 1957), Arthur Machen (Caerleon-on-Usk, Monmouthshire, 1863 - Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, 1947) and Howard Phillips Lovecraft (Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 1890-1937) in Italian literature and arts. * IV. 5. Themes and symbols of ancient paganism (mystery cults, Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean) in historical-esoteric Italian thrillers. * IV. 6. Crypto-pagan and crypto-initiatic themes in Collodi's "The Adventures of Pinocchio" and in different children's literary works. * IV. 7. Crypto-esoteric symbols and crypto-pagan themes hidden “under the veil” of pictures and texts in children's literature, comics, cartoons and video games. * IV.8. The “modernity of antiquity” in the history, images and languages of Italian and International cinema: symbols, crypto-pagan and crypto-esoteric themes. ________________________________ TERMS OF PARTICIPATION Not personal invitations are allowed – All speakers will be selected by CFP Modalità di partecipazione | Università Cattolica del ...<> Non verranno prese in considerazione proposte di relazioni che considerano il simbolo e il mito in chiave psicologica e psicanalitica. Non verranno prese in ... ________________________________ FEES (as speakers and listeners) Under definition (There will be special fees for Ph.D. students, students and speakers of last ER-SMMA Conference – 2016 and 2015) ________________________________ “ER-SMMA” Book series The submitted papers which will pass a double-blind peer review will be published in a volume<>. ________________________________ GENERAL CONFERENCE CHAIRS Professor ANGELA IDA VILLA Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Milano (III ed., Lucca, 23-29 luglio 2017) (III ed., Milano, 15-16 dicembre 2017; deadline: 24 ottobre) (Recanati, CNSL, 2-8 luglio 2017) Email: Professor BART VAN DEN BOSSCHE Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Facoltà di Lettere Dipartimento di Scienze Letterarie – gruppo di ricerca MDRN Blijde-Inkomststraat 21 B-3000 Leuven E-mail:<> tel.++ 32 16 32 48 36<> Scientific committees and scientific secretary: In view of the III International Conference Er-smma 2017, we had a preparatory lab in Recanati (Centro Nazionale di Studi Leopardiani) from 2 to 8 July 2017. ER-SMMA_LAB.LEO: «Man’s memory is powerless without the aid of signs». Hermeneutical Studies’ Laboratory of sacred symbology and religious mythology of the ‘modernity of antiquity’, in Italian literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the Present Day, with Leopardian section (Recanati, CNSL, 2-8 July 2017) <>

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