Facing Narratives: Tales of the Visage across Cultures

Facing Narratives: Tales of the Visage across Cultures FRIAS, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies

Stemming from ERC Project FACETS (Face Aesthetics in Contemporary E-Technological Societies), led by FRIAS 2020/21 Senior Fellow Massimo LEONE, the symposium revolves on how the human face acquires specific cultural meaning in narratives, in literature, through visual means, and in present-day digital simulacra. The visage is the most important communicative interface of the human species; many of its features are determined by natural evolution. Yet, cultures constantly inflect the biological functioning of the face, along patterns of meaning that societies disseminate through narrativity and story-telling. Understanding the role of the face in narrative cultures is the main objective of the symposium. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82753265393?pwd=VWRpWUovT3pPOWtISUVyZ2grR2szdz09 Meeting-ID: 827 5326 5393 Code: 624897 Friday, January 29, 2021 8:45 – 9:00 – Welcome speech by the Director of FRIAS, Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernd KORTMANN 9:00 - 9:30 – Massimo LEONE, University of Turin Introduction: The Face of the Other 9:30 - 10:00 – Maria GIULIA DONDERO, FNRS – University of Liège Forces in Portraiture: Between Sensation and Narrative 10:00 - 10:30 – Javier Martínez TORRÓN – Complutense University of Madrid The Face, the Veil, and the Law 10:30 - 11:00 – Virtual coffee break and discussion 11:00 - 11:30 – Simona STANO, University of Turin / New York University Reading the Face across Cultures: Signs, Narratives, Ideologies 11:30 - 12:00 – Mattia THIBAULT, University of Tampere Cosmetic Cyberware and Iris Patterns: Transhuman Facial Aesthetics in Cyberpunk 2077 12:00 – 12:30 – Antonio SANTANGELO, University of Turin Faces of our Times: Self-Made Women, Revolutionaries, and Wanderers between Cultures 12:30 - 13:30 – Virtual lunch break and discussion Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:00 - 9:30 – Gabriele MARINO, University of Turin The Semiotics of the Iconic Face 9:30 - 10:00 – Silvia BARBOTTO, University of Turin Façades of Faces in Transcultural and Dissonant Urban Facts 10:00 – 10:30 – Remo GRAMIGNA, University of Turin The Face as Cultural Text: A Semiotic Appraisal 10:30 - 11:00 – Virtual coffee break and discussion 11:00 - 11:30 – Elsa SORO, University of Turin (Un)Masking the Face and (Dis)Covering the City: Facial Cartographies beyond #Selfiecity 11:30 – 12:00 – Bruno SURACE, University of Turin Agnès, JR and Tamasaburō: Cultural Semiotics of the Movies Visages, Villages and The Written Face 12:00 - 12:30 – Cristina VOTO, University of Turin Archiving Faces, Performing Visages: A Peircean Perspective 12:30 - 13:00 – Marco VIOLA, University of Turin Face Pictures in Science: From Darwin to Contemporary Databases 13:00 – 13:30 – Roberto GAMBONI, University of Turin 3D Interactive Exhibition Leaflet image courtesy of Ah Xian. This event results from a project that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No 819649 - FACETS).