International Conference on Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and “Modernity of antiquity”

The final program of the Second International Conference on “Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and ‘Modernity of Antiquity’ in Italian Literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the Present Day” (Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 19-20, December, 2016) is available now online on the conference website (

The hermeneutics of the “modernity of antiquity” is a still pioneering branch of research in Italian literatu…re and art studies. Its aim is to discover the hidden meaning of works of literature and arts where other approaches failed or proved unsatisfactory.

This two-day conference represents a chance to promote the hermeneutics of the “symbolic-mythological modernity of antiquity” at a national and international level and, at the same time, to stimulate new and further studies in this direction that, although still unexplored, promises to open up new and interesting hermeneutical perspectives, not only for scholars but also for other groups of readers.


Date: December 18-19, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano)

Languages:  Italian & English