Aliento – Analyse Linguistique et Interculturelle des Énoncés sapientiels et de leur transmission de l’Orient à l’Occident et de l’Occident à l’Orient
Program (in French)
The ALIENTO scientific team organises every year a three-day encounter on medieval sapiential tradition (VIIIth-XVth C.) in the Iberian Peninsula, its sources and its posterity in the perspective of the data base that is being built up.
In March 2009 took place the first international conference untitled: “Sapiential sentences: cultures et transmissions”. Its main purpose was the presentation of the project content, its aims and its methods. The November 2010 Conference: Ancient corpora and data bases” focussed on the Ancient sources of the Medieval corpus from the Iberian Peninsula and the articulation of the project with other data bases dealing with Ancient corpora (GASC – Corpus der arabischen und syrischen Gnomologien, SAWS – Sharing Ancient Wisdom).
At this stage of the work, a presentation of the first results obtained by textual crossings will be made and conclusions on our primary experimentations will be drawn with the specialists of the texts of the ALIENTO corpus. We will also organise the future work. A session will be devoted to the appended data bases: normalisation of files and bibliography.
This year, the papers will be on Intertextuality between our corpora and the exemplary literature that circulated in the Iberian Peninsula during that period. A particular attention will be paid to Calila and Dimna.
ALIENTO collaborators are invited to present a paper on the connections between wisdom literature, sapiential units and fables, exempla, Mirrors for Princes, adâb literature… from the same epoch.
The 22 and 23 November sessions will take place in Nancy and the 24 November session will be in Paris. On 23 November, there will be workshops; the sessions of the 22 and the 24 will be devoted to papers. The presentations will not exceed 30 minutes; a fifteen-minute discussion will follow.