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Texto, política, informática. Las tres revoluciones de Raul Mordenti. Conclusiones del homenaje a un maestro de las Humanidades Digitales

Fiormonte, D. & Sordi, P. (2021). Texto, política, informática. Las tres revoluciones de Raul Mordenti. Conclusiones del homenaje a un maestro de las Humanidades Digitales. JANUS : Estudios sobre el Siglo de Oro, 10(10), pp. 379-409. doi: 10.51472/jeso20211020


Raul Mordenti is a prominent scientific, intellectual and political Italian figure who has lived and contributed to shape three epistemic transformations across the XX and XXI centuries: one political, one in education and literary research, and the last that we may define, for brevity, as digital. This paper summarizes the vitality of his intellectual reflections and his “scientific imagination” – the heart of which was the practical and theoretical idea of revolution. His contribution focuses in particular on the epistemological revolution in humanities, which gravitates around the field of digital humanities that Mordenti himself helped to found, trying to find the meaning of the text in a world colonized by digitalization. Algorithmic and platform societies have made the connections between philology and textual criticism, technologies and global geopolitical interests more evident: applications, media and algorithms have become the editors of our lives, promoters and masters of texts that group and connect facts, stories, words and people: a totalitarian body that requires a cognitive decolonization to catalyze a new political, social and anthropological revolution.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This journal article is an updated version of the concluding chapter of a book on Raul Mordenti: Domenico Fiormonte and Paolo Sordi (2020), “Conclusioni. Testo-Politica-Computer: il trittico rivoluzionario di Raul Mordenti”, in Domenico Fiormonte y Paolo Sordi (eds.), Letteratura e altre rivoluzioni. Scritti per Raul Mordenti. Roma: Bordeaux, pp. 264-297. The Spanish translation is by María Julia Vigliocco and Ernesto Priego.
Publisher Keywords: Italian literature; Italian politics; textual criticism; digital philology; humanities computing; social media; algorithmic society; platform university; epistemic decolonization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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