Performativity

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The concept of performativity has had an important theoretical impact in recent decades. It is in fact almost impossible to provide a definition of performance or performativity on which everyone can agree. Within the context of our research, performativity is defined as the normative aspect of an action. Every action can be observed either by focusing on its determined aspect (its context, the constraints involved, etc.) or by focusing on its undecided aspect (how it is new, how it produces something that was not previously decided upon). The quality of performativity refers to the fact that a particular action produces something that was not predicted (or that was not predictable) before the action itself. In this sense, the notion of performativity denotes an approach to reality that does not focus on the essence of things and that rejects the representational paradigm.

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VocUM Conference

November 17-18, 2022
Yann Audin is co-president of the VocUM International Conference's 2022 Edition, organized by students of the Université de Montréal, all from different fields of study relating to language.

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Invitation by the Building 21 Project of McGill University

November 7, 2022
The Building 21 Project of McGill University invites Marcello Vitali-Rosati, on November 7 at 1:30 p.m. (EST), to discuss artificial intelligence in the humanities. In person at Building 21, and online (link to come on the project's website).

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Guest Lecture in the course "La lecture : fondements et processus" (Reading: Foundations and Processes) at the Université du Québec à Montréal

October 6, 2022
Emmanuelle Lescouet is invited, on October 6, 2022 at 2 p.m. (EST), to give a lecture in the class "La lecture : fondements et processus" (Reading: Foundations and Processes) taught at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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Corpus Season 2

September 5, 2022
Corpus, the livestream show hosted by Emmanuelle Lescouet on the Chair's Twitch channel, is back for a second season on September 5, 2022, live every Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST)!

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Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Annual Conference

July 25-29, 2022
The annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations will take place from July 25 to 29, 2022 both online and in person. The Chair's team will be giving and hosting multiple talks and workshops. To obtain participation or registration links, visit the conference's Website.

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Interactions multimodales par écran (IMPEC) Conference 2022

July 7, 2022
On July 7, 2022 at 3:30 a.m. (EST), or 9:30 a.m. (CET), Marcello Vitali-Rosati gives a lecture titled "Espaces publics et jardins partagés : les collectifs à l'ère des GAFAM" (Public Spaces and Shared Gardens: Collectives in the GAFAM Era) as part of the 2022 conference Interactions multimodales par écran (IMPEC) of the Lyon research unit ICAR. Registration and attendance information on the conference's website! Lecture will be recorded and available later.

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Corpus Liveshow 12-Hour Streaming: Boosting of the Repository of Digital Writings

June 24, 2022
On June 24, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST), Emmanuelle Lescouet will host a special live episode of Corpus, during which everyone is invited to submit digital texts and literary works to boost the content on the Repository of Digital Writings.

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8th Document numérique et société Conference

June 23, 2022
On June 23 2022, Margot Mellet gives a talk titled "Design des petites mains : réflexions pour des environnements éditoriaux équitables, pluriels et inclusifs" (Design From Little Hands: Reflections On Fair, Plural and Inclusive Editorial Environments) at the Document numérique et société Conference of the University of Liège, whose theme is "Scientific Communication and Open Science: Opportunities, Tensions and Paradoxes". In presence only!

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Canadian Comparative Literature Association Annual Congress

June 22-23, 2022

From June 21 to 24, 2022, the annual congress of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association will take place on Zoom. The theme, this year, is "Divergence and Convergence in Comparative Literature". Antoine Fauchié, Margot Mellet and Marcello Vitali-Rosati will act as facilitators of the workshop "Inscription Practices/Play" on June 22, and the workshop "Inscription Reflections" on June 23. Information on attendance here

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Annual Electronic Literature Organisation Conference

May 30 to June 1, 2022

From May 30 to June 1, 2022, Margot Mellet and Emmanuelle Lescouet will give talks at the annual Electronic Literature Organization conference. Registration to attend here

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