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.
May 24, 2023 Marcello Vitali-Rosati presents “Habiter les formats d’écriture : ce que pensent docx, TEI et ekdosis” (Inhabiting Writing Formats: What docx, TEI and ekdosis Are Thinking) on May 24, 2023 at 8 a.m. (EST), as part of the “Gouverner le numérique dans un monde en transition” (Digital Governing in a Transitioning World) international conference in Rennes.
May 8-10, 2023 Marcello Vitali-Rosati gives a talk and releases the collective work “Les éditions critiques numériques : entre tradition et changement de paradigmes“ he has co-edited with Robert Alessi at the 2023 Acfas Congress; Emmanuelle Lescouet gives a talk and hosts a workshop on digital literature and video game narration. Full program on the Acfas website.
April 6, 2023 Emmanuelle Lescouet gives a talk, on April 6, 2023, titled "Le futur est-il fluide ?" (Is the Future Fluid?) at the Sex, Sexuality and Sexual Relationships in Science Fiction Conference, hosted by the Stella Incognita association for the promotion and development of research on science fiction, which will take place April 4 through 7, 2023. Details on the Stella Incognita website.
March 23, 2023 Mathilde Verstraete cohosts, with the Center for Classical Studies of the University of Montreal, on March 23, 2023 from 9 a.m. (EST) in the Jean-Brillant Building of the University, a public reading of Virgil's Aeneid as part of the Festival Européen Latin Grec.
March 3, 2023 Marcello Vitali-Rosasti is invited by Université Côte d'Azur to speak, on March 3, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. (CET), at 89, route de Turin in Nice, on artificial intelligence and intelligence definition models.
March 1, 2023 As part of the scientific partnership that the Niort Campus and the Faculty of Humanities signed with the Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities, the Information Communication program of the Niort Campus is happy to invite Marcello Vitali-Rosati as keynote speaker. He will also have already intervened before the conference in Peppe Cavallari's class "Épistémologie des sciences de l'information et de la communication" (Epistemology of Information and Communication Science). His keynote conference will be accessible online at 10:30 a.m. (EST).
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.
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).