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.
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)!
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 hereEDIT
From May 19-21, 2022, the Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities team will give multiple lectures and presentations as part of the annual conference organised by Humanistica, the francophone digital humanities association. Exact dates and links to come!
From May 17-19, 2022, the Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities team will give multiple talks and presentations in the context of the annual conference "DH Unbound". Exact dates and links to come!
Emmanuelle Lescouet gives a lecture titled "Mise en scène de l'autre : renversement de la morale patriarcale" (Staging of the Other: Reversal of Patriarchal Morals) in the colloquium organised as part of the ANR program "Aiôn, socio-anthropologie de l'imaginaire du temps" (Aion, Socioanthropology of Time's Lore) at the University of Besançon on May 12-13, 2022, which will lead to the publication of its proceedings in Number 36 of the journal ¿ Interrogations ?EDIT
From April 27 to 29, 2022, the colloquium "Vivre par(mi) les écrans : passé et avenir" (Living Through/Among Screens: Past and Future), directed by Mauro Carbone and Jacopo Bodini, will take place at the University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 - IRPhil. Marcello Vitali-Rosati will be presenting on April 27, 2022 at 11 a.m. (EST) "Pour une multiplicité d'écrans" (For a Multiplicity of Screens).
As part of the lecture series "Le numérique à son miroir" (The Digital to Its Mirror), the University of Rouen-Normandy organises a conference on the representation of environmental issues in video games. Margot Mellet will give a lecture titled "Sacrifices must be made: Réflexions sur l'obsolescence dans le jeu Inscryption" (Sacrifices Must Be Made: Thoughts on Obsolescence in the Video Game Inscryption) at 9:10 a.m. (EST) online, hereEDIT
The Littérature québécoise mobile team, constituted by René Audet, Bertrand Gervais, Alexandra Saemmer and Marcello Vitali-Rosati, presents a panel titled "Penser la matérialité des pratiques littéraires numériques" (Thinking the Materiality of Digital Literary Practices) on March 24, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the conference hosted by the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh. Online here