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The digital sphere encourages a redefining of the concept of the virtual, a term already employed by two traditions—philosophy and physics—that have assigned it contradictory meanings. Today, thinking about the virtual is, before all else, a political responsibility. The political sense of virtual identities, of virtual communities, of virtual reality will always be affected by a deep-rooted ambiguity: the virtual nature of these technologies will be, on one hand, an opening to new possibilities of freedom and, on the other, a cage which controls and manages individuals by centralized power.




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March 24, 2022
39th Edition of the 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

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


PhD candidate Margot Mellet will give, on March 18, 2022, at 11:30 a.m., a lecture titled "Textapes et profil numérique. Analyse de l’œuvre transmédiale Les Textapes d’Alice" (Textapes and Digital Profile: Transmedial Analysis of Les Textapes d'Alice) at the 19th Comparative Canadian Literature student colloquium of the Université de Sherbrooke "At the Crossroads: Intermediality As a Meeting Point" online here.


The References That Connect Us: Creating Knowledge Networks From a Zotero Library Workshop

Workshop conducted in collaboration with the Comparative Materialities Research Group of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association on February 22, 2022 at 9:30 (EST) here


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The mission of _Corpus_ is to present and explore digital literary works through their live experimentation. The corpus is constituted by drawing from the works referenced on the Digital Writing Directory of the Canada Research Chair in Digital Writing. The paths through the works thus produced are archived to keep track of the potentially perishable digital.


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