Authors and authorship

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Since the 1990s, authors have increasingly invaded the web, participating in the world of blogs and social networks and experimenting with new forms of hypermedia. Online communities and cooperatives of writers have led to an overt reconfiguration of the relationship between authorial, readerly and editorial instances. These new practices have a clear impact on the (until now poorly defined) notion of the literary institution as a scholarly institution, and in particular on the traditional editorial economic model. Faced with such mutations—which can be considered a type of editorialization—, we may be tempted to claim that the role of the author is weakening in favour of a multiplication of collective works which further challenge the institutional role of publishers. It is nevertheless possible to observe a simultaneous emergence of original writing practices online, where authorial figures depict themselves, playing with tensions between the author, the writer, the writer’s persona and the actual person. This paradox represents a starting point enabling reflection on the status of the author in the digital era, a consideration that aims to measure the real impact of new technology on the concept of authorship.

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ENCODE from the University of Bologna Project Conference

May 23, 2022

On May 23, 2022 at 10 a.m. (EST), Marcello Vitali-Rosati gives a lecture titled "Technical Thinking: the 'Greek Anthology Project' between Epistemological Choices and Code" at the 5th ENCODE Project Conference, which strives to bridge the gap between classical studies and digital competency. Registration required to attend!

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Humanistica Conference 2022

May 19-21, 2022

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!

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Conference "DH Unbound" by the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Canadian Society of Digital Humanities

May 17-19, 2022

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!

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Carrefour de culture et création numériques roundtable

May 16, 2022

The Carrefour de culture et création numériques (C3N) of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Montreal holds a roundtable on May 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Roch Delannay, Antoine Fauchié and Margot Mellet will give a presentation on the text-editing tool Stylo. Only in person, link to attend in the event description!

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89th Acfas Congress

May 9-10, 2022

On May 9, 2022, PhD candidates Roch Delannay, Giulia Ferretti and Mathilde Verstraete will give lectures as part of the "Prix étudiants" (Student Awards) period of the conference "Le numérique dans les sciences humaines : Édition et visualisation" (The Digital in the Humanities: Edition and Visualisation) at the 89th Acfas Congress at 3:45 p.m. On May 10, 2022 at 9:30 a.m., Marcello Vitali-Rosati will preside the 4th session of the same conference. Online only, link to come!

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International colloquium

May 6, 2022

On May 6, 2022, Mathilde Verstraete gives a lecture titled "Les figures de l'auteur au sein du projet d'édition numérique collaborative de l'Anthologie grecque" (Authorial Figures in the Collaborative Digital Edition of the Greek Anthology) at 9 a.m. (EST) at the international colloquium organised by the French Studies section of the Department of European, American and Intercultural Studies of the University of Rome La Sapienza. Live on YouTube

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International colloquium « L'écrivain et la machine. Figures de l'auteur à l'ère du numérique » (The Writer and the Machine. Authorial Figures in the Digital Era)

May 6, 2022

On May 6, 2022, Mathilde Verstraete gives a lecture titled "Les figures de l'auteur au sein du projet d'édition numérique collaborative de l'Anthologie grecque" (Authorial Figures in the Collaborative Digital Edition of the Greek Anthology) at 9 a.m. (EST) at the international colloquium organised by the French Studies section of the Department of European, American and Intercultural Studies of the University of Rome La Sapienza. Live on YouTube

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Lecture "From Computer Science in the Humanities to the Collaborative Edition of the Greek Anthology" (Dall'informatica umanistica all'edizione collaborativa dell’Antologia Greca)

Lecture given in Italian by Marcello Vitali-Rosati and Mathilde Verstraete at the Department of Humanities of the University of Naples Federico II on March 18, 2022 at 11 a.m. (EST) online here

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Discussion on palimpsest

As part of the project "Le récit de voyage à l'ère numérique. Tentative d'épuisement de l'autoroute Nord-Sud (Gaspé et Miami) (Travel Literature in the Digital Era: Attempt at Exhausting the North-South Highway [Gaspé and Miami])", PhD candidates Margot Mellet and Emma Lacroix will discuss their research on palimpsest on March 8, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. (EST) here.

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