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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"Le choix dans les cultures de l'imaginaire" (Choice in Speculative Cultures) Colloquium

October 28, 2022
Emmanuelle Lescouet co-hosts, on October 28, 2022 at the Maison des Sciences et de l’Homme en Bretagne, the "Le choix dans les cultures de l'imaginaire" (Choice in Speculative Cultures) colloquium with the Laboratoire des imaginaires.

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Symposium

October 27 to 29, 2022
The Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities holds, from October 27 to 29, 2022 in the Lionel-Groulx building of the University of Montreal, the symposium "Anthological Navigations: The Greek Anthology in the Era of Digital Classics". Details, schedule and registration here!

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Guest Seminar by Pierre Lévy on the IEML (Information Economy MetaLanguage) Project

October 24-26, 2022
The Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities and the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN) invite Pierre Lévy to conduct a seminar, from October 24 to 26, 2022, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST), at the University of Montreal, accessible online here, on the interdisciplinary project IEML, that he has been developing and directing for the past twenty years.

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"Éditions critiques numériques et multilinguisme" (Critical Digital Editions and Multilingualism) Workshop

September 27, 2022
Mathilde Verstraete and Marcello Vitali-Rosati give a talk, on September 27, 2022, as part of the workshop "Éditions critiques numériques et multilinguisme" (Critical Digital Editions and Multilingualism) held by the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques, on the algorithmic exploration of the Greek Anthology project.

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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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