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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Humanistica Conference 2023

June 26-28, 2023
The Chair's team is glad to present multiple papers at Humanistica's, the French association for digital humanities, annual conference.

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Acfas Congress 2023

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.

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Uno sguardo digitale sull'Antologia greca : piattaforme, metodi e strumenti dell'informatica umanistica Conference (The Greek Anthology through the Digital Prism: Platform, Methods and Instruments from the Digital Humanities)

March 28, 2023
Italian conference held by Marcello Vitali-Rosati and Mathilde Verstraete at the Department of Humanities at the University of Naples - Federico II on March 28, 2023 at 10 a.m. (EST) on Jitsi

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Publication of the collective work Les éditions critiques numériques. Entre tradition et changement de paradigme coedited by Robert Alessi and Marcello Vitali-Rosati

March 27, 2023
The collective work Les éditions critiques numériques. Entre tradition et changement de paradigme (in French only), coedited by Robert Alessi and Marcello Vitali-Rosati, comes out today in the "Parcours numériques" collection, directed by the Chair and the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN), of the Presses de l'Université de Montréal (University of Montreal Press), accessible EventsContent productionContent circulationContent legitimationMediasPublishingLiteratureDigital identities and profilesAuthors and authorshipDigital platformsParatextsReflection planesMetaontologyEditorializationMediating conjuncturesMarcello Vitali-RosatiDigital spaceMemory and ArchiveOpen AccessTechnological determinismPublishing platformsBooks

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#ArtsLitt Wikithon Invitation

March 26, 2023
The Chair's team is invited to take part in a day-long Wikithon organised by Productions Rhizome in partnership with Littérature québécoise mobile, of which Marcello Vitali-Rosati is a collaborator.

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Greek Anthology Collaborative Digital Edition: Workshops

March 4-7, 2023
As part of the partnership established in 2015 with the Liceo classico Luca de Samuele Cagnazzi, Altamura, two days of workshops will take place in Paris, held by Servanne Monjour (CELLF Sorbonne), Marcello Vitali-Rosati and Mathilde Verstraete, with the objective of bringing a theoretical and concrete reflection on the issues and practical potentialities raised by the collaborative digital edition of the Greek Anthology.

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