Digital identities and profiles

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Crédit photo : Man Ray
Crédit photo : Man Ray

The development of the participatory web, or web 2.0, has, in the last few years, brought about a multiplication of what we call user profiles. Indeed, every platform asks the user to create a “profile,” from social networks to online retail platforms such as meetup sites and online games. The writer, as well as the researcher, create their own authorial face while simultaneously developing original self-narratives. We would then say that, henceforth, authors “editorialize” themselves. They use digital tools and their associated features in order to produce as an author. Given that it is constructed online, the authorial identity is therefore dynamic (never definitively complete), heterodetermined (namely by the readers) and preformative. Furthermore, these distortions of the forms and functions of the user profile may be considered literary practices that, through their playful creativity, subvert common usage of the online profile and its social implications.

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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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Conference "La connaissance intranquille" (Intranquil Knowledge)

June 3, 2022

On June 3, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. (EST), Margot Mellet gives a lecture titled "Le savoir intranquille du texte numérique : restituer une intimité avec son texte à l'écran" (The Un-Tranquil Knowledge of the Digital Text: Restituting Intimacy With One's Text on the Screen) at the conference "La connaissance intranquille" (Intranquil Knowledge) organised by l'Organon, a research and creative writing group put in place by the McConnell-Université de Montréal Chair on stories and writings surrounding care-providing and end-of-life.

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Annual Electronic Literature Organisation Conference

May 30 to June 1, 2022

From May 30 to June 1, 2022, Margot Mellet and Emmanuelle Lescouet will give talks at the annual Electronic Literature Organization conference. Registration to attend here

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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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