Paratexts

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In literature, paratextual elements traditionally act as thresholds between the text itself and what is beyond the text. They underline the passage from an extradiegetic level to a diegetic level and, ultimately, in the case of literature, from reality to fiction. Although this model has been articulated to apply to paper publishing, the digital sphere has demonstrated a tendency to increasingly blur the boundaries between the two levels. On the web, everything is text, or rather, more specifically, a small amount of text and an enormous ensemble of paratexts. It is indeed the paratexts that usually play an operational role: paratexts are the devices that allow us to act (change of address, page, liking content, etc.). In other words, the paratexts become the interface, a place of action, a world, or, even better, the world where we act. The paratexts then become an environment; our environment.

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

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. Follow the colloquium online starting from 3 p.m. (EST).

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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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Guest Lecture in the course "La lecture : fondements et processus" (Reading: Foundations and Processes) at the Université du Québec à Montréal

October 6, 2022
Emmanuelle Lescouet is invited, on October 6, 2022 at 2 p.m. (EST), to give a lecture in the class "La lecture : fondements et processus" (Reading: Foundations and Processes) taught at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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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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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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