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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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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Focus group "Les formats d'écriture comme interfaces entre supports et genres de discours" (Writing Formats as Interfaces Between Supports and Discourse Genres)

April 15, 2022

As part of this focus group hosted by the University Paris-Est Créteil, Marcello Vitali-Rosati gives a talk titled "Formats d'écriture et formes de pensée" (Writing Formats and Forms of Thought) at 10:15 a.m. (EST) online here

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Conference "Reconnecter un monde dévasté ? Représentation des enjeux environnementaux dans les jeux vidéo" (Reconnecting a Barren World? Representation of Environmental Issues in Video Games)

April 8, 2022

As part of the lecture series "Le numérique à son miroir" (The Digital to Its Mirror), the University of Rouen-Normandy organises a conference on the representation of environmental issues in video games. Margot Mellet will give a lecture titled "Sacrifices must be made: Réflexions sur l'obsolescence dans le jeu Inscryption" (Sacrifices Must Be Made: Thoughts on Obsolescence in the Video Game Inscryption) at 9:10 a.m. (EST) online, here

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March 24, 2022
39th Edition of the 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

The Littérature québécoise mobile team, constituted by René Audet, Bertrand Gervais, Alexandra Saemmer and Marcello Vitali-Rosati, presents a panel titled "Penser la matérialité des pratiques littéraires numériques" (Thinking the Materiality of Digital Literary Practices) on March 24, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the conference hosted by the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh. Online here

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PhD candidate Margot Mellet will give, on March 18, 2022, at 11:30 a.m., a lecture titled "Textapes et profil numérique. Analyse de l’œuvre transmédiale Les Textapes d’Alice" (Textapes and Digital Profile: Transmedial Analysis of Les Textapes d'Alice) at the 19th Comparative Canadian Literature student colloquium of the Université de Sherbrooke "At the Crossroads: Intermediality As a Meeting Point" online here.

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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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