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.
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 ...
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!
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 hereEDIT
On May 23, 2022 at 10 a.m. (EST), Marcello Vitali-Rosati gives a lecture titled "Technical Thinking: the 'Greek Anthology Project' between Epistemological Choices and Code" at the 5th ENCODE Project Conference, which strives to bridge the gap between classical studies and digital competency. Registration required to attend!
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!
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!
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!
Emmanuelle Lescouet gives a lecture titled "Mise en scène de l'autre : renversement de la morale patriarcale" (Staging of the Other: Reversal of Patriarchal Morals) in the colloquium organised as part of the ANR program "Aiôn, socio-anthropologie de l'imaginaire du temps" (Aion, Socioanthropology of Time's Lore) at the University of Besançon on May 12-13, 2022, which will lead to the publication of its proceedings in Number 36 of the journal ¿ Interrogations ?EDIT
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!
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