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We are living in a digital world, a world that is produced by writing. We derive our identity from writing – from personal profiles, data entered into databases, lines of code. Every one of our actions is in some way based upon writing, from clicking to buying a book or planning a trip. The objects surrounding us are the results of processes of writing. The Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities offers new interpretation and insight on the writing that has become part of our world. This website provides further information about the Chair's projects, member publications, and theoretical concepts used in research.

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Servanne Monjour, Matteo Treleani et Marcello Vitali-Rosati, « Ontologie du numérique. Entre mimésis et réalité », Sens Public, décembre 2017.

Ce dossier se conçoit comme un champ d’exploration des problématiques ontologiques du numérique, dans une perspective résolument interdisciplinaire, accueillant tout autant la philosophie, l’esthétique, les études littéraires, la sémiologie, la sociologie ou les sciences de l’information et de la communication. Des arts numériques à la littérature hypermédiatique, en passant par les webdocumentaires et les jeux vidéo, de nombreux domaines permettent en effet d’étudier ces dichotomies apparemment périlleuses entre représentation et réalité, réel et imaginaire, fiction et documentaire…

Marcello Vitali-Rosati, « The Writer is the Architect. Editorialization and the Production of Digital Space », Sens Public, décembre 2017.

We live primarily in a digital space. The structure of the territory first appears to us by means of the mediation of digital devices, ones predominately owned by large multinational corporations. This situation implies a huge risk – that of remaining passive while private companies organize and develop these spaces for us. How might we avoid this risk ? Is it possible, in the digital age, for us to be central to the production of the spaces in which we live ? How might literature constitute a tool for the production of the spatial imaginary that enables us to reappropriate the places and territories managed by the information industry ? This paper addesses these questions and attempts to show, on the basis of the theory of editorialization, how writing can be a way of producing the space in which we live.

2nd Meeting Between Screens - Screens' Temporality

21st - 23rd November

Jason Boyd Lecture

University of Montreal
Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Room C-8111
Friday 10th novembre, 11 am

International Journal of Photoliterature first release

The international journal of photoliterature is launched in 2017 with a first issue dedicated to the range of photoliterary poetics elements

Matteo Treleani Lecture

University of Montreal
Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Local C-2059
Wednesday 1st November 2017, 10am

# Dibutade : the origin of creation

Call for papers (contributions) for the sixth edition of MuseMedusa

Under the supervision of Servanne Monjour

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