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The digital sphere encourages a redefining of the concept of the virtual, a term already employed by two traditions—philosophy and physics—that have assigned it contradictory meanings. Today, thinking about the virtual is, before all else, a political responsibility. The political sense of virtual identities, of virtual communities, of virtual reality will always be affected by a deep-rooted ambiguity: the virtual nature of these technologies will be, on one hand, an opening to new possibilities of freedom and, on the other, a cage which controls and manages individuals by centralized power.

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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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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. Links to come!

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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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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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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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