Authors and authorship

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Since the 1990s, authors have increasingly invaded the web, participating in the world of blogs and social networks and experimenting with new forms of hypermedia. Online communities and cooperatives of writers have led to an overt reconfiguration of the relationship between authorial, readerly and editorial instances. These new practices have a clear impact on the (until now poorly defined) notion of the literary institution as a scholarly institution, and in particular on the traditional editorial economic model. Faced with such mutations—which can be considered a type of editorialization—, we may be tempted to claim that the role of the author is weakening in favour of a multiplication of collective works which further challenge the institutional role of publishers. It is nevertheless possible to observe a simultaneous emergence of original writing practices online, where authorial figures depict themselves, playing with tensions between the author, the writer, the writer’s persona and the actual person. This paradox represents a starting point enabling reflection on the status of the author in the digital era, a consideration that aims to measure the real impact of new technology on the concept of authorship.

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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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8th Document numérique et société Conference

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!

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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. Information on attendance here

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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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Annual Electronic Literature Organisation Conference

May 30 to June 1, 2022

From May 30 to June 1, 2022, Margot Mellet and Emmanuelle Lescouet will give talks at the annual Electronic Literature Organization conference. Registration to attend here

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ENCODE from the University of Bologna Project Conference

May 23, 2022

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!

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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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Carrefour de culture et création numériques roundtable

May 16, 2022

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!

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89th Acfas Congress

May 9-10, 2022

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!

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