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.
May 24-July 26, 2023 Emmanuelle Lescouet holds bi-monthly conferences with scholars of imaginative fiction as part of the conference cycle “Pistes de lecture”, Wednesdays from May 24 to July 26, 2023, live on Twitch.
May 8-10, 2023 Marcello Vitali-Rosati gives a talk and releases the collective work “Les éditions critiques numériques : entre tradition et changement de paradigmes“ he has co-edited with Robert Alessi at the 2023 Acfas Congress; Emmanuelle Lescouet gives a talk and hosts a workshop on digital literature and video game narration. Full program on the Acfas website.
March 28, 2023 Italian conference held by Marcello Vitali-Rosati and Mathilde Verstraete at the Department of Humanities at the University of Naples - Federico II on March 28, 2023 at 10 a.m. (EST) on Jitsi
March 26, 2023 The Chair's team is invited to take part in a day-long Wikithon organised by Productions Rhizome in partnership with Littérature québécoise mobile, of which Marcello Vitali-Rosati is a collaborator.
March 23, 2023 Mathilde Verstraete cohosts, with the Center for Classical Studies of the University of Montreal, on March 23, 2023 from 9 a.m. (EST) in the Jean-Brillant Building of the University, a public reading of Virgil's Aeneid as part of the Festival Européen Latin Grec.
March 4-7, 2023 As part of the partnership established in 2015 with the Liceo classico Luca de Samuele Cagnazzi, Altamura, two days of workshops will take place in Paris, held by Servanne Monjour (CELLF Sorbonne), Marcello Vitali-Rosati and Mathilde Verstraete, with the objective of bringing a theoretical and concrete reflection on the issues and practical potentialities raised by the collaborative digital edition of the Greek Anthology.