MemberMarcello Vitali-Rosati

…Université De Montréal…

Marcello Vitali-Rosati is Associate Professor in the Department of French Literature at the University of Montréal and chairholder for the Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities. His research offers a philosophical reflection on digital technologies and the issues pertaining to them, including concepts relating to the virtual, to digital identity, to the author and authorship, to forms of production as well as to the dissemination and legitimization of knowledge in the digital age. In addition, he is one of the most active contributors of the theory of editorialization. He is the author of several articles and monographs. He is also editor in chief of the journal Sens Public and co-director of the “Parcours Numériques” collection at the Presses de l’Université de Montréal (PUM). As chairholder of the Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities, he also directs several digital humanities projects, particularly as pertains to the scholarly publishing field. Within this framework, he directs the development of journal editing and augmented monograph platforms, editing software and an editing platform for the collaborative edition of the Greek Anthology.

MemberDominique Hetu

… Current Position      2017-2019 Postdoctoral fellowship in Canadian literature (SSHRC, CLC)      Canadian Literature Centre      University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB      Supervisor: Dr. Marie Carrière  Education Ph.D. in Literature, option in Comparative literature (FRQSC, 2011-2016) Title: “Geographies of Care and Posthuman Relationality in North American Fiction by Women” (Supervisor: Dr. Amaryll Chanady)Université de Montréal, Montréal Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching (3rd cycle, 2010-2013) Faculty of Education, University of Sherbrooke (U de S), Sherbrooke, QC, Canada M.A. in Comparative Canadian Literature (2007-2011)Title: “Fictional Struggle and Everyday Living Spaces in Works by Gabrielle Roy, Helen Potrebenko, Isabel Vaillancourt and Heater O’Neill”(Supervisor: Dr. Roxanne Rimstead) University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada     …
…brooke, 2015. Web.Dutil, Sarah-Jane, Dominique Hétu, and Michael Labarre, eds. Les défis de la littérature comparée/The Challenges of Comparative Literature. Fall 2010. Web.   Conference papers “ ‘Both of us have to be there’: Géographies du care et relationnalité précaire dans deux romans américains.” Repenser le politique à travers des imaginaires dispersés. International conference organized by the Département de littératures et de langues du monde, Université de Montréal/ Département de Littérature comparée, Université Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca. Montreal, 18-19 Sept. 2015.“ ‘Beware of words. Be careful what you write. Leave no trails.’: Geographies of Care and         Posthuman Ethics in Atwood’s The Year of the Flood.” The Posthuman and 21st Century    Women’s Writing in Canada, ACQL conference, Congress 2015, U. Ottawa. May 30-  June 2.“‘Nous cessons ici d’errer’ : Vulnérabilités…

I recently completed my Ph.D. (FRQSC) in Comparative Literature at the Université de Montréal. My dissertation,” Geographies of Care and Posthuman Relationality in North American Fiction by Women,” explores how seven contemporary North-American novels (historical novels, contemporary fiction and dystopias) written by women illustrate the primacy of relationality. To achieve this goal, I use the notions of “geographies of care” and “posthuman care” critically to uncover, in the texts, gestures, and attitudes of care that facilitate, despite obstacles, the appropriation of social and intimate structures through the development of spaces and relationships of solidarity.I am now a postdoctoral fellow (SSHRC, CLC) at the Canadian Literature Centre (UAlberta), under the supervision of Marie Carrière. My project will further investigate the interconnections between posthuman care, ordinary ethics, and Canadian and Quebecois literatures.My main research interests are feminist care ethics, the posthuman framework, Canadian literature, ordinary ethics, and feminist/alternative space theory.

MemberÍtalo Alves

Master’s student of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) (2016–). Undergraduate student of Art History at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) (2016–). Holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from PUCRS (2016), having taken a semester of studies of Sociology and Philosophy at Concordia University of Edmonton (2014). Worked as research assistant at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration (2015). Is a member of the research groups “Logics of Transformation: critiques of democracy” and “Systematic Philosophy: dialectics and philosophy of law”, at Brazil’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. Currently works as visiting researcher at Université de Montréal (2017–18).