Panel: Literature, Journalism and the Telematic Society 1: Coming to Terms with Interactivity
- Marie-Luce Demonet, born in 1951, is Professor at the French Department, University of Poitiers (France) and a specialist of Sixteenth Century French Literature, Poetics and Linguistics. She has written a study on Montaigne’s Essais (Paris, 1985), an Introduction to Sixteenth Century French Literature (Paris, 1987), and a book on the conception of language: Les Voix du signe. Nature et origine du Ian-gage a la Renaissance (1480-1580), (Paris, 1992). She was responsible between 1991 and 1996 for EQUIL XVI (Equipe Informatique et Lettres pour le XVIe siecie), a research program at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, dedicated to the development of Data Bases in Renaissance Literature, mainly in French. More than a hundred texts are now available off-line. MLD published the first CD-ROM of Francois Rabelais’novels, the Electrochronicques, (Paris, 1995), along with an Internet version, from the original copies of the Bibliotheque Nationale. Since 1996, she is working on a new Web Site which provides the complete Renaissance Data Base, in collaboration with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. She is also exploring new ways of publishing hypertext editions of rare books which include sources, indexes, variants, commentaries and contemporary dictionaries.