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Digital Oulipo: Programming Potential Literature

I am pleased to announce the publication of my article, Digital Oulipo: Programming Potential Literature in the current issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly! This article recounts the project I completed within the Princeton Center for Digital Humanities, its design, difficulties, … Continue reading

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Alternatives to the Dissertation

See this piece I wrote about my Digital Oulipo project and its larger implications for the doctoral dissertation as an institutional staple, published on the MLA Connected Academics blog! Rethinking the Dissertation

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Twitter take 2: Navigating the MLA Convention

As someone on the academic job market who is also passionate about graduate student opportunities for professional development and making themselves marketable both within and outside the academy, I did not know what to expect from the MLA Convention. Of … Continue reading

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Twitter as a Tool for Academic Networking? #NoThanks

Twitter as a Tool for Academic Networking? After several seminars on maintaining a professional presence online and grad student professionalization, the topic of Twitter was on my mind. Apparently it was a solution to the incredibly impersonal feel of large, … Continue reading

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S+7 through NLTK

One of the earliest Oulipian procedures is Jean Lescure’s S+7. While its status as a “constraint” is debatable (originally called a method, sometimes referred to as a procedure, and only recently listed on the Oulipo website as a constraint), it … Continue reading

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Dissertation Productivity

Princeton has recently given its graduate students free membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. This online community offers support for academics in many forms, and I have just participated in one of their 14-day writing challenges. … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities Summer School

Thanks to a travel grant from the Princeton Center for Digital Humanities, I have just completed the intensive week-long Digital Humanities summer school at the OBVIL laboratory at La Sorbonne. OBVILS stands for the “Observatoire de la vie littéraire” or … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Putting it Together: Integrated Course Design

Assignment For this final meeting, we prepped by finding what we found were “model” syllabi in our fields — either good or bad. As I was searching for Princeton-specific syllabi for the introductory French literature courses, I noticed that syllabi … Continue reading

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Digital Oulipo: Graph Theory for Literary Analysis

Raymond Queneau published Un conte à votre façon in 1967 in the midst of the Russian formalism excitement spurred by the translations of Vladimir Propp and his contemporaries. Propp’s premise is that all folktales can be broken into their simplest … Continue reading

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