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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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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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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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George Orrimbe: A Private OuPeinPo Viewing

Last year, a chance encounter in a bookshop in Versailles led to my discovery of the OuPeinPo (the Ouvroir de Peinture Potentielle). While I know the Oulipo, I am less familiar with the OuXPo groups, which replace Literature (Li) with … Continue reading

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