Tag Archives: French literature

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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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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French Theater

A few years ago, I had the honor of playing the lead role of Eugenia in my department’s first Italian play. The Princeton Department of French and Italian has a fantastic French theater program, L’Avant-Scène, organized by Professor Florent Masse … Continue reading

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Digital OuLiPo: Learn Python the Hard Way

I wanted to write a brief blog post in praise of this free online textbook for Python. Over the January break, in order to move onto more complicated parts of my project (the Cent mille milliards de poèmes was a fairly … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Intellectual Acts and Social Practices

Our assignment for this seminar was to create an assignment and a rubric. These were then reviewed by our peers in the seminar, a process that was helpful in our understanding of what intellectual acts were actually going on in … 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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Digital OuLiPo: Unexpected Results

The Structure The purpose of my 5th annex was to create an interactive table of contents that could simultaneously house both the text of Calvino’s Le città invisibili (in the original Italian and English translation) and academic work on the novel that … Continue reading

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