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One hundred million million poems

The last time I wrote, I had just begun to learn how to program in Python, creating a simple programmed version of Raymond Queneau’s Cent mille milliards de poèmes for my Annex 3. This program, along w…

The algorithmic literature of Oulipo

The first of the digital annexes that I'm working on is the canonical Cent mille milliards de poèmes (A Hundred Thousand Billion Poems) by Oulipo co-founder, Raymond Queneau. The text is inspired by combinatorics…

Grassroots minstrelsy and the archive

When I tell people I’m writing my dissertation on 20th century amateur minstrel shows in the United States, I am typically met with one of two reactions: shock that these performances occurred with such frequency (and …

See you at Shakespeare and Company

This is an exciting time for the folks working on Mapping Expatriate Paris. Thanks to the efforts of Carl Adair and Ellie Green, we recently completed the first major phase of our project, taking down a complete diplomatic t…

Alt-Ac Meet Up for Grad Students

Monday April 13th, 4:30-5:30pm, CDH In the changing environment of higher education, positions at the intersection of teaching, research, and administration, commonly referred to as “alt-ac,” are of growing impor…
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