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Asymptote January 4, 2022

Translation Tuesday: Two Poems by Véronique Bergen

In our first Translation Tuesday feature for the new year, revel in two outrightly explosive and psychedelic poems by the Belgian poet, novelist, and philosopher Véronique Bergen. “I petal blue,” is how Bergen begins one of these poems and it is in this frenzied flowering of one’s subjectivity that we meet the speaker in their radiant and radical metamorphosis. Following her own warped and dynamic syntax, Bergen’s poems lay bare an “orgy of guns”: she construes a poetic world that riots our senses and, in her turbulent re-contextualisation of the technologies that engender this anarchy, refracts a history of global violence. Always, they combust with a frank and freakish sexuality. Translated by our very own Editor-at-Large for Romania and Moldova, MARGENTO brings to our readers the spectrum of technicolour brilliance and virtuosic world-building that is Bergen’s verse. 

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Véronique Bergen was born in Brussels where she lives to this day. She is a writer, poet, philosopher, member of the Academy of French Literature (Belgium). Among her latest publications are: the essay collections Martha Argerich, L’Art des passages (Ed. Samsa) and Portier de nuit Liliana Cavani (Les Impressions nouvelles); works of fiction Ludisme précédé de Gainsbourg et Bambou (Le Cormier) and Icône H., Hélène de Troie (Onlit); and the poetry collection Alphabets des loups (Le Cormier).

MARGENTO (Chris Tănăsescu) is a poetacademic, and performer. He is currently working—together with John Taylor—on a computationally assembled Belgian poetry anthology. MARGENTO is Asymptote‘s Romania & Moldova Editor-at-Large. 

More here / Plus d’infos

See also a previous installment (from the forthcoming anthology) here / Voir aussi un épisode précédent (de l’anthologie à venir) ici.

TNT 2021-2022 (III) Michael E. Sinatra

Our next lecturer is none other than / Notre prochain conférencier n’est autre que

Michael Eberle-Sinatra!!!!





Michael E. Sinatra est professeur au département de littératures et de langues du monde à l’université de Montréal et le fondateur du Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN). Il oeuvre dans les humanités numériques depuis plus de 25 ans, ayant fondé une revue en accès libre en ligne en 1996 (Romanticism on the Net) et ayant été le président français de “Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques” pendant six ans et un des fondateurs d’Humanistica, l’association francophone des Humanités Numériques.

Michael E. Sinatra is Professor in the Department of World Literature and Languages at the University of Montreal and the founder of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN). He has been working in the digital humanities for more than 25 years, having founded an open access online journal in 1996 (Romanticism on the Net) and having been the French president of the « Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques » for six years and one of the founders of Humanistica, the Francophone association for Digital Humanities.





Professor Sinatra will give a talk on / Le professeur Sinatra donnera une conférence sur

Réflexions sur le projet << Digital Leigh Hunt >>





The event will take place on / L’événement aura lieu

December 8 from 3:30 PM CET (Brussels time) / 9:30 AM ET (Montreal time)

le 8 décembre à partir de 15h30 CET (heure de Bruxelles) / 9h30 ET (heure de Montréal)

on / sur TEAMS :

https://bit.ly/3pjN9uj





A bilingual talk, French and English / Une conférence bilingue. En français et en anglais.

Projets d’étudiant.e.s en humanités numériques (I) / DH Student Projects (I)

Nous commençons à présenter ici les projets les plus intéressants de nos étudiant.e.s dans le domaine des humanités numériques !

We are starting presenting here our students’ most interesting projects in digital humanities! Enjoy!

2020 – 2021 (I)

00:00:00 Yu-Tse Lee “Parler comme un bébé – stratégie communicative du Taïwan. Une analyse lexicale de Sajiao”

00:25:00 –  00:46:35 Wendy Toussaint “<< The Death of the Authors >>. Roman algolittérarire. Collectif Constant”

00:48:00 – 01:11:44 Elodie Tshilumba “Analyse de la propagation de << fake news >>”

01:14:44 – 01:27:36 Reine Manuella Nkamwa Kamga “Estimation automatique de la valeur des biens immobiliers en Belgique”

01:28:05 – 01:43:58 Camille Breyre “Evaluation de la traduction de textes [<< Mrs Dalloway >>]”

Ateliers DigiLiBeRo @ UCLouvain

Dans le cadre du project de recherche international DigiLiBeRo,

Dr. Cristina Cautisanu (Université Al. I. Cuza de Jassy)

a donné deux ateliers dans le cadre de notre Digi Lab / Lab Numérique et s’est également adressé aux étudiant.e.s de LFIAL2010.

La première, le 3 novembre, sur la « digital literacy » et ses implications culturelles et éthiques, ainsi que la présentation d’un sondage dans le cadre de DigiLiBeRo.

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Et le deuxième atelier, le 10 novembre, sur R et R Studio, ses applications pertinentes en statistiques et en sciences sociales ou humaines, avec quelques exemples et opérations pratiques « hands-on ».

No description available.




Plus d’infos sur DigiLiBeRO : https://sites.uclouvain.be/chairealtissia/2021/01/15/digilibero-digital-literacy-in-belgium-romania/

#AltissiaChair #ChrisTanasescu ed. Literature and/as (the) Digital

Special issue (Vol. 25) of

Interférences litteraires/literaire interferenties

on

Literature and/as (the) Digital

guest edited by Chris Tanasescu

Contents:

Literature and/as (the) Digital. An Introduction

Chris Tanasescu





Writing like a Machine or Becoming an Algorithmic Subject

Johanna Drucker





Applying Poetic Media in the Digital Humanities

Christoper Funkhouser





Pour une redéfinition pornographique du champ littéraire. Une exploration des marges de la littérature numérique avec les travailleuses du texte

Servanne Monjour, Marcello Vitali-Rosati





Close Listening and Synesthetic Reading Across Multiple Poetry Archives: Tracking the Performative Afterlives of a Poem

James Lee, Ankit Basnet, Holly Virginia Clark, Michael Hennessey, Arlene Johnson, Wendy Burk, Nidhi Mavani





Performative poetry as program, programmed poetry as performance

Rui Torres, Sandra Guerreiro Dias





Why #WomenTechLit? Because…

Maria Mencia





On an Unknown Ancestor of Burrows’ Delta Measure

Petr Plecháč





Thresholds to the “Great Unread”: Titling Practices in Eleven ELTeC Collections

Roxana Patras, Carolin Odebrecht, Ioana Galleron, Rosario Arias, Berenike J. Herrmann, Cvetana Krstev, Katja Mihurko Poniž, Dmytro Yesypenko





Hard Nut to Crack: Automatic Idiom Detection

Anna Feldman





Distant and Close Reading in Literature: a case of networks in Periodical Studies

Julie M. Birkholz, Leah Budke





#GraphPoem: Automatic Classification of Rhyme and Diction in Poetry

Vaibhav Kesarwani, Diana Inkpen, Chris Tanasescu





Vagueness Machines: Computational Indeterminacy in the Work of Jen Bervin and Nick Montfort

Andrew Klobucar





Poésies performatives à l’épreuve de la spatialité: la résidence d’écriture numérique

Carole Bisenius-Penin, Karen Cayrat





La littérature numérique, ce « jeu d’écriture à ciel ouvert »

Corentin Lahouste





Depending or Transgressing? Kinetic Writing that Belongs and Breaks Away

Álvaro Seiça





Varia

Un atlas des zones blanches. Un monde sans rivage, d’Hélène Gaudy

Manon Delcour





Interview

« Et à la fin on avait un seul texte ». Écriture poétique, ateliers et livres numériques. Entretien avec Nicolas Tardy

Nicolas Tardy, Anne Reverseau





Read the issue on the journal’s website here.

TNT 2021-2022 (II) Florentina Armaselu

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Wednesday November 24 from 2 pm / Mercredi 24 novembre à partir de 14 heures

TEAMS: https://bit.ly/3F6gU8f

Florentina Armaselu (U of Luxembourg)

will give a talk / donnera une conférence sur

Zoomable Text and the Metaphor of Scale in Digital Humanities

Overview:

The lecture will focus on the metaphor of scale and zooming as a way to imagine and revisit concepts, methods and tools for processing, analysing and interpreting data and for building knowledge in digital history and digital humanities. It will also include an empirical perspective on the concept of “zoomable text” and a dedicated interface, allowing for variable scale representation, exploration and interpretation of texts.

Bio

Florentina Armaselu is a research scientist at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), University of Luxembourg. Her educational background includes a PhD (2010) in comparative literature and an MSc (2003) in computer science, from the University of Montreal, Canada, and studies in computer science and philology at the University of Craiova, Romania. She was involved in teaching and research projects in computer assisted language learning, natural language processing, digital editions and interface design, at the Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova, Romania, the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research of the University of Montreal, the North Side Inc., R&D, Montreal, Canada, and the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE), Luxembourg. Currently, her research and teaching interests target the areas of computational text analysis and text interpretation, text encoding, human computer interaction and semantic Web, and their applications in digital history and digital humanities.

More about Florentina Armaselu and her work: / En savoir plus sur Florentina Armaselu et ses recherches :

https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/people/florentina-armaselu

http://www.zoomimagine.com/MyPage.html





Wednesday November 24 from 2 pm / Mercredi 24 novembre à partir de 14 heures

On / sur TEAMS : https://bit.ly/3F6gU8f

TNT 2021-2022 (I) Julie Birkholz & Sven Lieber

Sven Lieber

Tuesday October 19 from 2 pm / Mardi 19 octobre à partir de 14 heures

Julie Birkholz (UGent & KBR) & Sven Lieber (KBR)

will give a talk on / donneront une conférence sur

LINKED DATA & Cultural Heritage

Abstract / Résumé :

In this talk from Julie M. Birkholz & Sven Lieber, they will explain how – Linked data can be used in cultural heritage studies. Linked data is structured data that can be semantically interlinked with other data and queried in semantic queries. The use of linked data models in the humanities and in cultural heritage institutions to structure, store, share and link knowledge on our historical past has seen a marked increase of interest and implementation. Evidence of this is the growing size of Wikimedia Foundation’s collaborative multilingual knowledge graph of Wikidata. Sharing information in this way provides opportunities for increasing its accessibly and find-ability as well as technologies for efficiently integrating and implementing previously unstructured, siloed data, at lightning speed. Despite these affordances, there remains a gap in access between those familiar with Semantic Web principles, who can implement SPARQL queries to explore data, and those new to these technologies. In this presentation we will provide two examples of leveraging data on Wikidata: 1) WeChangEd Stories- generating multimedia stories from data stored in a public knowledge graph; and 2) BELTRANS – identifying contextual information of literary translations between French and Dutch by Belgian authors since 1970 in different public data sources such as Wikidata https://www.kbr.be/en/projects/beltrans/. This will be a hands-on talk, where you can query data using Wikidata’s query service.

Recommended reading / Lecture recommandée :

Thornton, K., Seals-Nutt, K., Van Remoortel, M., Birkholz, J. M., & De Potter, P. « Linking Women Editors of Periodicals to the Wikidata Knowledge Graph. » In Semantic Web, Special Issue: Cultural Heritage, 2021.

Available at / Disponible en ligne : http://semantic-web-journal.net/content/linking-women-editors-periodicals-wikidata-knowledge-graph-0.

Julie M. Birkholz is Assistant Professor Digital Humanities at UGent and Lead of the Royal Library of Belgium’s Digital Research Lab. Her research expertise is in historical social network analysis. From 2017 – 2020 she was a DH Fellow on the ERC Agents of Change Research project WeChangEd, investigating the historical networks of women editors, periodicals and organizations in Europe, as well as the research data manager for the linked open data of the bibliographic information of these editors. From 2014 – 2017 she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent, researching the identification of social networks through web data. She holds a doctorate in Organization Sciences from the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Given that the study of networks, both the theory and methods, crosses disciplines her research is inherently interdisciplinary. Her most recent research explores a computational method for extracting social networks from historical newspapers.

Sven Lieber works as a data manager for the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) and pursues a PhD in Information Engineering Technology at Ghent University – IDLab – imec which he currently is finalizing. His work and research focuses on Knowledge Graphs and FAIR data. 

Within KBR, Sven currently works for the BELTRANS project examining literary translation flows in Belgium between French and Dutch in the period 1970-2020, involving the creation of a FAIR corpus of contemporary Belgian authors and their works. During his PhD, Sven investigated the modeling and use of constraints in Knowledge Graphs and how users could be supported with visual languages for the W3C recommended constraint language SHACL. 

Sven has been involved in several national projects such as BESOCIAL, aiming for a sustainable strategy for archiving and preserving social media in Belgium, or FAST, concerning the improvement of the customer journey when interacting with public services. He is the author and co-author of several peer-reviewed publications presented at prominent conferences such as the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), the International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-Cap) and the ACM Conference of Web Science.

The talk followed by Q&A will take place / La conférence suivie de questions-réponses aura lieu

on / sur TEAMS

at the following link / au lien suivant

https://bit.ly/3B8HV9x.

Tuesday October 19 from 2 pm / Mardi 19 octobre à partir de 14 heures.

Au plaisir de vous retrouver à l’occasion !