DHSI 2022

[From the DHSI website:]

We are thrilled to be hosting DHSI 2022—Online Edition (June 6-10) this year, which will consist of several aligned conferences & events, institute lectures, and workshops. This page is dedicated to the virtual aligned conferences & events:

Conferences will consist of pre-recorded video presentations available to registered participants and some combination of 2-hour Zoom and Twitter discussions during the week of DHSI. A few days before the scheduled discussion, registered participants will gain access to the password-protected presentations and will have a chance to prepare questions and comments. During the scheduled time, presenters will engage in a Zoom and/or Twitter Q&A and discussion. Please see the below descriptions for further details.

To register for aligned conferences & events, online workshops, and/or institute lectures, please complete the form available at the following link: https://events.eply.com/dhsi-2022-online-edition-registration.

Click here to view the at-a-glance schedule of live sessions for the aligned conferences & events.





#GraphPoem

Event chair: Chris Tanasescu (UCLouvain)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PDT Friday, 10 June

All those connected to DHSI and its 2022 edition are invited to be part of the EPoetry event #GraphPoem by MARGENTO by contributing text files or weblinks to a collectively assembled dataset and/or run a script plotting the latter into a real-time evolving network.

The Graph Poem is an ongoing transnational project combining natural language processing and graph theory-based approaches to poetry, with academicDH-literary, and performative outputs.

When DHSI registration opens, participants will be able to sign up for GraphPoem and will receive an account giving them access to the data and the code.

#GraphPoem will have two main components viewable to anybody accessing the following online venues at the time of the event: a livestreamed performance on Margento’s Facebook page and the bot @GraphPoem tweeting text-nodes selected from the evolving graph by a network analysis algorithm and fed into the performance.

To register for DHSI 2022—Online Edition, please complete this form.





DHSI 2022—Online Edition: Workshops

We are thrilled to be hosting DHSI 2022—Online Edition (June 6–10) this year, which will consist of several aligned conferences, institute lectures, and workshops. This page is dedicated to the online workshops.

Online workshop offerings are listed below, which include both synchronous and asynchronous options. Instructor(s) will be in touch with registrants to provide access details for asynchronous materials, details about live workshop sessions(s), and other participation details as DHSI approaches.

Proposed meeting times are approximate and subject to confirmation by instructors at a later time.

More info: https://dhsi.org/dhsi-2022-online-edition/.

#BelgianPoetryAnthology #Margento Nouvel épisode

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. 

[…]

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.

#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.

Nouveau livre Chaire Altissia / New #AltissiaChair #Margento Co-authored Book: Various Wanted (literary, computational, and visual translations)

Various Wanted by MARGENTO, Rushton, & Murat, 2021

MARGENTO, Steve Rushton, and Taner Murat. 2021. Various Wanted. An (almost) missing original and five–literary, computational, and visual–translations. Iasi & London: Timpul.





A UK/Romania project commemorating 2 millennia since the passing of Roman poet Ovid as an exile among the Black-Sea-coast Getae in Dacia (present-day Romania).





An Arts Council England and British Council project.





About the book:

Why and how should Ovid be translated again in the 21st century? The first part of the question begs for a simple answer: in his love, erotic, and elegiac poems, Ovid has left us one of the most valuable literary legacies of antiquity, influencing greatest writers, from Dante to Joyce. No wonder he is one of the most translated authors in history, his works being at times adapted to a certain period’s taste. In the Middle Ages for instance, his Metamorphoses were… “moralized.” But then what does our contemporary world make (out) of Ovid? How can we translate and adapt him now? MARGENTO, Taner Murat & Steve Rushton offer a multimedia answer: poetry, according to them, is not only text, but also song, as well as graphic art. We listen, we look, we touch… Poetry is a spectacle: this work of collective translation, a choir of sorts, is the promise of an upcoming performance, a party where we will click glasses to rock ’n’ roll music. What’s more, in MARGENTO the adaptation of Ovid is also computational. A pioneering translation using topic modeling for the very first time. The method usually deployed by scientists in text and discourse statistical analysis, is turned this time into a literary and aesthetic writing tool. The resulting translation is strikingly polyglot: Latin is transposed into English, Romanian, as well as… Python, the programming language in which Ovidian poetry thus starts to resonate.

Servanne Monjour, Sorbonne Université





More here [the entire book available in Open Access].

#GraphPoem @ DHSI 2021–the Recording

#GraphPoem (from the DHSI website)

Event chair: Chris Tanasescu (UCLouvain)

All those connected to DHSI and its 2021 edition are invited to be part of the EPoetry event #GraphPoem by MARGENTO at 9:30 AM Pacific Time on June 11 by contributing text files or weblinks to a collectively assembled dataset and/or run a script plotting the latter into a real-time evolving network.

The Graph Poem is an ongoing transnational project combining natural language processing and graph theory-based approaches to poetry, with academicDH-literary, and performative outputs.

When DHSI registration opens, participants will be able to sign up for GraphPoem and will receive an account giving them access to the data and the code.

#GraphPoem will have two main components viewable to anybody accessing the following online venues at the time of the event: a livestreamed performance on Margento’s Facebook page and the bot @GraphPoem tweeting text-nodes selected from the evolving graph by a network analysis algorithm and fed into the performance.

Thank you to all who participated in this virtual e-poetry event!

The event was recorded and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWg6_2Y-kuQ

#AltissiaChair #GraphPoem @ DHSI 2021

Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI)
A Place for Open Digital Scholarship
University of Victoria, Canada
June 2021: 7-11 + 14-18 (+Conference & Colloquium; Right to Left; Project Management in the Humanities; Research Data Management for Digitally-Curious Humanists; Open Digital Collaborative Project Preservation in the Humanities; Open/Social/Digital Humanities Pedagogy, Training, and Mentorship; GraphPoem; Institute Lectures; and Workshops)

Institute Performance: #GraphPoem, Chris Tanasescu

Event chair: Chris Tanasescu (UCLouvain)

All those connected to DHSI and its 2021 edition are invited to be part of the EPoetry event #GraphPoem by MARGENTO at 9:30 AM Pacific Time on June 11 by contributing text files or weblinks to a collectively assembled dataset and/or run a script plotting the latter into a real-time evolving network.

The Graph Poem is an ongoing transnational project combining natural language processing and graph theory-based approaches to poetry, with academicDH-literary, and performative outputs.

When DHSI registration opens, participants will be able to sign up for GraphPoem and will receive an account giving them access to the data and the code.

#GraphPoem will have two main components viewable to anybody accessing the following online venues at the time of the event: a livestreamed performance on Margento’s Facebook page and the bot @GraphPoem tweeting text-nodes selected from the evolving graph by a network analysis algorithm and fed into the performance.

Event Timeslots (1)

Friday, June 11th
9:30 am – 11:30 am (Pacific) / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Brussels/CET)

[more info about DHSI 2021 here and here]

Update:

Welcome video uploaded onto the DHSI website including announcement and preview of #GraphPoem

More info here and here.

Altissia Chair @ KBR-ULB-UGent Digital Heritage Series

Digital Humanities Research 2020-2021

Part II. DH Scholars in BE

KBR invites you to attend a new scholarly series on digital cultural heritage, the KBR-ULB-UGent Digital Heritage Seminar.

In the second part of this series from May to June in 2021 we will virtually host three academic scholars in presenting their work on cultural heritage materials, digital methods and digital humanities. Dealing with a variety of topics, periods and methods, these talks will be held in English, with questions in French, Dutch or English. The target audience is scholars, but the general public is warmly welcome. 

This series is co-organised by KBR’s two labs: Camille (Center for Archives on the Media and Information) and the Digital Research Lab, in cooperation with Université libre de Bruxelles and Ghent University.

Programme

  • Tuesday 25  May 15:00 – 16:30: Computationally Assembled Collections, Live Archiving, Hybridizing Corpora: Poetry as/of Data | Chris Tanasescu, Professor & Altissia Chair in Digital Cultures and Ethics, UCLouvain.

The talk will analyze the opportunities and challenges of data for/as computational approaches to poetry, with specific references to the #GraphPoem project. The latter deploys natural language processing and graph theory applications in representing, analyzing, and expanding poetry corpora as networks. But where do we find the data for the corpora, and how do we collect and assemble them?

In poetry the question becomes even more critical as we deal with both traditional/‘page based’ and digital (or electronic literature) forms and genres. Combining these genres and form(at)s begs for artificial intelligence-informed approaches that treat them specifically, at times on a poem-to-poem basis, while also establishing a foundation for making them cohere into intermedially assembled collections and computationally assembled anthologies.

In an alternative scenario, databases are put together collectively as part of interactive coding events such as the ones presented over the past few years as “institute performances” at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). Participants contribute data and run coding scripts assembling, analyzing, and sampling them automatically and feeding them into live streamed archives with a community performing function. A third relevant data-intensive approach involves corpora that are hybridized by, or submerged into, other corpora both enriching and subverting the ‘original.’ The resulting consolidated data is fed to algorithms that comb the processed neighborhoods of words, lines of verse, stanzas, passages or entire works for probabilistically close replacements and thus output conglomerates of alternative readings and reconfigurations.

The conclusion will consider poetry in digital space and media as a possible experimental gateway to tackling the present-day more general challenges related to cataloging, managing, analyzing, and expanding multi and inter-medial data within an analytical-creative framework.

Duration: 1,5 hours

REGISTER HERE

Registration is free but mandatory. The morning of the event you will be sent the link to the virtual series and the etiquette to follow.

Should have any further questions please email julie.birkholz@kbr.be or antoine.jacquet@kbr.be.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION