The Association for Computers and the Humanities will be offering two sessions on the subject of Poetry and Computers at the 1996 convention of the Modern Language Association, in Washington, DC from 27 through 30 December.
We also offer a guide to all computer-related sessions at the convention.
Although the 1996 convention is now in the past, this information will remain available, as a record of what went on. Similar information for many other years is available via the main page on ACH MLA sessions.
Poetry and Computers I: Digital Poetics
Saturday, 28 December 1996, 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m., Wisconsin Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel
Presiding: John Lavagnino, Brown University
- “Voicing Digital Poetics: Performative, Pathetic, and Radical Ephemerality,” Jeffrey Powers-Beck, East Tennessee State University
- “Joined at the Word: The Chadwyck-Healey English Poetry Full-Text Database,” Mary Blockley, University of Texas, Austin
- “The Poetics of Artificial Intelligence,” Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, University of Virginia
Note: A talk originally scheduled as part of this panel–“Jumping to Occlusions: the Poetics of Electronic Space,” by Loss Pequeño Glazier of the State University of New York, Buffalo–was moved to the second ACH panel, on Monday, 30 December 1996, at noon.
Poetry and Computers II: Hypertext and Poetry
Monday, 30 December 1996, 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m., Wisconsin Room, Sheraton Washington Hotel
Presiding: Michael Neuman, Georgetown University
- “Jumping to Occlusions: the Poetics of Electronic Space,” Loss Pequeño Glazier, State University of New York, Buffalo
- “Elizabeth Bishop in Hypertext,” Barbara Page, Vassar College
Note: Two talks originally scheduled as part of this session were cancelled: “Restoring Voice, Containing the Labyrinth: A Computer Tutorial for Poetry,” by James Dougherty of the University of Notre Dame, and “Hypertext and Poetry,” by George P. Landow of Brown University.