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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 611–634.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Jan Baetens; Jean-Jacques Poucel This introductory essay defines the background terms and context of constraint-based writing and then situates each essay included in this double issue of Poetics Today . Taking the example of the Oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature) as the foundational...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of two symmetrical hemistichs. Valérie Beaudouin is a member of the Oulipo. Béhar, Henri, and Alain Chevrier, eds. 2007 “Surréalisme et contraintes formelles.” Special issue, Formules 11. This volume is the very first to claim a consistent and variegated rela- tionship between...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 719–735.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 1986 [1973] “ Lipo: First Manifesto ,” in Motte 1986: 26 -28. 1989 [1961] “ Postface ,” in Queneau 1989 [1961]: 345 -47. Lescure, Jean 1986 [1973] “ A Brief History of the Oulipo ,” in Motte 1986: 32 -39. Maspero, François 1990 Les passagers du Roissy-Express (Paris: Seuil...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 693–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Marjorie Perloff This essay argues that “language poetry,” usually taken to be a North American invention, with debts to the objectivists, the Black Mountain school, and New York poetry, also carries on the tradition of two seemingly unrelated non-U.S. movements: concretism and Oulipo. In Charles...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 669–692.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Chris Andrews Certain members of the Oulipo, notably Raymond Queneau and Georges Perec, have used constraints to encode meanings as well as to structure and generate their works. Such formal encoding recruits and trains a readership prone to paranoid interpretation, a tendency opposed in recent...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 17–50.
Published: 01 March 2010
... literature, namely, the Oulipo. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 Electronic Literature as World Literature; or, The Universality of Writing under Constraint Joseph Tabbi University of Illinois at Chicago, English Abstract  Electronic literature is not just a “thing...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Juri Joensuu Abstract This article looks into fictitious meals and the use of culinary recipe form in experimental and procedural literature, namely, works of constrained writing associated with OuLiPo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle). The recipe form is first scrutinized from the procedural...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 635–652.
Published: 01 December 2009
... University Press). Le Lionnais, François 1973 “Le Lipo (Le premier Manifeste),” in Oulipo, la littérature potentielle (Paris: Gallimard), 15 -23. Queneau, Raymond 1933 Le Chiendent (Paris: Gallimard). 1961 Cent mille milliards de poèmes (Paris: Gallimard). 1965 [1950] Bâtons...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 107–125.
Published: 01 March 2010
... enough atten- 14.  Members of the Oulipo collective have shown interest in algorithms. See François Le Lionnais, “Invresse Algolique” (Oulipo 1973: 213–18); Queneau’s user’s manual for his sonnet-generating book, “Cent mille milliards de poèmes. Mode d’emploi” (Oulipo 1973: 243–45...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 51–79.
Published: 01 March 2010
... speaking, the interest in constrained writing as a specific concept and as a specific school of writing has often been associated with the emer- gence of the French Oulipo group (OU = ouvroir, LI = littérature, PO = poten- tielle, or workshop for potential literature). The group arose in 1960...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 653–668.
Published: 01 December 2009
...] “Introduction,” translated by Harry Mathews, in The Oulipo Compendium , edited by Harry Mathews and Alastair Brotchie, 36 -44 (London: Atlas). Stevens, Wallace 1934 “Preface,” in Collected Poems, 1921–1931 , 1 -4 (New York: Objectivist). Taylor, Charles 1979 Hegel and Modern Society (Cambridge...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 737–738.
Published: 01 December 2009
... at Yale University. He is the author of Jacques Roubaud and the Invention of Memory (2006), has published articles on Oulipo, and edited, with Warren Motte, “Pereckonings: Reading Georges Perec,” a special issue of Yale French Studies 105 (2004). Jacques Roubaud is a poet and has been...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Ann, ed. 1992 Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press). Mathews, Harry, and Alastair Brotchie, eds. 1998 Oulipo Compendium (London: Atlas). McAleer, Joseph 1999 Passion's Fortune: The Story...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
... “Mathews's Algorithm,”in Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature , edited by Warren F. Motte Jr., 126 -39 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press). Mathews, Harry, and Alastair Brotchie, eds. 1998 Oulipo Compendium (London: Atlas). Mac Low, Jackson 1986 Representative Works:1938–1985 (New York...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 151–152.
Published: 01 March 2010
... articles on Oulipo, and edited, with Warren Motte, “Pereckonings: Reading Georges Perec,” a special issue of Yale French Studies 105 (2004). 152 Poetics Today 31:1 Joseph Tabbi is the author of two books of literary criticism, Postmodern Sublime: Tech- nology and American Writing from Mailer...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 257–286.
Published: 01 June 2009
... on their criticism is even extended to the way researchers organize the knowledge they extract from the manifestos. For instance, Mc Murray’s (1980) article on Oulipo’s manifestos mimics the style and logic of Oulipo in the presentation of its critique, even from a graphic point of view. So much so...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 27–57.
Published: 01 March 2012
... The Sexual Woman in Latin American Literature: Dangerous Desires ( Gainesville : University Press of Florida ). Mathews Harry Brotchie Alastair , eds. 2005 [1998] Oulipo Compendium ( North Hollywood, CA : Make Now ). McCloud Scott 1994 Understanding Comics: The Invisible...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 137–158.
Published: 01 March 2004
... compositions of John Cage and Jackson Mac Low, or the formula-derived compositions of the Oulipo group7), the Author per- haps occupies a more central role in the text than at any time in history. To see this, one need only look at the wide variety of canonical texts that were originally published...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 551–554.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in informa- tion, are the papers by Smock and Stewart. Smock, in ‘‘Cloudy Roubaud marshals much valuable information about the poetic practice of Jacques Roubaud, an important poet and novelist of the OuLiPo group. Roubaud’s practice is basically proceduralist, governed by formal constraints or pro...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 554–556.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in informa- tion, are the papers by Smock and Stewart. Smock, in ‘‘Cloudy Roubaud marshals much valuable information about the poetic practice of Jacques Roubaud, an important poet and novelist of the OuLiPo group. Roubaud’s practice is basically proceduralist, governed by formal constraints or pro...