[Humanist] 28.416 the languages of poetry

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Oct 19 08:46:36 CEST 2014


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 416.
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        Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:04:32 +0200
        From: "Neven_Jovanović" <neven.jovanovic at ffzg.hr>
        Subject: Another digital turn in the humanities

Willard,

here is a link to a recent book which is interesting as an idea, and is
perhaps of some pedagogical use too:

 http://www.nostarch.com/hemingwayjs
If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
by Angus Croll
October 2014, 192 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59327-585-3

I know that people wrote poetry in Perl ([1], [2]), and that the "Unix for
Poets" has a quite lively tradition ([3]); there are also poems in Python,
some attested as work-in-progress ([4]), other generative ([5]). "Wired"
wrote about it in 2013 ([6]). Is this a curiosity similar to ancient
carmina figurata, or are there deeper implications -- kind of digital
humanities turned inside out?

Best,

Neven

Neven Jovanovic, Zagreb

[1]  http://docstore.mik.ua/orelly/perl/prog3/ch27_02.htm
[2]  http://www.theperlreview.com/articles/poetry.html
[3] <https://github.com/wilkeraziz/poets>
[4]  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10909067/writing-a-code-poem
[5]  http://blog.trinket.io/writing-poetry-in-python/





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