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2017.12.02 In my leisure time this month, I am having a lot of fun and learning some new things at Advent of Code, for which my company Novetta is a sponsor. Don't look up my score (inevitably '0' in the AoC's scoring system :) ), but do go and solve some puzzles!

2017.11.11 In I think the final report on "Meter, Rhythm, and Rhyme" for 2017, David J. Birbaum and I spoke about the challenges of detecting and describing inexact or contingent rhyme at an overall very engaging ASEEES convention.

2017.10.06 David J. Birnbaum and I presented our progress in the computational detection and characterization of Russian rhyme at Machiner la poésie/Plotting poetry at the University of Basel.

2017.02.05 I presented Imagined Community in Konstantin Simonov's 1930s War Poetry," about Simonov's impressions of the Spanish Civil War and the Manchurian War, at AATSEEL in San Francisco. It was great to see everyone there!

2017.01.17 Lots of exciting, though slightly less public, open source research going on at Novetta. Give me a ping to talk about it.

2016.05.06 In connection with the Pittsburgh Russian Film Symposium, I presented a response to Zhora Kryzhovnikov's Gor'ko! 2.

2016.04.30 I received my Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. Excelsior!

2016.03.18 I successfully defended my dissertation, "Territory and Empire in Early Soviet Poetry."

2016.02.17 I presented the lecture "Shared Time and Imagined Community: Celebrating the Feat of the Cheliuskin in Verse Works" to the Department of World Languages and Cultures of Mercyhurst University

2016.01.27 The Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh hosted my lecture, "Shared Time and Imagined Community: Celebrating the Feat of the Cheliuskin in Verse Works."

2016.01.08 I present the paper "Classical Allusions and the Specter of Empire in Vladimir Maiakovskii's Pro eto" at the national conference of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages in Austin.

2015.12.16 The world tour of Meter, rhythm, and rhyme has not yet ended, as David J. Birnbaum takes the project to Prague and presents to the Versification Research Group at the Institute of Czech Literature AS CR (Versologický temý Ústavu pro českou literaturu AV ČR).

2015.10.23 I present "Force of Habit: Modes of Time in Verse Works on the Cheliuskin Saga" to students and faculty of the Russian and Post-Soviet Studies program at the College of William & Mary.

2015.09.26 Meter, rhythm, and rhyme is still going strong on the 2015 conference circuit at the Digital Humanities Forum 2015 at the University of Kansas.

2015.08.11 Meter, rhythm, and rhyme continues its world tour at the Balisage Markup Conference. There, David J. Birnbaum presented the ways in which verse organization challenges XML hierarchies, and the ways we can infer verse structures from well-formed XML.

2015.06.27 Meter, rhythm, and rhyme is in Sydney for DH2015: Global Digital Humanities! David J. Birnbaum will be presenting our work on using computational methods to describe the formal features of Russian-language poetry. David is also co-running a workshop on CollateX (abstract), an important tool for comparing witnesses in digital scholarly editions of texts.

2015.06.16. This site is launched.