University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Puzzles, Bots & Poems: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Poetics, Structure, Design, and Constraint

October 26, 2018

Puzzles, Bots, and Poetics

A Symposium hosted by the Puzzle Poetry Group and Scholars' Lab


Friday, October 26


9 AM - Kate Compton, Generative Art Workshop


2 PM - Tony Veale, University College Dublin 

"Game of Tropes II: A Clash of Symbols"


3 PM - Sarah Tindal Kareem, UCLA

"Chasing Daedalus"


4 PM - Louis Bury, CUNY Hostos

"'Rats Build Their Labyrinths': On the Psychology and Aesthetics of Puzzles"



Saturday, October 27


10 AM - Dennis Tenen, Columbia University

"Techniques of Industrial Modernism: Plot Robot"


11 AM - Whitney Sperrazza, University of Kansas 

"Blazonic (Un)making: Margaret Cavendish's 

Recipe Poems as Early Modern Maker Labs"


1 PM - Herbert Tucker, University of Virginia

Riddle Poems: A Discussion


2 PM - Bret Rothstein, Indiana University

"Secret Hardware Handshakes"


This event made possible by the support of the 

Page-Barbour Committee and UVa's IHGC

Homer Statue
Alderman Library 421
9:00 am