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Upcoming Talk: “Revisiting the Crowds of Joyce’s Ochlokinetics.” International James Joyce Symposium, London, June 2016

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Image:The Economist, December 17, 2011

Dublin’s crowds are strangely invisible in Ulysses and difficult to decipher in the Wake. Why so?  In this paper, I will discuss some crowd actions and related events during and around the occasion of the Easter Rising, and compare them with several samples of formal and representational experiments in “Wandering Rocks” and in FW, in order to derive a set of questions about visualizing complexity and unpredictability, –questions such as how to integrate interacting quantitative and semantic phenomena.

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