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Dublin on Bloomsday: James Joyce and the OED" plus more...

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OUPblog - "Dublin on Bloomsday: James Joyce and the OED" plus more...

Dublin on Bloomsday: James Joyce and the OED

The sixteenth of June is the day on which James Joyce fans traditionally email each other their Bloomsday greetings. And nowadays it has become the focus for a global celebration of Joyce's work, marked by readings and performances, and many other acts of Joycean homage.

Nutty gizzards, fried hencod roes, and Nora Barnacle

The reason: the action of Joyce's novel Ulysses (1922) takes place on this day in 1904. During the novel we follow Leopold Bloom–its hero and antihero–from his...

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"A dream, which was not all a dream": dark reflections from June 1816

Two hundred years ago, on 16 June 1816, one of the most remarkable gatherings in English literary history occurred in a villa just outside Geneva. Present at the occasion were Lord Byron, who had left England in April to escape (unsuccessfully, in the event) the scandal surrounding his separation from Lady Byron; John Polidori, whom Byron had engaged as his personal physician; Percy Bysshe Shelley; the eighteen-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, with whom Shelley had eloped two years earlier...

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On deep learning, artificial neural networks, artificial life, and good old-fashioned AI

In the second part of her Q&A, Maggie Boden, Research Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex, and one of the best known figures in the field of Artificial Intelligence, answers four more questions about this developing area. At a theoretical level, the concept of Artificial Intelligence has fueled and sharpened the philosophical debates on the nature of the mind, intelligence, and the uniqueness of human beings. Insights from the field have proved invaluable to...

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