Special Presentations


James Joyce's Ulysses: A Bioinformatics Perspective Tuesday, July 14, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Room: Liffey Hall 2

Presenter: David B. Searls, Independent Consultant, United States

James Joyce's classic novel Ulysses is a comprehensive depiction of Dublin and its inhabitants on a single day, 16 June 1904. Audacious in its scope and literary inventiveness, it is considered by many to be the greatest novel of the 20th century, and by many others to be unreadable. Joyce's stylistic experimentation and embrace of complexity call to mind the problems and methods with which bioinformatics deals, in its approaches to life at a micro level and the scientific literature at a meta level. This talk will explore in detail these cross-currents between Joyce's masterpiece of modernism and modern bioinformatics.