All Around Here: An Exagmination of Certain Locative Fictions and Plurilingual Works in Progress

Michael Joyce


This essay considers three recent works-in-progress combining augmented reality and other visual formats. Their genealogy is traced through predecessor texts from Finnegans Wake onward to recent explorations of mixed language or creolizations. Arguing that, in a global world, works of art, and especially literary works, must necessarily aspire to what the critic and theorist Brian Lennon has called “strong plurilingualism,” the essay explores possibilities for performative works, including locative fiction, visual representation, and augmented reality, which taken together conjure seamless experiences of joined differences not unlike plurilingual and creolized texts.


augmented reality, creolization, digital literature, locative fiction, mixed language, plurilingualism

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