During the writing of Nora, O’Connor says she developed a deeper empathy for James Joyce, perhaps because she now understands his writerly life. It is through her protagonist’s perverse love for Joyce that a reader sees the man’s redeeming features.
There is James Joyce, the lionised author; there is young Jim Joyce, full of confidence and with nothing to justify it and no good reason to believe he ever will; and there is Stephen Dedalus, the fictional altar of his ego.
Nature of Event: Course: Join Joyce experts Bruce Beswick and Frances Devlin-Glass for a day with Sirens, one of the most pivotal and moving chapters of James Joyce’s Ulysses, in which Joyce experiments with musical form in narrative fiction. What does it add to our understanding of Bloom’s humiliation to have him listening to music while his rival …
Ulysses’ ‘interiorization’ is one reason why the book is considered to be unfilmable. Ulysses in Plaguetime deals with this problem by having Dedalus and Bloom speak directly to the viewer in Proteus and Lotus Eaters, as if in video diaries.
As host of the seminar, Philip Harvey saw his task as to ask questions, some pre-worded others impromptu; to figure out what several people were saying at once; and to direct the dialogue so it didn’t fall off a bridge into the Liffey.
Bloomsday in the Year of Plague. A metempsychosis.
Diving deep into the opening of James Joyce’s Ulysses.
Bloomsday in Zurichbegan with a tram trip to Fluntern Cemetery ….
A new course focussing on the Ithaca chapter of Ulysses, Joyce’s own favourite.
Bloomsday in Melbourne mounts a course, one day’s immersion in James Joyce’s most Irish chapter of Ulysses, Cyclops.