Tagged with James Joyce

The Joyce of Music

The Joyce of Music

Behind the Scenes at Bloomsday Love’s Old Sweet Songs – an Irish variety concert – music from the James Joyce Songbook signals the final trumpet-blast of a suite of events held in Melbourne to celebrate the centenary of publication of Ulysses, Joyce’s Annus Mirabilis. First, there was the now-streamable feature film, Love’s Bitter Mystery, on … Continue reading

A Full-Bodied and Sympathetic Nora

A Full-Bodied and Sympathetic Nora

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. Continue reading

Deep Diving with Sirens

Deep Diving with Sirens

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 … Continue reading