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.
In Holy Cow!, pathos was blended with comedic bombast, prolixity with wordless groans, and irony with genuine feeling. The ending was incredibly moving, reminding us of Joyce the man and the writer.
Holy Cow! Bloomsday in Melbourne’s 25th season celebrates women, fertility, the uses and abuses of tradition.
While the setting and the craic is unmistakably Dublin, the literary tour embraces some Irish writers (Swift, Sterne, Goldsmith, Sheridan) but mostly lashes out at English classics – the revenge of a supremely gifted Irish writer on English letters.