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For almost fifty years the James Joyce Quarterly, based at the University of Tulsa, has been the flagship journal of international Joyce studies. In each issue, JJQ brings together a wide array of critical work focusing on the life, work, and legacy of James Joyce. This blog provides information about news, conferences, exhibitions, and events of interest to the global community of Joyce’s readers.
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A tentative program for the 2013 North American James Joyce Conference has been released. The conference will take place from June 11th-15th in Charleston, South Carolina. To view the program, registration and accommodations information, and other scheduled events at the conference, click here.
Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum is holding their annual Bloomsday reading of Ulysses from noon until 7:30 pm on June 16th. Those familiar with and new to Ulysses are invited to the free event. For more on the reading and the Rosenbach’s other events leading up to Bloomsday, visit their website here.
If you’re looking for a Joyce event in your area or want to know where to go for Bloomsday 2013, Dublin’s James Joyce Centre has a calendar full of events for this year’s festivities. Click here to view the calendar.
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The James Joyce Centre in Dublin is ramping up its Bloomsday festivities this year with Global Bloomsday. The Centre has organized a livestreamed, worldwide reading of Ulysses that will begin on Saturday June 15th (GMT) and last until midnight on Sunday June 16th (GMT). Twenty-five cities from four continents are involved. The program is currently being finalized, but each city will read a portion of the book and then pass it off to another. The O’Brien Press has recently published a special edition of Ulysses, called the Dublin Illustrated Edition, that each reader across the world will use for the reading. Stay tuned to the Global Bloomsday website for the finalized program and a link to the livestream.
The Liberate Ulysses collaborative, the people who brought you Ulysses on twitter for Bloomsday 2012, have embarked on another project for this year’s festivities. Jamie Murphy and Steve Cole are publishing The Works of Master Poldy, a collection of the sayings, aphorisms, and wisdom of Leopold Bloom. The book will be published by the letterpress printer, Savage Press who specialize in art books and hand-print their products using both metal and wooden type. To read more about the book and its production click here. Murphy and Cole are raising funds to help with the publication process and you can follow the twitter stream here and donate here.
Through May 5th, Seattle’s Frye Museum is hosting a unique exhibit inspired by Joyce’s Chamber Music. The exhibit consists of 36 paintings done by different artists to correspond with each poem in the collection. However, instead of merely reading the poem, the artists created their work in response to music inspired by the individual poems. In addition to the artworks themselves, the Frye is also providing museum-goers with access to other work the artists have done, including academic, curatorial, and theoretical items. The full exhibit description can be accessed here.
This past weekend, University College Dublin held its James Joyce Research Colloquim at various venues around their campus. The event, taking place from the 25th through the 27th, featured talks and discussions by an array of eminent Joyceans. Panel topics included “Joyce’s Punctuation,” “Avant-textes and Annotations,” “Distressing Intertextualities,” and “Technology and Globalization.” Among those giving talks were Claire Hutton, Anne Fogarty, Terence Killeen, and Luca Crispi. The Colloquium’s full program and list of abstracts can be viewed here.