The International James Joyce Foundation’s panel on intellectual property has just updated its Copyright FAQ to reflect the radically changed situation in the US, Europe, and the UK. This is an essential document for anyone who wishes to pursue archival work on Joyce or create new editions or collections of his work. It’s very good to see that the IJJF and this panel have decided to maintain and continue to update this resource.
Alice Coglan’s Wonderland Productions is hosting a walking audio tour of Joyce’s Dubliners, the 2012 selection for The Dublin City Libraries’ One City, One Book Initiative. As the tour moves through Dublin, the walker/listener will hear, on mp3 player, excerpts from Joyce’s short story collection performed by Barry McGovern, Billie Traynor, and others. The tour provides two options: The Half Day’s Adventure lasts four hours or the committed can do the Full Day’s Epic which lasts seven hours. Here is a link with pricing and other details courtesy of the Irish Times.
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Students at Boston College have developed an interactive iPhone app called Joyceways that allows the user to trace the footsteps of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus through Dublin. As the user follows Bloom and Stephen’s paths, photographs, annotations, and quotations from Ulysses appear, linking the location with the text. After two years of development, the app is set to launch on June 16th, the 2012 Bloomsday. The project has been funded using Kickstarter, a website that allows projects to raise money by reaching out to donors through the internet. Joyceways was so popular that it exceeded its goal of $9,000. With the app’s launch less than a month away, the developers are now looking to spread the word. Here is a link to their website, and they can be found on Facebook and Twitter.
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Issue 48.1 (Fall 2010) is available for ordering. The issue features articles from Jim Leblanc, April Pelt, Zena Meadowsong, Daniel Shea, Jesse Schotter, and Roy Benjamin and Bill Brockman’s Current JJ Checklist (112). It also includes entertainments from Simon Loekle and Megeen R. Mulholland. The front cover is a photo of Elizabeth Paddock, whose stage name was Marcella the Midget Queen. A reference to Marcella appears in Ulysses, and it is possible that Joyce saw her perform. We are grateful to Victor W. Pitcher, Paddock’s great-nephew, for permission to reproduce the image.
The table of contents with links to articles and abstracts from Project Muse is below.
“The Dead” Just Won’t Stay Dead
CURRENT JJ CHECKLIST (112)
William S. Brockman
Pomes Two Bits Each!
Maria Addresses Mr James Joyce
Megeen R. Mulholland
Who Taught Molly to Say “Yes”?
Joyce’s Disciples Disciplined: A Re-Exagmination of the “Exagmination of Work in Progress,” edited by Tim Conley
A Passion for Joyce: The Letters of Hugh Kenner and Adaline Glasheen, edited by Edward M. Burns
James Joyce: A Critical Guide, by Lee Spinks
Roll Away the Reel World: James Joyce and Cinema, edited by John McCourt
Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, & the Forms of Modern Literature, by Max Saunders
James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet, by John Cage, performed on Friday and Saturday, 11-12 November 2011, at the Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
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Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum and Library has taken on the role of social coordinator in addition to its other Joyce-related activities. They now have a webpage, Bloomsday Central, which serves as a hub for all things related to that most fictional holday—16 June. The site features a history of Bloomsday, lists of regional events, and further links to online resources for those participating in the festivities. The site also welcomes submissions and suggests “Places to See” for those traveling on Bloomsday. Here is a link.
The Irish Times reports today that Danis Rose’s lawsuit against Vincent Deane, Geert Lernout, and Brepolis has been settled out of court. No details about the terms reached by the parties were disclosed.
And to bring this troubling episode to close, let me offer a correction. This blog entry states that Danis Rose’s legal name is Denis O’Hanlon. As the comment from Mr. Rose rather agonizingly states, this was incorrect. I regret the error, while declining his various suggestions for a remedy.