Filed under: Conferences, Lectures, & Schools
At the membership meeting of the International James Joyce Foundation in Dublin two future conference venues were announced:
- The 2013 North American James Joyce Conference will take place from 11-16 June in Charleston, South Carolina. It will be co-sponsored by the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina under the leadership of Joe Kelly and Tom Rice.
- The 2014 International James Joyce Symposium will carry Joyceans “a long the krommerun” to Utrecht in the Netherlands from 15-20 June. The conference will be directed by Onno Kosters.
For now, save the dates. And when more information about both of these events becomes available, we will post it here.
As part of this year’s Bloomsday celebration, the Hunt Museum in Limerick displayed Joyce’s death mask. The mask, one of two originals, was made two days after Joyce’s death in 1941 out of Dublin silver by Swiss sculptor Paul Speck. The Hunt Museum has had the mask on loan from a private collection for the past 12 years, but has kept it in storage until this year’s Bloomsday. If you’re interested in viewing the mask, it is necessary to do so soon because it will be put back in storage at the end of June. Hat tip to the Irish Times.
Filed under: Exhibits & Displays
Dublin based graphic designer Rachel Kerr has produced a unique Ulysses-based art project she describes as a “marriage of typography and cartography.” The pieces textually represent people, places, and streets from Ulysses on a map of Dublin as they appeared on June 16th, 1904 and are lithographically printed on high-quality paper. The pieces, which will be available for purchase on the website soon, foreground artistic design and are made “to be loved.” The project is the result of Kerr’s ongoing interest in Ulysses and is inspired by Leopold Bloom’s journey through Dublin. Here is a link to the website which is called “Leopold’s Day.”
From Monday June 11th-Friday June 15th John Feeley and Fran O’Rourke will be performing lunchtime recitals of Irish songs from Joyce’s works in several Dublin locations. Tickets will cost €10. These recitals will be performed on the guitar made famous by its appearance in this photo with Joyce. This guitar was restored by Gary Southwell in March of this year and is on loan from the Joyce Tower thanks to the James Joyce Museum. It will be back in Sandycove in time for Bloomsday celebrations. For information on the times and locations of the recitals follow this link. For more on the guitar’s restoration process follow this link
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The BBC’s Radio 4 will put on a 24 hour tribute to Ulysses on June 16th, commonly known as Bloomsday, to correspond with the events as depicted in Joyce’s text, which is set on June 16th, 1904. The characters, themes, and events that take place in Ulysses will be the running theme throughout the day’s broadcast schedule. Among these broadcast events, will be a new dramatization of the novel that will be read in installments throughout the day, with Henry Goodman starring as Leopold Bloom and Andrew Scott as Stephen Dedalus. These broadcast events are scheduled to begin at 9 am and conclude just before the midnight news. Here is a link to the BBC’s page with more information about the Bloomsday programming.