To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Joyce’s seminal short story collection Dubliners, the James Joyce Centre is delighted to announce the details of a series of special free talks to take place throughout 2014. To reserve your place please contact the Centre by telephone 01-8788547 or email info@jamesjoyce.ie. All lectures start at 6.30pm.


Monday, January 6

Professor Declan Kiberd (University of Notre Dame)

Dubliners: The First Hundred Years


Monday, February 3

The James Joyce Birthday Lecture

Frank Callanan, S. C. (Independent Scholar)

Dubliners and Joyce’s Nationalism


Monday, March 3

Dr Eilis ni Dhuibhne (Novelist & Short Story Writer)

Dubliners: A writer’s perspective


Monday, April 7

Dr Gerry Smyth (Liverpool John Moores University)

Betrayal and the Everyday in Dubliners


Monday, September 1

Caroline Elbay (Champlain College Dublin)

Whores, Mothers and Others: Women in Dubliners


About Caroline Elbay

Caroline Elbay HeadshotCaroline is a Dubliner, and lectures at Champlain College Dublin, and All Hallows College (Dublin City University), where she teaches courses in Irish literature, Creative writing, Academic writing and Irish music.   Currently completing a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast, Caroline is a graduate of St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra (Dublin City University), where she earned a B.A. (Hons) in English and Music; and subsequently undertook postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin, where she read for both the Higher Diploma in Education, and an M.Phil in Anglo Irish Literature.  She is an experienced educationalist, and has taught at primary, secondary and third level.

Enjoying a lifelong interest in Irish writers, Caroline was awarded the inaugural National Library of Ireland James Joyce Dedicated Scholarship 2008.  She has lectured widely on Joyce, both in Ireland and abroad, and facilitates the ‘Ulysses for All’ and ‘Dubliners’ study groups at the Dublin James Joyce Centre.

Caroline also enjoys traditional Irish music, and plays the fiddle, tin whistle and mandolin.


Monday, October 6

Professor Anne Fogarty (UCD)

“Damn it, can’t we Irish play fair”?: Parnellism and the myth of Parnell in ‘Ivy Day in the Committee Room’


Monday, November 3

Peter Costello (author, critic & Literary Editor at The Irish Catholic)

Dubliners in Dublin: Joyce’s Attempts to Publish His Stories at Home 


About Peter Costello

Peter PortraitPeter Costello  is an author, critic and editor working out of Dublin. He is the author of many books, the chief of which is The Heart Grown Brutal: The Irish Revolution in Literature from Parnell to the Death of Yeats, published in 1978, one of the first books to appraise in detail the connections between the Irish literary revival and the contemporary political revolution.  He is also the author of James Joyce: A Brief, Life, James Joyce: the Years of  Growth, Leopold Bloom, and with John Wyse Jackson, of a biography of Joyce’s father John Stanislaus Joyce.  He has also published books on Flann O’Brien, Liam O’Flaherty and Jules Verne. He was an associate editor of  the Dictionary of Irish Literature, and has contributed to the Irish Dictionary of Biography.  His most recent book is Conan Doyle Detective, which has been translated into French and Spanish.  He is also the Chairmen of The Friends of the Library in Trinity College Dublin.  He is currently the literary editor of a national weekly newspaper


Monday, December 1

Terence Killeen (JJC Research Scholar)

Imaginary Dubliners


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