Autumn/Winter Lecture Series at the James Joyce Centre

The James Joyce Centre is proud to present the schedule for this year’s Autumn/Winter Lecture Series. This season will see an impressive line-up of established scholars bring their various disciplinary interests to the table in a programme that touches on topics ranging from politics, history and music to the World Wide Web. Lectures take place […]

On this day…31 December

On 31 December 1918 Joyce finished the ‘Scylla and Charybdis’ episode of Ulysses. The ninth episode of Ulysses is set in the National Library of Ireland where Stephen Dedalus is depicted pontificating about Shakespeare’s Hamlet to the librarians and others. Throughout the episode, Joyce mixes the real-life of the Library as he had known it […]

On this day…30 December

On 30 December 1921 Joyce wrote to Alessandro Francini Bruni. Francini Bruni was planning to give a lecture on Joyce in Trieste in February 1922 and had written to Joyce asking for specific bits of information that he wanted. Joyce later considered Francini Bruni’s lecture as an act of betrayal. Alessandro Francini Bruni had been […]

On this day…29 December

On 29 December 1931 John Stanislaus Joyce died. John Stanislaus Joyce, who hadn’t seen his son for almost twenty years, died in hospital on the evening of Tuesday 29 December 1931. Joyce did not travel from Paris to visit his dying father or to attend his funeral. John Joyce had been lodging with Albert Medcalf […]