The James Joyce Centre was delighted to welcome Dr. Clare Hutton, Senior Lecturer in English from Loughborough University to begin the Spring/ Summer Lecture Series on Monday 3rd February 2020. It may be the world’s most notorious Irish novel, but Ulysses was first published in New York in an obscure avant-garde journal, the Little Review. The text, significantly different to […]
For the first in our Spring / Summer 2019 lecture series, we were delighted to welcome James Earley to talk about his work creating the iconic exterior wall art on Bloom’s Hotel in Temple Bar, Dublin. The project took one year to complete and is the largest public artwork in Ireland to date.
On 28 February 1905 Joyce saw Eleanora Duse perform in Ibsen’s Rosmersholm. The performance took place on 28 February 1905 at the Teatro Verdi. Duse was considered the leading Ibsen actress of the day, and though Joyce had seen her perform before, he hadn’t seen her perform in a play by Ibsen. He prepared himself […]
On 27 February 1918 Joyce was told an anonymous patron wished to give him 12,000 francs. The letter of 27 February 1918 came from the Eidgenössische Bank in Zurich, where Joyce was living, inviting him to a meeting about money. When Joyce arrived there (in a borrowed black suit) the director told him that one […]
On 26 February 1917 Constantine Curran wrote to Joyce, thanking him for sending a copy of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Constantine Curran was one of the only friends from Joyce’s university days who didn’t appear as a character in Portrait. Nonetheless, Joyce had reason to be grateful to Curran, and […]