Waywords & Meansigns Volume Three: Returning Contributors

Guest Blog by Waywords & Meansigns Director Derek Pyle A few weeks ago we announced many of the contributors to the third volume of Waywords and Meansigns, our international project setting Joyce’s Finnegans Wake to music. This project has been ongoing for a few years. We began by producing two unabridged musical editions of Finnegans Wake, […]

Waywords & Meansigns Volume Three

Guest Blog by Waywords & Meansigns Director Derek Pyle With collaborators from around the world, Waywords & Meansigns set James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake to music unabridged. Twice. But Finnegans Wake being the expansive, and addictive, book that it is, we decided to organize one last hurrah! In our two previous releases, we focused on the […]

The Bloomsday Interview: Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman in conversation with Rick O’Shea

On Bloomsday 2016 the James Joyce Centre presented a very special Bloomsday Interview with literary power couple Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman in conversation with RTE’s The Poetry Programme presenter Rick O’Shea. The discussion was held at the O’Reilly Theatre in Joyce’s alma mater Belvedere College, just up the street from the Centre. The conversation on the […]

Illuminating The Wake no.31

Welcome to ‘Illuminating the Wake’ where I get to share my personal approach to reading Finnegans Wake, a process of ‘reading-through-drawing’. Like many Wake readers, as I work my way through the book I habitually add my own annotations. These scrawled notes usually represent immediate responses to what I find in the text, rather than […]