“The Dubliners Dilemma” – Declan Gorman

On 16th October, as part of the 2019 Autumn/Winter Course, the James Joyce Centre will be hosting a performance of Declan Gorman’s “The Dubliners Dilemma.” It begins in London shortly before WW1, in the basement workroom of publisher Grant Richards, who had previously rejected ‘Dubliners’ out of worry it might breach strict obscenity laws. Now […]

40 Years of the North Great George’s Street Preservation Society

During the month of August the James Joyce Centre hosted an exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the North Great George’s Street Preservation Society. The exhibition celebrated the work the society has done with the preservation of Georgian buildings on North Great George’s Street including the James Joyce Centre itself, which dates back to 1784.

Bloomsday Breakfasts and Afternoon Teas

James Joyce’s Ulysses features what is perhaps one of the most famous breakfasts in literature, the fried pork kidney enjoyed by Leopold Bloom in the ‘Calypso’ episode of the novel. Over the years, the Bloomsday Breakfast has become one of the festival’s most established traditions. This year, on the morning of June 16th, The James […]