Book Launch The Necessary Fiction: Life with James Joyce’s “Ulysses” by Michael Groden

On Thursday 28th November attendees, Joyce fans, friends and family joined us for a glass of wine and a stimulating discussion of The Necessary Fiction: Life with James Joyce’s “Ulysses” with author Michael Groden and James Joyce Centre Research Scholar Terence Killeen. The James Joyce Centre celebrated the publication of an unusual exercise in “biblio-memoir” or “autobloomography” that answers the question of how one […]

An Evening with Brendan Behan – Peter Sheridan performance

As part of Dr. Caroline Elbay’s Autumn / Winter Course “Old Bottles, New Wine” we were delighted to host an intimate performance on Wednesday 27th November 2019 of Peter Sheridan’s ‘An Evening with Brendan Behan’. Brendan Behan has been dead for over fifty years now but it doesn’t feel that way. He is one of those characters that people […]

Dublin Celebrates the Wake’s 80th Birthday: “Finnegans Wake at 80” by Derek Pyle

James Joyce Quarterly, Volume 56, Number 1-2, Fall 2018-Winter 2019, pp. 10-17 (Article) Published by The University of Tulsa DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/jjq.2019.0029 Dublin Celebrates the Wake’s 80th Birthday: “Finnegans Wake at 80”; “Lucia Joyce: Perspectives”; “Text/Sound/Performance: Making in Canadian Space”; and “Finnegans Wake-End,” 11-13 April, 25-27 April, and 3-5 May, 2019 . 4 May 2019 marked […]

“Throwing Shapes: The Morphing Feminine in Joyce” – Dr. Caroline Elbay

The third talk in our Autumn/Winter lecture series at the James Joyce Centre took place on Monday 4th November 2019. We welcomed Dr. Caroline Elbay, and she gave her lecture entitled, “Throwing Shapes: The Morphing Feminine in Joyce”. Dr. Elbay discussed in the Modernist literary context, the term ‘metamorphosis’ which elicits immediate associations with Franz […]