On this day…25 September

On 25 September 1896 Joyce was appointed prefect of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Belvedere College. The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary was an association of students who were dedicated to showing special honour to the Virgin Mary. The sodality was overseen by a director, one of the Jesuit priests at […]

On this day…23 September

On 23 September 1930 Joyce wrote to George Antheil about Cain. Earlier in September, Joyce had suggested to composer George Antheil that he write an opera based on Byron’s play Cain. On 23 September Joyce wrote in more detail about how he imagined the opera might work, but in the end the project came to […]

On this day…22 September

On 22 September 1926 Joyce visited the site of the Battle of Waterloo. Joyce spent two and a half weeks in September 1926 visiting Belgium, staying in Ghent in East Flanders, Antwerp, and Brussels. While in Brussels he went to visit the battlefield of Waterloo on 22 September. Joyce arrived in Ghent on 13 September […]