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The James Joyce Centre is delighted to welcome Dr. Jonathan Creasy for the first installment in our 2019 Autumn/Winter Lecture Series. “He ought to have either died naturally or on the scaffold high. Like actresses, always farewell positively last performance then come up smiling again.” —Ulysses, “Eumaeus” This talk explores performative aspects of Joyce’s work from his play Exiles to the prose styles of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. It also focuses on adaptations of Joyce’s work for music and stage, particularly…Find out more »
“Making Joyce – translating Joyce for live theatre performance” – Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher.
For our second instalment in our 2019 Autumn/Winter Lecture series we are excited to welcome Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher. This lecture will look at their process of translating Joyce for live theatre performance and will include musical and textual extracts from Joyce’s work. Over the last 9 years, Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy have devised over 8 music-theatre shows exploring the work of James Joyce. Originally developing performances before copyright restrictions were lifted, they initially focused on evoking…Find out more »
In the Modernist literary context, the term ‘metamorphosis’ elicits immediate associations with Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis (1915) in which the protagonist, a travelling salesman, Gregor Samsa, awakens one morning to discover that he has been transformed into a bug. From the ‘bird girl’ and ‘bat-like soul’ of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, to the ‘cold nightsnake’ of Giacomo Joyce and the feminised Bloom in ‘Circe’, this lecture will explore how, through metamorphosis – a shifting…Find out more »
For our final installment in our 2019 Autumn/Winter Lecture series we are delighted to welcome James Joyce Centre Research Scholar Terence Killeen to deliver his talk "Universal Joyce?" James Joyce’s last work, Finnegans Wake, is meant to be a universal epic, covering the whole of world history, and operating at a level of generality that seems intended to transcend all previous efforts of this type. Does this universality, however, come at a price, in that individual struggles and sufferings, both of…Find out more »