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November 2019

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

November 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George's Street
Dublin 1, D01WK44 Ireland
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Dr Caroline Elbay's Autumn/Winter 2018 Course at The James Joyce Cultural Centre

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…

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December 2019

“Universal Joyce?” – Terence Killeen

December 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George's Street
Dublin 1, D01WK44 Ireland
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have cancelled our 2nd December lecture. The lecture will be re-scheduled for the New Year. 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…

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February 2020

“Serial Encounters: Ulysses and the Little Review” – Dr. Clare Hutton

February 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George's Street
Dublin 1, D01WK44 Ireland
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The James Joyce Centre is delighted to welcome Dr Clare Hutton, Senior Lecturer in English from Loughborough University to begin the Spring/ Summer Lecture Series in February 2020. It may be the world’s most notorious Irish novel, but Ulysses was first published in New York in an obscure avant-garde journal, the Little Review. The text, significantly different to the one which Joyce subsequently finalised, attracted enthusiasm and opprobrium in almost equal measure, and was deemed obscene before Joyce had even completed the work.…

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March 2020

“Universal Joyce?” – Terence Killeen – Sold Out

March 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George's Street
Dublin 1, D01WK44 Ireland
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We are delighted to welcome our James Joyce Centre Research Scholar Terence Killeen to deliver his talk “Universal Joyce?” in March 2020. 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 people and of nations, are all…

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April 2020

‘Man about town: drunkard, spendthrift’ – Christine Dwyer Hickey – Cancelled

April 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George's Street
Dublin 1, D01WK44 Ireland
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  A Message from Dublin UNESCO City of Literature: It is with regret that we inform you of the postponement of all the Dublin One City One Book events, scheduled in April, due to the covid-19 situation. It is hoped that the events will be rescheduled later in the year so please watch out for further updates. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to be kept informed. In the meantime, enjoy reading “Tatty”, taking pleasure in the joy of a good book. We look forward…

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May 2020

‘Colourful Creations in Joyce and Bosch’ – Dr. Christine O’Neill

May 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George's Street
Dublin 1, D01WK44 Ireland
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We are thrilled to have Dr. Christine O’Neill deliver her lecture as the final part of this Spring/Sumer Lecture series. The works of James Joyce and Hieronymus Bosch are famous for their inventiveness and colourful creations, and both draw on biblical stories and late medieval Christian imagery. This talk will explore some shared visionary elements, track some intriguing animal-like creatures, contemplate the Four Last Things and descend into the vibrant hells of Joyce and Bosch.  Dr. Christine O’Neill studied English and German at the University of Zurich and Trinity College Dublin. Her publications include Too Fine a Point: A…

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