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February 2019

Blooms Hotel, public art on a grand scale – A talk by the artist James Earley

February 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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James Earley, Bloom's Hotel, Photo: Eoin Holland - www.eoinholland.com

For the first in our Spring / Summer 2019 lecture series, we are delighted to welcome James Earley to talk about his work creating the iconic exterior wall art on Bloom's Hotel in Temple Bar, Dublin. The project took one year to complete and is the largest public artwork in Ireland to date. James Earley's distinctive style celebrates and pays homage to his family's rich artistic past within Irish stained glass art. Earley has been producing artworks in public spaces since 1997. He began painting…

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March 2019

‘One and eightpence too much’ – Reuben J Dodd Junior, from Dublin to the BBC, 1904 to 1954’ – Patrick Callan

March 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. Patrick Callan March 2019 Lecture at James Joyce Centre

The James Joyce Centre is delighted to welcome Dr. Patrick Callan for the March talk in our 2019 Spring/Summer Lecture Series. Dr. Callan's lecture will focus on Reuben James Dodd Junior, a Dublin solicitor, who successfully sued the BBC after a June 1954 broadcast of an adaptation of the ‘Hades’ episode from Ulysses. He claimed that it suggested that he was a moneylender, and that he had tried to commit suicide, a criminal action in Ireland in 1904 as well…

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April 2019

“James Joyce and Revolutions: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Havana 1964” – Teresa Caneda Cabrera

April 15, 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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Teresa Caneda Cabrera The James Joyce Centre is delighted to welcome Dr. Teresa Caneda Cabrera for the April instalment in our Spring / Summer 2019 Lecture series. Dr. Caneda Cabrera's talk will focus on the importance of the 1964 Cuban translation of Joyce's novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to the Cuban independence movement. In their search for prototypes which could help legitimate the cultural and political projects of the revolution, Cuban intellectuals of the 1960s invoked James…

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May 2019

Repatriating James Joyce – Anthony Jordan

May 13, 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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James Joyce grave by Time Magazine

The James Joyce Centre is delighted to welcome Anthony Jordan for the May talk in the 2019 Spring/Summer Lecture Series. His talk will focus on the issues regarding the repatriation of Joyce's remains to Ireland upon his death in 1941. Nora Barnacle wanted her husband repatriated in 1941 after his sudden death in Zurich. After the repatriation of WB Yeats in 1948, she again hoped that he might be repatriated. But the Irish ‘politicians, scholars and priests’ would not have it.…

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September 2019

“Joyce In Performance” – Dr. Jonathan Creasy

September 16, 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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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…

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October 2019

“Making Joyce – translating Joyce for live theatre performance” – Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher.

October 14, 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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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…

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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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