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More Than a Friend: LGBTIQA+ and Joyce


Bloomsday Festival 2024

1 June 2024 at 2pm

‘Circe’ from Ulysses Murals (1996) by Paul Joyce

James Joyce’s work is a product of an era where reflections about gender and sexuality started to reach the general population. Moreover, the fact that Joyce spent most of his life in continental Europe allowed him to live in places where those manifestations were more noticeable than in Ireland. The combination of these circumstances makes Joyce’s work sparkle with a few characters who can be considered part of the queer spectrum.

The James Joyce Centre was proud to offer an alternative exploration of his work via a tour of the museum on Saturday, 1 June 2024 at 2pm. In this one-hour tour, we explored 35 North Great George’s Street as we read passages from Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses under these new lenses.

The James Joyce Centre is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

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