Bloomsday Montreal will be participating in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 16th. We will also be posting some new information on the events planned for June 12-16. Keep watching us and come to the parade!
Today is the 132rd anniversary of the birth of this great and innovative writer. Celebrate by breaking open your copy of Ulysses and start reading (or re-reading). Get ready for our 3rd annual Bloomsday celebration this June. More program details will be posted soon so come back and visit us here.
Two new links to help you with that resolution to read Ulysses this year. The audio version is a real boon because you can just follow along as a professional does the reading. Hear the audio version, read the annotated text version or see the links to the right.
Celebrations in Montreal will begin on Thursday, June 12. The Jewish Public Library, a new partner, will be sponsoring the opening plenary session with speaker Marilyn Reizbaum, the Harrison King McCann Professor of English at Bowdoin College, Maine. Her topic is Joyce, Ulysses, and the Jews.
Marilyn Reizbaum’s talk will be of interest to those who are Ulysses aficionados as well as newcomers to Joyce. Those who have never read Ulysses, whether Jewish, Irish, or Quebecois, will enjoy exploring this classical literary work of Ireland’s most cherished intellectual novelist to discover its cultural themes and Jewish heart.
Reizbaum’s topic is inspired by her recently completed book, Unfit: Jewish Degeneration and Modernism. Her next book project is on Muriel Spark’s Ridiculous Style. Reizbaum is an accomplished author. Her academic specialties are the areas of British Modernism, contemporary Scottish and Irish literature and film, and Jewish cultural theory.
Bloomsday is coming back to Montreal in June 2014 – we’ll be celebrating our third anniversary! Check back soon for updates on our upcoming events.