Out of the Quagmire and into Joyce

I have to confess I’d never heard of a bog until I met Dr. Derek Gladwin. Have you? Bogs are a type of wetland. They accumulate with organic material, namely dead plants. They are wet, they shift, and they are swampy and dangerous. Now most of us have heard of the...

A Rock to Remember

The Celtic cross, a stone cross with a ring surrounding its intersection marked by various Celtic designs and symbols, is what we normally see when we come across an Irish burial ground. But the burial ground that holds 6,000 Irish immigrants who traveled to Montreal...

A Bloomsday Charivari: Banging Pots for James Joyce

I set-up an interview with Andre Furlani and I know I’m going to get schooled. But I’m glad. Andre knows his Joyce and his Beckett; I can hardly speak to a more knowledgeable person on the topic. He’s a professor at Concordia University as well as the Chair of the...

Making Local News- The Montreal Times

As June 16th is slowly yet surely making its way, we are making some headlines in a few of the local newspapers. Check out Saturday’s The Montreal Times edition here (page 11) and read a little bit about this year’s Festival Bloomsday Montreal and what we...

Molly Bloom: From the Inside Out

As I prepare for my interview with the actor, Kathleen Fee, I look through my undergraduate copy of Ulysses. I see a big red dot that I marked right before the Penelope episode. But years later the significance of this dot escapes me. The dot makes me worry. Will I...

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