“No Pen, No Ink…”Disease epidemics have been the inspiration for many a writer and his work. Boccaccio wrote his Decameron at the time of the Black Death in 1348. A recent article in the Guardian newspaper asked whether Shakespeare wrote King Lear in the lockdown of 1606. Even...
Joyicity March 2020In this issue: A word from our new President, Kevin Wright Recap of our celebration of James Joyce’s birthday First tentative schedule for our 2020 Festival! Events around town A blog post on Finnegans Wake’s Multifractal Structure A word from the...
What is Bloomsday?
Bloomsday marks the day — June 16, 1904 — that Leopold Bloom walked through Dublin in James Joyce’s epic novel Ulysses. Our festival takes place this year from May 30 through June 16.
Where, the mile end
Ou quand le vent boréal souffle une influence sur le poète. Du premier poème ‘Steel skin’ où on y regarde un hiver qui s’étend de Dublin jusqu’au bord du Mississipi et encore, au second poème ‘Looped’ où le fil du nord laisse des traces de vent glacial.
Memory and Memorials: Commemorating the Irish Famine
Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College, Dublin addresses the challenge of how we choose to remember an event that has been called everything from an unfortunate tragedy to mass murder.