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Michael Stevens to Moderate Third YoU Twitter Chat

On Friday, August 3rd at 2 pm EDT / 11 am PDT, Michael Stevens will moderate the MVP’s third YoU Twitter chat, focusing specifically on “Lotus Eaters.” The hashtag for the Twitter chat is #yearofulysses.

Michael Sevens is a MA candidate in English at the University of Victoria and has also done postgraduate work at Trinity College, Dublin. He is presently working on a mobile app for navigating Joyce’s Dublin, one that attempts to bring together the heterotopic reality of Joyce’s imagined Dublin together with contemporary reality.

email: mstevens@uvic.ca | twitter: @mchlstvns

Read Lotus Eaters

The fifth episode, “Lotus Eaters,” takes us out into the street of Dublin for good this time—we won’t return to 7 Eccles Street until the penultimate “Ithaca” chapter now—with Mr. Leopold Bloom. The episode features multiple images of drugs, soporific compounds, and opiates galore (including religion). It introduces us to Bloom’s chaste epistolary affair with Martha, and much punning as well on his name—Bloom, flower, and so forth. First timers, watch for the role Bloom plays as a latter-day prophet, casting bread upon the waters and emulating a profane infant Moses in the final paragraphs.

Read “Lotus Eaters” now.

MVP Makes Modernism New (Again)

The MVP is currently featured in The Ring, the University of Victoria’s news source. Written by Tara Sharpe, the feature is titled, “MVP Makes Modernism New (Again),” and includes commentary by MVP board members, Stephen Ross and Jentery Sayers.

Read the piece.

Check Out the MVP in Monday Magazine

In the middle of this page, Monday Magazine’s Danielle Pope writes: “Speaking of UVic, devout fans of James Joyce will be thrilled to know June 16 marks the infamous anniversary of the day spent in one of the most notable tomes of our time: Ulysses. And now is the perfect time to dive right in, especially if you’re a Twitter lover.” Read the balance of the piece.