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The grant-funded phase of the The Modernist Versions Project (2012-2014) is now over. For a record of all activities relating to this phase of the project, please scroll through the individual posts below or visit our About page; you may also use the search box to find a specific topic or person relating to our work. If you’d like to see the collection of texts we have produced (and continue to produce), please visit our library

Bloomsday 2015 Photos

A hearty thank you to everyone who made such a success! Once again, David Peacock welcomed Ulysses-lovers to the James Joyce Bistro for a night of celebration and merriment. It was an excellent evening that brought the University of Victoria, local businesses, and community together to celebrate the life of James Joyce.

This year, Hoyne sponsored the First Annual Beer and Bloomsday Short Fiction Contest–the proceeds of which were donated to Literacy Victoria. Hoyne also generously donated $1 from every pint sold to the project. Read more

Bloomsday Poster Released

We’re pleased to release this year’s Bloomsday poster, designed by Sarah Grindlay, who is a Professional Writing Student in the Department of English.


Download Bloomsday Poster (PDF)

Dr. Matt Huculak’s Guide to the Professions of Ulysses; or What to Read on Bloomsday

Not sure what part of James Joyce’s epic you should read on Bloomsday? Why not read a section based on your work? Here is Dr. Huculak’s Guide to the Professions of Ulysses. (Don’t see your profession? Email me, and I’ll choose something for you).


People in the know (pedants & twits) don’t call the parts of Ulysses “chapters.” We call them “episodes,” but I’m going to use the terms interchangeably below.

Episode 1. Telemachus: Graduate Students & Dairy Farmers 

A bunch of poor students wake up, eat breakfast, and try to find money to pay the milk lady. A great choice for those of you with housemates who eat your food in the fridge and routinely wake you up because they’ve locked themselves out of the flat.

Episode 2. Nestor: Historians, Teachers, Schoolboys, and Parents of Ugly Children Read more

Bloomsday 2015: You’re invited!