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Amanda Visconti Launches Infinite Ulysses

MVP Publishes Dorothy Richardson’s The Tunnel & Pointed Roofs

The MVP is pleased to announce that it has published reading copies of Dorothy Richardson’s The Tunnel (1919) and Pointed Roofs (1915). Stephen Ross writes,

Dorothy Richardson is an absolutely foundational figure of literary modernism in English. Contrary to the heroic model of the “men of 1914” postulated by one of those men himself, Wyndham Lewis, Richardson in fact pioneered some of the experiments in narrative that would become hallmarks of modernism across the board. Only Marcel Proust, whose A la recherche du temps perdu provides a fine parallel to Richardson’s achievement, attempted something similar so early in the century.

We’ve got an exciting year ahead of us…check back soon for even more modernist editions.

Bloomsday 2014: Building Communities

(Photos below)

The Modernist Versions Project might just be the only digital humanities project to launch in a pub and partner with a brewery in the celebration of Bloomsday!

On June 16,  2012, the Modernist Versions Project officially started with the announcement of our “Year of Ulysses” initiative celebrated at the James Joyce Bistro in downtown Victoria.

In 2013, MVP Co-Directors Stephen Ross and Matt Huculak taught a versioning course at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, which ended with a Bloomsday lecture by Hans Walter Gabler (followed by readings at the James Joyce Bistro!).

This year, thanks to a unique partnership with the University Library, The Department of English, and The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, MVP Co-Director, Dr. J. Matthew Huculak and Kathy Bohlman, MAS, launched “From Paris to Victoria: Giséle Freund’s James Joyce Photographs” in the Mearns Centre for Learning, Special Collections in the University of Victoria Library (June 16-July 10, 2014). This photographic exhibition highlights the Gisèle Freund Fonds held by the University of Victoria Library and includes the most intimate photographs ever taken of Joyce and his family. The exhibit also includes the Joyce-inspired art of Robert Amos, RCA. Read more

MVP-Sponsored Bloomsday Lecture

Copyright: Gisele Freund, <a href="http://www.imec-archives.com/">IMEC PARIS</a>. Courtesy University of Victoria Special Collections
Copyright: Gisele Freund, IMEC PARIS. Courtesy University of Victoria Special Collections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Paris to Victoria: Exhibit of rare photos (PDF)

For the first time in Canada, British Columbians have an opportunity to view a rare collection of photographs of James Joyce in Paris taken in 1938 by the young Franco-German photographer Gisèle Freund.

According to UVic Joyce scholar Dr. J. Matthew Huculak, “James Joyce loved Paris—it was his spiritual home—but he absolutely hated being photographed. In 1938, Freund convinced Joyce to let her take a series of photographs that would become famous around the world. The result was the only colour photographs of Joyce ever taken – one which was chosen as the cover of Time Magazine in 1939.”

  • What: “Paris to Victoria: a Photographic Exhibition of Gisèle Freund’s Paris”
  • When: June 16 to July 1, Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Room A003, McPherson Library Special Collections Reading Room, UVic

The exhibition is a joint project of the UVic Libraries, the Department of English, the Modernist Versions Project and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

UVic is accessible by sustainable travel options including transit and cycling. For those arriving by car, pay parking is in effect. Evening parking is $2.50. Parking info and campus maps: www.uvic.ca/maps.

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Media contacts:

  • Dr. J. Matthew Huculak (Department of English) at 250-217-0063 or jhuculak@uvic.ca
  • Susan Henderson (Library Communications) at 250-853-3612 or shenders@uvic.ca
  • Tara Sharpe (University Communications + Marketing) at 250-721-6248 or tksharpe@uvic.ca



BLOOMSDAY 2014

Image Courtesy IMEC. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce
Image Courtesy IMEC. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce

The Modernist Versions Project, the University Library, and the Department of English are pleased to announce BLOOMSDAY 2014 Celebrations. We are sponsoring TWO events: An Exhibition of Photographs of James Joyce and a Reading of Ulysses. ALL ARE WELCOME.

1. Talk by MVP Co-Founder J. Matthew Huculak: Monday, June 16, from  3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Mearns Centre for Learning –McPherson Library Classroom A003, lower level. Free and open to the public (Parking info and maps are available at www.uvic.ca/visitors/explore/maps)

2. Readings from Ulysses at Peacock Billiards (1175 Douglas Street) at 7:00 p.m

From Paris to Victoria: exhibit of rare photos

For the first time in Canada, British Columbians have an opportunity to view a rare collection of photographs of James Joyce in Paris taken in 1938 by the young Franco-German photographer Gisèle Freund.

The University of Victoria Libraries and the Department of English are pleased to announce the opening of Paris to Victoria: a photographic exhibition of Gisèle Freund’s Paris from June 16-July 1, 2014 at the University of Victoria William C. Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library. “UVic Libraries has internationally recognized holdings in Modernist British, American, French and Anglo-Irish literature and we are delighted to be hosting this unique event,” says Jonathan Bengtson, university librarian.

June 16, the opening day of the exhibit, marks the day-long celebration of Bloomsday in Victoria. Bloomsday is an annual celebration of the life of James Joyce and, in particular, his novel Ulysses, which is entirely set in Dublin on June 16th, 1904.

All members of the community are invited to a lecture and guided viewing of the exhibit by Joyce scholar, Dr. J Matthew Huculak, UBC Master of Archival Studies graduate Kathy Bohlman, and artist and writer Robert Amos. A reception follows this event.

The Bloomsday celebrations continue at the Peacock Billiards (1175 Douglas Street) at 7:00 p.m. with readings from Joyce’s Ulysses. All lovers of literature are welcome to pull up a chair and share a pint in celebration of Ireland’s greatest 20th century novelist.

Talk by MVP Co-Founder J. Matthew Huculak: Monday, June 16, from  3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Mearns Centre for Learning –McPherson Library Classroom A003, lower level. Free and open to the public (Parking info and maps are available at www.uvic.ca/visitors/explore/maps)

The exhibition is a joint project of the UVic Libraries, the Department of English, the Modernist Versions Project (MVP) and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL).

Media contacts:

Dr. J. Matthew Huculak (Department of English) at 250-217-0063 or jhuculak@uvic.ca

Susan Henderson (Library Communications) at 250-853-3612 or shenders@uvic.ca

Tara Sharpe (University Communications + Marketing) at 250-721-6248 or tksharpe@uvic.ca

Samuel Roth and the Pirated Ulysses

The Modernist Versions Project is pleased to announce the availability of the first installment of Samuel Roth’s Two Worlds Monthly magazine in which was published James Joyce’s Ulysses. To our knowledge, this is the first time this important scholarly resource has been made freely accessible to the academic community.

Following the success of our “Year of Ulysses” initiative, during which we published the entire 1922 Shakespeare and Company edition of Ulysses, we will continue year two of our project by making available Roth’s edition of Ulysses as well as the two-volume 1932 Odyssey Press edition of Ulysses. Read more