Robert Berry to Moderate “Special Edition” Twitter Chat
On Wednesday, August 15th at 2PM EDT, cartoonist Robert Berry will moderate our YoU Twitter chat. This conversation will focus on some of the difficulties and advantages of using the language of comicbooks to bring Joyceâ€™s work to a new audience through his online adaptation ULYSSES â€œSEENâ€. Rob is currently drawing the â€œLotus Eatersâ€ episode (which all of you should have read by now) so expect to see some new pages and hear some thoughts on adapting that section of the novel. The hashtag for the Twitter chat is #yearofulysses.
Rob was trained as a painter at Wayne State Univ in his hometown of Detroit but threw most of that experience away to move to Philadelphia and make comics. Adapting Joyceâ€™s novel into the fully-annotated ULYSSES â€œSEENâ€ has been keeping him busy since 2008. Original artwork from the comic can now be seen at the James Joyce Centre in Dublin.
Associate Professor | English | CSPT | U. of Victoria