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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

Michael Groden’s “Ulysses: The Necessary Fiction”

 

The MVP is thrilled to present the next installment of the YoU Lecture Series: Michael Groden’s “Ulysses: The Necessary Fiction”

Speaker: Dr. Michael Groden, Distinguished University Professor, Department of English, University of Western Ontario

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Ronan Crowley’s “A Medley of Voices”

The MVP is excited to present the next installment of the YoU Lecture Series: Ronan Crowley’s “A Medley of Voices.”

To view this video in HD (recommended), please click here.

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Sam Slote’s “Between Commentary and Eternity”

Amanda Sigler’s “Sexy Modernism: An Invitation”