Bloomsday Celebration

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Across the globe, Bloomsday has become a day of celebrating renowned Irish writer and poet James Joyce. In his brilliant 1922 novel Ulysses, June 16 is the day Leopold Bloom meets his eventual wife, Nora Barnacle. This event will be marked by customary reverie and celebration. 

Enjoy a conversation with Fordham University Chair of Irish Studies and Joyce scholar Keri Walsh and award-winning artist and playwright Brian Whelan. Keri Walsh’s edition of Joyce’s only play Exiles, published in 1918, is forthcoming from Oxford World’s Classics. She is also the editor of James Joyce’s Dubliners (Broadview Press, 2016) and The Letters of Sylvia Beach (Columbia University Press, 2010). Walsh’s articles and reviews have appeared in have appeared in PMLA Modernism/modernityCritical InquiryJames Joyce QuarterlyJournal of Modern Literature, and Eire-Ireland. Brian Whelan grew up in London, of Irish parents. After his training at the Royal Academy of Arts, he lived and worked in the East Anglia area of England near the North Sea for over 25 years. Brian’s journey as an artist began its definitive gateway just outside his own studio door, in the medieval churches and dwellings of East Anglia. The vestiges of the medieval art form resonate with Brian’s Irish Catholic roots, back to a time when there was one church and from its painted walls great stories were told. His oeuvre, like much medieval art, depicts a sublime comedy of life’s glories and tragedies.


Beverages and refreshments will be provided.

©2018 Brian Whelan

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June 16
2:00 pm
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