Tom O’Carroll, a Friend to the JJRC, Sends Musical Joycean Cheer for Saint Patrick’s Day.
Tom’s entertainment begins with his treatment of “Finnegan’s Wake.” Sing along. There’s no one listening.
The Art of Bloomsday at the Olivier Cornet Gallery of Dublin
If you find yourself with an irresistible yearning for the ineluctable modality of the visual, take a digital stroll down Dear Dirty’s Great Denmark Street. This gallery has celebrated Bloomsday festivals with art from a range of styles and media. No doubt, you’ll find something that will entertain and engage.
Ulysses(U) on YouTube (U Tube?)
Bloomsday in Melbourne has produced a series of vignettes using some of the best of the language in our favorite novel. Alternately referred to as Bloomsday in Plaguetime 2020 or ZOOMsday in Melbourne, it’s a lovely appetizer of words for those hungry for a Ulysses sampler. It’s a great way to entice the first-time reader, but like the novel, its suitability for minors is cautioned.
Blogs & Podcasts
Blooms & Barnacles is a blog, podcast, and illustration project celebrating the love of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Hosted by Kelly Bryan (blogger) and Dermot O Connor (illustrator), Blooms & Barnacles takes a non-academic approach, mixing banter and pop culture with historical, cultural, and literary analysis related to Ulysses and most anything Joyce-adjacent, including chats with other amateur Joyce enthusiasts. Hopefully, through Blooms & Barnacles, Ulysses and the work of Joyce can become more accessible to anyone who wants to read it.
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You too and U22?
Catherine Flynn of Berkeley is assembling a series of podcasts celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ulysses’ publication. It’s early days in the evolution of Ulysses ’22 (the centenary year). Here is what has been revealed to date.
Podcasts construct around the student introduction of an episode and three sets of observations: a researcher, an instructor, and a typical or atypical recreational reader. The podcasts run about one hour in duration. The Telemachus episode was released on June 10 and Nestor on July 5. No anticipated date is posted for the Proteus episode.
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