Amanda Greenwood’s Bloomsday in the Land of the Morning Calm

  Amanda Greenwood, Bigelow Project Archivist Union College, Schenectady, New York For almost thirteen years, I celebrated Bloomsday in Seoul, South Korea. Normally, the scholarly Joyce organization of which I was a member of, the James Joyce Society of Korea, would have a meeting on June 16th. Dinner and drinks would follow, and our conversationsContinue reading “Amanda Greenwood’s Bloomsday in the Land of the Morning Calm”

The Alchemy of Bill O’Connor’s Bloomsday Effect

This website has two purposes: to enable a global community of readers; and to encourage first-time readers, especially young readers, of Joyce’s canon of work. Bill O’Connor’s Bloomsday memoir enjoins both goals. It shows how a first-time reader was empowered through community [Who would believe Bloomsday and a Ulysses reading could be found even inContinue reading “The Alchemy of Bill O’Connor’s Bloomsday Effect”

Following Joyce’s Steps by Dirce Waltrick do Amarante*

[A translation in Brazilian Portuguese follows the English text; Uma tradução em português do Brasil segue o texto em inglês.]   I visited Dublin on two occasions. The first one was in February at the beginning of the 21st century, I walked where Bloom, Stephen, etc., walked through the places in the book such asContinue reading “Following Joyce’s Steps by Dirce Waltrick do Amarante*”

Dr. Barry Devine’s Magical Bloomsian Spuds

Bloomsday Memory Barry Devine Heidelberg University There is one particular Bloomsday experience I will never forget. Just after completing my dissertation at the University of Miami, a local Irish cultural group invited me to speak at their2015 Bloomsday celebration. The schedule of events was a short reading from the organizers, my presentation, and then we formed aContinue reading “Dr. Barry Devine’s Magical Bloomsian Spuds”

Martin Gemmell’s Bloomsday Memories

Do you have memories of wild or wistful Bloomsdays? You might be hard-pressed to match the Bloomsday tales of His Excellency Martin Gemmell whose stories rival a JP Donleavy novel. His recorded for our enjoyment trickle in a perfect pour from the stream of consciousness tap. If you care to add to an online postingContinue reading “Martin Gemmell’s Bloomsday Memories”

Bloomsday Memories Wild or Winsome

Between Now and Bloomsday 2022, we will post fifteen memoirs of memorable celebrations. During the first week of March, two editions will appear, on Mar 1 and on Mar 3. Thereafter, one edition will be released each Thursday. The submissions are published “unshackled”; beware the timid. Some will be published in the celebrants’ native languageContinue reading “Bloomsday Memories Wild or Winsome”

“Oxen of the Sun Roundtable” (on Translations)

The first difficulty of translation for the viewer of this presentation was to wring an understanding from either of the labels “Oxen of the Sun Roundtable” or The Science(s) of Birthing: Language/Gestation in ‘Oxen of the Sun’ (roundtable). The attempt to entertain neither amuses nor informs. This confusion occurred throughout Omniscientific Joyce. It would benefitContinue reading ““Oxen of the Sun Roundtable” (on Translations)”

“Voice, Knowledge, and Truth” or “Saying Nothing”

The 27th Annual Bloomsday Omniscientific Joyce event alternately titled “Voice, Knowledge, and Truth” or “Saying Nothing” was conducted on BloomsWeek Tuesday during Session 5. The session explored the unsaid in Joyce, open secrets, and anonymity all attributing to “the unspeakable and the unspoken.” Presenters included participating Chairperson Vincent Cheng delivering  “Saying Nothing in Joyce,” Margot NorrisContinue reading ““Voice, Knowledge, and Truth” or “Saying Nothing””

Festival Bloomsday Montréal, Academic Panel Number 1

On the morning of June 14th in anticipation of the Celebration of Festival Bloomsday Montréal, Academic Panel Number 1 dissembled in the style of Wandering Rocks. The speakers, neither crossed paths nor colocated and never had the opportunity to share exchanges. Some of that can be blamed on the specter of Covid.  This year’s managementContinue reading “Festival Bloomsday Montréal, Academic Panel Number 1”

Bloomsday Celebrations ’21 around the Globe

BLOOMSDAY 2021 EM FLORIANÓPOLIS Convite Neste ano, o Bloomsday de Florianópolis acontecerá nas páginas de um jornal, “O Dia de Hoje” que circulará online em 16 de junho, porém, o ano será o de 1904, data em que transcorre o enredo de “Ulisses” romance de Joyce cujo protagonista, Leopoldo Bloom, leva e traz mensagens, por meio de núnciosContinue reading “Bloomsday Celebrations ’21 around the Globe”