Celebration: 100 Years of James Joyce's "Ulysses"


Location: Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library


James Joyce's Ulysses was published in Paris on 2 February 1922.

In 2022, the Keough-Naughton Institute has built a year of lectures, symposia, and events around interrogating and celebrating the work that is widely considered the most important book of the 20th century.

Our first event: A display of Ulysses-themed treasures from the vault of the Hesburgh Library.

In addition to a first edition of the book, we invite you to see other rare editions, including one illustrated by Matisse, as well as contemporary artists' renditions of Leopold Bloom's and Stephen Dedalus's wanderings that day.

This event is a constituent element of Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs’ program “States of Modernity: Forging Ireland in Paris 1922-2022.”

Read more about 1922-2022 activities here on the Notre Dame campus, particularly the Snite Museum of Art's exhibition  Who Do We Say We Are? Irish Art 1922 | 2022, as well as programs, lectures, and symposia in Paris, Rome, and Dublin:

States of Modernity: Forging Ireland in Paris 1922-2022.”