Celebration: 100 Years of James Joyce's Ulysses


Location: Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

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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 novel of the 20th century.

Join us for our first "Global Ulysses" event, on Wednesday, 9 February 2022

An exhibition, to celebrate the centenary of the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses 

"Joyce, Proust, Paris, 1922," a lecture by Barry McCrea

The exhibition will occur from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. in the Hesburgh Library's Rare Books and Special Collections Room (first floor). It will feature a first edition of Ulysses and other rare and interesting editions, including one illustrated by Matisse. Also featured will be contemporary artistic works inspired by Leopold Bloom's and Stephen Dedalus's wanderings. (Some components of the exhibition, including the first edition, will be on display all semester in the anteroom of the Rare Books and Special Collections Room.)

At 3:30, Barry McCrea, Keough Family Chair of Irish Studies and Concurrent Professor of English, Irish Language and Literature, and Romance Languages and Literatures, will give a talk on "Joyce, Proust, Paris, 1922."

Brief remarks as well by:

Kevin Byrne, Ireland's Consul General to Chicago and the Midwest

Laura Knoppers, George N. Shuster Professor of English Literature and Chair, Notre Dame Department of English

Aedín Ní Bhróithe Clements, Irish Studies Librarian and Curator of Irish Collections at the Hesburgh Libraries.


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Students examine the Library's Joyce treasures


This event is a constituent element of the Consulate General of Ireland Chicago's 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 (February 5-May 15), as well as programs, lectures, and symposia in Paris, Rome, and Dublin at this parallel Keough-Naughton Institute site: States of Modernity: Forging Ireland in Paris 1922-2022.”