Global Ulysses Dublin: 14 June - 16 June/Launch of The Book About Everything

Author: Mary Hendriksen


As we celebrate and commemorate the 100th anniversary of James Joyce's Ulysses, join us for Global Ulysses Dublin and the finale of our presentations with several of the contributors to a new book on this epic novel:The Book About Everything (Head of Zeus, 2022), edited by Declan Kiberd, Enrico Terrinoni, and Catherine Wilsdon.

On 14 June, 3:15 pm, Day One:

  • Ronit Lentin, “‘Nestor’: Ulysses, Race and the New Bloomusalem”
  • Mike Fitzgerald, “Lestrygonians”

On 15 June, 3:30 pm, Day Two:

  • Rhona Mahony, “‘Oxen of the Sun’: Prescience and Parody”
  • David McWilliams, “‘Eumaeus’: Leopold Bloom, Master-Economist;” and
  • Caitriona Lally, “‘Circe’: Night-Rule in Nighttown”

On 16 June, Day Three: Bloomsday:

A free but ticketed event. Please register here: Eventbrite

At 5:00 pm

Global Ulysses Dublin Keynote—Marina Carr, “Penelope”

Ms. Carr describes her essay as “a riff between Homer and Joyce on the nature of Penelope. Homer depicts her as a fainting catatonic nun and Joyce has her as a raving neurotic erotic. Somewhere beyond their fantasies, the mythology of Penelope and Molly Bloom maybe resides.”

At  6:00 pm

Dr. Julian Breandán Dean to launch The Book about Everything.

Books will be offered for sale.

About The Book about Everything (Head of Zeus, 2022)

To celebrate the centenary of the publication of Ulysses, the most important literary work of the 20th century, eighteen artists, writers and thinkers were invited to respond to an episode each of the great modernist text.

Each essayist is an expert in one of the subjects treated in the novel, but what brings them together is a common love of Ulysses.

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Read more about Global Ulysses Dublin

Read the review of The Book About Everything in the Irish Times by Anne Fogarty (11 June 2022)