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Announcement: Ulysses Recovered Book Cover Contest Winners

For the last several months, the James Joyce Quarterly, Booksmart Tulsa, and the Guthrie Green have been holding the Ulysses Recovered Book Cover contest, in which we invited artists to design new covers for the book we celebrate each year on... MORE

Joyce in 100 Objects: Pomes Penyeach

We know Joyce primarily as a prose writer and novelist, but he did publish two slight volumes of poetry: Chamber Music in 1907 and Pomes Penyeach in 1927. The latter contains thirteen short pieces of verse written roughly between 1904... MORE

Doll with appearance of fair-skinned blonde girl with light eyes in a light green dress and holding a white rose to her nose.

Clever, Very: Katherine Ryan

For this “Clever, Very” interview, Katherine Ryan spoke with us about her exploration of family and inheritance in her latest article, “Milly Bloom as Blind Spot in Ulysses“, which appears in the latest issue of the JJQ (52.1).  Dr. Ryan is a... MORE

Dark green book cover with embossed gold design depicting an earth-like planet quartered by hemispheric disks. Surrounding the planet and its cross-sections are small golden roman numerals similar to a clock face.

Art Contest: Ulysses Recovered Book Cover Contest

Ulysses Recovered To celebrate Bloomsday 2017, the James Joyce Quarterly, Booksmart Tulsa, and the Guthrie Green are sponsoring a contest to design a new cover for Joyce’s Ulysses.  We welcome entries in all languages and encourage experimentation with media, typography,... MORE

Black and white photo of a man and a woman stand in the threshold of a building, with the street in the background. On the left is a woman, Sylvia Beach, facing partly away from the viewer and looking towards the man, James Joyce, on the right. James Joyce, on the right, is turned towards Beach and partly to the viewer and is looking directly into the camera.

Clever, Very: Joshua Kotin

For our latest “Clever, Very” interview, Joshua Kotin at Princeton University talked to us about the Mapping Expatriate Paris: The Shakespeare and Company Lending Library Project (MEP) project. The MEP, which we previously described in one of our blog posts,... MORE

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Digital Portrait

We recently discovered that University College Dublin has released a digital multimedia edition of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.  This version of Portrait is broken up into chapters and provides mobile-friendly text as well as some very brief videos... MORE

A drawing of James Joyce atop a red-orange background covered in text from Finnegans Wake. Joyce is facing the viewer and wearing headphones. His glasses are white. The left lens of his glasses depicts a ear receiving sound waves, and the right lens has a question mark on it in black

Clever, Very: Derek Pyle

For this edition of “Clever, Very”, we spoke with Derek Pyle. Mr. Pyle heads the Waywords and Meansigns project, which seeks to recreate Finnegans Wake to music “in its whole wholume”, a task completed in two 2015 and 2016 editions.... MORE

A black and white photo of an old storefront. The board above the storefront reads "Shakespeare and Company". Below this sign in the stoop in front of the door is a man with a hat and cane who is identified as James Joyce. Slightly in front of him to the right is a woman with short hair and a long dark overcoat, identified as Sylvia Beach.

Mapping Expatriate Project: Cataloging Modernist Paris

Knowledge of a work’s historical context can be of great import in scholarly work. Knowing that an artist or writer had come in contact with particular thoughts and ideas can affect how a particular work was conceived. For example, knowing... MORE