Faculty of Arts Event
James Joyce’s Ulysses – a book which is loved by many and feared by some - was published in Paris on its author’s 40th birthday, 2 February 1922. ‘The Ten-Minute Ulysses’ will take the form of a salon designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Joyce’s masterpiece. Critics and artists from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities will present short talks and musical turns on some aspects of the book, from its relationship with Homer to its deep engagement with music hall song. Along the way we will think about censorship and experiment, performance and politics. We will make no attempt to answer such unexplained matters as, ‘Did Bloom actually win on the races that day?’, ‘Did Molly ever get to sleep that night?’ or ‘Is there such a thing as a stream of consciousness?’
A drink will be offered to all who enter the salon.
Image: Publisher of Ulysses, Sylvia Beach with James Joyce, at Shakespeare & Co, Rue de l'Odeon, Paris 1922