We’d like to wish everybody a very happy Bloomsday, the day the literary world remembers Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey across Dublin in James Joyce’s masterpiece, Ulysses. Below, we’ve included a few resources Joyce fans–add other events (both online and off) in the comments section.
Over at the Literature Network, you can search all of the novel to find your favorite passages.
Re:Joyce–“Bestselling author and former BBC broadcaster Frank Delaney is launching ‘Re:Joyce,’ a spirited weekly podcast on James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses.’ Each segment will feature Delaney taking a short passage from Ulysses and exploring its multitude of references with insight, eloquence, and passion–as well as a good dose of humor.”
Tablet Magazine Celebrates Ulysses at Solas in New York City: “Joshua Cohen and Ben Greenman, will be reading. We will also have a pageant quickly summarizing/acting out the novel (a Ulysses-spiel, if you will). Two actors from the New Yiddish Repertory Theater will be acting out a brief scene that has been translated into the language of Bloom’s ancestors. And Alicia Jo Rabins, of the indie band Girls in Trouble, will be singing an original, specially commissioned song about Bloom’s wife, Molly.”
Bloomsday on Broadway XXIX: “As on every Bloomsday, a cast of Broadway and film stars, Selected Shorts regulars, and avid Joyceans will join in the carefully crafted excerpts staged by Isaiah Sheffer. Cast members include Stephen Colbert, Michael Cerveris, Colum McCann, Marian Seldes, [and many more].”
Ben Greenman’s Letters with Character site is featuring all-Ulysses letters today.