SPEND BLOOMSDAY 2019 IN MELBOURNE WITH US!

AT THE SWISS CLUB, 89 FLINDERS LANE, MELBOURNE

This year, spend Bloomsday in Melbourne in the best possible way! Hear Joyceans talk entertainingly on Joyce and on Stoppard, and add value to your experience of Travesties. And, as always, kick back with the Bloomsday community over lunch in the Swiss Club. Then it's just a two minute stroll to fortyfivedownstairs for our Bloomsday performances of Travesties (3pm and 7.30pm) - book for the play now

Seminar 11am Bloomsday, Sunday 16th June 2019 - book now

Lunch 1pm Bloomsday, Sunday 16th June 2019 - book now

Both seminar and lunch together - book now

PROFESSOR RONAN McDONALD

Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies, University of Melbourne


 ‘The Consecration of Ulysses: National or Universal?’

Ulysses (1922), now recognised as the greatest of all modern novels, did not gain its status spontaneously or even inexorably. Instead it went through a process of critical and cultural reception and debate, surviving and thriving within a field of cultural economics that bestows and withholds ‘literary value’. Part of its success was a wily (Odyssean?) negotiation of national and cosmopolitan aesthetic agendas. 

DR STEVE CAREY

‘Joyce, Zurich 1917: Stoppard’s Travesties and All That Da-da

In 1917, as the Great War rages, Joyce and family are in Zurich in neutral Switzerland, Joyce hard at work on Ulysses and his wife and children coming to terms with another relocation. Joyce the entrepreneur and impresario decides to launch a theatrical production company, The English Players, and to put on The Importance of Being Earnest - a provocative choice, given Wilde's reputation. Teasing out fact from fiction and unpicking the implications, Steve Carey sets the scene for our Bloomsday production.

 



CHAIR: THE HON. BARRY JONES OA

PATRON OF BLOOMSDAY IN MELBOURNE & JOYCE ADVOCATE

 

0423 793887

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