Recorded at the Lannan Foundation Meeting House in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 15, 2014.
This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.
Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of the Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and many cities around the world. This year, we celebrated Bloomsday on Sunday, 15 June at the New Mexico History Museum with a lecture by Professor James Heffernan.
James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus from Dartmouth College, has written extensively on James Joyce, particularly his Ulysses. For the Teaching Company he has taped 24 lectures on Ulysses and another 24 on great authors from Wordsworth to Camus. Yale University Press has just published his latest book, Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature. For more, see www.jamesheff.com.
In this episode he answers questions from the audience. The companion Reading episode may be found here.
You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.