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The James Joyce Society.
invites you to hear
Damian Hey
Professor of English, Molloy College, on

Joyce Beckett

Wed., Oct 18, 2006, at 6:00pm
at the
Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Avenue
at 47th Street
New York City

Simon Lockle, Tyler, will report on
2006 James Joyce Symposium in Budapest

PLEASE NOTE ADDRESS CHANGE FOR OCT. 18 MEETING
The Gotham being unavailable, we have changed this meeting venue to the
Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexingon Ave at 47th St.




An invitation from Jesse Meyers, a member of the James Joyce Society.

I am taking the liberty of calling your attention to an upcoming lecture and rare book exhibition at NYU. On Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, I will be delivering a presentation on:

The Three Trials of James Joyce

The lecture will deal with Joyce's role in the continuing debate over literary freedom. Issues concerning Dubliners, Ulysses and the biography of Joyce's daughter Lucia will be examined. Following the presentation there will be a reception and the opening of a display featuring several rare Joyce editions and some interesting Joycean ephemera.

The events will be held at: The Fales Library of New York University on Sept. 28, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. The Fales Library -- which houses the University's rare books and special collections -- is located on the 3rd floor of NYU's Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, just below Washington Square Park. It is easily accessible by subway from NYC's east or west sides.

If you are interested in attending this free presentation and exhibition, kindly RSVP to NYU at: (212) 992 9018.


The James Joyce Society

Post-Bloomsday Celebration
Open Discussion
of the Calypso Episode
Chapter 4 of Ulysses

Introduced and Facilitated
by
Nicholas Fargnoli

The Calypso episode of Ulysses immediately catches the imagination of readers with its description of Leopold Bloom's gustatory preferences, and many readers think that it is the most interesting episode in Ulysses. It is where we first meet Bloom and Molly and learn of their characters, their mental preoccupations, and their unusual marriage. Some readers point to the extraordinary richness of multiple mythologies that appear together in one scene, with Penelope as Molly in the bed, Calypso as the Nymph in the photograph over the bed, and Circe as the circus book under the bed. Against this already charged background, Bloom and Molly discuss metamorphosis and metempsychosis, two of the major themes and techniques of Ulysses.

Bring a copy of Ulysses along with your insights, questions, and comments.

Monday 19 June 2006 6:00 pm
The Gotham Book Mart
16 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017

A. Nicholas Fargnoli, President
Yearly Membership: $20.00
Visitors at meetings: $5.00

Heyward Ehrlich
Vice President & Webmaster

Simon Loekle, Tyler

Please visit our website: joycesociety.org


The James Joyce Society
presents
John McCourt
Director of the Trieste Joyce School
University of Trieste
on
"James Joyce and Irish Catholicism"
and
Simon Loekle
reading
"The Cat and the Devil"

Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 pm
at the Gotham Book Mart
16 East 46th Street
New York City


The Mercantile Library announces
A Screening of John Huston's The Dead

6:00 pm on May 11, 2006
17 East 47th Street, NYC

Reserve tickets ($5)
by phone: (212) 755-6710
or e-mail: info@mercantilelibrary.org.


There will be a screening of John Huston's brilliant movie, "The Dead" based on the James Joyce short story of the same name. The screening will take place on May 11th at the Mercantile Library, 17 East 47th Street, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5. Because seating is limited we ask that you reserve: either by phone- 212.755.6710 or by e-mail at info@mercantilelibrary.org.

A discussion, led by Cynthia Kraman and Andrea Simon, will follow the screening. Cynthia, leader of the James Joyce at the Gotham April 18th discussion of the last four stories in the Dubliners, is also author of three collections of poetry, playwright, essayist, punk rocker, professor of literature and is currently publishing on Chaucer and the Pearl-poet. In addition, she is a forthcoming contributor to a volume on Emmanuel Levinas and Medieval Thought and was recently interviewed on "The Bard's Eye-View" on the radio station WMAC.

Andrea Simon has made over 25 films almost all of which were shown on PBS. Many of Andrea's films were made for museums here and abroad. Many of us were fortunate to see La Juive on Genevieve Straus at another screening graciously hosted by the Merc. Andrea's music films include Destination Mozart: A Night at the Opera with Peter Sellars and Libero Canto: Voice is Breath. One of her favorite films, Talk to Me: Americans in Conversation, is about what it means to be an American, how we reconcile and integrate our individual and national identities, and destinies. Recipient of many awards, Andrea suggested that "since this is an audience of fanatics" I mention that "I always been fascinated by the inner life of the obsessive readers, of which I am one, and am slowly edging closer to putting it all on film."

We're looking forward to a wonderful evening enjoying the only instance of a magnificent movie based on a literary masterpiece.


The James Joyce Society presents
John Gordon
Professor of English of Connecticut College
on "'Aeolus' to 'Circe': A Walkabout Talkabout"
on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 6:30 pm
at the Gotham Book Mart
16 East 46th Street
New York City


The Miami Joyce Conference
returns to Coral Gables, Florida, February 2-4, 2006!

The conference will feature academic papers related to all aspects of Joyce's work. Organizers are particularly interested in talks/panels that comment on current directions of Ulysses criticism. However, any proposal dealing with Joyce's writing will be considered for inclusion on the program. Among the non-academic events will be an opening reception, concluding banquet, and scintillating poolside critiques of all events.

For full information on registration and accommodations check the website: . http://www.as.miami.edu/english/jjls/jjls.htm

For inquiries about the academic program or to submit a proposal for a panel or a paper, contact Michael Patrick Gillespie at michael.gillespie@mu.edu The deadline for proposals is 25 November 2005.



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THE JAMES JOYCE SOCIETY
invites you hear
Roger Dupre, Professor of English, Molloy College:
"Reflections On the Synge-Joyce-Hemingway Connection:
Riders to the Sea, Dubliners,In Our Time"
7:00 pm, Tues. 31 Jan.
at the Gotham Book Mart, 16 E. 46th Street, NYC>

The James Joyce Society
invites you to hear
Sid Feshbach speak on
"Contra Kenner: Not a Eulogy"
on Tues. Sept 27 at 6:30 pm

at the Gotham Book Mart
now located at
16 E. 46th St., New York
New York, NY 10017


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THE JAMES JOYCE SOCIETY

invites you to hear
Hermes in "Aeolus": A Rubric for Ulysses
or
Messenger, Moly, and O'Molloy --
Macintosh, Turgenev and Joyce
by
Jayne Blankenship
Independent Scholar and Author

(to follow, bring along the Gabler text of Ulysses)

Wednesday, May 4, 2005, 6:00pm

The Gotham Book Mart
16 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017

The James Joyce Society
invites you to hear
Sid Feshbach speak on
"Contra Kenner: Not a Eulogy"
on Tues. Sept 27 at 6:30 pm

at the Gotham Book Mart
now located at
16 E. 46th St., New York
New York, NY 10017


Myra Russel, 84

Obituary in The New York Times. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005

Myra Russel, 84

Obituary in The New York Times. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005

RUSSEL -- Myra Teicher. Died September 7th of a heart attack. She was two months shy of her 85th birthday. She is survived by her three children, Marjorie, David and Donny, their spouses, Peter, Luba and Kelko, six grandchildren to whom she was utterly devoted, Alexander, Byron, Constantine, Emily, Kevin and Sascha, and her brother Henry and sister-in-law Anne Teicher. Myra lived several lives, all with great intelligence and gusto.She was a lifelong socialist, a machinist during WW II, a loving wife and mother, a college professor, an author and scholar. After her children were grown, she earned an MA at Sarah Lawrence College, then taught literature at Elizabeth Seton College in Yonkers for many years. In retirement, she taught retired NY Public School teachers, selecting a fresh set of books to discuss each year. Her professional specialty was music written to the poems of James Joyce.In her 70’s she rediscovered and published a book of Jeffrey Molyneux Palmer’s song settings to “Chamber Music,” and she introduced the songs to musicians who performed and recorded them. Myra wrote many scholarly articles, and she attended and presented her work at various James Joyce symposia here and in Europe, most recently this past Bloomsday. She will be missed by her family and friends. Contributions in her name can be made to the International Rescue Committee. A memorial service will be held.

Bibliography of Myra Russel's printed works:

“Shades of Joyce,” JJQ Spring 2002, 39:413-17

Chamber Music: Words and Music Lovingly Coupled,” in Sebastian Knowles, ed, Bronze By Gold (New York: Garland, 1999)

Reviews, JJQ, Fall 96/winter 97 34:177

Chamber Music: the Lost Song Settings (Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1993). Musical settings by G. Molyneux Palmer ; foreword by Harry Levin ; musical foreword by Robert White; edited and with an introduction by Myra Teicher Russel. Accompanied by an audio cassette of the songs by Robert White, tenor, and Samuel Sanders, piano.

“The Elizabethan Connection: The missing Score of James Joyce’s Chamber Music” JJQ Winter 1981 18:13-45


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THE JAMES JOYCE SOCIETY

invites you to hear
Robert J. Seidman
"The Best Novel of the 20th Century: James Joyce's Ulysses"
on Wednesday, 15 June 2005, 6:00 pm
at the Gotham Book Mart, now located
at 16 E. 46th St., New York City


The Gotham Book Mart has moved to a new location!
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THE JAMES JOYCE SOCIETY

invites you to hear
Hermes in "Aeolus": A Rubric for Ulysses
or
Messenger, Moly, and O'Molloy --
Macintosh, Turgenev and Joyce
by
Jayne Blankenship
Independent Scholar and Author

(to follow, bring along the Gabler text of Ulysses)

Wednesday, May 4, 2005, 6:00pm

The Gotham Book Mart
16 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017


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THE JAMES JOYCE SOCIETY

invites you to its
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 meeting
at 16 E. 46th Street, NYC Patrick Reilly
Adjunct Professor, Fordham Univ.
"Seansong, or whatyoumacormack in Finnegans Wake " --
Wed. Feb 2, 6:00 pm

The meeting will start promptly at 6 p.m.

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THE JAMES JOYCE SOCIETY
invites you to its
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 meeting
at 16 E. 46th Street, NYC

Michael Patrick Gillespie
JOYCE'S HUMANE COMEDY

Louise Edna Goeden Professor of English
Marquette University
and
VOICES FROM BLOOMSDAY 100
Two Reports on the James Joyce Symposium 2004
by Myra Russel, Author and Joyce Scholar
and Neil Hickey,
Editor-at-Large of the Columbia Journalism Review

The meeting will start promptly at 6 p.m.

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A Bloomsday 100 Calendar for 2004

THE JAMES JOYCE SOCIETY

invites you to its
Double/DOUBLE Bloomsday Meetings:
Monday, June 7, and Wednesday, June 9, 2004


First Meeting on Monday, June 7, 2004:

Joyce to the World
A Sneak Preview of an Irreverent Documentary Film about Ulysses and Bloomsday

Featuring Brian Dennehy, Fionnula Flanagan, Frank McCourt and Others

Directed by Fritzi Horstman and Written by Diana J. Wynne
For more information about the film see: joycetotheworld.com

Monday 7 June 2004 6:00 pm
Mercantile Library of New York 17 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017

Please note change of venue for this meeting.



Second Meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2004:

Pre-Bloomsday Celebration With Fidelma Murphy
Reading Selections from "Ulysses"


Wednesday 9 June 2004 6:00 pm
The Gotham Book Mart 41 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036

O T H E R     A N N O U N C E M E N T S     :

A CALENDAR OF OTHER BLOOMSDAY EVENTS

MEDICINE SHOW PRESENTS A NEW FINNEGANS WAKE

Medicine Show presents "Finnegans Wake," a new work for the theatre created from the classic modernist novel by James Joyce. Performance run May 13-30, Thursday through Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM. OBIE winning director Barbara Vann is directing and preparing the script. Tickets are $20, $15 for students, seniors and the unemployed. TDF accepted. Call (212) 262 4216 for information and reservations.

Joyce’s novel has been praised as both a comprehensive summa of twentieth-century culture and letters and as farce as delightful and entertaining as any round of earthy barroom jokes. Finnegans Wake is a boisterous, mind bending dream play damning and praising humankind and its attempts at civilization. Set in a Dublin pub the Finnegans Father, mother, two sons and daughter, along with the denizens of the pub, drink, dream, assume the roles of mythic and historical figures, love and fight and live and die and hope that their lifelong pathetic, comic and noble struggle will lead to some kind of spiritual rebirth. The piece is acted, chanted, sung, danced, stomped and howled. With its juxtaposition of the elevated and the vulgar, there’s lots of fun at Finnegans Wake. Medicine Show’s readings of the text last year made it clear that the text was always meant to be read out loud. Medicine Show is an award winning ensemble that has experimented with text, form, and non-conventional scripts for over thirty years.

There will be original and traditional music by composer/multi-instrumentalist Chris McGlumphy performed live on viol da gamba, flutes and drums, and Irish dancing by award-winning Irish dancer Colleen Quigley. The cast includes Yascha Bilan, Alexander Bilu, Mark Gering, Sarah Engelke, Timothy Reynolds, John McConnel, Richard de Domenico, Irene Califano, and Barbara Vann.

For more information, call Gary Heidt or Chris Brandt at (212) 262 4216.
Medicine Show
549 West 52nd 3rd floor
New York, NY 10019

The James Joyce Society invites you to attend a double bill

Michael Groden
Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario
The Adventures with "Ulysses"


and

Michael Barsanti
Associate Director of the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia
Bringing Back Rosenbach: How the World's Greatest Book Dealer Became a Joycean Footnote


Thursday, 15 April 2004, 6:00 pm sharp
The Gotham Book Mart
41 West 47th Street
New York,. NY 10036

The James Joyce Society invites you to attend

Michael Murphy
Professor Emeritus, CCNY

The Man in the Gap:
The Critic in the Cavity

Monday, 2 February 2004, 6:00 pm
(Joyce's birthday)

The Gotham Book Mart
41 West 47th Street
New York,. NY 10036


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The James Joyce Society invites you to attend

Michael F. Capobianco
Professor Emeritus
St. John's University, Staten Island, NY

Cabrera Infante and Joyce:
Word Magic in Tres Tristes Tigers
and Finnegans Wake

Thursday, 30 October 2003, 6:00 pm
The Gotham Book Mart
41 West 47th Street,New York NY 10036

The James Joyce Society invites you to attend

A Special Gallery Talk and Exhibit

Ear's Eye for James Joyce -- Paintings by Susan Weil
Introduction and Talk by David Weir
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, Time: TBA

At the Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 137 Greene St.
between Houston and Prince Streets, SOHO, New York City

Susan Weil states, "I call my exhibit 'Ear's Eye for James Joyce.' I will be exhibiting paintings referring to Joyce and his writings. I have been making Joyce related work for eighteen years. This journey began with my working on a limited edition book with the publisher Vincent FitzGerald. In 1987 the first of our collaborations, was my illuminations for The Epiphanies. In 1989 I made images for another livre d'artiste, Giacomo Joyce and then in 1991, Brideship and Gulls. During this time I was studying and drawing to all the writings of Joyce. This led to studio work which was exhibited in Lund, Sweden in 1990 and Basel, Switzerland in 1996. The James Joyce Quarterly published an article about my work with Joyce and I also lectured about my work in 1989 at the Joyce symposium in Zurich.

My exhibit at Sundaram Tagore Gallery will show major paintings through all these years. There is a website about this work. The address is www.artnetweb.com/theorican/weil


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  • 14 Nov. 2001
    What's In A Marriage? Textual Privacy In Homer's Odyssey and Joyce's Ulysses
    by Keri Ames, University of Chicago

  • 10 Oct. 2001
    Sketching Vladimir's Voice: Prologue to "Dear Mister Germ's Choice"
    Reminiscences on Vladimir Dixon (1900-1929) by John Dixon

  • Sat., 16 June 2001 -- Bloomsday, 2001
    At Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
    Part of Bloomsday On Broadway: Readings from James Joyce's Ulysses

    Wednesday   14 November 2001 7:30 pm
    The Gotham Book Mart
    41 West 47th Street
    New York, NY 10036


    What's In A Marriage?
    Textual Privacy
    In Homer's Odyssey and Joyce's Ulysses
    by Keri Ames
    Doctoral Candidate at the University of Chicago

    and

    Murray J. Gross, President of the Finnegans Wake Society of N.Y., will lead a discussion of the following
    paragraph from page 3 lines 4-14-the second and third sentences of Finnegans Wake.

    (For your convenience a copy of FW 3:4-14 along with a relevant
    passage from one of Joyce's letters to Harriet Shaw Weaver follows.)

        Dear Madam:
    Above please find prosepiece ordered in sample form. Also key to same.
    Hoping said sample meets with your approval
    yrs trly
    Jeems Joker

        Sir Amory Tristram 1st earl of Howth changed his name to Saint Lawrence, b in Brittany (North Armorica)
        Tristan et Iseult, passim
        viola in all moods and senses
        Dublin, Laurens Co, Georgia, founded by a Dubliner, Peter Sawyer, on r. Oconee. Its motto: Doubling all the time.
        The flame of Christianity kindled by S. Patrick on Holy Saturday in defiance of royal orders
        Mishe=I am (Irish) i.e. Christian
        Tauf=baptise (German)
        Thou art Peter and upon this rock etc (a pun in the original Aramaic)
        Lat: Tu es Petrus et super hane petram
        Parnell ousted Isaac Butt from leadership
        The venison purveyor Jacob got the blessing meant for Esau
        Miss Vanhomrigh and Miss Johnson had the same christian name
        Sosie=double
        Willy brewed a peck of maut
        Noah planted the vine and was drunk
        John Jameson      is the greatest Dublin distiller
        Arthur Guinness, "   "       "          "       brewer
        Arthur Wellesley (of Dublin) fought in the Peninsular war
        rory=Irish=red
        rory=Latin, roridus=dewy
        at the rainbow's end are dew and the colour red
        bloody end to the lie in Anglo-Irish=no lie     regginbrow=German regenbogen + rainbow
        ringsome=German ringsum, around
        When all vegetation is covered by the flood there are no eyebrows on the face of the Waterworld
        exaggerare=to mound up
        themselse=another Dublin 5000 inhabitants
        Isthmus of Sutton a peck of land between Howth head and the plain
        passencore=pas encore and ricorsi storici of Vico
        rearrived=idem
        wielderfight=wiederfechten=refight
        bellowed=the response of the peatfire of faith to the windy words of the apostle


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      Wednesday   10 October 2001   7:30 pm
      The Gotham Book Mart
      41 West 47th Street
      New York, NY 10036

      Sketching Vladimir's Voice:
      Prologue to "Dear Mister Germ's Choice"
      Reminiscences on Vladimir Dixon (1900-1929)
      by John Dixon

      Vladimir Dixon's identity and authorship
      of the "Dear Mister Germ's Choice" letter had often been disputed
      even after the letter appeared in
      Our Exagmination Round His Factification for
      Incamination of Work in Progress

      and

      A Brief Report on the Berkeley Conference
      by Heyward Ehrlich



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      Saturday, 16 June 2001 -- Bloomsday, 2001
      At Symphony Space
      2537 Broadway at 95th Street

      Part of Bloomsday On Broadway: Readings from James Joyce's Ulysses
      From 12:00 Noon to 12:00 Midnight

      Bloomsday Celebration 2001
      MOLLY MANYBLOOM

      by Composer Victoria Bond

      (Molly ManyBloom will be performed at approximately 5:00 p.m.)
      Performed at Symphony Space
      2537 Broadway at 95th Street

      By special arrangement with Symphony Space, James Joyce Society members will be admitted free of
      charge with a valid ID membership card.


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