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Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Bloomsday in Durham

16th June 2016, 15:00 to 17:00, St Cuthbert's Society SCR

You are warmly invited to this year’s Bloomsday celebrations at Cuth’s during the Arts and Culture Week. Please feel free to offer a recitation or a song.

Bloomsday is a celebration of the life and work of the Irish writer, James Joyce, whose famous novel Ulysses is set in Dublin on 16 June 1904. Joyce’s biographers believe that this is the date on which the novelist went walking on the outskirts of Dublin with his future wife, Nora. Bloomsday takes its name, however, from the fictional character of Leopold Bloom, whose wanderings in Dublin on 16 June 1904 parallel the epic journeys of the mythical Ulysses. In Dublin and throughout the world, Bloomsday is celebrated on 16 June with readings from Ulysses and other works of Irish literature, and with music, song, and stories.

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