James Joyce’s Ulysses:

A Hundred Years On

DUBLIN | JUNE 14-16, 2022

O’Connell House, The Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of James Joyce’s Ulysses in the cities in which this epic novel was conceived, written, and celebrated, join us in Dublin – the city in which the novel takes place.

Declan Kiberd, Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
Enrico Terrinoni, Professore Ordinario di Letteratura Inglese, Università per Stranieri di Perugia,
President of the James Joyce Italian Foundation
Clíona Ní Ríordáin, Professeure des universités, Institut du Monde anglophone, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle.

For more information, contact: Mary Hendriksen (mhendrik@nd.edu)


The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs

With the Sponsorship of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs


In Partnership with:

O’Connell House, the Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway

Dublin Global Gateway
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About the Speakers:…

Marina Carr is one of the foremost playwrights in the English language and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Dublin City University. Among her plays are By the Bog of Cats and Marble, as well as versions of Greek tragedy with emphasis on the cultural confusions, pain, and comedy of transitional societies.

Mike Fitzgerald founded and ran the Michelin-starred Commons Restaurant located in Newman House from 1991 to 2003. He established and operated The Commons Cafe in the National Concert Hall. He is a founding member of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation and also of the Friends of Joyce Tower, which was established to protect and preserve the tower and its collection.

Caitriona Lally grew up in Dublin and graduated from Trinity College. She is author of Eggshells (a novel about a flâneuse wandering in post-crash Dublin) and of Wunderland. She is the winner of the 2018 Rooney Prize and the 2019 Lannan Fellowship for Fiction.

Ronit Lentin is a Palestine-born Jewish Irish political sociologist, and a writer of fiction and non-fiction on themes of race and migration. Among her books are Racism and Anti-racism in Ireland, with Robbie McVeigh, Thinking Palestine, Traces of Racial Exception: Racializing Israeli Settler Colonialism and Disavowing Asylum: Documenting Ireland’s Asylum Industrial Complex, with Vukašin Nedeljkovic. She has taught at Trinity College Dublin.

Rhona Mahony served as Master of the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street. She is an obstetrician, an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and an Eisenhower Fellow. She sits on the board of the Little Museum of Dublin.

David McWilliams is an influential newspaper columnist with The Irish Times and worked for many years with the Sunday Business Post. He is the author of The Pope’s Children, a bestselling economic and social study of Ireland in the past four decades. With his wife, Sian, he runs Dalkey Book Festival.

Special Guests

Marina Carr, Playwright

Marina Carr is an award-winning playwright. Born in County Offaly, she is a graduate of University College Dublin.

Ms. Carr’s plays include: Ullaloo, 1989; Low in the Dark, 1991; The Mai, 1994; Portia Coughlan, 1996; By the Bog of Cats, 1998; On Raftery’s Hill, 1999; Ariel, 2000; Woman and Scarecrow, 2004; The Cordelia Dream, 2006; Marble, 2007; 16 Possible Glimpses, 2009, Hecuba, 2015, The Boy at the Abbey Theatre 201; iGirl at the Abbey Theatre 2021.

In Summer 2021, her adaptation of Virgina Woolf’s To the Lighthouse was produced by Hatch Theatre Company and The Everyman in association with Pavilion Theatre and he Cork Midsummer Festival.

Her two plays for children are Meat and Salt, 2003 and The Giant Blue Hand, 2004. The RSC produced the world premiere of her reimagining of Hecuba at the Swan Theatre in September 2015, and in August 2015 the Abbey Theatre produced a major revival of By the Bog of Cats. Her reimagining of Anna Karenina played for two months in the Abbey Theatre’s main house, finishing at the end of January 2017.

Ms. Carr’s plays have been translated into many languages and produced around the world. Theatres include The Abbey Theatre, The Gate, Druid, The Royal Court, Wyndhams Theatre, The RSC, The Tricycle, The MacCarter Theatre, and the San Diego Repertory Theatre.

She also wrote a new, contemporary translation of Rigoletto for Opera Theatre Company, which toured Ireland in 2015, and wrote an original oratorio as part of a commission for Wicklow County Council that brought together choirs from throughout County Wicklow with solo singers and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in November 2016.

Prizes include Windham-Campbell Prize 2017 for her body of work; The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The American/Ireland Fund Award, the E.M. Forster Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, The Macaulay Fellowship, and the Puterbaugh Fellowship. She is a member of Aosdana.

Ms. Carr is on the faculty of the School of English at Dublin City University and has taught at Trinity College, at Villanova University, and at Princeton University. In the Fall 2018 semester, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.

She is published by The Gallery Press, Nick Hern Books, and Faber & Faber.


Global Ulysses, Dublin

James Joyce’s Ulysses: A Hundred Years On

O’Connell House, The Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway

All events are free and open to the public.
Registration is required for the Bloomsday event only.

Schedule, as of 13 June 2022

Download the PDF Schedule(revised 6/13/22)


Day 1 – Tuesday, June 14


3.15 pm

Global Ulysses Dublin Panel One—

  • Ronit Lentin, “‘Nestor’: Ulysses, Race and the New Bloomusalem”
  • Mike Fitzgerald, “Lestrygonians”

Day 2 – Wednesday, June 15



Global Ulysses Dublin Panel Two—

  • Rhona Mahony, “‘Oxen of the Sun’: Prescience and Parody”
  • David McWilliams, “‘Eumaeus’: Leopold Bloom, Master-Economist;” and
  • Caitriona Lally, “‘Circe’: Night-Rule in Nighttown”

Day 3 – Thursday, June 16



A free but ticketed event. Please register here: Eventbrite

Global Ulysses Dublin Keynote—Marina Carr, “Penelope”

Ms. Carr describes her essay as “a riff between Homer and Joyce on the nature of Penelope. Homer depicts her as a fainting catatonic nun and Joyce has her as a raving neurotic erotic. Somewhere beyond their fantasies, the mythology of Penelope and Molly Bloom maybe resides.”



Dr. Julian Breandán Dean , Keough Family Chair of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, to launch The Book about Everything (Head of Zeus, 2022), Edited by Declan Kiberd, Enrico Terrinoni, and Catherine Wilsdon

Books will be offered for sale.

About …

The Book about Everything, its editors, and the convenors of Global Ulysses

About The Book about Everything (Head of Zeus, 2022)

To celebrate the centenary of the publication of Ulysses, the most important literary work of the 20th century, eighteen artists, writers and thinkers were invited to respond to an episode each of the great modernist text.

Each essayist is an expert in one of the subjects treated in the novel, but what brings them together is a common love of Ulysses.


The Book About Everything

Biographies of the editors of The Book about Everything

  • Declan Kiberd has taught for decades at University College Dublin and at the University of Notre Dame, with visiting professorships at other institutions, including the University of Cambridge and the Sorbonne. He is the author of Inventing Ireland and of Ulysses and Us, and has edited Ulysses in a student’s annotated edition for Penguin Modern Classics.
  • Enrico Terrinoni holds a chair at the Università per Stranieri di Perugia. His translation of Ulysses won the Prix Napoli. He has recently published a dual-language version of the book, with extensive commentary and notes to assist Italian readers. He has also translated Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, works by Brendan Behan, Oscar Wilde, and the poems and prose of President Michael D. Higgins.
  • Catherine Wilsdon has written a study of the influence of French social and cultural thought on the playwright J. M. Synge. She was formerly the Dublin liaison for the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and taught courses on literary representations of the west of Ireland. She now works at the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at University College Dublin.

Declan Kiberd and Enrico Terrinoni are two convenors of the three-city “Global Ulysses” tour, with the Rome conference held in March, the Paris conference in early June, and the culminating Dublin events in mid-June. They have been joined by a third convenor, Clíona Ní Ríordáin, who has been instrumental to the entire endeavor, particularly so for the Paris conference.

Clíona Ní Ríordáin is Professor of English at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, where she teaches Irish literature and translation studies and convenes the master’s programme in Irish Studies. Her latest book is English Language Poets in University College Cork 1970-1980 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. Professor Ní Ríordáin has been a correspondent in Paris for Raidio na Gaeltachta (Gaelophone national radio of Ireland) since 2004 and is a frequent book reviewer for The Irish Times, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Dublin Review of Books.

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