In Conversation With Dr. Clare Hutton on “Women and the Making of Ulysses” (virtual)

Date / Time

  • June 14, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



  • This is a FREE program held over Zoom. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If you have questions, please call (215) 732-1600 or email [email protected].



Building on Women and the Making of Ulysses, the 2022 exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities (University of Texas at Austin), curator Clare Hutton joins us for this year’s Bloomsday lecture. She will reflect on the story which comes through when you gather material evidence of the emotional, administrative and financial support which women gave to Joyce in the period when Ulysses was in formation. The women in this narrative range from his closest confidants in family life (Nora Barnacle, Aunt Josephine) through to publishers and editors (such as Margaret Anderson, Jane Heap and Sylvia Beach). The story is full of gaps and surprises, and illuminates new ways of thinking about Joyce’s work.   

About the Speaker

Dr. Clare Hutton is Reader in English and Digital Humanities at Loughborough University. Her monograph, Serial Encounters: Ulysses and the Little Review (OUP, 2019) has just been reissued in paperback. Her other research includes editing The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000 (OUP, 2011), and many essays on Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish Literary Revival. Dr. Hutton curated the exhibition “Women and the Making of Ulysses” at the Harry Ransom Center in 2022 and is now on view at the James Joyce Centre in Dublin.