Left Bank: The Visionary Women Behind James Joyce and Ulysses Film Screening

Date / Time

  • June 9, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

This program is sponsored by Lenore H. Steiner and Perry A. Lerner


  • Admission is $40. 50% off for Rosenbach members, free for the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more.
  • This is an in-person program at The Rosenbach Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If you have questions, please call (215) 732-1600 or email [email protected].
  • Registration opens for Delancey Society members on March 2, for members on March 9, and for the general public on March 16.



In anticipation for Bloomsday 2023, join us for a screening of the new documentary Left Bank: The Visionary Women Behind James Joyce and Ulysses, which seeks to investigates the important and largely unacknowledged role of the notable women in the realization of James Joyce’s famed masterpiece. 

About the Film 

James Joyce’s controversial masterpiece Ulysses would have never been published in 1922 if not for these forward-thinking women. They provided funding, moral support, business acumen and love to the self-center, obsessive writer. Left Bank tells Joyce’s story and, at the same time, reveals the feminist history of a revolutionary bookshop in Paris, through dramatic scenes, interviews, archival footage and animation. Left Bank seeks to answer the question – who were these women and why was it so important for them to support the arts, cultivate a culture of reading and to publish Ulysses, considered by many to be the most important novel of the 20th century?