Liberté, Égalité, Bloomsday: A 1920s Parisian Soirée Toasting James Joyce and Sylvia Beach | A Young Friends Event

Date / Time

  • June 7, 2023
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This program is sponsored by James F. Conmy




Celebrate Bloomsday and Pride Month with the Young Friends of the Rosenbach! Join us for a garden cocktail party in your best Parisian accoutrements and learn about James Joyce’s relationship with Sylvia Beach, the lesbian woman who founded the famous Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris and first published Ulysses. With food and drinks inspired by Joyce’s time in 1920s Paris, we’ll be toasting to Sylvia Beach’s legacy before the Rosenbach’s annual Bloomsday celebrations kick off!

The Young Friends of The Rosenbach is a social group of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 45 who share a common appreciation for the art of the written word, history, and the culture of Philadelphia. All proceeds from this event go towards the conservation of our Rebecca Gratz portrait!

About the Speaker

Megan Quigley is the author Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language (Cambridge University Press, 2015) as well as essays on Henry James, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, and #MeToo and Modernism. Her recent article on Hugh Kenner and Fanfiction appears in the current volume of NonsiteShe is co-editing the forthcoming volume Eliot Now (Bloomsbury, 2024). She received her BA from Stanford and her Phd from Yale. She teaches in English, Irish Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies at Villanova University. She is a big fan of the Rosenbach and recently co-taught a seminar on Reading 1922 (with Paul Saint-Amour).

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