The Will to Forget: Memory, the Nation, and Ulysses | In Conversation with Vincent Cheng

Date / Time

  • June 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Much scholarly and scientific work has been done in recent decades on issues having to do with memory: Alzheimer’s, trauma, remembrance, memorials and monuments, truth and reconciliation. Memory studies are a notable presence in contemporary studies of culture but hardly anyone ever talks about the desirability or usefulness of forgetting. This presentation considers the importance (more…)

Love’s Old Sweet Song: The Music of James Joyce | Virtual Behind the Bookcase Tour

Date / Time

  • June 24, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Readers of James Joyce know that music—including both traditional Celtic folksongs and the parlor music of the 1800s and early 1900s—occupies a prominent place in the fictional narratives the author creates. This special, musical Behind the Bookcase virtual tour will pair live Celtic harp performances of songs Joyce knew well with discussions of key Joyce (more…)