Written In My Heart: James Joyce & Irish Authors | Behind the Bookcase (in-person)

Date / Time

  • June 5, 2022
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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

Behind the Bookcase tours are sponsored by Robert K. Urquhart




“When I die Dublin will be written in my heart,” James Joyce proclaimed of his homeland. Ireland has inspired  storytellers for centuries, and The Rosenbach is home to an incredible collection of their work. In this program we’ll explore a wide array of holdings, including Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes for his gothic classic Dracula, correspondence from the iconic and incomparable Oscar Wilde, and, of course, one of our most famous holdings, Joyce’s manuscript of his Modernist masterpiece Ulysses. The influence of these authors continues to be felt far beyond their time, and far beyond Ireland’s rugged shores.

About Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours at The Rosenbach

Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours offer unparalleled access to see, and even touch, rare and important items not usually on view to the public. Each program is dedicated to a different author, theme, or topic and grants a truly hands-on experience with materials in The Rosenbach’s inspiring collection.

See all upcoming tours hereSpace is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.