Written In My Heart: James Joyce & Irish Authors | Virtual Behind the Bookcase Tour

Date / Time

  • June 3, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


“When I die Dublin will be written in my heart,” James Joyce once proclaimed of his homeland. The spirit of Ireland has inspired legions of storytellers for centuries and The Rosenbach is home to an incredible collection of their work. To celebrate Bloomsday 2021, we’ll explore a wide array of holdings like Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes for his gothic classic Dracula, unravel correspondence from the iconic and incomparable Oscar Wilde, and, of course, take a close look at 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 Ireland’s rugged shores. Together we’ll discuss their enduring resonance and even discover some surprising connections to Thomas Jefferson, Herman Melville, and more.


This is a FREE program that will be held on Zoom. After registration, you will receive the link via email. Be sure to check your spam folder. If you do not receive your link please email [email protected] 

Bloomsday 2021 is made possible through a generous grant from The Consulate General of Ireland’s Emigrant Support Programme. Special thanks to Lenore H. Steiner and Perry A. Lerner. 

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