The Irish-Jewish Ulysses discussed by Professor Neil R. Davison

Announcement Date: November 27, 2013

 

Is Ulysses a Jewish novel or even an Irish one for that matter?

In the 2013 Annual Bloomsday lecture, Professor Neil R. Davison. asks whether Joyce’s making the central character of his mater novel, Leopold Bloom Jewish, makes Ulysses a Jewish novel.

He speaks on “The Irish-Jewish Ulysses” in celebration of Bloomsday 2013 at the Irish Jewish Museum.

Professor Davison examines the biographical, historical, religious, and political backgrounds surrounding how and why Joyce came to create such a robust and important Jewish character as Bloom.