Bloomsday Celebrations, 2012!
Rosenbach Bloomsday Festival
Frank is speaker and Guest of Honor at the annual Bloomsday celebrations of Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum & Library, whose collection includes the papers of James Joyce, Benjamin Franklin, Lewis Carroll, Marianne Moore, Maurice Sendak, Dylan Thomas and Cervantes. Event information for the Rosenbach Bloomsday Festival (one of the largest in the world) is available here. Tickets for The Rosenbacchanal are available here.
Re:Joyce Podcast, Special Bloomsday Edition
Here are Frank's notes to Re:Joyce fans and followers to introduce his Bloomsday 2012 Special Edition podcast.
"We’re a smidgen away from - and may even as I speak, be - hitting the half-million mark for downloads - and I’m touched and grateful for your support and your interest. And please forgive me if I don’t reply to your individual comments – there have been too many for me to cope. Instead – why don’t I give something back? Many of you have described yourselves as newcomers to Joyce and you’ve often asked for the best way to get into him, so to speak. In this broadcast, two things collide – it’s another dozen gone by, and therefore time for a special edition, a baker’s dozen edition, I do them every twelve podcasts; and it’ll work as my Bloomsday tribute too – so I thought I'd do a thumbnail breakdown of the best way to begin with James Joyce; I'm going to dip heavily into his first published book, the collection of short stories that he called “Dubliners.” " --Frank Delaney
"Seeing Joyce" on the occasion of Ulysses' first Bloomsday out of copyright
Frank's article, Seeing Joyce, came out yesterday in The Public Domain Review. It asks whether, in this year in which Ulysses is finally free from copyright and from the restrictions of the famously difficult Joyce estate, we should stop trying to "read" Joyce and instead make visits to him as if to a gallery. A fantastic UK based site, The Public Domain Review brings together some of the brightest stars in the world of literature and letters such as Julian Barnes and Richard Hamblyn to discuss the "vast commons of material that is no longer protected by copyright, meaning that the material is free to enjoy, share and build upon without restriction."
Frank is the voice of "Joyce Ways", an app with audio-visual guidance designed to lead and delight literary pilgrims through the streets of Dublin, on the trail and itinerary of Ulysses. “Joyce Ways” was created by the students of Boston College, under the direction of Joseph Nugent, and will launch 6.9.12.