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Bloomsday Screening - 100 Years of Ulysses

Venue: Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4DY

Time: 18:30

Bloomsday Screening - 100 Years of Ulysses

Registration via Eventbrite Bloomsday Screening - 100 Years of Ulysses Tickets, Thu 16 Jun 2022 at 18:30 |

To celebrate Bloomsday on 16 June, the Consulate General of Ireland will screen '100 Years of Ulysses' at the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre.

'100 Years of Ulysses' takes a fresh look at this iconic Irish book and its controversial author. Ulysses has been banned and burned, and has enchanted and exercised readers for a century. Join us and discover what it's actually all about! Following the screening please join us for light refreshments to celebrate this literary centenary. 

One hundred years ago, on 2 February 1922, James Joyce’s 'Ulysses' was first published by Sylvia Beach in a small bookshop in Paris, Shakespeare and Company. The book, which had consumed seven years of Joyce’s life, years in which his family’s circumstances were very difficult, would have a profound impact on the literature and culture of the century to follow. No twentieth century novel has rivalled Ulysses in its reach.

Produced to mark the 100th anniversary of the book’s publication, '100 Years of Ulysses', the one hour documentary devised by historian Frank Callanan and directed by Ruán Magan, unlocks one of most impregnatable and explosive books of modern times. Featuring interviews with writers and scholars including Eimear McBride, Paul Muldoon, John McCourt and Margaret O Callaghan, illuminative archive film and photographs, newly commissioned art works by Jess Tobin, Brian Lalor and Holly Pereira and a beautiful original score by Natasa Paulberg '100 Years of Ulysses' brings viewers on an enlightening journey into the heart of one of the most inspiring and influential novels and reveals how it remains as relevant today as it ever was.