Ulysses Centenary & 75th JJS Anniversary I: Clare Hutton & Jonathan Goldman
The latest James Joyce Society event will see Loughborough's Dr Clare Hutton team up with Jonathan Goldman for a talk on Ulysses Centenary & 75th JJS Anniversary I.
The James Joyce Society was officially formed in February, 1947 at the Gotham Book Mart, 41 West 47th Street in midtown Manhattan. ("New York" has never been part of its name, as it was the first organization devoted to Joyce.) The first to pay membership dues was T.S. Eliot. The JJS story parallels much of the history of Joyce reception and dissemination in that the group owes its existence to a woman, in this case Frances Steloff, owner and proprietor of the Gotham–"the Sylvia Beach of New York," as the late Zach Bowen called her. She proposed the study group that would eventually become the JJS; the group was apparently meeting as early as 1939 (which we know thanks to Anaïs Nin and Glenn Johnston). See W.G. Rogers, Wise Men Fish Here, and Bowen’s "The New York James Joyce Society" (Joyce Studies Annual Volume 12, Summer 2001.)
This event will take place on Wednesday 2nd February, 11:00pm GMT on Zoom. All details can be accessed via the booking link below.