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Hosted Event  |  The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

Friday, June 20, 2014, 2–5 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

2pm:  Auditorium, "Following James Joyce...Dublin to Buffalo"

Following James Joyce was commissioned by the National Library of Ireland for its Centennial Bloomsday Exhibit in Dublin. It was filmed on location in Dublin, Paris, Trieste, Pola (Croatia), Zurich, and Buffalo. The film follows Joyce as he lived and wrote DublinersA Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man; Ulysses; and Finnegans Wake, and then follows the travels of his manuscripts to Buffalo, NY. It was produced and directed by Patrick Martin and Stacy Herbert, of Buffalo and Dublin, respectively, and is narrated by Professor Laurence Shine, of Buffalo State.  "A beautiful and profound film" Margot Norris, Past President, International James Joyce Foundation. 54 minutes, color, 2004

3pm:  Readings from Ulysses by Vincent O'Neill, Loraine O'Donnell, Gerry Maher, Laurence Shine, hosted by Laurence Shine

4pm:  Auditorium : Lecture, "The Most Dangerous Book" by Kevin Birmingham, Harvard University

Read a review in The Economist

5pm:  Book signing by Kevin Birmingham

Presented by riverrun, Irish Classical Theatre, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Talking Leaves, and Buffalo State.

This event is free and open to the public.