Happy Bloomsday!

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

Since 1954, James Joyce fanatics celebrate June 16th as Bloomsday. What is Bloomsday?  Bloomsday is a celebration of Joyce and specifically of his work, Ulysses, in which all the events in the novel take place in Dublin on that particular day. The day is named after the protagonist in the novel, Leopold Bloom.

Joyce is considered one of the most influential writers of the early 20th century, specifically for his stream of consciousness and avant-garde approach to writing and literature.   You could encounter Joyce via a number of English classes taught here at GRCC, whether in EN237, EN242 or in EN281/282 (Survey of British Lit,I &II).

If you’re interested in reading Ulysses, the library has the book available in paper or as an eBook. We also have all of Joyce’s works (Finnegans Wake, Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) available in paper and eBook forms.

Bloomsday and Joyce links:
Bloomsday Worldwide (via James Joyce Centre, Dublin)
5 Ways to Celebrate James Joyce’s Ulysses
@11ysses on Twitter (Ulysses, 140 characters at a time.)
James Joyce Centre, Dublin


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