LEGACY JAMES JOYCE, OUR CONTEMPORARY
This film explores different attitudes towards Joyce’s contemporary legacy. Contributors include writers Edna O’Brien, Frank McGuinness, and Hugo Hamilton, as well as academics, booksellers, and others with an interest in Joyce
AN ENDURING RELATIONSHIP JOYCE AND THE NATIONAL LIBRARY Of Ireland
This film explores the special relationship between Joyce and the National Library of Ireland. Joyce was a regular visitor to the Library as a student, and he was well known to the staff and other readers at the Library. Joyce used the Library as the location for parts of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses.
CONTROVERSY ULYSSES IN THE PUBLIC EYE
This film explores the ways in which Joyce’s novel Ulysses was perceived in different ways around the time of its first publication. Joyce’s work was subject to a court ban in the United States at the same time as it was hailed as a great work of literature in Europe, and its reputation for controversy still continues.
All films were directed by Alan Gilsenan and made by Yellow Asylum Films for National Library of Ireland. We acknowledge and are most grateful for the help of the James Joyce Centre, Dublin and The National Library of Ireland in making it possible for these films to be shown in Bruff for Bloomsday.