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A Special Edition of Catch-Up Book Club

Curious to hear about the famously ‘difficult’ novel Ulysses by James Joyce? Intrigued as to why it was so controversial? Heard rumours of a connection to Aotearoa?

Join us for a hybrid online & in-person special edition of the Catch-Up Book Club* on James Joyce’s Ulysses, a celebration of the centenary of its 1922 publication. We will be screening the RTE documentary 100 Years of Ulysses and following that with short talks from Joyce scholars Chris Ackerley (Otago) and Marco Sonzogni (VUW), and some lively discussion. Bring your questions.

When: 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Tuesday 23 August 2022
Where: IN PERSON in the Burns 2 Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, or

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, and no RSVP required. Mask wearing for in-person guests is strongly encouraged.

Co-presented by the University Book Shop, the English and Linguistics Programme, and University Library Special Collections, in association with the Irish Embassy of Aotearoa New Zealand.

* The Catch-Up Book Club, presented by the University Book Shop and the English & Linguistics programme at the University of Otago, is an informal group that meets to discuss classics you’ve heard about, have always meant to read, by writers you might be curious about, or perhaps you really liked the costumes in the BBC miniseries… this is your chance to finally read that classic! Or just to come along and decide whether you actually *will* read it…


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