Bloomsday Celebrations: James Joyce Talk

The Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester was delighted to host Georgina Binnie's talk entitled: 'I am getting on swimming in the photo business now’: James Joyce, Ulysses and the ‘Photo girl’.

 

Description from the Irish World Heritage Centre

On Tuesday 13th June, 7pm we are delighted to welcome Georgina Binnie & Gerry Smyth to the Irish World Heritage Centre to celebrate Bloomsday 17.

Georgina, based at the University of Leeds, will give a fascinating talk about Joyce and photograpy entitled,‘I am getting on swimming in the photo business now’: James Joyce, Ulysses and the ‘Photo girl’, which explores the development of popular photography and visual culture in Joyce's Ulysses with reference to George Eastman's 'Kodak Girl' and Milly Bloom.

Gerry Smyth will perform songs from his own album of music drawing on Joyce's first publication of note, 'Chamber Music' (1907) comprised of thirty-six Elizabethan-style love lyrics written during his early years in Dublin and after he moved away from the city of his birth in 1904. Though a writer by trade, Joyce had a highly-developed musical imagination, and he wrote these lyrics not as ‘poems-to-be-read’ but as ‘songs-to-be-sung’.