Read the latest articles and the  introduction to issue 15


Just who was the Girl in the Toga Girilis?

Harald Beck tracks the identity of the UCD writer and poet assumed the "toga girilis" in St Stephen's Magazine, and whose "Female Fellow (a swallow-flight of song)" is referred to by Joyce in Stephen Hero

Flynnlandia, or the rise (and fall) of the House of Usher

"It was always a great affair, the Misses Morkan’s annual dance."
The Morkans have a back-history, and it's here  [more...]


Comings and Goings: Joyce's words in the Oxford English Dictionary

Work towards the Third Edition of the OED (2000-; now around 40% complete) changes the profile of Joyce in the dictionary, especially as his quotations are sometimes displaced by new first usages found in other, earlier sources [more...]

Plans unearthed for the old hospital in Holles Street

The action of the Ulysses episode known as “Oxen of the Sun is set principally in Dublin’s National Maternity Hospital, just off Merrion Square. But today's Hospital is not the one Joyce knew, and described in Ulysses. What was the original hospital and what form did it take? Our ideas about the hospital and its internal layout have mostly been informed by a couple of photographs of its exterior taken before the current facade was constructed.

Original ground plans for the hospital have been held for many years by the former architects, and are now held by Aidan Collins, who has examined them in detail against the action of Ulysses...

Read the full story at Joyce's Environs here.

Also in this issue, William Brockman and Sabrina Alonso research the repertoire of the English Players, the company founded in Zurich by Joyce and Claud Sykes, and best remembered by Joyce specialists for the relationship between Joyce and Henry Carr, formerly a soldier but later an official at the British Consulate.

The company staged played by Wilde, Barrie, Shaw, Goldsmith, and Arnold Bennett, as well as less well-known productions such as Hubert Henry Davies three-acter The Mollusc.

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Did the Blooms have an internal toilet?

No plans exsist showing the internal layout of No 7 Eccles Street, but Ian Gunn examines historical and literary evidence for the location of the Blooms' toilet

A Joycean price

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Trieste Library

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ôpitaux, Marinetti and [more...]

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