By Daniella Snyder
I’m Daniella Snyder, a graduate student at Villanova University, and your ’Cat in Falvey Library’s Stacks. I’ll be posting about academics–from research to study habits and everything in between–and how Falvey can play a large role in your success here on campus!
So, this week, this cat’s book stack is comprised of Joyce’s most famous tomes and tales.
James Joyce (1882–1941) is one of Ireland’s most influential and celebrated writers. His most famous work Ulysses (1922) follows the movements of Leopold Bloom through a single day on June 16, 1904. Ulysses is based on Homer’s The Odyssey. Some of Joyce’s other major works include the short story collection Dubliners (1914), and novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939).
For more information on the author, visit The James Joyce Centre website.
The birthday party, which is sponsored by the Villanova University Irish Studies department, will feature Irish step dancers, traditional music, and live readings of Joyce’s work.
Want to learn more about Joyce? Check out Joyce’s works in Falvey’s collection, including a wide variety of Joyce-specific academic journals.
Daniella Snyder, Graduate Assistant in the Communication and Marketing department at Falvey, was inspired to read Joyce after attending his birthday party last year.