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UVic Celebrates Ulysses

Permalink 06/17/13 10:13 , Categories: Uncategorized

UVic had an extra reason to celebrate Bloomsday on June 16, the annual celebration of Joyce and his eponymous novel Ulysses. Post-doctoral student Matt Huculak (English) was working for the Modernist Versions Project (MVP), when he spotted an entry for a rare magazine while scanning old library catalogues dating back to the early days of UVic’s precursor Victoria College. An entry in the catalogue revealed the library’s holdings of the first four issues of Two Worlds Monthly magazine, and papers related to Joyce's early struggles to stop pirated copies of his work being sold around the world. This material underlines the significance of UVic’s collection of original Modernist texts, which is among the very best in such holdings across Canada. Read more in The Ring and the Times Colonist.

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