In celebration of Dale Chihuly’s and Seaver Leslie’s “Ulysses Cylinders” on display in The Community Library foyer (through January 10, 2020), please join us for an afternoon with modernist scholar Enda Duffy. Dr. Duffy will be discussing James Joyce, the novel Ulysses, and its intimate connection to the glass cylinders on display.
Enda Duffy is a Professor in the English Department at UC Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he won a Whiting Fellowship, and taught at Reed College and Wesleyan University before coming to UC Santa Barbara. His central interests include modernism and postmodernism, Irish literature, cultural studies and critical theory, and James Joyce. He is the author of The Subaltern Ulysses, and of The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism. The Speed Handbook was co-winner of the Modernist Studies Assocaition Book Award as the best book in modernist studies, 2010. Prof. Duffy is co-editor of Joyce, Benjamin and Magical Urbanism, of an edition of Ulysses and of Katherine Mansfield’s short stories, and of numerous articles on Joyce, Irish modernism, and on post-colonial and modernist literature and culture. He is the founding director of COMMA, the Center on Modern Literature and Culture in the English Dept. Professor Duffy is currently working on two projects: a cultural history of modern Ireland, and a book on energy in modernist culture.
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