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18th March 2016

By Stefano Rosignoli

We examined the closing lines of the first segment of HCE’s clumsy self-defence (533.29 to 534.2). As always, we consulted on several occasions The James Joyce Archive and FWEET.org, which can be integrated now by the fourth edition of the Annotations to Finnegans Wake, by Roland McHugh. 675 more words

The scandalous portrait of footman Smith

My recent visit to the pompous cold and gloom of Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk was relieved only by (a) a chat with an elderly gentleman guide who recalled being introduced by Richard Burton to Francis Bacon at the Colony Room during a student drinking binge, and (b) the acquisition for a song at the National Trust second hand bookshop of Michael Holroyd’s 1975 biography of Augustus John. 751 more words


Here are the 2016 mayoral candidates

With the local government election just a few days away, Brisbanites will soon be going to the booths to vote for their ward councilors and, just as importantly, mayoral candidates. 51 more words


26th February 2016

On 26th February we read from 533.16 (‘Castrucci Sinior’) to 533.29 (‘beloved curate-author’).

As usual we began by reading a short extract and going round the room offering our initial thoughts. 620 more words

Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr @ Guildhall Art Gallery

I first came across Martin’s Parr’s photography at the Only In England exhibition at the Science Museum a few years ago, but it turns out I’m way behind the curve: Parr is one of Britain’s best-known photographers. 1,410 more words


Leaders of the City: Dublin's First Citizens, 1500-1950

In 2013 I co-edited a volume with Ruth McManus that looked at the lord mayors of Dublin. The volume was published by Four Courts press and was re-issued in paperback. 194 more words

Christmas Entertainment

As we approach the zenith of the holiday season, schools are closed for Christmas – to the relief of the staff and the possible anticipation of parents awaiting the dreaded cry of ‘I’m bo-o-o-red!!’ – it is worth remembering that this was not always so. 1,367 more words

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