Sylvie in Ireland: her James Joyce course at UCC, Cork, Ireland March 2016

So close! With only 7 registrants (ACE-UCC needs 10 at least), the course was not offered but I spent a wonderful two weeks, re-living some bits of Joyce’s Ulysses, and having some much-deserved rest and relaxation in Cork with Joyceans and new friends. Thank you to everyone who signed up and spread the word! It can be like this with a niche course. The first run at uOttawa actually didn’t happen – not enough students. But look at it go now with sold-out sessions every time. Maybe next year!

Visit me on Twitter to see photos of Nora Barnacle’s house, the James Joyce Dead House, the James Joyce Centre, Sweny’s and more!

Joyce course Ireland


I teach literature and music-culture courses at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Continuing Education – Personal Enrichment Activities Program throughout the year, including “Epic Journey: How to enjoy reading James Joyce’s Ulysses“.

On March 23 and 30, 2016, I will be adapting the course to the University College Cork of Ireland‘s Adult Continuing Education Program. Sign up here.


Once again, Christopher Joyce, the great grand-nephew of James Joyce will visit us to give an endearing and personal account of growing up as a Joyce. Here’s Chris and I when he visited the University of Ottawa in 2014:

Christopher Joyce Sylvie Hill and Chris Joyce