Barry Sheehan's lecture "James Joyce and the People in His Novels"


The Embassy of Ireland and the Latvian Anthropological Association, in collaboration with the National Library of Latvia, invite you to a lecture "James Joyce and the People in His Works" by Barry Sheehan from the Dublin Institute of Technology. The lecture will take place on February 7th at 5.00 PM in the East Asia Studies Reading Room of the National Library of Latvia.

In Barry Sheehan's lecture "James Joyce and the People in His Works" the focus will be on exploring the significance of places and people in James Joyce's literary works. People are at the heart of Joyce's creative process, with many characters being based on real individuals encountered by Joyce throughout his life, most notably Stephen Dedalus, a character inspired by Joyce himself. In this lecture, Barry Sheehan will discuss the people Joyce encountered in his youth in Ireland, such as Nora Barnacle, as well as those he encountered during his travels across Europe.

The event will be moderated by Associate Professor Mārtiņš Daugulis from the Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) and a member of the Latvian Anthropological Association's board. The lecture will be in English.

Barry Sheehan currently works as an architect and Head of the Design Department at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has received several professional awards in the fields of design education and research and has served as chairperson and curator for art and design exhibitions. Since 2014, Barry has been an external researcher on James Joyce and Dublin, publishing articles, conference papers, and presentations on his website and in Irish media. He frequently participates in Joyce-related events in Ireland.

More information about Barry Sheehan's project "Discovering Dublin through Reading and Running" can be found on his website and on his YouTube channel "jj21k."

Registration for the event