Bloomsday in the Bend

On June 16, 1904, Leopold Bloom, the main character of James Joyce’s Ulysses, went on his epic journey through the streets of Ireland. Known as one of the greatest works of modern as well as Western literature, Joyce’s Ulysses is remarkable in the fact that its events take place within the span of 24 hours. Thus, every year on June 16, seasoned Joyceans and blooming Bloomites alike gather together across the globe to celebrate Bloom’s trek around Dublin.

Although Notre Dame boasts of being the home of not only the Fighting Irish but cutting-edge Irish scholarship, we have yet to host a Bloomsday event in honor of one of the most famous Irish texts of all time.

Joyce imagined his work’s audience to be the everyman and everywoman. Because of this, the CSLC encourages everyone to attend, from individuals who have read the book ten times to those who are interested in just knowing a little bit more about this Joyce fellow. Come, bring your family, and have fun celebrating one of the greatest works of Western literature.

Bloomsday 2014

Bloomsday 2015

Bloomsday 2016

News

Summer Language Abroad Program Highlighted by the College of Arts & Letters

Author: Allegra Wallingford

In a recent article published on the website of the College of Arts & Letters, author Grace Guibert details the experiences of several students who had the opportunity to participate in SLA. 

One student was able to go to Ireland to work on her Irish language skills, and says of her experience: "The experience has helped me narrow my search of what I want to focus my studies on in my next two years at Notre Dame... The Irish culture is a huge part of my heritage, and it has now become a huge part of my life.”…

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Students and Faculty Celebrate Asia

Author: Allegra Wallingford

On November 6, students and faculty gathered in the LaFortune ballroom to Celebrate Asia. Below is a slideshow from this year's event.

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Events

Wed Jan 25, 2017

EAP Workshop: Winter in South Bend

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Location: 302 DeBartolo Hall

The South Bend winter is long, cold, and snowy. It can present several challenges to those who are not accustomed to such conditions. These include transportation difficulty, less opportunity for outdoor recreation, limited daylight hours, childcare complications, and discomfort with being outside in extreme low temperatures. This workshop will address these issues and propose ways to survive winter.…

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Thu Sep 14, 2017

Fri Sep 15, 2017

Sat Sep 16, 2017