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New Exhibit Detailing James Joyce’s Legacy

Famed Irish writer James Joyce never visited the United States–let alone Tulsa, OK. Yet since TU launched the James Joyce Quarterly in 1963, the city has become an international hub for Joyceans. Many scholars and graduate students identify Tulsa as ground zero for Joyce scholarship, in part because the University’s Special Collections contains one of the largest selections of Joyce archival material in the world, including an original first edition of the 1922 Shakespeare & Company printing of Ulysses.

For our newest exhibition, OCH is collaborating with the JJQ, McFarlin Library’s Special Collections, and the Consulate General of Ireland to present James Joyce: A Global Odyssey. The exhibit explores the author’s legacy, TU’s relationship with the Joyce estate, and the numerous twists and turns that led to the creation of Joyce’s most notable works–from his early poetic compositions in Chamber Music to the final fragments of Finnegans Wake.

A Global Odyssey will be up in celebration of Bloomsday, June 16, and throughout July. For more information about OCH exhibits and events, bookmark our homepage at or follow us on social media.