Mr. James Joyce

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Joycean Communities
The following are to James Joyce related lists, clubs, & groups avaliable to users of the Internet, with a few "face to face" groups listed as well. Where appropriate, the addresses have been set up as a "mailto," so you may just click on them to send e-mail to the list-servers. (Don't forget to memorize what you need to type in as the first line!) If you know on another Internet group, or an open face to face reading group in a major city, please let me know and I will add it to this page.

Mailing Lists & Clubs

The James Joyce Mailing List

Mail to:
listproc@lists.utah.edu
Include this message as the first line: SUBSCRIBE J-JOYCE [YOUR NAME]

The James Joyce List was created by the president of the International James Joyce Foundation, Karen Lawrence, and concerns itself with discussions about the life and work of James Joyce. An academically oriented and very high-volume list, you must be a member to post messages

Finnegans Wake Discussion List

Mail to:
listserv@irlearn.ucd.ie
Include this message as the first line: SUBSCRIBE FWAKE-L
Homepage:
http://webger-www.uia.ac.be/webger/ger/joyce/fwakel.html

Organized by Michael O'Kelly, the Finnegans Wake List concerns itself, naturally, with discussions of Finnegans Wake. It is a very academic list that tends to stay on topic.

Finnegans Wake Reading List

Mail to:
listproc@lists.colorado.edu
Include this message as the first line: SUBSCRIBE FWREAD [YOUR NAME]

The Finnegans Wake Reading List is a FW reading group that goes through the text one page per week. Discussions and commentary are then posted. This is a very academic and thorough reading group.

prankquean: swimmin the wake

Click to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/prankquean
And follow the instructions.

A summary from Suzanne, the sirenic host of this merry crew:

a profluent proliffic profound and purrfect
potable pot of
quinessential queriful questing into
finnegans wake;
page by page
by a tribe of scribblers
mindsfull of P's and Q's

Which is to say, this cheerful group is reading Finnegans Wake one page a day -- "joyously gleeful, hoopefully with insight and pleasure."

Ulysses Reading List

Click to:
http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/Joyce-Ulysses
And follow the instructions.
Homepage:
http://www.nikkis-creations.com/mquest.html

Started two years ago to facilitate a group reading of Ulysses, the group has worked itself through most of Joyce's work, and is now on it's second reading of Ulysses. A very active, lively, and friendly group.

JamesJoyce OneList

Click to:
http://www.onelist.com/community/JamesJoyce
And follow the instructions.

According to the description and welcome letter, this low-volume list is a "talking shop on the Irish author, his life and works. For readers of the novels, short stories, poetry and essays, as well as those wanting to find out more about his life and times. The aim is to rescue Mr J's work from the swamp of academia, concentrating on readers' reactions to his work and his life as a working writer rather than as 'a genius.'"

James Joyce Yahoo! Club

Click to:
http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/jamesjoyce
And follow the instructions.

This small club is introduced as a group dedicated to Joyce the artist: "It all started with his 'lucid supple periodic prose.' James Joyce is a genius in his own right, though nicknamed a windbag in his time. He is author, poet of words, but most of all, he is the artist."

French Joyce Yahoo! Club

Click to:
http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/stephendedalus
And follow the instructions.

"Groupe de discussion consacré au grand écrivain exilé d'Irlande (1882-1941).Les questions des novices et les analyses des spécialistes sont toutes les bienvenues!"

Finnegans Wake Astrology Discussion List

Click to:
http://www.egroups.com/group/Finnegans-Wake
And follow the instructions.

Organized by Paul Albertsen, who writes: "Finnegans Wake is based on the structure of the zodiac, the zodiac signs being derived from the nature of numbers and a corresponding geometric sequence." This List discusses FW in this light.

Spiral-Bound

Go To:
http://www.egroups.com/group/Spiral-Bound
And follow the instructions.

Created and maintained by The Modern Word, this list is open to all enthusiasts of experimental twentieth century literature. Joyce is frequently discussed.

Boards & Chats

The Joyce Luck Club

Click to: http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/conway/635/index.htm
For information and instructions on joining.

The Joyce Luck Club started as a forum to discuss the similarities between James Joyce and Salman Rushdie. I highly organized club, it discusses Joyce and conducts group readings.

James Joyce Campfire

Click to: http://killdevilhill.com/jamesjoycechat/shakespeare1.html
And follow the instructions.

The Joyce message board hosted at Jolly Roger; also includes daily live chats.

Newsgroups

Google's alt.books.james-joyce

Go to:
Deja.com forum: alt.books.james-joyce
For information and instructions on joining.

This is a low-volume, but serious-minded Newsgroup hosted by Google.

Face to Face

WIP listing of Face-to-Face reading groups

Click to:
http://www.2street.com/joyce/onsite/facetoface.html
For ads and information about reading groups.

This is an old page, and some of the information may be out of date. However, perhaps you can find a Joycean reading group near you.

Directory of FW reading groups

Click to:
http://www.finneganswake.org/ReadingGroups.htm
For information about reading groups.

This page lists numerous face to face Finnegans Wake reading groups from all over the world. The page is hosted by the Finnegans Wake Society of New York.

James Joyce Club of Syracuse

Click to:
http://people.morrisville.edu/~loudismj/jjc/index.html
For information and details.

An active club in Central New York, it encourages the writing of papers on Joyce and awards cash scholarships to local students in, or entering, college. The Joyce Club of Syracuse also hosts a large Bloomsday celebration every year.

Wake Watchers: New York City FW Reading Group

Click to:
http://www.finneganswake.org/aboutfwsociety.htm
For information and details.

A part of the Finnegans Wake Society of New York, this group meets once per month in New York City's Gotham Book Mart.

Green Bar

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--A. Ruch
21 May 2002