JoyceGroup Santa Fe

The Joyce experience is especially rewarding in a reading group environment.

Everybody’s knowledge, no matter how specialized or obscure, is invariably brought to bear during discussion, and active and inquisitive participation from “beginners” has always been an essential part of the group’s success. Newcomers, veterans, late-comers, early-leavers, the timid, the talkative – all are welcome and encouraged to join us as often or sporadically as they like. Everyone, no matter how green is brought up to speed, and for the truly unprepared, copies of the texts we’ll be discussing are always made available each week.

Over the years, JoyceGroup Santa Fe has made its way through all of Joyce’s major works at least twice, except Finnegans Wake of course, which we started reading about 20 years ago, and are about two-thirds of the way through. Presently we’re spending the first couple of hours with Stephen Hero (an early version of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and then top it off at noon with an hour-or-so of Finnegan.

You can read more about our history here, and you can get an idea of the pace we work at by viewing our chronology.

Our next meeting:

Where: Planet Earth
(When the pandemic pushed us online back in March 2020, “JoyceGroup Santa Fe” quickly became a rather quaint misnomer. We now have members joining us from as far as New York, Seattle, Germany – even occasional insomniacs from as far as Sydney and Saigon have chimed in – basically anyone with sufficient bandwidth to livestream can join us from anywhere on or near Planet Earth they happen to be. So if you’re interested, please feel welcome to fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we’ll send you the relevant info.)

When: Saturday January 28, 2022, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm U.S.A. Mountain Time
(“Mountain Standard” is our time zone here in New Mexico, U.S.A. – be sure and translate that to wherever you hail from.)

Where we are in the books:

Stephen Hero
Chapter XVI (p.42):
“Very often Stephen used to visit at a house in Donnybrook the atmosphere of which was compact of liberal patriotism and orthodox study.

Finnegans Wake
p. 540, line 9 from the top:
“⎯Do Drumcollogher whatever you do!

Let us know you’re interested: