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, extra copies of whatever books we’re reading are always available.

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 Dubliners 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:

When: Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time / New Mexico Time / “Denver” time as the smartphones would have it
Where: ONLINE! In this strange new world of social distancing, we’re now meeting in an online chatroom, so “JoyceGroup Santa Fe” is fast becoming a misnomer. Provided you have sufficient bandwidth to livestream, you can join us regardless of where on planet earth you happen to be. So if you’re keen to join in, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page, and we’ll send you the relevant info.

Where we are in the books:

9th story: “Counterparts” – near the end of the second section:
“When Paddy Leonard called him he found that they were talking about feats of strength.”

Finnegans Wake
p. 508, line 29 from the top:
“—Silks apeel and sulks alusty?”

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