Fantastic news for students and scholars of modernism, Joyce enthusiasts, and anyone interested in accessible learning…
The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has announced that they are making their entire collection of James Joyce manuscripts and notebooks freely available online, for research purposes and private study. As of yesterday (10 April 2012), Joyce manuscripts acquired by the NLI since 2000 can now be viewed via the NLI online catalogue. All papers will be made available on the NLI website in very high-resolution formats by 16 June 2012 – to coincide with Bloomsday and the XXIII International James Joyce Symposium.
Will you be heading straight to the NLI’s website to have a peak at the method and madness behind Joyce’s finest works (and his terrible handwriting)?
I know I will.
In the words of Joyce’s Molly Bloom, ‘yes I said yes I will Yes.’ (Ulysses, 18: 1608-9).
For the NLI’s full press release, see: http://www.nli.ie/en/list/latest-news.aspx?article=3f4bf22c-6dc8-4182-be71-4b09b9df84f2