How do you celebrate James Joyce's great modernist novel Ulysses in a time of plague? This year we are creating 18 short films, one for each of the book's episodes, and streaming them on Facebook. Directed by Jennifer Sarah Dean (founder of Melbourne Shakespeare Company), with an Australian and international cast, the virtual festival will be narrated by Max Gillies and will run from 8am until late on 16 June 2020.
Ellen Orchard, of Queen’s University, Belfast is the winner of the 2020 ISAANZ / AJIS Postgraduate essay prize for her essay titled: ‘Canny womb with a view: Northern Irish poetry and the womb'. There was a high quality field of essays from Ireland, Canada, USA, UK and NZ this year and we also send our best [...]