Online Videos (most recent first)

Ulysses: The Necessary Fiction.” Talk delivered as part of the Modernist Versions Project’s “Year of Ulysses.” University of Toronto; April 19, 2013. Available here (click on link to my talk at right) or here.

University of Western Ontario Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research Public Lecture; London, Ontario; May 20, 2011.

Other Media (most recent first)

"Adventures with Ulysses." Paper given at "Bloomsday100," the Nineteenth International James Joyce Symposium, in Dublin on June 17, 2004. Video version on Bloomsday100 CD-ROM (Dublin: HyperMedia, in association with The James Joyce Centre, 2005).

Videotape: "James Joyce’s Ulysses in Hypermedia - A Prototype." May 1997. Director, author, and narrator.

Electronic hypermedia prototype: "James Joyce's Ulysses: A Hypermedia Presentation." June 1996. Director and author.

Miscellaneous (most recent first)

Co-academic coordinator, "Praharfeast," the 22nd International James Joyce Symposium, held in Prague from June 13 to 18, 2010 (with Louis Armand, Charles University, Prague, and David Spurr, University of Geneva).

Member of Planning Committee, "Eire on the Erie," North American James Joyce Conference, held in Buffalo from June 12 to 17, 2009.

Consultant to The Poetry Collection at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York as it planned an exhibition of its Joyce manuscripts and other holdings; April 30-May 1, 2007; exhibition mounted June-September 2009.

Consultant to National Library of Ireland on its acquisition of newly discovered James Joyce manuscripts; September 2001-May 2002.

Participant in First Summer Program in Multimedia for Higher Education, held at the Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, June 1996 (co-sponsored by New York University and the Voyager Company) (8 participants selected from 165 applicants).

James Joyce. "Ulysses": A Critical and Synoptic Edition, ed. Hans Walter Gabler. 3 volumes. New York and London: Garland, 1984. Advisor to the editor.


Letters to the Editor regarding the controversy surrounding "Ulysses": A Critical and Synoptic Edition: Times Literary Supplement, October 7-13, 1988, pp. 1109, 1132; New York Review of Books, December 8, 1988, p. 61; February 2, 1989, p. 45.

Letters to the Editor soliciting available manuscripts for The James Joyce Archive: Times Literary Supplement, January 23, 1976, p. 85; New York Times Book Review; New York Review of Books; James Joyce Quarterly 13:1 (Fall 1975): 124; The Book Collector 25:2 (Summer 1976): 259.

Scholarly Organizations: Boards and Committees

International James Joyce Foundation Board of Trustees - Elected Trustee 2021 (term ends 2026), 2009-14, 2001-06

International James Joyce Foundation Fact-finding Panel on the Permissions Practices of the Estate of James Joyce - Appointed member 2004-06

Modern Language Association of America Committee on Information Technology - Appointed Member 2002-05; Chair 2004-05

Modern Language Association of America Delegate Assembly; Elected Representative from Executive Committee of the Division on Twentieth-Century English Literature - 1997-99

Modern Language Association of America Division on Twentieth-Century English Literature; Executive Committee - Elected Member 1994-98

Scholarly Organizations: Memberships

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC)
International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL)
International James Joyce Foundation (IJJF)
James Joyce Society of New York
Modernist Studies Association (MSA)
Modern Language Association of America (MLA; Life Member)
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
Society for Textual Scholarship (STS)

Member of Editorial Boards

James Joyce Quarterly
Joyce Studies Annual

Twentieth-Century Literature
Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretation
Genesis: Manuscrits, Recherche, Invention
Genetic Joyce Studies
Recto/Verso: Revue de jeunes chercheurs en critique génétique
Litteraria Pragensia Books, Prague, Czech Republic (publisher of English-language books on James Joyce, Irish and other modern literature, and humanities computing)

Member of External Advisory Boards

"The Modernist Journals Project"; Brown University and the University of Tulsa; Robert Scholes and Sean Latham, directors

"The Modernist Versions Project"; University of Victoria; Stephen Ross and others, directors

"The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo"; Vincent Deane, Daniel Ferrer, and Geert Lernout, editors (currently inactive)

CavanKerry Press, Fort Lee, NJ (not-for-profit publisher of poetry and literary prose; member of board of directors 2002-13)

Film Appearances

"In Bed With Ulysses." Documentary film produced and directed by Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna. Released June 2012. Interviewed March 4, 2011.

"Bloom Is a Cod! The Bloomsday Centenary." Documentary film about Ulysses, produced by Ian Daffern. Interviewed August 25, 2004. Film shown on Book-Television Canada on May 18, 21, and 22, 2005 and on Bravo-TV Canada on May 19, 2005. Rebroadcast in June 2005.

"Imagining Ulysses." Documentary film about Ulysses, produced by David Blake Knox and Hilary Fennell for Blueprint Pictures, Dublin. Interviewed March 8, 2004. Film shown in Dublin on RTÉ-TV (Radio Telefís Éireann) on June 16, 2004. Film awarded the Gold Hugo Award (top prize) in the Arts and Culture category at the Chicago Intercom Film Festival, July 2004, and named the Best Foreign Film at the Santa Cruz Film Festival, May 2005. Rebroadcast on RTÉ-TV in June 2005.

"Bloomsday Cabaret." Film about the songs in Ulysses, produced and directed by Rosemary House for Rock Island Productions. Interviewed in St. John's, Newfoundland, October 20-22, 2003. Shown in Dublin on June 16, 2004, on RTÉ-TV (Radio Telefís Éireann) on June 13, 2004, and on Bravo-TV Canada on June 16-17 and July 15, 2004. Rebroadcast on Bravo-TV Canada in June 2005.

"The Scandal of Ulysses." Documentary about the debate over Hans Walter Gabler's edition of Ulysses. Written and produced by Bruce Arnold, directed by Ian Graham. Released 1990. Interviewed June 15, 1990.

Newspaper, Magazine, Radio, and TV Interviews

Interviewed about Ulysses along with novelist Colum McCann on WNYC radio's Leonard Lopate Show as part of the Leonard Lopate Book Club (May 11, 2017). The interview can be streamed or downloaded here. To stream it, use the "Listen" button. To download an MP3 file, click the three dots to the right of "+Queue" and follow the instructions.

Interviewed about Ulysses on WNYC radio's Leonard Lopate Show as part of the Leonard Lopate Book Club (March 6, 2017). The interview can be streamed or downloaded here. To stream it, use the "Listen" button. To download an MP3 file, click the three dots to the right of "+Queue" and follow the instructions.

Interviewed and quoted regarding retirement by Moira Farr in “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” University Affairs/Affaires Universitaires (a publication of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada), vol. 55, no. 9 (November 2014), pp. 28-33; also online.

Interviewed about Ulysses by Daniel D'Angelo for The Writer's Chronicle (a publication of AWP: the Association of Writers and Writing Programs), vol. 45, no. 2 (October/November 2012), pp. 84-85; also online.

Interviewed twice by Jian Ghomeshi regarding Ulysses in the "Canada Intends to Read" segment on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s "Sounds Like Canada" (July 17, 2006, with excerpts repeated on August 7, 2006; and September 1, 2006).

Interviewed regarding Irish pubs on “Here on Earth, with Jean Feraca,” Wisconsin Public Radio (July 27, 2006).

Subject of article in the Globe and Mail (Toronto) about my dealings with the Estate of James Joyce (Val Ross, “The Bloomsday Group’s Battle” [also called “At War with the Joyce Estate”]), July 8, 2006, pp. R1, R9). Also interviewed for and quoted in articles about the Joyce Estate in the New Yorker (D. T. Max, “The Injustice Collector,” June 19, 2006, pp. 34-43) and TLS (Brenda Maddox, “Roots of Bloom: James Joyce in ‘Judapest’,” June 30, 2006, p. 14).

Interviewed regarding my honorary D.Litt. degree from University College Dublin on on RTE (Radio Telefís Éireann) radio (June 16, 2004) and on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s "Ontario Morning" (February 26, 2004)

Interviewed regarding the centenary celebration of Bloomsday for the Globe and Mail (Toronto; article appeared June 12, 2004), the San Francisco Chronicle (June 13, 2004), the Chicago Tribune (June 16, 2004), and Reason magazine (July 2004)

Interviewed regarding film "Bloomsday Cabaret" on CBC St. John’s (aired October 25, 2003)

Interviewed regarding the National Library of Ireland's acquisition of Joyce manuscripts on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s "Ontario Morning" (July 29, 2002) and "Arts Report" (interviewed June 11, 2002; aired June 14, 2002), the Globe and Mail (Toronto; May 30, 2002), Radio Telefís Éireann TV (May 30, 2002) and NewsTalk Radio (June 14, 2002) in Ireland, the Irish Times (May 30, 2002), the London Sunday Times' Dublin Magazine (story appeared June 16, 2002), and the Buffalo News (story appeared July 23, 2002).

Interviewed (with Molly Peacock) on Conversations with Jean Feraca, Wisconsin Public Radio, regarding privacy, especially in relation to the essays "Privacy in Bloom" (Groden's) and "Sweet Uses of Adversity" (Peacock's) in the collection The Private I: Privacy in a Public World, ed. Peacock; May 7, 2001.

Interviewed on Alaska Public Radio (KUAC-FM Fairbanks) about my hypermedia Ulysses project; interviewed October 1, 1999; aired October 7, 1999.

Interviewed for and quoted in articles on editions of Ulysses: New York Observer, December 29, 1997; Lingua Franca, October 1997.

Interviewed on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Ontario Morning" about my hypermedia Ulysses project (interviewer = Joe Coté); November 11, 1996.

Interviewed for and featured (with a photograph of the contents screen of my hypermedia Ulysses project) in Daniel Zalewski, "Field Notes: Scanners," Lingua Franca, September/October 1996, pp. 10-11.

Interviewed for and quoted in Thomas J. Deloughry, "A Multimedia Boot Camp Inspires Scholarly CD-ROMs," Chronicle of Higher Education, July 26, 1996, pp. A21-A23.

Interviewed for and quoted in newspaper articles on the new edition of Ulysses: New York Times, June 8, 1984; USA Today, June 8, 1984; London [Ontario] Free Press, August 10, 1984.

Interviewed on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "As It Happens" regarding the new edition of Ulysses; June 7, 1984.

Talks, Readings, and Conferences

Reader on stage (with Molly Peacock) at Twelfth Annual Marathon Reading of Dante’s Inferno - Cathedral of St. John the Divine; New York, NY; March 24, 2005 (Canto 3); Eleventh Annual Reading, April 8, 2004 (Canto 3); Tenth Annual Reading; April 17, 2003 (Canto 2); Ninth Annual Reading, March 28, 2002 (Canto 3); Eighth Annual Reading, April 12, 2001 (Canto 3); and Seventh Annual Reading, April 20, 2000 (Cantos 3 and 31)

Reader on stage at Bloomsday on Broadway 20 – Symphony Space: New York, NY; June 16, 2001 (read Corny Kelleher's lines from the "Circe" episode of Ulysses (pp. 493-96; 15:4805-4923) and at Bloomsday on Broadway 19 – Symphony Space: New York, NY; June 16, 2000 (read Chamber Music, poems 2, 10, 17, 25, and 35)

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania; February 11-16, 2001 (with Molly Peacock). Gave two presentations of "James Joyce's Ulysses in Hypermedia," one to faculty members and one to students, and visited and talked in eight undergraduate classes (course subjects included Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Literature, Literary Genres, Technical Writing, Journalism, Mass Communication, Film, and Music Education)"

"James Joyce's Ulysses in Hypermedia" was the topic of a week-long workshop, "Problems of Annotation," organized by and held at the Zurich James Joyce Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland, August 2-7, 1999.

Participant in "Toronto Joyce Live Online," an electronic MOO session that allowed a few conference participants and other Joyceans who weren't at the conference to communicate online in real time with each other; "Historical/Hysterical Joyce," North American James Joyce Symposium, Toronto, June 16, 1997."

"Ulysses: The Text–The Debates of the Miami J'yce Conference." Transcript of conference published as James Joyce Literary Supplement 3:1-2 (Fall 1989): 1-23. Invited conference participant; comments included as part of transcript.

Entries and Other Appearances in Publications

Entry in Canadian Who’s Who, 2018 (Vol. 50; Grey House Publishing Canada, 2017, p. 415); Canadian Who’s Who, 2017 (Vol. 49; Grey House Publishing Canada, 2016, pp. 465-66); Canadian Who’s Who, 2009 (University of Toronto Press, 2009, p. 526); Contemporary Authors (New Revision series, vol. 156; Detroit: Thomson / Gale, 2007, pp. 169-70); Who’s Who in America (59th ed; Marquis Who’s Who, 2005, p. 1835); Contemporary Authors (New Revision series, vol. 86; Detroit: Gale Group, 2000, pp. 105-6); Contemporary Authors (Vol. 131, ed. Susan M. Trosky; Detroit: Gale Research, 1991, p. 221).

Entry in Critical Companion to James Joyce: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work by A. Nicholas Fargnoli and Michael Patrick Gillespie (New York: Checkmark Books, 2006), p. 284, and in its earlier version James Joyce A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life and Work by A. Nicholas Fargnoli and Michael Patrick Gillespie (New York: Facts on File, 1995; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), p. 97.

The James Joyce Archive was the subject of a special issue of Genetic Joyce Studies: "25th Anniversary of The James Joyce Archive" (Summer 2002) – articles by David Hayman, Fritz Senn, Hans Walter Gabler, Luca Crispi, R.J. Schork, and Bill Cadbury - issue available online


Work Completed and Awaiting Publication

Review of Patrick O’Neill, Trilingual Joyce: The Anna Livia Variations (University of Toronto Press, 2018), commissioned by the University of Toronto Quarterly for its “Letters in Canada 2018” issue, to be published in Summer 2020.


Work in Progress

The Unpublished Letters of James Joyce. Co-edited with William Brockman (Pennsylvania State University), Kevin Dettmar (Pomona College, Claremont, California), and Robert Spoo (University of Tulsa Law School). To be published online by the Centre for Manuscript Genetics at the University of Antwerp and in a one-volume Selected Letters by Oxford University Press.


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