At 9 pm on June 15th in downtown Victoria, the Modernist Versions Project (MVP) proudly launched the Year of Ulysses (YoU) initiative, just in time for Bloomsday 2012. According to the MVP’s website, “YoU will introduce James Joyce’s masterpiece to its widest audience ever, provoke people to read it, support them as they do so, and bring this novel of the everyday back into everyday life. The initiative involves not only the public release of a digitized Ulysses (1922, 1st edition), but also lectures, Twitter chats, an art competition, and various other events anchored in Joyce’s novel.”
Together with other members of the MVP team, I’ll be facilitating YoU until June 2013. I am also serving as the project’s chief web developer. Looking forward to it!