James Joyce Conference held at TU

Tuesday, June 17th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- More than 200 scholars and fans came to the University of Tulsa for the North American James Joyce Conference Monday.

Sean Latham, editor of the university's James Joyce Quarterly, says when people think of Tulsa, they think of James Joyce and the university.

The literary journal was started by a TU professor 40 years ago. Its publication continues in a small house at the edge of campus.

Latham says the journal has a worldwide circulation of 1,500 and is second in circulation in single-author journals only to one on Shakespeare.

The university's collection of Joyce's work is considered among the top three in the world.

Joyce lovers worldwide celebrate June 16th as Bloomsday, the day ``Ulysses'' protagonist Leopold Bloom made his odyssey through Dublin.

The conference lasts through Friday.