University College Dublin, the alma mater of James Joyce, is proud to celebrate one of the fathers of modern literature.
The intimacy and the talkativeness of UCD and of the Dublin cultural scene afforded Joyce the possibility to begin to give birth to himself as a writer", Anne Fogarty, Professor of James Joyce Studies at UCD and President of the International James Joyce Foundation
UCD honours and commemorates James Joyce in many ways each year, including the annual Bloomsday Honorary Conferrings. In 2005, the UCD Ulysses Medal was inaugurated and is the highest honour that University College Dublin can bestow. Highlighting the ‘creative brilliance’ of James Joyce, the UCD Ulysses Medal is awarded to individuals whose work has made an outstanding global contribution. Recipients include Professor Noam Chomsky, visionary Irish architect Kevin Roche, Bill Clinton and Seamus Heaney.
Within these ‘UCD on Joyce’ pages, the university has created a hub of information, resources, writings and links.