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How to Imagine Lucia Joyce

  • The James Joyce Centre 35 North Great George's Street Dublin 1, County Dublin, D01 WK44 Ireland (map)
 
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Who was Lucia Joyce and how might we imagine her?

Lucia has been portrayed in a number of ways: as Joyce’s muse, Samuel Beckett’s lover, an ill-fated dancer, and as clinically insane.

Join us for an evening discussion that explores the merits and pitfalls of imagining who Lucia was, and how to balance creative responsibility while shedding light on an underdeveloped subject. The panel features playwright Caoileann Curry-Thompson and award-winning actress Úna Kavanagh who will perform an excerpt from Curry-Thompson’s play about Lucia, titled Rosefrail and Fair. Film-maker and dancer Áine Stapleton will show research footage from her new film Horrible Creature that is based on Lucia. The panel will be chaired by Genevieve Sartor, who is completing a PhD on Lucia Joyce and psychoanalysis at Trinity College Dublin.