James Joyce grew up in a Dublin where politics, art and culture were intrinsic parts of everyday life and conversation. Nationalism was on the rise and, in the world of literature, artists were engaging with ideas of Irish identity, experience and consciousness in what was known as the Irish Literary Revival. Joyce was certainly influenced by these themes, but his relationship with his peers and his nation proved to be complex. Join us on a tour that explores how Joyce took inspiration from Revivalists like WB Yeats while also rejecting contemporary artistic trends. We'll also look at Joyce's critical approach to his native city and the factors that led to his decision to live out his life in Continental Europe. Stops on the tour include the GPO, the Abbey Theatre and the National Library.