Author: jmhuculak

New Article Published

My new article, Reading Forensically: Modernist Paper, Newfoundland, and Transatlantic Materiality has just been published in the Journal for Modern Periodical Studies. They take bast of the mulberry-tree, That is a skin between the wood and the bark, And of this they make paper, and mark it –Ezra Pound, “Canto XVIII” On January 28, 1910, the New York Times printed a special… Read more →

W. B. Yeats Exhibition

An exhibit celebrating the life of W. B. Yeats, curated by me, Heather Dean, and Chloe Powell, is now open in the Legacy Maltwood Gallery, Mearns Centre for Learning—McPherson Library from August 22, 2015-January 18, 2016. (downstairs in the lower level) From the University of Victoria Library’s Website: Celebrating W.B. Yeats at 150, Exhibition: August 22-January 18, Legacy Maltwood Celebrating W.B. Yeats… Read more →

Literature & The Cultures of Gaming Course (2015)

ENGL 250, Literature & The Cultures of Gaming, is an introduction to the critical study of gaming through literature, narrative, and theory. This course will explore the history of video games while examining the ways in which they connect to other literary forms, including the novel and comics.  In short, we will study game-based approaches to literature as well as literary approaches to games.… Read more →

Digital Humanities Courses in the Fall

Registration is now open for the two digital humanities I’ll be teaching this fall (along with some other great courses from Matthew Hiebert and Jentery Sayers) Digital Humanities 250 Theme: “Books and Bytes” This course provides an introduction to the technologies of textual transmission. From the first writing technologies in Babylon to the keyboards and screens on our smartphones, writing has… Read more →

Bloomsday 2014

We had an incredible Bloomsday this year in Victoria. I launched the exhibit, “From Paris to Victoria: Gisèle Freund’s James Joyce Photographs” in the University library with local artist Robert Amos and Kathy Bohlman, which was followed by readings at the James Joyce Bistro. You can see pictures and read all about it over at the Modernist Versions Project ( Read more →

The Richard Ellmann Archives Return

Many years ago, when I was a graduate student at the University of Tulsa, I was contacted by a reporter for The New Yorker who was working on piece on Stephen Joyce and the James Joyce Estate. I was hired to scour the Richard Ellmann papers at the University of Tulsa in order to find material for the article. While… Read more →