The same goes for exhibitions. Surely several are in the works. So far, our calendar indicates two major upcoming exhibitions related to the modernist novel. At the Huntington Library, Mapping Fiction, which opens on January 15, explores “the ways authors and mapmakers have built compelling fictional worlds,” with particular attention to Joyce’s Dublin. A related conference, Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of Ulysses, will be held February 2-4.
At the Ransom Center, Women and the Making of Joyce’s Ulysses, which opens on January 29, will present 150 rare objects that illuminate “the important and largely unacknowledged role of women in [the] realization of his famed masterpiece.” Aside from Beach, those women included editors Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap and arts patron Harriet Shaw Weaver.