Founder's Day Lecture - James Joyce, or: How Good Writers Borrow, Great Writers Steal
3 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Karen Lawrence, president of The Huntington and a James Joyce scholar, delivers the annual Founder's Day Lecture on the subject of Joyce's novel Ulysses. James Joyce openly patterned his modern Irish epic on Homer's The Odyssey, but within his novel are buried thousands of others allusions—to Shakespeare, the Bible, and hundreds of other writers—as if he wanted to include all of literature within his own work. Lawrence's lecture examines what makes James Joyce one of the greatest writers, and how he created one of the most original novels by stealing from everybody else.