Wake Links
Web sites, useful and pleasurable, for readers of Finnegans Wake.

Click for information about Cesar Abin's portrait of Joyce.

Finnegans Web
A webified version of Finnegans Wake

The complete text, page by page, with various search options and indexes, and links in line numbers to lists of commentaries on that line, printable for easy reading and note-making.

  Index to Finnegans Wake
Every word, and where it occurs in the text, regularly updated, on an extremely eclectic site.


Finnegans Wake Extensible Elucidation Teasury, or, FWEET
"This site houses a collection of over 76,000 notes related to James Joyce's last work, Finnegans Wake , gathered from numerous written sources. This site also houses a search engine to allow you to search the entire collection of notes." Raphael Slepon's search engine also allows the user to pull up all the notes for any given page of the Wake, with or without the Wake text, which can be of great use in discussion groups.

Joyce Portal
at Jorn Barger's Robot Wisdom Pages

No longer updated, but still with a wealth of good information.

This pioneering and most comprehensive site for Joyce information and scholarship has been updated and reorganized using an excellent "one-layer web design" of Jorn Barger's devising, which presents a wealth of Joyce links direct to pages with information, rather than to site index pages.  For further convenience the links are divided by the Joyce works to which they primarily apply, and are all on one fairly small page.  It looks a lot better, too.  For those who miss the old page because it was more familiar, it's still available:
In addition to the Portal with its links, there is a good deal of original research and other material, plus more links, on the main Joyce Page:
IQ Infinity:  the Unknown James Joyce, at

The Brazen Head:  A James Joyce Public House
at Allen Ruch's The Modern Word

This extensive Joyce site is designed with elegance, wit, and loving care by Allen Ruch as part of his site on modern literature, and is regularly updated with information about current Joyce events, publications, and productions of his work.

.A beautiful clear clean version of
Mary Ellen Bute's film
Passages from Finnegans Wake

is available on the web for viewing and downloading here

NYSL Travels:  James Joyce's Dublin

James Joyce's Dublin
by Marylin Bender
Walking tours of Joyce's city

In recent years I have discovered Dublin by literally walking in the steps of James Joyce and his characters and in so doing have enjoyed a dual love affair. The Dublin inhabited by Joyce and his Everyman was an Edwardian backwater of the British Empire, a city of gaslight, horsedrawn carriages, outdoor plumbing and many unpaved streets. The magnificent Georgian houses and squares built in the 18th century, Dublin's golden age, for the Anglo-Irish landowners attending the short-lived Irish Parliament had been lapsing into slums. Grinding poverty confronted faded elegance. Revolution was more than a decade in the future. The Irish Literary Revival led by William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory was unfolding in theaters and meeting rooms but the prickly 22-year-old Joyce did not participate in the movement.
from the introduction to James Joyce's Dublin
copyright 1999 by Marylin Bender

Flying By the Net:
James Joyce in Cyberspace

Flying By the Net, designed to be a regular James Joyce Quarterly column, hopes to track the enormous amount of Internet activity that Joyce and his works have inspired. Various World Wide Web sites house many different kinds of information and also provide links to other sites; primary and secondary documents are deposited on the Web; a new electronic journal of Joyce scholarship and criticism has been established; and several Internet discussion lists are devoted to Joyce.  This first installment of the column provides a guide to the resources by listing, locating, and briefly annotating them. Later installments will elaborate on particular issues, devote more space to specific sites, or discuss aspects of electronic Joyce beyond the Internet.

The James Joyce Society
The James Joyce Society
was founded in February 1947 at the Gotham Book Mart in New York City. Its first member was T.S. Eliot. The Joyce bibliographer, John Slocum, was the society's first president and Frances Steloff, founder and owner of the Gotham, served as the its first treasurer. In his book, Wise Men Fish Here: The Story of Francis Steloff and the Gotham Book Mart, W.G. Rogers writes that the society's original aims were "to introduce Joyce students to scholars, maintain a Joyce library, further the publication and distribution of his works, encourage the presentation of Exiles, and issue occasional bulletins."