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For almost fifty years the James Joyce Quarterly, based at the University of Tulsa, has been the flagship journal of international Joyce studies. In each issue, JJQ brings together a wide array of critical work focusing on the life, work, and legacy of James Joyce. This blog provides information about news, conferences, exhibitions, and events of interest to the global community of Joyce’s readers.
University College Dublin has released the program for its 2014 James Joyce Research Colloquium. The Colloquium will take place on the 10-12 of April and celebrate the centenary of Dubliners by focusing on historical, digital, and archival approaches to the short story collection. There will be keynote addresses from Ann Fogarty, Andrew Gibson, and Vicki Mahaffey in addition to many other panels. The event is open to the public and free of charge, but advance registration is required. To view the full program and to register follow this link.
On April 5th, Boston College’s Institute for the Liberal Arts will host an event entitled “Joyce and the Digital Humanities.” The event will consist of a series of talks, presentations, and a roundtable discussion on digital topics that relate to Joyce studies capped off with a reception with entertainment by Brian O’Donovan and Aedin Moloney. Participants in the event include Sean Latham, Orla Murphy, Joe Valente, Marjorie Howes, Joseph Nugent, and a Keynote Address by Fintan O’Toole. Attending the event is free, but it is necessary to register in advance. For the event’s full schedule and registration follow this link.
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Late last year, a development company submitted a plan to the Dublin City Council to demolish the Ormond Hotel, the setting for the “Sirens” episode of Ulysses, and replace it with a much larger hotel. Recently, the City Council rejected the plan because the proposed structure would dwarf the surrounding buildings and shade them from their normal periods of daylight. Several parties, including the Dublin James Joyce Centre, opposed the project in order to preserve the site as a historical landmark and a remnant of Ireland’s literary past. Thanks to RTE for the article and image.
As we posted earlier this year, from October 31st through November 1st the Institute of English Studies at the University of London will be holding a symposium on Joyce’s Dubliners in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the short story collection’s publication. The symposium will feature plenary talks from Professor Clair Willis from Queen Mary and Professor Andrew Gibson from Royal Holloway. Click here to for the CFP and proposal submission instructions.
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Last week the sad news reached us that the French scholar, critic, and translator André Topia died after a long struggle with illness. He was an expert in English-language literature who translated into French some of the masterpieces of modernism (including Lord Jim and Tess of the D’Ubervilles) while also writing eloquently about Joyce’s work. An important bridge between the study of English and French modernism, his loss will be felt broadly within and beyond the Joyce world.
The 2014 Zurich James Joyce Foundation’s Workshop, running August 3-9, seeks to investigate ways in which the concepts of walking and wandering are pertinent to Joyce and his work. The workshop’s description lists topics such as “’walking repeatedly in several different directions,’ Wandering (Aengus, Rocks, …), Topography, Orientation, Erring,” etc. As always, the Zurich Workshop insists on personal interactivity during sessions, and participants are encouraged to structure their contributions to stimulate feedback and dialog rather than read their work or lecture. Organizers have limited enrollment in the workshop to twenty individuals. The workshop costs Swiss Fr. 150, which covers the week’s activities including a boat trip on Lake Zurich and a dinner. To reserve a spot at the workshop contact Fritz Senn by email via firstname.lastname@example.org and include the word “stambuling” in the subject line to ensure the message isn’t overlooked. Click here for more information on the Foundation, the 2014 Workshop, and to see a record of past workshop topics.
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Issue 49.2 (Winter 2012) is available for ordering. The issue features articles from Vaclav Paris, Deborah M. Manion, Matthew Schultz, Martin Brick, Abigail Heiniger, Thomas Dilworth, and Bill Brockman’s Current JJ Checklist (117). It also includes an entertainment from Simon Loekle. The front cover is a photo of Guiseppe Archimboldo’s Vertumnus, 1590, oil on wood, 70.5 x 57.5 centimeters, which is housed in the Sklokloster Palace Sklokloster, Sweden.
The table of contents with links to articles and abstracts from Project Muse is below.
Camp Ulysses: Versioning, Collation, and the Digital Ulysses, University of Victoria, 6-15 June 2013
Olivia Ferguson, Amanda Hansen, and Zaqir Virani
“Bloomsday in Victoria,” 15-16 June 2013
Mr. Browne in “The Dead”
CURRENT JJ CHECKLIST (117)
William S. Brockman
A Letter from James Joyce to Thomas MacGreevy
Two B- or Not!
Manliness Doubly Bound: From Parnell to Joyce
John Paul Riquelme
In Bed with “Ulysses,” produced and directed by Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna
Elizabeth Foley O’Connor
Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age, by Kenneth Goldsmith
Grant Matthew Jenkins