The James Joyce Quarterly by jjqblog
February 6, 2010, 8:41 AM
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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.

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New IJJF Board Election Results by jjqblog
November 21, 2014, 10:23 AM
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The International James Joyce Foundation has announced the newest elected members of its board of trustees.  Representatives from North America include Tim Conley, Claire Culleton, and Jolanta Wawrzycka. The new non-North American members are ​Rosa Maria Bosinelli, Ronan Crowley, Terence Killeen, and David Spurr.  It’s good to see the Foundation remains in such trusted and innovative hands.

Joyce’s Complete Works Translated into Korean by jjqblog
November 4, 2014, 10:19 AM
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IMG_20141104_101500253Dr. Chong-keon Kim, honorary professor of Korea University, Seoul, Korea, finally attained his long-cherished desire to translate all Joyce’s works into Korean. His Complete Works of James Joyce Translated into Korean, published in 2013, is a landmark both in the Korean history of translation and in the studies of English literature in Korea. Rather than simply translating Joyce’s works into Korean, Dr. Kim tried to translate every Joycean word into Korean while maintaining the original meaning. For this, he often added annotations and put the original English words in parentheses right after the translated words into Korean. Dr. Kim’s translation became a trigger to make Joyce studies more active in Korea.  Indeed, without his translation, it would be impossible for common Korean readers to better understand Joyce’s works.

Dance Production of the Wake by jjqblog
October 29, 2014, 10:15 AM
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Choreographer Jenny McAllister, who works out of San Francisco, has created a highly unusual and interesting dance production inspired by Finnegans Wake, titled “A Wake.”  The production loosely follows the plot of the Wake and includes a diverse range of accompanying choral music and some less standard selections including music by Tom Waits.  Leopold Bloom even makes an appearance.  Sections of the Wake are spoken by the dancers, but others are represented through dance, and the setting has changed from early twentieth century Ireland to 1980’s and 1990’s America.  The show premiered in early October at the ODC Theater in San Francisco.  Follow this link for more information.

The VIII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome by jjqblog
October 28, 2014, 12:13 PM
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The James Joyce Italian Foundation will hold its 8th Conference in Rome from February 2-3 of 2015.  The conference invites unpublished and in-progress essays and asks for 250-500 word abstracts with a short biography by November 15, 2014.  Because this year’s conference coincides with the Yeats’ 150th birthday, organizers are encouraging paper proposals to engage with Joyce, Yeats, and topics focusing on the Irish Revival.  They provide a list of possible paper topics but encourage others as well:

- Joyce and/vs Yeats
– Joyce and/vs Synge
– Joyce and/vs A.E.
– Joyce and/vs Lady Gregory
– Joyce as a revivalist
– Joyce’s drama/Yeats’s theatre
– Joyce’s poetry and the Revival
– Rewriting the Revival in Joyce’s notebooks, drafts, and completed works
– Joyce, genetic studies and the Revival
– Joyce’s Triestine journalism and the Revival
– Joyce’s writings as Revivals/Counter-revivals
– The Revival and autobiography: Writing the self/writing the nation
– Joyce’s translations of Synge and Yeats in Trieste
– Yeats’ Joyce
– The state and status of Yeats and Joyce Studies 60 years after their deaths
– Writing “Irishness”
– Joyce and the Irish Language
– Yeats, Joyce, and the idea of the Irish “race”
– Yeats, Joyce and Irish alterities
– Mangan or Ferguson? Who to revive from the nineteenth century.

The conference has confirmed several speakers including Matthew Campbell, Erik Bindervoet, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Fritz Senn, and Carla Marengo Vaglio.  Some papers delivered at the conference will be invited for publication at a later date.  Direct abstracts and questions to joyceconference@gmail.com



Virtual Reality Ulysses by jjqblog
October 21, 2014, 12:13 PM
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Dublin filmmaker, Eoghan Kidney is forthright about the difficulty he experiences trying to understand Stephen Dedalus’ thoughts in the “Proteus” episode of Ulysses. In his quest to understand the text he’s enlisted several different media formats including Frank Delaney’s Re:Joyce podcast, Sam Slote’s annotations to the text, and Columbia University’s online materials. Rather than surrender to the “impenetrable” text, his solution is to literally immerse himself into its reality, even if he has to create it for himself.

Kidney has started a Fund:it page asking for donations to help build an interactive virtual reality version of the “Proteus” episode called “In Ulysses.” “In Ulysses” is part videogame, part ebook, and part audiobook. The experience is designed for an Oculus Rift VR headset, but will play on more available and ubiquitous devices on Windows, iOS, and Android platforms. The virtual experience runs on the Unreal Engine which you’ll recognize immediately if you’ve ever played a first-person shooter videogame. Kidney hopes “In Ulysses” helps readers by providing sensory cues in the immersive environment alongside an audio reading, onscreen textual annotation, images, and helpful links. Like someone walking, reading, or playing a videogame, the user can stop and investigate each link, image, section of text, or environmental cue. During the demo video, which gives you a sense of how “In Ulysses” will work and look, Kidney explains the motivation behind the project and describes what the reader/player/listener experience will be like.

Marathon Reading of Finnegans Wake by jjqblog
July 9, 2014, 9:40 PM
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A marathon reading of the entirety of Finnegans Wake, called “Awake All Finnegans,” is being put on as part of the third annual Happy Days Festival in Enniskillen.  The festival consists of several different events in honor of Samuel Beckett.  By staging the reading of Joyce’s work at a festival in Beckett’s honor, organizers are seeking to highlight the importance of the personal and creative relationship between the two authors.  The reading will take place from August 1st through August 10th and anyone interested in reading sections should contact ronan@happy-days-enniskillen.com.

New Joyce Translation Fellowship by jjqblog
July 6, 2014, 9:49 PM
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The Zurich James Joyce Foundation and Translation House Looren have just announced a new joint fellowship designed to support an ongoing translation project of a work written by Joyce.  Fellows will offered a two-month residency at Translation House Looren and a stipend of 1,500 CHF to cover travel and living expenses.  They will, of course, have full access to the library and other resources of the Zurich Joyce Foundation.

Applications are due 30 September, 2014.  For further information, contact the Zurich Joyce Foundation.


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