Filed under: Table of Contents
Issue 48.2 (Winter 2011) is available for ordering. The issue features articles from Margot Norris, John S. Bak, Josh Epstein, Justin Kiczek, and Richard Barlow and Bill Brockman’s Current JJ Checklist (113). It also includes an entertainment from Simon Loekle. The front cover is a Sculpture by Matthew Picton based on the interior monologues of Leopold and Molly Bloom and Stephen Dedalus within the framework of 1904 Dublin. The sculpture was photographed by Robert Jaffe and appears courtesy of the Summaria Lunn Gallery.
The table of contents with links to articles and abstracts from Project Muse is below.
A Sculpture of James Joyce’s Ulysses
“Joyce and Religions: A Gradual Reawakening of the Irish Conscience” Boston College, 21 April 2012
John Paul Riquelme
In Memoriam Edmund Epstein
A Note on Edmund Epstein
Joyce in Transit: The “Double Star” Effect of Ulysses
CURRENT JJ CHECKLIST (113)
William S. Brockman
Stephen Versus Verses!
Allusions to “Eveline” in Finnegans Wake I.8
Joyce’s “Rib Risible”?
Who’s Afraid of James Joyce? by Karen R. Lawrence
Kimberly J. Devlin
Modernism and Copyright, edited by Paul K. Saint-Amour
James Joyce, edited by Sean Latham
Public Works: Infrastructure, Irish Modernism, and the Postcolonial, by Michael Rubenstein
Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce, by Agata Szczeszak-Brewer
“Ulysses” in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views, by Michael Groden
Frank C. Manista
Filed under: Events
The New York Musical Theater Festival will produce Jonathan Brielle’s musical Himself and Nora through July 19th at St. Clements, 423 West 46th Street in New York. The musical depicts Joyce and Nora’s relationship throughout their long exile from Ireland. The production is directed by Michael Bush and the cast includes Matt Bogart as Joyce and Jessica Burrows as Nora. Tickets are $25 dollars. For show times and purchasing information visit this link.
The Modernist Versions Project is launching its exciting work with what it calls “The Year of Ulysses” (or YoU). Over the course of the year, this group will make available a digital text of the 1922 Ulysses in both .txt and .pdf formats that will be freely available online. As each new installment is released, the MVP will also host a twitter chat about it and post podcast lectures from prominent Joyceans. In fact, Robert Spoo’s keynote address from this year’s International James Joyce Symposium is already available as is the text of “Telemachus.” To listen in on the conversation, look up the hashtag #yearofulysses.
Along with the digital edition of The Little Review created by the Modernist Journals Project and the digital scans of the Joyce notebooks and diaries now available at the National Library of Ireland, this is one of the first digital humanities projects in Joyce studies. The (uneven) expiration of copyright should open additional possibilities and the JJQ is eager to learn about any new initiatives in this area. Virtual maps, podcasts, data visualization, text mining other such techniques hold considerable promise, offering us a chance to rethink and even remap Joyce’s full body of work in innovative ways.
That Modernist Versions Project is to be admired, in particular, for its spirit of cooperation with other projects. As Joyce scholars, we need to work not just on building new scholarly, interpretive, and pedagogical tools, but on developing them in collaborative, standards-driven ways that will make it possible to share data, interconnect projects, and locate our work within the much larger fields of digital humanities and modernist studies. I look forward with considerable interest to watching the MVP’s efforts begin to unfold and am eager to seem them joined by other digital initiatives.