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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Performance Adaptation of Ulysses by jjqblog
February 12, 2015, 12:03 PM
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Austrialian performance art producer Vitalstatistix is presenting a massive theater project based on Ulysses. The 18 part, ten-hour performance will be put on by The Rabble, a performance troupe based in Victoria, which plans to reinterpret Joyce’s work in radical new ways. The performance will use the Gilbert schema as a guide, but will introduce provocative differences into Joyce’s narrative. For example, Leopold/Odysseus will be a female part, and the novel’s quotidian events will be given operatic weight. The Rabble will also experiment with different media forms throughout the performance, including installation art and video production. The performance will run from 26 October-November 6.  Access more information here.

Joyce Language Quiz by jjqblog
February 6, 2015, 7:59 AM
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Joyce is among the foremost pioneers of the English language.  Vanity Fair has generated a quiz to compare Joyce’s work with a more recent language innovator, Sarah Palin.  Follow this link to take the quiz and see if you can differentiate the Irish modernist’s writing from the former Alaskan governor’s

Program for James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome by jjqblog
January 21, 2015, 8:19 AM
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Italian JJ Foundation

The James Joyce Italian Foundation has released the program for its 8th conference, to be held February 2-3 in Rome.  This year’s event focuses on Joyce, Yeats, and the Revival, will coincide with Yeats’ 150th birthday, and feature plenary talks from Matthew Campbell of the University of York, Ronan Crowley of the University of Passau, and Carla Vaglio Marengo of the Universita di Torino.  The panels focus mainly on issues related to Joyce, Yeats, and the Revivial.  In addition, Paolo Colombo will speak on T. S. Eliot, there will be a roundtable on translation, and an evening at the Irish Embassy hosted by Irish Ambassador to Italy, Mr. Bobby McDonagh.  Finally, there will be a showing of artwork from Grazia LoDeserto entitled “Tutto Shakespeare.”  Follow this link to view the program and this one to visit the JJIF website.

Milton Hebald, 1917-2015 by jjqblog
January 19, 2015, 4:07 PM
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Joyce GraveAfter nearly a century of artistic activity, prolific sculptor, Milton Hebald, passed away on January 5, 2015 at an assisted living facility in West Hollywood.  Hebald was the artist who created the famous sculpture of Joyce thinking and holding a book at his grave in Zurich, Switzerland.  He was also the artist behind a number of public sculptures primarily in New York and Los Angeles, including the 12 Signs of the Zodiac sculpture that hung in the John F. Kennedy Airport and “Olympiade ‘84”, which depicts three women running outside the Stuart Ketchum Downtown YMCA in Los Angeles.   Follow this link for a more complete account of Hebald’s life and work.

Former Joyce Residence For Sale by jjqblog
December 23, 2014, 8:41 AM
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A home in Dublin Joyce is thought to have lived in during his childhood has been listed for €500,000. The home is located at Number 17 Richmond Street North, of North Circular Road in Dublin. The house façade is red brick like so many of the homes he describes in his work and features three bedrooms, two reception rooms, and additional living, kitchen, and sleeping space. In the back, it features a garden, working area, and alley access. It has more recently been used as a boarding house, but the listing agent feels it could function as a single family home. Either way, the home, if Joyce did live there, serves as an interesting example of the types of domestic spaces Joyce envisioned when writing. Follow this link for more information.

“He licked thick word soup” Joyce App by jjqblog
December 15, 2014, 4:26 AM
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A new Joyce app is another in a recent string of Joyce-related digital toys and tools. The app, called “He licked thick word soup,” allows users to physically manipulate chunks of text. The app wants to make the experience of Ulysses more tactile by requiring readers to move strings of text around with their fingers on a touch screen phone or tablet. The app consists of four increasingly difficult episodes. By the end of the process, the user will have untangled as many as 100 sentences from throughout Ulysses.The designer Ariel Malka, from Tel Aviv, chose Ulysses for his project because the novel represents a unique reading experience and because Joyce consciously filled it with puzzles. His app forces users to slow down and engage with the work by making them “literally wrestle” with the strings of text. “He licked thick word soup” is available from both Android and iOS app stores. Read more about the app here and here.

Table of Contents 50.1-2 (Fall 2012-Winter 2013) by jjqblog
December 10, 2014, 9:46 AM
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We are proud to announce our fiftieth anniversary issue, 50.1-2 (Fall 2012-Winter 2013), is available for ordering.  The double issue includes Perspectives from Editor Sean Latham and Managing Editor Carol Kealiher as well as articles selected from the tenures of our three editors, JJQ founder Thomas Staley, Robert Spoo, and Sean Latham.  The articles have been selected, with the help of the JJQ editorial board, because of their significance to Joyce studies throughout the years and each editor has included a brief introduction to their section.  The first section includes articles from Fritz Senn, Hugh Kenner, Florence L. Walzl, Michael Groden, and Shari Benstock.  The second section includes articles from Derek Attridge, Jennifer Wicke, Joseph Valente, and Jen Shelton.  The third section features articles from Roberta Jackson, Paul K. Saint-Amour, Daniel Ferrer, Finn Fordham, Gregory Castle, Julieann Veronica Ulin, Margot Norris, Patrick W. Moran, and Austin Briggs.   Also included is a selection of JJQ covers from throughout the years and a retrospective on the JJ Checklist from William S. Brockman and Jolanta Wawrzycka as well as JJ Checklist 119.  The usual Entertainment from Simon Loekle is accompanied by the answer key to the “Dublin Over” crossword puzzle contributed by David Ben Merre.   The issue’s book reviews are also included.

The table of contents with links to articles and abstracts from Project Muse is below.


Raising the Wind: The James Joyce Quarterly Turns 50
Sean Latham

A Look Back at the James Joyce Quarterly
Carol Kealiher



Section 1: 1963-1989

Fifty Years with Joyce
Thomas F. Staley

Notes & Comments
Thomas F. Staley

Seven Against Ulysses
Fritz Senn

Homer’s Sticks and Stones
Hugh Kenner

Molly’s Masterstroke
Hugh Kenner

Joyce’s “The Sisters”: A Development
Florence L. Walzl

“Cyclops” in Progress, 1919
Michael Groden

The Printed Letters in Ulysses
Shari Benstock

Section 2: 1989-1999

Preparatory to a Retrospective Arrangement …
Robert Spoo

Finnegans Awake: The Dream of Interpretation
Derek Attridge

Modernity Must Advertise: Aura, Desire, and Decolonization in Joyce
Jennifer Wicke

Thrilled by His Touch: Homosexual Panic and the Will to Artistry in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Joseph Valente

Père-version and Im-mère-sion: Idealized Corruption in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and The Picture of Dorian Gray
Vicki Mahaffey

Bad Girls: Gerty, Cissy, and the Erotics of Unruly Speech
Jen Shelton

Section 3: 2001-Present

An Accidental Editorship
Sean Latham

The Open Closet in Dubliners: James Duffy’s Painful Case
Roberta Jackson

Soliloquy of Samuel Roth: A Paranormal Defense
Paul K. Saint-Amour

What Song the Sirens Sang … Is No Longer Beyond All Conjecture: A Preliminary Description of the New “Proteus” and “Sirens” Manuscripts
Daniel Ferrer

Lightning Becomes Electra: Violence, Inspiration, and Lucia Joyce in Finnegans Wake
Finn Fordham

Coming of Age in the Age of Empire: Joyce’s Modernist Bildungsroman
Gregory Castle

Fluid Boarders and Naughty Girls: Music, Domesticity, and Nation in Joyce’s Boarding Houses
Julieann Veronica Ulin

Possible Worlds Theory and the Fantasy Universe of Finnegans Wake
Margot Norris

An Obsession with Plenitude: The Aesthetics of Hoarding in Finnegans Wake
Patrick W. Moran

Joyce’s Drinking
Austin Briggs


JJQ Cover Images Through the Years


Checklist Retrospectives

“—Wait! Hist! Let us list!” (FW 571.34): Two Retrospectives on the “Current JJ Checklist” and Alan M. Cohn: Five Decades of Checklisting
William S. Brockman

Alan M. Cohn, Mentor
Jolanta Wawrzycka


Current JJ Checklist (119)
William S. Brockman



For the L of It!
Simon Loekle

Answers to “Dublin Over” Crossword Puzzle
David Ben-Merre



Collaborative “Dubliners”: Joyce in Dialogue edited by Vicki Mahaffey (review)
Greg Winston

Making Space in the Works of James Joyce edited by Valérie Bénéjam and John Bishop (review)
Andrew Thacker

European Joyce Studies 21: Joyce, Benjamin and Magical Urbanism edited by Maurizia Boscagli and Enda Duffy (review)
David P. Rando

Modernism and the New Spain: Britain, Cosmopolitan Europe, and Literary History by Gayle Rogers (review)
Jed Esty

Modernism and Style by Ben Hutchinson (review)
Scarlett Baron

Translation, Humour, and Literature. Translation and Humour, Volume 1 edited by Delia Chiaro, and: Translation, Humour, and the Media. Translation and Humour, Volume 2 edited by Delia Chiaro (review)
Patrick O’Neill

Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce by Leonardo F. Lisi (review)
Andrew Goldstone

Reading Texts, Reading Lives: Essays in the Tradition of Humanistic Cultural Criticism in Honor of Daniel R. Schwarz edited by Helen Maxson and Daniel Morris (review)
Louise Hornby

Monumental Space in the Post-Imperial Novel: An Interdisciplinary Study by Rita Sakr (review)
Ellen Carol Jones




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