Upcoming workshop at the James Joyce Foundation in Zürich by jjqblog
September 28, 2010, 11:21 AM
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Pierced butnot Punctured

a workshop at the James Joyce Foundation in Zürich

early August 2011


Note the notes of admiration! See the signs of suspicion! Count the hemisemidemicolons! Screamer caps and invented gommas, quoites puntlost, forced to farce! (FW 374.08-11)

The topic of this workshop is punctuation in Joyce, from the tiret and the semicolon to the exclamation mark and the period (or lack thereof). These “paper wounds” (FW 124.03) can inspire a diverse range of critical discussions and participants are invited to bring to bear on Joyce’s semicolons and apostrophes a number of approaches, questions, and interests, including but not limited to

• visuality: the page as “Ispace”

• orality and voice

• music: the scored page

• intertextuality and quotation

• logic and rhetoric

• time and the reader

• error and gaps in the text

• genetic criticism and compositional practices

• theoretical/aesthetic implications of punctuation

The Joyce Foundation workshops emphasize interaction in a small setting and are composed of free but carefully researched presentations. Participants will offer their findings in a concise way so as to stimulate responses and ample discussion. Early (9:30) morning sessions will be set apart for emerging themes or close looks. In pointed contrast to large conferences with their strict limitation on speaking time, the emphasis is on interaction and immersion. Follow-up or ad hoc sessions can be added.

There will be absolutely no reading of papers, no reciting of typescriptsno extended lectures.

Previous workshops (on Cyclops, Oxen of the Sun, Synaesthesia, Documentary InSights, Repetition/Negation, Dreaming, Chance/Coincidence, Kitsch, Expectation, Performance, Alienation, Material Joyce, Naming, Errors, Musicillogical Joyce, NurturingJoyce) are listed on the Joyce Foundation website (www.joycefoundation.ch).

Spaces are limited to twenty participants. If you are willing to take part and agree to follow the above guidelines, contact the organizers below.

Please include the (non)word “PunkJoyce” in your correspondence so it will not go astray.


Fritz Senn                                    fritzsenn@mac.com

Elizabeth Bonapfel                  elizabeth.bonapfel@nyu.edu

Tim Conley                                 tconley@brocku.ca

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