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Thomas F. Staley, the founding editor of the James Joyce Quarterly, will retire from his position as the Director of the dazzling Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at the end of August. The HRC just announced that his successor will be Stephen Enniss, the current Head Librarian at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Dr. Enniss holds advanced degrees in both English and Library Science and has served in the past as a curator and then Director of Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. He seems to be an outstanding choice for this new position and it’s particularly encouraging to see someone committed to single-author scholarship assume this important role.
And of course we wish Dr. Staley the very best as he leaves the HRC and resumes his teaching career. He helped build Joyce studies into a global phenomenon and has played an equally important role in assembling perhaps the finest collection of modernist materials in the world. All of us who work in the field owe him our thanks while here at the journal we continue to safeguard an intellectual and institutional legacy he gave us that is extending this summer into its fiftieth year.
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