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IX JJIF CONFERENCE IN ROME – 2-3 February 2016

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 27/01/2016

The IX JJIF Conference will be held in Rome on 2-3 February 2016 at Università Roma Tre, via del Valco di S. Paolo 19 (metro stop Marconi). The event is open to all. Here is the final programme of the Conference.

Note that it is a requirement that all presenters at the Conference are paid-up members of The  James Joyce Italian Foundation. Download the 2016 Membership form.

The Ordinary General Meeting for members of The James Joyce Italian Foundation will be held at the Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere dell’Università Roma Tre, Sala “Ignazio Ambrogio”, 2nd floor, Via del Valco di San Paolo, 19, 00146 Roma, firstly on 2nd February 2016 at 7 a.m. The second convocation is at 5p.m. on 3rd February 2015.

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IX JJIF Conference in Rome – 2-3 February 2016

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 19/01/2016

The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Shakespearean Joyce
Joycean Shakespeare

1 February – 20.30
Conference welcome gathering – Venue: Fiddler’s Elbow, via dell’Olmata, 43

2 February

9.00 – Registration
Opening remarks
Mario Panizza, Rettore, Università Roma Tre
Luca Pietromarchi, Direttore, Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere, Università Roma Tre
Franca Ruggieri, Presidente, James Joyce Italian Foundation, Università Roma Tre

9.30 – Plenary
Chair: Franca Ruggieri
Paola Pugliatti, Università di Firenze: “Shakespeare, Joyce and the order of literary discourse”

10.15 – Panel 1
Chair: Laura Pelaschiar
Brendan Kavanagh, University of Cambridge, “‘Vibrations. Chords those are’: Strains of Vibration in
Tamar Gelashvili, Ivane Javakhishvili, Tbilisi State University, “Camelot Prince of Dinmurk’ or Tracing
Hamlet in Finnegans Wake”
Byron Taylor, Independent scholar: “Stimmung and the ‘World as Idea’ in Joyce and Shakespeare’s texts”

11.30 Coffee break

11.45 – Panel 2
Chair: Romana Zacchi
April Capili, University of Antwerp, “Strange Bedfellows: Shakespeare and Joyce in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home”
Iva Dimovska, Central European University in Budapest, “Queering a ‘Time that is Out of Joint’: Shakespearean and Joycean distorted temporalities”
Neslihan Ekmekçioğlu, Çankaya University, “The Haunting Spectres within the Consciousness in Shakespeare and Joyce”

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00 – Translation roundtable
Fritz Senn, Veronika Kovacs, Klaus Reichert, Jolanta Wawrzycka

15.00 – Panel 3
Chair: Jolanta Wawrzycka
Ioana Zirra, University of Bucharest, “The Paronomastic Family Reunion: Stephen’s and Mr Bloom’s Ghosts”
Benjamin Boysen, University of Southern Denmark, “Joyce and Georg Brandes”
Timo Müller, University of Greifswald, “Authorship and Order: Shakespeare, Butler, Joyce”
Adrian Peever, St Thomas University, “WΣ: Shakespeare & Signature in Joyce’s Ulysses”

16.45 – Coffee break

17.00 – Plenary
Chair: Enrico Terrinoni
Laura Pelaschiar, Università di Trieste: “Brothers in arms. Joyce meets Shakespeare”

19.00 – Reception at the Irish Embassy
Presentation of new Joyce publications – John McCourt – Università Roma Tre

3 February

9.00 – Plenary
Chair: John McCourt
Valérie Benejam, Université de Nantes: “The Linguistic Drama in Joyce and Shakespeare”

9.45 – Panel 4
Chair: Fritz Senn
Ennio Ravasio, Independent scholar, “‘Scylla and Charybdis’, A Metaphor of Ulysses itself”
Giuseppe Massara, Sapienza, Università di Roma, “Metamorphoses of Sin”
Francesca Caraceni, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, “How Shakespeare was used: sound in James Joyce’s and John Henry Newman’s idea of Literature”
Richard Barlow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, “Macbeth, the Wake and the North”

11.30 – Coffee Break

11.45 – Panel 5
Chair: Rosa Maria Bosinelli
Jonathan McCreedy, Sofia University, “Dream ‘Logic’ and Quadrupedal Metamorphosis in A ‘Miss Somer’s
Nice Dream’”
Giuliana Bendelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, “… and yes Joyce said yes he said: I Will Yes.
How Shakespeare became Joyce”
Michele De Benedictis, Independent Scholar, “Sufflaminandus erat. Joyce and Jonson as distinctive
countryman of Shakespeare”
Dipanjan Maitra, SUNY at Buffalo, “An Apostolic Succession? Joyce’s Shakespeare Notes and the Poetics
of Omniscience”

13.15 Lunch

14.15 – Panel 6
Chair: Francesca Romana Paci
Annalisa Federici, Università degli Studi della Tuscia/Sapienza, Università di Roma, “‘The mirror up to nature’:
Reflexivity and Self-Reflexivity in Ulysses and Hamlet”
Flavia Iovine, Università Roma Tre, “Was Joyce mad?”: Joycean Hamlet in post-modernist Irish writers”
Geraldina Colombo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, “‘Happy Hunting Ground’. Shakespeare’s works as a source of the Joycean imagery in Chamber Music (1907)”
Elyse Graham, SUNY Stony Brook, “Shakespeare, Joyce and the Graveyard of Digital Empires”
Renata Meints Adail, University of Birmingham, “James Joyce’s Literary Revolution and the English Canon”

16.15 Coffee break

16.30 – 17.15 – Plenary
Chair: Paola Pugliatti
Klaus Reichert, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt: “Shakespeare and Joyce“.

17.15 – James Joyce Italian Foundation Annual Meeting

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Farewell to Mariangela Tempera

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 09/01/2016

Mariangela Tempera, who sadly passed away on December 31, 2015, has been a member of The James Joyce Italian Foundation since its establishment. As a Shakespeare scholar, she was internationally known for her study of Shakespeare and the popular media, a field in which she conducted pioneering work, both in her writings and papers read at conferences throughout the world and in the work she did at the University of Ferrara.

Thanks to her tireless and intelligent activity as promoter and organiser of cultural initiatives, the University of Ferrara became, in a few years, one of the major sites for the study of Shakespeare in Italy, offering to young students opportunities to let themselves known in the field of Shakespeare studies, and to all scholars a conspicuous library and a peerless collection of films and videos of Shakespearean subject. We also owe her the institution, in Ferrara, of a Shakespeare Centre, a huge collection of films and videos of Shakespearean subject and the organization of yearly Conferences on the issue of “Shakespeare from text to scene” whose outcome was the publication of a series of prestigious volumes she personally edited.

She was also deeply interested in Joyce. Back in 1986 she was among the participants in one of the first Joyce meetings in Italian universities. “L’officina di Joyce” (Joyce’s Workshop, from the Epiphanies to Finnegans Wake) Pisa 31 January- 2 February. Her contribution to that conference is published in myriadmindedman, Jottings on Joyce (1986) ed. by Bosinelli, Pugliatti and Zacchi. It consisted in an original reading of the Circe episode. Her passion for collecting Shakespeare citations in contemporary media (films, TV programmes, advertisements etc.) included a similar research on Joyce as is evident in her paper “References to James Joyce in Films and Television: A Catalogue in Progress”, in the collection in honour of Rosa Maria Bollettieri Bosinelli A Joyceful of talkatalka from frienshapes (2011), ed by Baccolini, Chiaro, Rundle and Whitsitt. The catalogue will remain “in progress”, unfortunately, a Joycean title that sounds ironic in these days of mourning.

Those who had the chance of knowing Mariangela will deeply miss not only her competence and originality as a scholar, but also her bright intelligence, her irony, her sense of humour, her often unconventional manners, her lightness and her cheerfulness.

She was a passionate researcher and teacher, and a dear friend: she will be greatly missed.

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