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XII JJIF Conference in Rome – 31 Jan – 1 Feb 2019

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 01/07/2018

Joyce’s Feast of Languages

The XII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Dates: January 31-February 1, 2019
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 25, 2018

Keynote speakers: Richard Brown, Enrico Terrinoni, Chrissie Van Mierlo

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Twelfth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 137th birthday.

As Giorgio Melchiori highlights in an essay entitled “The Languages of Joyce” (1992), “the whole of Joyce’s works, from Epiphanies to Finnegans Wake, is a great feast of languages of which we are asked to partake”. Language is not only a central theme in Joyce’s oeuvre, but also a biographical leitmotive, a site of symbolic power and a means for artistic creation.

We invite scholars to send proposals for a 20-minute contribution. The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.

Related topics include, but are not limited to:

– Joyce’s linguistic poetics
– Joyce’s politics of language
– Joyce’s many languages
– Joyce and the Irish language
– Joyce and the language of music
– Joyce and the language of silence
– Joyce’s dislocutions
– The language of exile
– Joyce, translingualism and translingual writers
– Language teaching and language learning in Joyce
– Translating Joyce
– Joyce and translation/translation in Joyce
– Linguistic approaches to Joyce’s writing
– Corpus stylistics and Joyce’s oeuvre

Key note speakers will be confirmed in September.

Selected papers will be published. Please send abstracts, 250-500 words in length, along with a short bio-sketch to joyceconference@gmail.com.

The Conference includes a Joycean birthday party.

Deadline for proposals: November 25, 2018.

Accepted speakers will be notified by December 16, 2018.

On arrival, participants will be expected to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation (Students: 30 Euro; Individual Membership: 45 Euro; Institutions: 50 Euro; Supporting members: 70 euro).

Accepted speakers can then apply for the Giorgio Melchiori Grants.

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Conference Glossary of Exile

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 25/05/2018

A Report on The XI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference, Rome, 31 January – 2 February 2018

Mina M. Đurić – Faculty of Philology -University of Belgrade

 

An amazing privilege to participate in The XI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome – “James Joyce: The Joys of Exile” and an opportunity to summarize participating researches’ main ideas, presented in many rich papers and through lively discussions afterwards, opened the question about possibility of the lexicon project regarding the problems of exile in Joyce’s works. Interesting interdisciplinary approaches and interpretations of Joyce’s exile were presented during the Conference, from the perspectives of literary theory, philosophy, linguistics, geopolitics and many other fields. These intersecting perceptions provided various options for (re)creating some (re)newed terms for a conceivable James Joyce Conference Glossary of Exile, remembering this Joycean meeting, which certainly expanded the theory of exile into undiscovered hermeneutic horizons.

Art as exile

During the official opening of The Eleventh Annual James Joyce Conference in Rome, the introductory note “James Joyce: The Joys of Exile” by Franca Ruggieri, President of The James Joyce Italian Foundation, provided the framework for understanding art and literature as an exile, especially in the occurrences of the 20th century. This phenomenological reading of “exile”, through its metamorphoses from Homer and the Bible, via the histories of migrations among many cultures, to very recent situations, was based on important texts about this subject: Adorno’s Minima moralia, Said’s Reflections on Exile and Representations of the Intellectual and Cixous’s The Exile of James Joyce, reaching valuable conclusions in the perception of Joyce’s work as an exile, and Joycean writing as exilic self-expression, where homeland is a universe of intertextuality. In his illuminating welcome speech, Giorgio de Marchis, Head of Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere, Università Roma Tre, marked the (im)possibilities of Joyce’s readings Pessoa, which can be interpreted as part of the exilic, unreal, or parallel literary history, particularly when literature is also viewed as an historical exile.

Context of exilic aesthetics

In the presentation “James Joyce and the Exilic French Imagination: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and the Development of an Aesthetics of Exile” by Jessie Alperin (Kenyon College), French Symbolist critical and poetical thoughts were examined as exilic influences in the development of the young artist and silent voice of French literary aesthetics behind the text of Joyce’s novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Exile as metaphor and trope 

The paper by Jolanta Wawrzycka (Radford University), “‘The fringe of his line’: Metaphors of Exile in Joyce”, analysed the exilic discourse of Joyce’s characters, marked from poststructuralist and postcolonial perspectives of understanding the rhetorical and the poetical constructs of exile as problems of identity and its cultural determinism through the space between alienation of a certain place to the limitlessness of the inner exile. In his research “Marginality and Exile in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”, Muhammad Ajmal (Heidelberg University) presented the differences and some innovations in the narrative forms of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, these being dictated by metaphors of psychological exile as an artistic escape from certain roles in society.

Exile in ontology of translation

In his paper “The Phantom Yes”, one of the main plenary speakers, Sam Slote (Trinity College Dublin) tackled the problems of translation as fictionalization of the text, and also focused on the editorial multiplications and textual transmissions of the relevant sign at the very end of the “Ithaca” episode in several translations, variations in new editions. In these, mistranspositions of the final “Ithaca” sign (as opposed to manuscript clarification), often changed the point of the episode. Posing the questions: if Derrida’s “qui” is always Joyce’s “yes”, how the text is retranslable when it is once translated and investigating some translation differences between English Ulysses and French Ulysse, Slote detected and, through the concepts of Walter Benjamin and Paul de Man, interpreted the translational displacements of a few more phantom yesses in the French translation of Ulysses and Derrida’s Ulysse gramophone.

Exile into new libraries

After the panels and plenaries on the first day of the Conference, the presentation of some recent publications on James Joyce was excellently organized and delivered by Franca Ruggieri, Jolanta Wawrzycka, Giuliana Bendelli, Francesca Romana Paci and Enrico Terrinoni. Among the presented books were Joyce’s Fiction and the New Rise of the Novel (Joyce Studies in Italy 19), Reading Joycean Temporalities (European Joyce Studies 27), Leggere l’Ulisse di Joyce, four volumes of Italian translation of the first and the second book of Finnegans Wake and an Italian translation of Joyce’s Pomes Penyeach, which made a really enjoyable “exile” into the new library at the Joycean Conference in Rome.

Exile through world literature

In comparison to many other (un)voluntarily expatriates in world literature, the research by Preethi Sreenivasan (Indian Institute of Technology) “Modernity, the problem of Tradition and writerly Exile; a comparative study of James Joyce and Perumal Murugan” analysed the crisis of modernity and modern masculinity in the narrative structure of exile through understanding various interpretations of culture under imperialistic circumstances, especially in transit from local via global to exiled, relating to the literary parallels of Irish and Indian modernity in the works of James Joyce and Perumal Murugan. The paper “Canon in Exile: James Joyce and Serbian Literature” by Mina Đurić (University of Belgrade) examined the creative reception of James Joyce’s opus in the works of Serbian authors, as poetic exile from the traditional canon, through the processes of the literary modernization, in the context of world literature studies.

Exilic intertextuality

The paper “Trieste-Zurich-Paris-Galway: Reading for ‘Proteus’ at Home and Abroad” by Ronan Crowley (University of Antwerp) discovered some elements of James Hardiman’s pretext in several images of the “Proteus” episode in Ulysses and in Finnegans Wake, showing the importance of exilic intertextuality and its transformation into narrative form, from some of Joyce’s readings and translations in 1912, through finalizing “Proteus” in 1917, to the time of work on Finnegans Wake in 1927.

 Expatriates in history and cultures

The paper “Being Expats Together: Joyce in Expatriate Little Magazines and Autobiographies” by Annalisa Federici (University of Rome “Sapienza”/University of Viterbo “Tuscia”) explained the poetic situation of exiles in the cosmopolity and cosmopolitism of expatriates in Parisian readings of Dublian universe in critical texts of Joycean early reception through the voices of the community of contemporaries in international literary journals. Francesco Marzano (Catholic University of the “Sacred Heart”) in the proposal “Joyce and Svevo: Mirror Portraits of Two Exiles” examined problems of the exile in the intellectual discussions between Svevo and Joyce and their writings. The paper “The British and Roman Empires, Judaism, and the History of Language in Joyce’s ‘Aeolus’” by Patrick Mullen (Queen’s University) analysed parallels between Irish and Jewish, Parnell and Moses, and British and Roman, through the history of language as the space of conflicts.

Fictionalization of the exile in other media

 After the panels and plenary on the second Conference day, in a multi-mediated experiment “Segni e disegni colorati in Finnegans Wake, raffigurazioni” the painter Paolo Colombo presented visual evocations: metamorphoses of graphic communications from numerous sciences and linguistic transformations in many cultures through the history of letters and signs, as the main concept of Joycean writing in progress and an original example of the fictionalization of Joycean exile into new mediagraphy.

Figures of exile

In his lecture “‘There were men there – and also women’: Locating the Women in Joyce’s Exiles”, Andrew Goodspeed (South East European University of Tetovo) described tensions in Exiles from the perspective of the exiled and excluded figures of women in the play, where this reading, without constituting a full feminist approach, showed the possibilities of reaching coherence in Joyce’s drama.

Genre of exile

In her paper “Exile(s) in drama and in life”, Giuliana Bendelli (Catholic University of the “Sacred Heart”) interpreted the characteristics of a suitable genre for the problems of exile, explaining why the literary form of the drama as the appropriate structure for the tension between exilic forces in the personal life of the artist and the necessity for impersonality in the text situated Joyce’s Exiles in the essential position for this type of discussion.

Heterotopic exile

Through Foucault’s explanation of heterotopia, the research “Heterotopias as Exile: a Reading of James Joyce’s Dubliners” by Edvige Pucciarelli (University of Bergamo) described the experience of writing an exile as a privileged occasion for the heterotopic transgression between different cultures.

Intermediations of exile

In her multi-mediated presentation “Joyce as Madam Butterfly: exiles in their own country”, Carla Marengo Vaglio (University of Turin) offered the relation between exilic conditions in Joyce’s works and Puccini’s famous piece. With examples from letter and novels, this analysis also focused on identity constructed from the exile and the ways of researching eloquent silence in text and music. The research “‘Cyclops’ as a Hologram of Exile” by Taura Napier (Wingate University) illustrated a verbal and hologramic “portrait of exile” through the parallax of space, time and displacement of the writer in the “Cyclops” episode. In the proposal “The Joys of Disabled Internal Exile in Finnegans Wake”, Johnnie Morey (Royal Holloway, University of London) investigated the textuality of Finnegans Wake in the intermediate connection between the inner exile of a disabled, dysmorphic subject, deformity of language and “disable”, exilic tonal music in the dodecaphony of Joyce’s novel.

Lexicography of exile

In his paper “Lexical Exile”, through the strategy of multiple and trans-translational close readings, Conference plenary speaker Fritz Senn (Zurich James Joyce Foundation) offered the term “lexile”, defining it especially in “the dislocutions” of things and words in translations of Ulysses. In the exilic simultaneity of Greek and Latin names of Odysseus in its transition through the title of Joyce’s novel, as well as in examples of words with “pt”, or in Joyce’s written diaspora of some exiled letters and in much more valuable examples from Ulysses, this rich presentation argued about ways of misplacement total (un)translatability.

Narrative strategies of exile

Discussion about the typology of the narrative strategies of exile, escape, exile at home, alienation in language from Dubliners, over A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to Ulysses was announced by Manana Gelashvili (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University) in her proposal “Exile as a Theme and a Narrative Strategy”. In the presentation “In the Wake of Trauma: Exploring Exilic Identity Through James Joyce’s Evasion of Narrative Fetishism”, Laura Gibbs (Goldsmiths College, University of London) questioned the narrative fetishism of Finnegans Wake’s totality from the psychological perspectives of trauma, in order to present textual recovery as (im)possible fragmental coherency of repairing fractured-identity. While Rebecca M. Lynch (Radford University) discussed components of exile in the narrative gnomonic structure in Dubliners, also from the position of trauma theory, in the paper “Dublin Through the Looking-Glass: An Analysis of ‘Eveline’ and ‘The Sisters’”, Lawrence Wang (University of Essex) tried to detect elements of queer narrativity in structure of Finnegans Wake in the research “‘It am queery!’: the Queer Failures of Exile in Finnegans Wake”. In her speech “Silence and Cunning: the Irish Exile’s Postcreative Immortality in ‘Oxen of the Sun’”, Ioana Zirra (University of Bucharest) problematized narrative exile, its mechanics and inversions, through “the postcreative reasons”, between silence and cunning from Dubliners to Finnegans Wake.

Returning through exile

In his paper “Exisle: the angst of return/Exisle: l’angoscia del ritorno”, through the interpretations of connections between Joyce and Dante, “Penelope” as code in Ulysses, theories raised by Daedalus, and an examination of the line between fiction and biography in the works of James Joyce, Gabriele Frasca (University of Salerno), one of the plenary speakers at the Conference, problematized exile situations in language and the impossibility of total escape, where it seems that the absolute is just an escape with no return, but also always problematic in its polemical context from the perspective of multi-directional Finnegans Wake.

Stylistics of exile

In her research “Style in exile. The exile of style. Giacomo Joyce”, Lia Guerra (University of Pavia) considered Giacomo Joyce as exiled artistic experience from Joyce’s style and genre experiments and the visuality of writing style in this text (especially in examples of connections between the body and the world or the hunting theme in Joyce’s early works) as a sort of exile of other arts forming web of new styles in the literary text. The paper “Corpus Stylistics and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: reading images of exiles” by Chiara Sciarrino (University of Palermo) questioned how data on exile of the corpus stylistics can reveal uncovering interpretations between Stephen Hero and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Symposium in studies of exile

An intellectual symposium for Joyce’s 136th anniversary, in the organization of The James Joyce Italian Foundation (with assistance from the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Roma Tre) was introduced with a Welcome Gathering of the Scientific and organizing committee and members of the Foundation, and followed with an annual meeting of the members of The James Joyce Italian Foundation. The pleasant tradition of infinite Joycean discussions was continued during the Reception in a wonderful atmosphere at the Embassy of Ireland in Rome, hosted by His Excellency Ambassador Colm Ó Floinn. This Conference symposium strengthened more epiphanies in conversations and mutual professional gifts of ideas for studies about Joyce and exile, as a kind of special “joys of exile”.

Theoretical approaches to exiled self

In her presentation, “‘Self exiled in upon his ego’: A lingerous longerous book of the dark of the Exiled Self”, Tamar Gelashvili (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University) exposed aspects of the exiled self and minds of homelessness in the 20th century through different forms of exile in Joyce’s opus and especially in Finnegans Wake, where plurality of the author’s exiled self in examining the sense of exiled language is followed to the exilic selves of the readers. In the paper by Brendan Kavanagh (University of Cambridge) “‘Between two roaring worlds where they swirl, I’: Re-Situating the Exiled Self in Ulysses” the author argued that re-making of self-imposed exile in Ulysses between the physical, social and psychological relations from the viewpoint of environmental theory on Joyce’s writings about exile posed the transmission among self, environment and total circulation as an active structure for a new interpretation of the exiled self between text and environment.

Having analysed all these ideas in the works of James Joyce it can be concluded that exile seems to be a challenging theoretical problem. During this Conference some new areas of possible interpretations were opened. Based on the reflections of the Conference, it is legitimate to expect new, valuable studies of exile, in the next annual journal James Joyce: The Joys of Exile, Joyce Studies in Italy 20, which will present original perspectives of readings of “exile” in Joyce.

 

 

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XI JOYCE CONFERENCE IN ROME / MEMBERSHIP FORM

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 14/01/2018

Programme of the Conference which will be held in Rome on 31 January-1-2 February 2018

The XI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference 31 January 2 February 2018(2)

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Cfp: James Joyce: The Joys of Exile – Rome, 1-2-3 February 2018

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 29/08/2017

The XI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2018
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 26, 2017

Keynote speakers:
Fritz Senn
Sam Slote
Gabriele Frasca

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eleventh Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 136th birthday.

Exile is among the foremost theme’s in Joyce ouvre, but it also became an “arm” he allowed himself “to use”. From Dubliners to Finnegans Wake the “note of banishment” and exile resonates in so many ways that it would be difficult to imagine Joyce as a non-exilic subject.

We invite scholars to send proposals for a 20-minute contribution. The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.

Related topics include, but are not limited to:

– Exile as a narrative strategy in Joyce
– Joyce and exile in the literary canon
– Joyce and exile in the tradition of the Irish novel
– Joyce, Europe and Exile
– Joyce, Great Britain and Exile;
– Joyce, Celtic Countries and Exile.
– Joyce, Exile(s) and Drama
– Joyce among expatriates
– Silence, exile and cunning in Joyce’s works
– Joyce and the Irish diaspora
– Joyce as an Irish/European writer
– Joyce and emigration
– Joyce at home and abroad

Selected papers will be published. Please send abstracts, 250-500 words in length, along with a short bio-sketch to joyceconference@gmail.com
The Conference includes a Joycean birthday party.
Deadline for proposals: November 26, 2017.
Accepted speakers will be notified by December 15, 2017.

On arrival, participants will be expected to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation (Students: 25 Euro; Individual Membership: 35 Euro; Faculty: 50 Euro; supporting members : 70 euro).
Accepted speakers can apply for the Giorgio Melchiori Grant.

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CFP – JSI 19 – Joyce and the New Rise of the Novel – deadline 15th May 2017

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 26/04/2017

Joyce Studies in Italy   19   – 2017

JOYCE AND THE NEW RISE OF THE NOVEL

PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2017

 

Joyce Studies in Italy, a peer-reviewed International journal dealing with all areas of Joyce studies, invites participants to the X James Joyce Annual Conference in Rome to submit papers (max 5.000 words including bibliography) in the areas covered by the conference. Contributions will undergo a double-blind peer review process, and selected papers will be recommended for publication.

Related topics include, but are not limited to:

– Joyce and/vs the tradition of the English novel
– Joyce and/vs the tradition of the Irish novel
– Joyce and/vs the tradition of the European novel
– Joyce and/vs the tradition of the Italian novel
– The novel as autobiography: Writing the self
– Joyce and the theory of the novel
– Joyce and the end of the novel
– Joyce’s anti-novels
– Joyce and the novels of the Revival
– Joyce and history
– The genesis of Joyce’s fiction: notebooks, drafts, and completed works
– Joyce, genetic studies and the novel
– Joyce’s non-fiction
– Joyce’s novels in translation
– Joyce between realism, surrealism and hyperrealism
– Joyce between fiction and the real

Only papers which fully comply with the JSI stylesheet and are related to the theme of the volume will be considered for publication.

Download JSI Stylesheet

Authors are kindly invited to submit their papers jointly to: joyce.foundation@uniroma3.it and franca.ruggieri@uniroma3.it by May 15 2017.

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2-3 February 2017 – The X JJIF Conference – Final programme

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 05/01/2017

THE X JAMES JOYCE ITALIAN FOUNDATION CONFERENCE

 

MORNING FEB 2

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
8.00-9.30   REGISTRATION

9.30-9.50   OFFICIAL OPENING
Mario Panizza, Rector, Università Roma Tre
Irish Ambassador or Cultural Attaché ???
Luca Pietromarchi, Head of Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature Straniere, Università Roma Tre
Franca Ruggieri, President of the James Joyce Italian Foundation

9.50-10.30 PLENARY
John McCourt, Chair
Finn Fordham, Royal Holloway, UK, “Children may just as well play as not.  The ogre will come in any case” (LIII, 143).  Joyce, Lucia Joyce and Finnegans Wake at the Outbreak of War, September 1939.

10.30.11.45    PANEL 2  Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
Dieter Fuchs, Chair
Ennio Ravasio, Independent Scholar, Italy, “Realism and Allegory in ‘Cyclops’”
Olha Bandrovska, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, “Anthropology of Odor in James Joyce’s Ulysses
Dieter Fuchs, University of Vienna, Austria, “Ulysses and Menippean Satire”,

Aula C
10.30.11.45     PANEL 1
Dana Radler, Chair
Julia Mikaela Kelley, Radford University, USA, “‘Do you think me an utter fool? Rereading Joyce’s ‘Counterparts’”
Katherine E. Smith, Radford University, USA, “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria: Potential Causes for Maria’s Spinsterhood in Joyce’s Clay
Dana Radler, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, “Reconfiguring Identity: Eros and Thanatos in Joyce’s ‘The Dead’”

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
11.45-12.00     COFFEE BREAK

Aula C
12.00-13.30    PANEL 3
Nick Morwood, Chair
Michal Moussafi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “A Mirror Up to Nature: “Impressionist” Narrative in James Joyce’s Ulysses”
Manana Gelashvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia, “Mythical Chronotope of Ulysses
Nick Morwood, University of Lethbridge, Canada, “‘Circe’ before the Eternal City: Yossarian’s final walk in Rome and the limits of gender and animal discourse in the nighttown of Ulysses
Sara Spanghero, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany “’The incompatibility of aquacity with the erratic originality of genius’ (U17.257): Considerations on Stephen Dedalus’ Fluid Anti-Development”

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
12.00-13.30    PANEL 4
Brendan Kavanagh, Chair
Robert Baines, University of Evansville, USA, “The Doublin Bruno: Reuniting the Nolan in Finnegans Wake I.6”
Talia Abu, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, “Defecation and the Other: Warring Autobiographical Writings in the Haunted Inkbottle Scene”
Tamar Gelashvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia, “Buttafaian Poly-Fooling (Butt’s and Taff’s Polyphinic Fooling)”
Brendan Kavanagh, University of Cambridge, UK, “Word – World – ‘Whorld’: The Wake’s Immunology”
 
13.30 – 15.00     LUNCH

 

AFTERNOON FEB 2
 
Aula C
15.00-16.15    PANEL 5
Sara Sullam, Chair
Taura Napier, Wingate University, USA “Joyce’s Cyclops and the Red Summer of 1919”
Sara Sullam, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy, “”Moll(y) & co.: Defoe, Joyce and Female Characters”
Ioana Zirra, University of Bucharest, Romania, “Fabula and Sjuzhet Links: Paronomastic Intertextual Clues and the Detective Narrative Formula of Ulysses
 
Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
15.00-16.15      PANEL 6
Giuliana Bendelli, Chair
Annalisa Federici, Universita di Roma “Sapienza” / Università della Tuscia, Italy, “Word and World, Fiction and Reality in Ulysses: Joyce as Realist/Hyperrealist/Antirealist”
Giuliana Bendelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy, “The geography of Ulysses between fiction and the real”
Allen C. Jones, University of Stavanger, Norway, “The Parenthetical Screen: A Formal Training of the Filmic Eye in Joyce’s ‘Circe’”

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
16.15-16.45        IN MEMORIAM
Laura Santone, Università di Roma Tre, “On Jacqueline Risset”
Francesca Romana Paci, Università del Piemonte Orientale, “On Umberto Eco”
Serenella Zanotti, Università di Roma Tre, “On Rosa Maria Bosinelli”

16.45-17.00     COFFEE BREAK

17.00-17.30
Jolanta W. Wawrzycka, Radford University, USA “James Joyce’s Künstlerroman: Writing the Alter-Self”

17.30 – 18.00
Donatella Pallotti, University of Florence, Italy, Chair
Enrico Frattaroli, Independent Scholar and Theatre director, and Franco Mazzi, actor, Reading: “Ostrigotta, ora capesco!”

19.00/19.30    RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE EMBASSY OF IRELAND

 

MORNING FEB 3

8.00-9.30 REGISTRATION
Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
9.30-10.00
Fritz Senn, Zurich James Joyce Foundation, Switzerland, “Ulyssean interpolations”

10.00 – 11.15        PANEL 7
Peter Kuch, Chair
Giovanna Vincenti, University of Reading, UK, “‘A paragraph ought to fix her’? Samuel Beckett’s fictional portraits of Lucia Joyce in Dream of Fair to middling Women and More Pricks than Kicks.”
Michelle Williams, Radford University, USA, “A Novice Scholar Facing the Parnell Affair in Joyce’s Fiction”
Peter Kuch, University of Otago, New Zealand, “A handful of tea: money and monster novels”.

Aula C
10.00 – 11.15     PANEL 8
Tamara Radak, Chair
Simone Rebora, University of Göttingen, Germany, “Encyclopedic Novel Revisited. Joyce’s Role in a Disputed Literary Genre”
Tamara Radak, University of Vienna, Austria, “Putting the cycle in Encyclopaedia: Joycean Negotiations of Closure”
Iva Dimovska, Central European University Budapest, Hungary, “The Aesthetics of Failure: James Joyce and the modernist anti-novel

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
11.15 -11.40       COFFEE BREAK

11.40-12.10
Andrea Cortellessa, Università Roma Tre, Italy, “Forse che sì, forse che no. Joyce tra Pascoli e Gadda”

12.10 -12.40
Carla Marengo Vaglio, Università di Torino, Italy, “Tobias Smollett: Joyce’s Grandfather: “satiety”, “eructation, “regurgitation”

12.40-14.30 – LUNCH and JJIF ANNUAL MEETING
 
AFTERNOON  FEB 3
 
Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
 
14.30-15.00
Orlando Mezzabotta, Independent scholar and actor, “Joyce’s Parallel Lives in the Night Studies”

15.00 – 16.15   PANEL 9
Chiara Sciarrino, Chair
Chiara Sciarrino, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy, “‘Non serviam’: A Corpus Stylistics Analysis of Negation and Religion in A Portrait
April Capili, University of Antwerp, Belgium, “‘Yes, yes: a woman too. Life, life’: Lucia and the Life-Writing Aspects of Joyce’s Novels”
Neslihan Ekmekçioglu, Çankaya University, Turkey, “Contrasting Representations of Intersubjective Self- Perception and Gaze in Joyce

Aula C
15.00 – 16.30     PANEL 10
Joseph Nugent, Chair
Paola Serrati, Independent scholar, “‘Errors Are Portals Of Discovery’: Historical Revision and Fictionalized Reality”
Boyarkina Iren, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy, “Joyce, Modernism and Science Fiction Literature”
Joseph Nugent, Boston College, USA, “Nice spectacle[s] for your mother: Ulysses in Virtual Reality”
Andrew Goodspeed, South East European University in the Republic of Macedonia, ‘Patience is the great thing’: Clarity in Finnegans Wake

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
16.30-16.45    COFFEE BREAK

16.45-17.45    BOOK REVIEWS
Enrico Terrinoni, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy, “On Joyicity and Il riflesso d’autore by Gabriele Frasca”
Fabio Luppi, Università Guglielmo Marconi, Italy,“On James Joyce e la fine del romanzo by Enrico Terrinoni ”
Giuliana Bendelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy, “On Leggere l’Ulisse di Joyce, ed. by G. Bendelli”
Franca Ruggieri, Università Roma Tre, Italy, “On James Joyce’s Lettere e saggi, ed. by Enrico Terrinoni ”
Annalisa Federici, Università di Roma “Sapienza” / Università della Tuscia, Italy, “On Joyce Studies in Italy 2016.  Shakespearean Joyce Joycean Shakespeare
17.45-18.00     CLOSING REMARKS
During the conference, speakers are invited to visit the virtual installation A Preview of Joycestick: Ulysses in Virtual Reality   (Aula D), curated by Joseph Nugent.

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CFP: The X James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome – 1-2-3 February 2017

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 03/08/2016

Joyce’ Fiction and the new Rise of the Novel:
The X James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2017
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 25, 2016

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Tenth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 135th birthday.

Joyce famously described Ulysses as a “damned-monster novel”, a definition that could as well be applied also to his final anti-novel, Finnegans Wake. To a certain extent, it can be argued that all of his prose fiction, from the novellas of Dubliners onwards, is an attempt to stylistically and philosophically challenge the history and the tradition of realism and anti-realism in the novel in any of its multifarious forms.

Confirmed key note speaker: Finn Fordham    Royal Holloway University of London

We invite scholars to send proposals for a 20-minute contribution. The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.

Related topics include, but are not limited to:
– Joyce and/vs the tradition of the English novel
– Joyce and/vs the tradition of the Irish novel
– Joyce and/vs the tradition of the European novel
– Joyce and/vs the tradition of the Italian novel
– The novel as autobiography: writing the self
– Joyce and the theory of the novel
– Joyce and the end of the novel
– Joyce’s anti-novels
– Joyce and the novels of the Revival
– Joyce and history
– Joyce, genetic studies and the novel
– Joyce’s novels in translation
– Joyce between realism, surrealism and hyperrealism
– Joyce: word and world
– Joyce between fiction and the real

Selected papers will be published. Please send abstracts, 250-500 words in length, along with a short bio-sketch to joyceconference@gmail.com
The Conference includes a Joycean birthday party.
Deadline for proposals: November 25, 2016.
Accepted speakers will be notified by December 15, 2016.

On arrival, participants will be expected to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation (Students: 25 Euro; Faculty: 35 Euro; supporting members : 70 euro).
Please visit the James Joyce Italian Foundation website for information about the “Giorgio Melchiori Grants”.

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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
‘Sirens’”
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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CFP: Shakespearean Joyce / Joycean Shakespeare – JJIF conference 1-2-3 February 2016 – Università Roma Tre

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 25/07/2015

SHAKESPEREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE

 The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 5, 2015

Confirmed speakers: Paola Pugliatti, Klaus Reichert, Laura Pelaschiar, Valerie Benejam

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the ninth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 134th birthday.

The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience. In parallel with the conference’s usual focus on Joyce, it also intends to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death by inviting scholars dealing with the Joyce-Shakespeare connection to send proposals for a 20-minute contribution on current trends in Joyce and Shakespeare’s studies. Related topics include, but are not limited to:

– Joyce and/vs Shakespeare
– Joyce and the Elizabethans
– Shakespeare in Joyce
– Joyce and the authorship question in Shakespeare
– Joyce Studies and Shakespeare Studies: overlaps and interconnections
– Genetic Joyce Studies and Shakespearean philology
– Joyce’s poetry and Shakespeare’s poetry
– Joyce, Shakespeare and Italy
– Joyce’s Ireland and Shakespeare’s England
– Joyce, Bruno and Shakespeare
– Joyce, Shakespeare and the idea of the nation
– Shakespeare’s reception in Joyce’s Ireland
– Joyce’s reception in England
– Shakespeare’s studies in Joyce’s times
– Joyce and the English language
– Shakespeare and the English language
– Conceptions of drama in Joyce and Shakespeare
– Shakespeare’s Rome and Joyce’s Rome…
– Metafictionality and Metatheatricality in Joyce and Shakespeare”

Selected papers will be published. Please send abstracts, 250-500 words in length, along with a short bio-sketch to joyceconference@gmail.com

The Conference includes a Joycean birthday party.

Accepted speakers will be notified by November 27, 2015.

On arrival, participants will be expected to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation:

  • STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: € 20,00 (undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and similar caregories)
  • INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP: € 35,00
  • INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP: € 50,00 (departments, libraries, foundations)
  • SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP: € 70,00

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Joyce, Yeats, and the Irish Revival. JJIF conference 2-3 February 2015 at Università ROMA TRE

Posted by James Joyce Italian Foundation on 14/01/2015

CelebraYting the year of Yeats (http://yeats2015.com/) on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth, this year’s annual James Joyce Italian Foundation conference in Rome on 2-3 February is entitled “Joyce, Yeats, and the Revival”. The conference explore the complex connections between these two great figures of Irish and of World literature within the context of the Irish Literary Revival going well beyond the well-known anecdote involving the two writers which recounts that Yeats was already a well-established literary figure when, in October 1902, he met Joyce for the first time at the National Library. When, at the end of their exchange Joyce asked Yeats how old he was, he replied that he was 38 (he was actually 39) only to have Joyce retort: “I thought as much. I have met you too late. You are too old.”

jDefinitive program available here: JoyceRome15

Speakers from Italy, Ireland, Britain, Germany, Singapore, Turkey, Georgia, the United States, Brazil will gather in Rome.

Among the plenary speakers are Professor Matthew Campbell (University of York) and associate director of the Annual Yeats Summer School; Fritz Senn, Director of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation; Carla Marengo Vaglio (Università di Torino), as well as Erik Bindervoet and Robbert-Jan Henkes, the translators of Finnegans Wake into Dutch.

For further information: joyce.foundation@uniroma3.it or john.mccourt@uniroma3.it

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