The 2017 Trieste Joyce School

University of Trieste, 25 June - 1 July 2017

© Roberto Abbiati


"I cannot begin to give you the flavour of the old Austrian Empire. It was a ramshackle affair but it was charming, gay, and I experienced more kindnesses in Trieste than ever before or since in my life."

The 21st annual edition of the Trieste Joyce School will be held from 25 June to 1 July 2017.


Richard Barlow (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Franca Cavagnoli (Università degli Studi di Milano), Joseph Hassett (Independent Scholar, Washington), Peter Kuch (University of Otago), John McCourt (Università di Macerata), Vicki Mahaffey (University Illinois), Nels Pearson (Fairfield University), Laura Pelaschiar (Università di Trieste), Adam Piette (University of Sheffield), Tamara Radak (University of Vienna), Fritz Senn (Zurich James Joyce Foundation), Rodney Sharkey (Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar), David Stone (Kings College, London), Chrissie Van Mierlo (University of Nottingham).

Seminars will be led by:

Paul Devine (Independent Scholar): A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man;
Caroline Elbay (Champlain College): Dubliners;
Ron Ewart (Zurich James Joyce Foundation): Finnegans Wake;
Fritz Senn (Zurich James Joyce Foundation): Ulysses.

We are also delighted to announce the participation of Irish artists:

Lisa Lambe (singer and actress) and Simon Morgan (singer) Gerard Stembridge (novelist, dramatist, filmmaker) as well as the Dublin "Coro Italiano"

Students will be expected to pay a fee of 150 euro; all other participants pay a fee of 250 euro. Accommodation can be arranged for 30-35 euro per night (in shared apartments). Single room accommodation starts at 65 euro. Scholarships are available. They usually cover the costs of accommodation (but not travel) and sometimes also include a reduction in the already modest enrolment fee. Application forms are available on this site. Closing date for scholarships: 24 April 2017.

Information will be posted regularly on our facebook page and on this website which will be regularly updated over the coming weeks.

For further information please contact:
John McCourt
or Laura Pelaschiar
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Trieste Joyce School
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
Università di Trieste
Androna Campo Marzio, 10
34123 Trieste

E-mail: John McCourt
Laura Pelaschiar
Fax: (+39) 040 558 4439

With support and sponsorship of:
Comune di Trieste/Assessorato alla Cultura;
Galleria d'Arte Moderna "Revoltella";
The Embassy of Ireland, Rome;
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Universita' di Trieste Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trieste Comune di Trieste Culture Ireland Museo Revoltella Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Eire