The 12th Annual Trieste Joyce School

University of Trieste, 29 June – 5 July 2008

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The 2008 Trieste Joyce School was held from Sunday 29 June to Saturday 5 July.

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SPEAKERS

Speakers included:

SPECIAL GUEST WRITER: ANNE ENRIGHT

Anne Enright Anne Enright, one of Ireland's leading contemporary novelists, was born in Dublin in 1962. Her collection of short stories, The Portable Virgin (London, Secker and Warburg 1991), won the Rooney Prize that year. Her acclaimed novels are The Wig My Father Wore (London, Jonathan Cape 1995), which was shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Irish Literature Prize; What Are You Like? (Jonathan Cape 2000), which won the Royal Society of Authors Encore Prize; The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch (Jonathan Cape 2002); and The Gathering (Jonathan Cape, 2007), which won The Man Booker Prize 2007. She was the fourth Irish author to win this prestigious prize, following Iris Murdoch (1978), Roddy Doyle (1993) and John Banville (2005). Uncollected short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Granta. She was the inaugural winner of The Davy Byrne Award for her short story Honey. Her other work includes a book of essays, Making Babies, Stumbling into Motherhood (London, Jonathan Cape, 2004). She is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books. She lives in Bray, Co Wicklow. Anne Enright will be the special guest writer at the this year's Trieste Joyce School.

  • Valerie BenejamVALÉRIE BÉNÉJAM has been working at the University of Nantes (France) as a Maître de Conférences in English Literature since 1997. A former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, she wrote her PhD under the supervision of Jean-Michel Rabaté at the University of Burgundy in Dijon ("Cherchez la Femme" dans Ulysses: conductions, reflets et réfractions de Molly Bloom). She has written many articles about Joyce's work, which have appeared in European Joyce Studies, in various French journals (Etudes Britanniques Contemporaines, Tropismes, etc.) or have been published online (Genetic Joyce Studies, Hypermedia Joyce Studies). She is currently writing a book about Ulysses (All About Molly), as well as co-editing with John Bishop a collection of articles on the issue of Joyce's representations, across his work, of spatiality and space (Spatial Joyce). Her current research also investigates the connections between Joyce and Flaubert, as well as the role of theatre and playwriting in Joyce's fiction.
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  • Tim ConleyTIM CONLEY is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Brock University. He is the author of Joyces Mistakes: Problems of Intention, Irony, and Interpretation (University of Toronto Press, 2003) and a collection of short fiction, Whatever Happens (Insomniac Press, 2006), and is co-author (with Stephen Cain) of The Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages (Greenwood, 2006).
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  • CLAUDIA CORTI is professor of English at the University of Florence. She has also taught at the University of Pisa, Macerata and Siena and has been Visiting Professor at Harvard University and at the University of Warsaw. Among her many publications, Il primo Blake: testo e sistema (Ravenna, Longo, 1980), 'Macbeth': la parola e l'immagine (Pisa, Pacini, 1983), Prospettive joyciane (Ravenna, Longo, 1984), Sul discorso fantastico: la narrazione nel romanzo gotico (Pisa, ETS, 1989), Il Rinascimento (Bologna, Il Mulino, 1994), Silenos: Erasmus in Elizabethan England (Pisa, Pacini, 1998), Rivoluzione e rivelazione: William Blake tra profeti, radicali e giacobini (Napoli, Giannini, 2000). She is co-editor, with Renzo S. Crivelli, of the Joyce Studies series for Pacini Editore.
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  • Brian CosgroveBRIAN COSGROVE was born in Newry, Co. Down and studied at Queen's University Belfast and at Oxford University (Balliol College). Having taught English for twenty-five years at UCD, he was appointed Professor of English and Head of Department at National University of Ireland, Maynooth in 1992. He retired in 2005. His published works include a book on Wordsworth and the Poetry of Self-Sufficiency (1982), and numerous articles on Wordsworth, Joyce, Brian Moore, Seamus Heaney and other writers. In 1995 he edited a collection of essays, in honour of the Maynooth bicentenary, on Literature and the Supernatural. In that same year was awarded a D. Litt. by the National University of Ireland on the basis of works published. Special interests include modern Irish literature, Romantic poetry and culture and religion. In 2002 Liverpool University Press published his memoir about growing up in Newry, The Yew-Tree at the Head of the Strand. His study of Joyce, James Joyce´s Negations, was published by UCD Press in October 2007.
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  • Renzo S. CrivelliRENZO S. CRIVELLI, director and co-founder of the Trieste Joyce School, is full professor of English Literature at the University of Trieste. He is the author of many essays on English, American and Canadian literature. Among his books figure James Joyce: Triestine Itineraries (Trieste 1996, 2nd ed. 2001), Lo sguardo narrato: Letteratura ed arti visive (Rome 2003), A Rose for Joyce (Trieste 2004). He is the editor of the first History of Contemporary Irish Literature published in Italy in which contributed for the part concerning Irish Poetry (La letteratura irlandese contemporanea, Rome 2007). He is the director of the literary review Prospero and of the Trieste Joyce School of the University of Trieste. He also contributes to the cultural sections of numerous Italian literary reviews and to the James Joyce Quarterly, the James Joyce Literary Supplement, and the James Joyce Annual.
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  • Ron EwartRON EWART lectured for many years at the University of St Gallen. He has also been a long-term member of the Zürich James Joyce Foundation. He is an expert on modern poetry and an authority on Joyce's Finnegans Wake.
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  • Finn FordhamFINN FORDHAM is a lecturer in the Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London and has also taught at the University of Nottingham. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. His doctoral work examined the influence of Lucia Joyce on the composition of Finnegans Wake. He has published widely on genetic criticism and is author of Lots of Fun at Finnegans Wake: Unravelling Universals (2007). He has held British Academy and Leverhulme awards for his research and is currently working on a comparative study of the writing processes of modernist writers.
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  • Dieter FuchsDIETER FUCHS lectures at the University of Vienna. He is the author of Joyce und Menippos. 'A Portrait of the Artist as an Old Dog'. ZAA Monograph Series 2 (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2006) and is currently working on Poetics of Transition - Representations of Revenge in Early Modern English Drama. He has published widely on Joyce, Shakespeare and Sidney.
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  • Clare HuttonCLARE HUTTON is Lecturer in English at Loughborough University. She has edited volume 5 of The Oxford History of the Irish Book (forthcoming), and written several articles on Joyce and the textual culture of the Literary Revival. She is currently completing a book on that topic.
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  • Patrick A. McCarthyPATRICK A. MCCARTHY currently Chair of the English Department at the University of Miami. His research interests focus principally on James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Malcolm Lowry, Olaf Stapledon, and other innovative modern writers with considerable imaginative reach. His publications include critical interpretations of literary works, studies of literary relationships, and manuscript-based genetic criticism as well as annotated scholarly editions of literary texts. Among his publications Ulysses: Portals of Discovery (Boston: Twayne, 1990) and Forests of Symbols: World, Text, and Self in Malcolm Lowry's Fiction (Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1994). Currently he is studying the strange bodies in Samuel Beckett's prose and plays.
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  • John McCourtJOHN McCOURT teaches at Università Roma Tre. He is the co-founder and programme director of the Trieste Joyce School. He is the author of James Joyce: A Passionate Exile (London: Orion Books, and New York: St Martin's Press, 2000) and of The Years of Bloom: Joyce in Trieste 1904-1920. (Dublin: Lilliput Press and Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000). A Spanish translation, Los Años de esplendor was published by Turner/Fondo de Cultura in Madrid in November 2002. An extended Italian version, James Joyce Gli Anni di Bloom was published by Mondadori in 2004 and won the Commisso Price. He has been guest editor of the James Joyce Quarterly and is currently a Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation and Treasurer of the James Joyce Italian Foundation. He is currently working on books on James Joyce and Ireland and on the Irish Anthony Trollope. In 2007 McCourt was awarded the Cattedrali Europee Prize in Rome for his work in Joyce Studies.
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  • Fran O'RourkeFRAN O'ROURKE is Associate Professor in the School of Philosophy, University College Dublin. He has held Fulbright and Onassis fellowships, and in 2003 was Visiting Research Professor at Marquette University. He has published widely on Plato, Aristotle, Neoplatonism, Aquinas, and Heidegger; he is currently researching the influence of Aristotle and Aquinas on James Joyce. 'Allwisest Stagyrite'. Joyce's Quotations from Aristotle was published in 2005 by the National Library of Ireland. His book Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Pseudo-Dionysius, reissued recently, was described by Alasdair MacIntyre as “one of the two or three most important books on Aquinas published in the last fifty years”. He has held Fulbright and Alexander S. Onassis Fellowships. As well as philosophical influences in Joyce, he is interested in the role of Irish song in his writings. In June 2004, accompanied by guitarist John Feeley, he participated in a concert of Joyce-related songs at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.
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  • Vike Martina PlockVIKE MARTINA PLOCK is Lecturer in English at Cardiff University. She is currently completing her first monograph entitled James Joyce and Modern Medical Culture. Her articles on Joyce have appeared in Literature & History and Journal of Modern Literature and have been published by University Press of Florida and Rodopi.
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  • Fritz SennFRITZ SENN is founder and Director of the Zürich James Joyce Foundation. He has written widely on all aspects of Joyce's work, especially on Joyce and translation and on Joyce's use of Classical literature. His publications include Joyce's Dislocutions, edited by John Paul Riquelme (1984), Inductive Scrutinies: Focus on Joyce, edited by Christine O'Neill (1995). A volume of interviews tracing his recollections of his life in the Joyce community, The Joycean Murmoirs, was published in 2007, edited by Christine O'Neill. A German edition of this work, Zerrinnerungen, also appeared in 2007.
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  • Sam SloteSAM SLOTE is Lecturer in James Joyce Studies and Critical Theory at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the co-editor (with Luca Crispi) of How Joyce Wrote 'Finnegans Wake' (2007). He is presently editing a volume of essays on Joyce and Derrida.
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  • Enrico TerrinoniENRICO TERRINONI teaches at Università per Stranieri di Perugia. He is a graduate of the University of Rome 3, and holds a doctorate from University College Dublin. He has been “Government of Ireland Research Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences” at UCD, and “Research Scholar in Comparative Literatures” at the University of Rome 3. He has written mainly on English and Anglo-Irish Literature, and Journalism. He has translated books by Brendan Behan, Muriel Spark, and Gerard Mannix Flynn into Italian. He is currently co-editor of the Internationalist Review of Irish Culture. He lectures in English at the University of Rome 3 and the University for Foreigners, Perugia. In 2007 he published Occult Joyce: The Hidden in Ulysses (Cambridge Scholars Press) and Il chiarore dell'oscurità. Narrazioni parallele e possibili nell'Ulisse (Bulzoni).
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  • Derval TubridyDERVAL TUBRIDY was born in Ireland and studied in Dublin, Paris and Atlanta before moving to London in 1998. She lectures at Goldsmiths College and keeps a studio in south-east London. She divides her time between abstract painting and literary criticism. She is the author of Thomas Kinsella: The Peppercanister Poems. Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2001, and of numerous articles on Beckett, Joyce, and modern Irish poetry and the visual arts.
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A special Genetic Joyce seminar was held each afternoon and run by Patrick McCarthy and Sam Slote. Other seminars were on Ulysses (Fritz Senn), Dubliners, Finnegans Wake (Tim Conley), and Contemporary Irish poetry (Ron Ewart).