The 2011 Annual Trieste Joyce School

University of Trieste, 26 June – 2 July 2011

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The 2011 Trieste Joyce School was held from 26 June to 2 July 2011.

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The afternoon seminars were about Ulysses (Fritz Senn), Finnegans Wake (Finn Fordham), Joyce and Irish poetry (Ron Ewart).

Other social and cultural events that took place over the course of the week included:

  • A visit to the Miramare Castle and dinner at an Osmiza (traditional Karst farm)
  • A reception hosted by the Irish Ambassador to Italy, Mr Patrick Hennessy
  • A Walking Tour of Joyce's Trieste
  • A poetry reading with David Wheatley
  • An evening of Irish Music with Girotondo d'Arpe.

Speakers and guest writers included:

GUEST WRITERS

  • David WheatleyDAVID WHEATLEY was born in Dublin in 1970 and is the author of four collections of poetry with Gallery Press: Thirst, Misery Hill, Mocker and A Nest on the Waves, the last of which contains several poems set in Trieste. He has edited the poetry of James Clarence Mangan, also for Gallery Press, and Samuel Beckett’s Selected Poems for Faber and Faber, and reviews regularly for The Guardian, TLS, LRB and other journals. His poetry has been awarded several prizes, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, and features in the Penguin Book of Irish Poetry. He teaches at the University of Hull.
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SPEAKERS AND SEMINAR LEADERS

  • Frank CallananFRANK CALLANAN is a barrister and the author of The Parnell Split and T. M. Healy. He recently published "James Joyce and the United Irishman: Paris 1902-3", in the Dublin James Joyce Journal 3 , edited by Luca Crispi and Anne Fogarty (UCD James Joyce Research Centre in association with the National Library of Ireland). In 2005 he edited a book to mark the 150th anniversary of the Literary and Historical Society at University College Dublin. He is currently working on a book on the politics of James Joyce.
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  • John CoyleDR. JOHN COYLE is Head of the Department of English Literature at the University of Glasgow. His main interests lie in the field of modernist and postmodernist literature from an international perspective. He has published articles on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alain-Fournier, Proust, and Joyce, and has edited two introductory studies on Joyce. He is currently working on the relations between literary modernism and advertising, and on recent American fiction. He is currently edited a Macmillan casebook on A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
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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 took a first in English at Trinity College, Cambridge, and went on to do a British Academy funded Ph.D. at Birkbeck College with Steven Connor. The publication of his thesis was blocked by the James Joyce Estate but he became a research fellow at University College Northampton and then secured a Special Research Fellowship with the Leverhulme Trust to carry out research into Textual Genetics and Modernism. He became lecturer in 20th Century Literature at Nottingham in 2003 where he secured funding from the AHRC leave scheme. He moved to Royal Holloway in January 2008 where he became a Reader from April 2010. He has been invited to present on his work at Universities in Oxford, Dublin, Prague, Trieste, Belgrade, Beijing, St Andrews, Aberystwyth and the School of Advanced Studies in London. He lives in Oxford, is married and has two children.
    Fordham’s research is focused on James Joyce, Modernism and 20th Century writing, specialising in Finnegans Wake and genetic approaches to various texts. He has published widely in a range of journals and collections — on Geoffrey Hill and Derek Walcott, on Nabokov and Rushdie, on music, on DeLillo, Danielewski and Foster Wallace, and on Thomas Traherne.
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  • Ariela FreedmanARIELA FREEDMAN is an Associate Professor at the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University, Montreal. She recently spent a semester as a Visiting Professor and Halbert Fellow in the English Department of Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She is the author of Death, Men and Modernism (Routledge, 2003) and has published articles on modernism in Modernism/modernity, Journal of Modern Literature, Joyce Studies Annual, James Joyce Quarterly, and other journals and edited collections. Most recently, she has published in Partial Answers and Literature Compass, and contributed the entry on "World War I in Fiction" to The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction (December, 2010). Her research interests include James Joyce, global modernism, First World War fiction, and the graphic memoir and novel.
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  • Roberta Gefter Wondrich ROBERTA GEFTER WONDRICH is Lecturer (Ricercatore) in English Literature at the University of Trieste, Department of Humanities. She holds a PhD in Anglophone literatures from the Universities of Bologna and Trieste. She translated fiction and criticism and she is editor of Prospero, Rivista di letterature straniere, comparatistica e studi culturali, (A Journal of foreign and comparative literatures and cultural studies), University of Trieste. She has specialised in the field of Irish contemporary fiction, on which she wrote a book (Romanzi contemporanei d'Irlanda, 2000) and several articles. She is among the contributors of The Exhibit in the text: the museological practices of literature, ed. By C.Patey and L.Scuriatti (Oxford, P.Lang, 2009). She is currently completing a research on the motif of the cultural object, collecting and the museological imagination in some British postmodern novels, and in James Joyce's Ulysses.
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  • Márta GoldmannMÁRTA GOLDMANN Márta Goldmann graduated at the ELTE University of Budapest in Hungarian, and English literature and linguistics and in Aesthetics in 1991. She continued her studies at the University of Sussex in music aesthetics, where she became interested in Joyce and music. Following her PhD (my dissertation was on the critical reception of James Joyce in Hungary), she spent one year doing postdoctoral research at the James Joyce Centre at the University of Antwerp. She teaches English literature at the University of Western Hungary in Szombathely. She is a founding member and the secretary of the Hungarian James Joyce Society which organised the 2006 International James Joyce Symposium in Budapest. Márta regularly organises Joyce conferences and Bloomsdays in Szombathely.
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  • Laura MarcusLAURA MARCUS In January 2010, Laura Marcus took up her post as Goldsmith’s Professor of English Literature and Fellow of New College. She was previously Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. Her research and teaching interests are predominantly in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture, including life-writing, modernism, Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury culture, contemporary fiction, and literature and film. Her book publications include Auto/biographical Discourses: Theory, Criticism, Practice (1994), Virginia Woolf: Writers and their Work (1997/2004), The Tenth Muse: Writing about Cinema in the Modernist Period (2007; awarded the 2008 James Russell Lowell Prize of the Modern Language Association) and, as co-editor, The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature (2004). She is on the editorial boards of a number of journals and is one of the editors of the journal Women: a Cultural Review. Her current research projects include a book on British literature 1910-1920, and a study of the concept of 'rhythm' in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, in a range of disciplinary contexts.
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  • John McCourtJOHN McCOURT teaches at Università Roma Tre. He is 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). An extended Italian version, James Joyce Gli Anni di Bloom was published by Mondadori in 2004 and won the Comisso Price. He has been guest editor of the James Joyce Quarterly and was a Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation from 2002 to 2008. He is on the board of the James Joyce Italian Foundation. In February 2009 his edited collection, James Joyce in Context, was published by Cambridge University Press. He published Questioni Biografiche: Le tante vite di Yeats and Joyce with Bulzoni in February 2010. He is currently working on Roll Away the Reel World: James Joyce and the Cinema Volta which will be published by Cork University Press in the autumn of 2010. In 2007 McCourt was awarded the Cattedrali Europee Prize in Rome for his work in Joyce Studies.
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  • Katherine MullinDR. KATHERINE MULLIN is Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature at the University of Leeds. She is the author of James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and a number of articles. She is currently working towards a second book, Working Girls: Literature, Labour and Sexuality 1880–1930, which explores literary and cultural representations of typists, telegraphists, 'shopgirls' and barmaids.
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  • Salvatore PappalardoSALVATORE PAPPALARDO is a graduate of the Advanced School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators (SSLMIT) at the University of Trieste and is finishing his doctorate in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University in the US. His dissertation explores the idea of Europe and Habsburg Trieste in the fiction of Robert Musil, Italo Svevo and James Joyce. His field of research focuses on transnational modernism, translation theory, and the intersection of aesthetics and politics. His forthcoming publications include essays on Claudio Magris’s Danubio and Joyce, Ovid and Guglielmo Ferrero.
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  • Caroline PateyCAROLINE PATEY has read English and Comparative literature in Paris (Paris III), Dublin UCD and the Università degli Studi, Milan, where she now teaches English literature. Her research has oscillated between the two poles of Renaissance and Modernist Studies (Shakespeare and Joyce) and recently become increasingly comparative in scope and methods, focusing on visual and textual modernity in Joyce, Ford, Woolf, Conrad and Eliot following the trail of anthropology and literature, and also concentrating on urban culture and literature, in the works of Henry James, Conrad, Ford, and Isherwood. Among her last investigations, the intersection between museums and literature; in this area of research she has co-edited The Exhibit in the Text. The Museological Practices of Literature (Oxford, Peter Lang, 2009) and edited the Italian translation of Sir John Soane’s Crude Hints towards an History of my House (Per una storia della mia casa, Palermo, Sellerio, 2010). She has also lately promoted the research project on literature and nomadism and co-edited the proceedings of the related conference, Transits. The Nomadic Geographies of Anglo-American Modernism (Oxford, Peter Lang, 2010).
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  • Laura PelaschiarLAURA PELASCHIAR is programme director of the Trieste Joyce School. She graduated in English language and literature at the University of Trieste with an MA thesis on Laurence Sterne's Sentimental Journey. In 1994 she completed her PhD at the University of Bologna with a dissertation on the contemporary Northern Irish novel. She has worked as a translator, translating over 50 books for Mondadori, E.Elle Einaudi Ragazzi, Fazi Editore. Her research focuses mainly on the work of James Joyce and the nexus between Joycean texts, the Gothic tradition and Shakespeare. She published Ulisse Gotico (Pacini Editore) in 2009. She has also published widely on the Northern Irish novel. She teaches English literature and English language at the University of Trieste.
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  • Erik SchneiderERIK SCHNEIDER was born in Berlin and raised and educated in America. He has lived in Trieste for nearly 25 years. Over the last 12 years he has carried out extensive researches on Joyce's time in Trieste, which have resulted in a series of articles, two major exhibitions - on Giacomo Joyce (with Simonetta Chiabrando) in 1999, and Joyce and the Cinema Volta in 2009, and numerous lectures and other initiatives. He was coordinator of the Trieste Joyce Museum, 2004-2008. His study Zois in Nighttown: Prostitution and Syphilis in the Trieste of James Joyce and Italo Svevo: 188-1920 is forthcoming.
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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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  • Amanda SiglerAMANDA SIGLER is a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia, where she is completing a dissertation on international modernism and periodicals directed by Michael Levenson. She has interned with the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C., and with the James Joyce Quarterly in Tulsa, where she also researched the papers of Joyce's biographer Richard Ellmann. She has lectured at the Dublin James Joyce Summer School, and she has received fellowships to study at the Zürich James Joyce Foundation and other archives. Her work has appeared in the James Joyce Quarterly, the Joyce Studies Annual, Papers on Joyce, and the Henry James Review.
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  • Sara SullamSARA SULLAM studied in Milan, Berlin in Berkeley and holds a degree in English and German literature. She wrote her MA thesis on the role of poetry in Ulyssses and her PhD dissertation on Virginia Woolf. She has published articles on Joyce, Woolf, William Carlos Williams and she is vice-director of Enthymema, a review of literary theory and translation.
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