The 2012 Annual Trieste Joyce School

University of Trieste, 1 to 7 July 2012

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The 2012 Trieste Joyce School was held from 1 to 7 July 2012.

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

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

  • A dinner at an Osmiza (traditional Karst farm)
  • A dinner hosted by the Irish Ambassador to Italy, Mr Patrick Hennessy
  • A Walking Tour of Joyce's Trieste
  • An evening with Glenn Patterson

Speakers and guest writers included:

GUEST WRITER

  • Glenn PattersonGLENN PATTERSON was born in Belfast and educated there and at the University of East Anglia where he studied for an MA in Creative Writing under Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter. He is the author of six novels: Burning Your Own (1988), for which he was awarded the Rooney Prize and a Betty Trask first novel prize, Fat Lad (1992), Black Night at Big Thunder Mountain (1995), The International (1999), Number 5 (2003), and That Which Was (2004). His short stories have been broadcast on Radio 3 and Radio 4 and articles and essays have appeared in the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Independent, Irish Times, Dublin Review. He has been Creative Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia, writer-in-residence at University College Cork and Queen's University. He has also presented numerous television documentaries and an arts review series for RTE.
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SPEAKERS AND SEMINAR LEADERS

  • Nicholas Allen DR. NICHOLAS ALLEN is director of the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at the National University of Ireland in Galway. He is also director of the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts and Franklin Professor of English at the University of Georgia A scholar of Irish literature and culture, Allen has published five books. He is the author of Modernism, Ireland and Civil War and George Russell and the New Ireland. He is the editor of The Letters and Papers of Ernie O'Malley, 1924-1957 with Cormac O'Malley; That Island Never Found: Essays and Poems for Terence Brown with Eve Patten; The Proper Word: Ireland, Poetry, Politics by Gerald Dawe; and Cities of Belfast with Aaron Kelly. Allen also has published more than 30 articles and reviews. Professor Allen is currently writing a cultural history of 1916 and its impact on modernism for Cambridge University Press.
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  • Richard BarlowRICHARD BARLOW received his MA and MLitt from the University of Aberdeen (having spent a year of his MA in Trieste) and recently finished a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast on the subject of Joyce and Scotland. Barlow’s research is focused on Joyce’s representations of the historical links between Ireland and Scotland and Joyce’s allusions to the works of Scottish writers such as Macpherson, Burns, Hogg, Stevenson and Hume. Barlow has an essay on Finnegans Wake forthcoming in James Joyce Quarterly and has also had articles published by Notes and Queries and by the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at Aberdeen. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and daughter.
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  • 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 École 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 (Études Britanniques Contemporaines, Tropismes, etc.) or have been published online (Genetic Joyce Studies, Hypermedia Joyce Studies). She co-edited Making Space in the Works of James Joyce (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature) with John Bishop in 2011. 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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  • Maria-Daniella DickMARIA-DANIELLA DICK Maria was awarded her PhD from the University of Glasgow in December 2010. Her research, funded by the AHRC, focused on Dante, James Joyce and Jacques Derrida, and she is currently writing a book on the same topic. Her research interests concern the interstices between literature, theory and philosophy, especially in the thinking and writing of modernity. Maria is looking forward to returning to the University of Edinburgh, where she had a scholarly interlude between undergraduate and Masters study to gain an accelerated LLB, before returning to Glasgow for postgraduate work. She tutors, at present, in the University of Glasgow, in both the departments of English Literature and Comparative Literature.
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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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  • Terence KilleenTERENCE KILLEEN is a leading Irish Joycean. He is the author of Ulysses Unbound: A Reader's Companion to Ulysses, which is widely acknowledged as one of the best and most reliable guides to Joyce's masterpiece. Terence has been a long-time seminar leader at the UCD Dublin James Joyce Summer School, and has lectured and led seminars at the Trieste James Joyce Summer School. He has also lectured on Joyce in London and Paris. He is a regular participant in International James Joyce Symposiums and is a former trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation. His most recent publication is an article on Alfred Hunter, the original of Leopold Bloom, in this year's Dublin James Joyce Journal, and he is currently working on a study of Finnegans Wake. He is a former journalist with The Irish Times.
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  • Michael McAteer MICHAEL McATEER is a Reader at the Department of English and American Literature, Péter Pázmány University, Budapest. He is the author of Standish O'Grady, AE, Yeats (Irish Academic Press, 2002) and Yeats and European Drama (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He has also published a wide range of essays on twentieth-century Irish drama, fiction and poetry. He has taught Irish Literature at Queen's University Belfast from 2002 to 2012.
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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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  • Sofia MorattiSOFIA MORATTI is a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. She holds a J.D. from the University of Pavia, Italy and received her Ph.D. from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Her primary research is in the fields of Medical Law & Ethics, Neuroethics and Law and Neuroscience. In addition, she carries out research in Law and Literature. Her favourite authors are Italo Svevo and Primo Levi. Her list of publications and CV are available at www.sofiamoratti.eu
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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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  • 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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  • Dirk Van HulleDIRK VAN HULLE is Professor of English Literature at the University of Antwerp’s Centre for Manuscript Genetics (www.ua.ac.be/cmg), is president of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (www.textualscholarship.eu), a trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation and board member of the Beckett Society. He is the author of Textual Awareness (2004), Manuscript Genetics, Joyce’s Know-How, Beckett’s Nohow (2008), The Making of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Stirrings Still’ and ‘what is the word’ (2011), and is currently working with Mark Nixon on Beckett’s Library (Cambridge UP, forthcoming). He is the editor of Beckett’s Company (Faber, 2011) and of the first module of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project, a genetic edition of Beckett’s manuscripts (www.beckettarchive.org).
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