SPEAKERS AND ARTISTS

GUEST ARTISTS

  • Lisa LambeLISA LAMBE is a leading Irish singer and actress. A former member of the ensemble Celtic Woman, her career encompasses theatre, film, television, radio, and live performance and she has toured widely both as a member of Celtic Woman and as a celebrated solo artist. She recorded her debut solo album, Hiding Away, in Nashville in 2014. In 2016 she was Artist in Residence at Killruddery House Co. Wicklow and used her time there to work on a second album that will be released this year.
    Lambe graduated with a Bachelor of Acting Studies from Trinity College Dublin. A regular soloist with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, her vocal roles include The Shaughraun directed by John McColgan (under the Musical Direction of David Downes; at The Abbey Theatre), The Wiremen by Shay Healy (The Gaiety Theatre), and Sweeney Todd (The Gate Theatre). She was nominated for a Best Actress Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards for her performance in the lead role of Philomena O Shea in Rough Magic's musical Improbable Frequency, where she performed at The Edinburgh Theatre Festival, in Torun (Poland), and in Dublin.
    Her theatrical roles have included Sorcha in Ross O Carroll Kelly's The Last days of the Celtic Tiger, as well as performing in plays in many theatres in Ireland, such as the Gate Theatre and Abbey Theatre. Lambe played Nora Helmer in Second Age's A Dolls House by Ibsen.
    She recently played Elizabeth in a film for PBS The Bloody Irish! Songs of the 1916 Rising and sang before an audience of more than 80,000 people during the GAA commemoration of 1916.
    For more information about Lisa visit her site: http://www.lisalambe.ie/ or follow her on Twitter: @LambeLisa.
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  • Simon MorganSIMON MORGAN is a leading baritone. His operatic roles include Ipparco in Cavalli's L'Egisto, Cox in Sullivan's Cox and Box, and Belcore in L'Elisir D'Amore, at the National Concert Hall of Ireland; Marcello in La Bohème with Loughcrew Opera; Silvio in I Pagliacci with Wonderland Productions; Aeneas In The Cork Opera House Production of Dido and Aeneas. He performed as Silvio in The Everyman Palace Theatre's production of I Pagliacci, which won the Best Opera Production Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013. He has toured Kilkenny Arts Festival, Galway, Cork, and Wicklow, as Aeneas, in Cork Opera House's touring production of Dido and Aeneas (with the three great Cork Sopranos, Cara O Sullivan, Majella Cullagh, and Mary Hegarty) He has played the title role in Candide with Opera in The Open, and gave the Irish debut of Massenet's Baritone version of Werther, again in the title role. At Dublin's Gate Theatre, Simon played the Role of Antony in their acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd (Winner of best Opera Production at the Irish Theatre Awards). He has performed with orchestra, as a soloist, in Ireland and the UK, Schubert and Haydn Masses, Bach's B Minor Mass, Christmas Oratorio, and various Cantatas, the Mozart Requiem, Saint-Saens' Oratorio De Noel, the Chitchester Psalms by Bernstein and the Baritone Solo in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Simon has also performed as Onassis in Casta Diva: The Maria Callas Story with Regina Nathan, a show that has sold out on each occasion it has been held. He has toured regularly with the Drawing Room Opera Company, performed with Opera Ireland in Boris Godonov, Aida, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Flying Dutchman, The Silver Tassie, and Carmen, has recorded extracts from Mirandolina by Bohuslav Martinu for Wexford Festival Opera, and has written and arranged music for RTE, the BBC, Placido Domingo, and The RTE Concert Orchestra, for whom he has performed as guest soloist live on Lyric FM as part of the Lunchtime Choice Series at the National Concert Hall. Simon launched his first solo Album, I'll Be Seeing You, at The National Concert Hall of Ireland. http://www.simonamorgan.com/simon- morgan-ill-be-seeing-you/ This Album went to number 1 in the Irish Album Charts, after a much heralded performance on The Late Late Show. Simon has also toured with Riverdance, and recorded on albums for James Galway and Phil Coulter.
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  • Gerry
StembridgeGERARD STEMBRIDGE was born in Limerick. He is an author, playwright, screenwriter, director, broadcaster. His film work includes Guiltrip, About Adam, Ordinary Decent Criminal, (starring Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, and Colin Farrell), ,Nora, (a film co-written with Pat Murphy, about James Joyce and Nora Barnacle which starred Ewan McGregor and Susan Lynch), and Alarm,. He has also written for television, The Truth about Claire, and Black Day at Black Rock,. Theatre plays include Love Child, The Gay Detective, and That Was Then, and he is well known for his radio work with Dermot Morgan (the hilarious, satirical programme, Scrap Saturday,). He has published four novels, most recently, Unspoken, (2011) and The Effect of Her, (2013), which the Sunday Times, described as "Magnificent ... thrilling ...There is something of the 18th-century lampoon in Stembridge's fascination with the egocentric and ridiculous, as though he learnt mudslinging from Laurence Sterne and Henry Fielding ... Stembridge excels at capturing a telling moment, phrase or visual detail". His fifth novel, What She Saw, will be published in the summer of 2017.
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SPEAKERS AND SEMINAR LEADERS

  • Richard BarlowAfter an Erasmus year at Università degli studi di Trieste, RICHARD BARLOW received his MA and MLitt from the University of Aberdeen and his PhD from Queen's University Belfast. He is now an assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore where he teaches courses on Joyce, Irish Literature, Scottish Literature, and Modernism. His work has appeared in James Joyce Quarterly, Joyce Studies in Italy, Papers on Joyce, James Joyce Broadsheet, Philosophy and Literature, Moving Worlds, The Guardian, Notes and Queries, Irish Studies Review, and the recent book Scotland and the Easter Rising. His monograph, The Celtic Unconscious: Joyce and Scottish Culture, is forthcoming with University of Notre Dame Press.
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  • Franca
CavagnoliFRANCA CAVAGNOLI has published three novels - Una pioggia bruciante (2000; 2015), Non si è seri a 17 anni (2007), Luminusa (2015) - a volume of essays Il proprio e l'estraneo nella traduzione letteraria di lingua inglese (2010) and a book on translation La voce del testo. L'arte e il mestiere di tradurre (Feltrinelli 2012, Premio Lo straniero). Her articles and reviews have been published in Corriere della sera, Il manifesto, Diario, Linea d'ombra. She lectures in Translation Studies at ISIT and Università degli Studi di Milano. She has translated, among others, works by Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, V.S. Naipaul, J.M. Coetzee, William Burroughs, F.S. Fitzgerald and Mark Twain. She published a new translation of Giacomo Joyce for Henry Beyle in 2015 and her new translation of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is due to be published by Feltrinelli in 2016. She was awarded the Premio nazionale per la Traduzione del Ministero dei Beni Culturali in 2014.
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  • Paul DevinePAUL DEVINE studied History at the University of Manchester and English Language and Literature at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has attended and participated in many Joyce symposiums and summer schools. His publications include contributions to A New & Complex Sensation, Essays on Joyce's Dubliners and Moments of Moment, Aspects of the Literary Epiphany where he wrote upon Leitmotif and Epiphany in the works of George Moore.
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  • Caroline ElbayCAROLINE ELBAY lectures at All Hallows College (Dublin City University), where she teaches courses in Irish literature, creative writing, and academic writing on the ALBA (Modular B.A.) programme. She is co-ordinator of Arts & Ideas at All Hallows College (ALBA), and a member of both the Programme Board and Exam Board. Caroline also teaches courses in Irish Literature, and Irish Music at Champlain College Dublin (a satellite campus of Champlain College, Burlington, VT); and CEA Study Abroad Dublin (accredited by University of Newhaven and Pittsburgh University). She is co-founder and facilitator of the life long learning programme at the Dublin James Joyce Centre.
    A graduate of St. Patrick's College Drumcondra (Dublin City University), where she earned a B.A. (Hons) in English and Music, she subsequently undertook postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin, where she read for both the Higher Diploma in Education, and the M.Phil in Anglo Irish Literature. Caroline recently completed a PhD at Queen's University Belfast (Title: 'Joyce, Weininger, Sex and Character: A Comparative Study'), focusing on gender representation, anti-feminism, and anti-Semitism in the works of both James Joyce and Otto Weininger.
    Enjoying a lifelong interest in Irish writers, Caroline was awarded the inaugural National Library of Ireland James Joyce Dedicated Scholarship in 2008. She has lectured widely on Joyce, at venues including the International James Joyce Symposium in Utrecht (NL), DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama ("Music in the works of James Joyce"), and the Annual Lecture Series at the Dublin James Joyce Centre, where she facilitates the 'Ulysses for All' study groups.
    An experienced educationalist, Caroline has taught at primary, secondary, and third level. When not engaged in matters academic, she enjoys travel, languages, and music.
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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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  • Joseph HassettJOSEPH HASSETT is a lawyer and scholar residing in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, holds a Ph.D. in Anglo-Irish Literature from University College Dublin, and was a visiting scholar at St. John's College, Oxford. His W.B. Yeats and the Muses was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. Joe's most recent book The Ulysses Trials: Beauty and Truth Meet the Law, was published by Lilliput Press in 2016. A review in Publishers Weekly, praised the book as "as a corrective to other recent histories of Ulysses's controversial publications (most explicitly Kevin Birmingham's 2014 The Most Dangerous Book) and the popular characterization of the lead lawyer in the first trial, John Quinn [...] Hassett creates an engaging portrait of the dawn of literary modernism and will leave readers nostalgic for a time when a challenging literary novel could be the cause of so much trouble." TOP
  • Peter KuchPETER KUCH is the inaugural Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He holds an Honours degree from the University of Wales and an MLitt and DPhil from Oxford, where he studied with Richard Ellmann and John Kelly. He has held posts at the University of Newcastle, Australia; Université de Caen, France; and the University of New South Wales, Australia; and been a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University and at Trinity College, Dublin. He has published some 50 refereed articles, book chapters and books on Yeats, Joyce, Eliot, literary theory and Irish and Australian culture. He is a commissioning editor for The Irish Studies Review (Routledge) and is on Editorial Board of several journals. He is currently researching a book on Joyce, entitled Certain Uncertainties, and a cultural history of the performance of Irish theatre in New Zealand and Australia. He is the representative for those countries on the international organising committee of the Irish Theatrical Diaspora Project. His new book Irish Divorce/Joyce's Ulysses is due out this Spring with Palgrave
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  • John McCourtJOHN McCOURT teaches at the Università Roma Tre where he is director of CRISIS (the centre for research into Irish and Scottish literature).He has also been part of the Trieste Joyce School since 1997 and is the author of many books and articles on James Joyce and on 19th and 20th century Irish literature including The Years of Bloom: Joyce in Trieste 1904 - 1920 (2000). In 2009 his edited collection, James Joyce in Context, was published by Cambridge University Press. In the same year he published Questioni Biografiche: Le Tante Vite di Yeats and Joyce (Bulzoni). This was followed by Roll Away the Reel World: James Joyce and Cinema (Cork University Press (2010). He is a Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation and a member of the academic board of the Yeats Summer school. In 2015 he published Writing the Frontier Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland. He has just edited a special issue of Joyce Studies in Italy entitled Joyce, Yeats, and the Revival and is currently editing a collection of essays on Brendan Behan.
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  • Vicky
MahaffeyOne of the world's leading Joyce scholars, Professor VICKY MAHAFFEY is Kirkpatrick Professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Vicki Mahaffey received her Ph.D. from Princeton, with a specialty in Modernism and modern Irish literature. Her Reauthorizing Joyce was published in hardcover by Cambridge University Press and in paperback by Florida University Press. States of Desire: Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish Experiment was published by Oxford University Press in 1998. She has received Ira Abrams Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Lindback Award for teaching; she is a Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the Board of Trustees of the International James Joyce Foundation. Professor Mahaffey's books include Reauthorizing Joyce (University Press of Florida, 1995), States of Desire: Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and the Irish Experiment (Oxford University Press, 1998), Modernist Literature: Challenging Fictions (Basil Blackwell, 2007). Her Collaborative Dubliners: Joyce in Dialogue was published by Syracuse University Press in 2012. She is currently finishing two books: Literary Modernism: An Introduction, and The Joyce of Everyday Life.
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  • Nels PearsonNELS PEARSON is Professor of English and Associate Director of the Humanities Institute at Fairfield University, where he also directed the Program in Irish Studies from 2011 to 2016. He has published widely on historical and political approaches to English and Irish modernism and is the author of Irish Cosmopolitanism: Location and Dislocation in James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Samuel Beckett, which was awarded the 2015 Donald Murphy Prize for a Distinguished First Book by the American Conference for Irish Studies. He is also Co-editor of Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World, and is just beginning work, with Nicholas Allen (University of Georgia), on Oceanic Ireland, a collection of essays devoted to reconsidering Irish modernity in the contexts of oceanic studies and maritime history.
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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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  • Adam PietteADAM PIETTE Adam Piette is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK, and is author of Remembering and the Sound of Words (with a chapter on Joyce and sound-effects in Ulysses), Imagination at War and The Literary Cold War. He edits the poetry journal Blackbox Manifold with Alex Houen, and is currently Head of the School of English at Sheffield. He is currently researching a book on politics and family desire in Beckett.
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  • Tamara RadakTAMARA RADAK is a lecturer at the University of Vienna. She is currently preparing a monograph on anti-closural narratives in the novels of James Joyce, Flann O'Brien, Virginia Woolf, and Ernest Hemingway, titled No(n)Sense of an Ending? Aporias of Closure in Modernist Fiction. She was the host organiser of Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities (University of Vienna, 2016) and has published in James Joyce Quarterly, European Joyce Studies, James Joyce Literary Supplement, and the Flann O'Brien-themed The Parish Review.
    Her most recent essay, in Flann O'Brien: Problems with Authority (Cork UP, 2017), applies hypertext and possible worlds theory to Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman.
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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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  • Rodney SharkeyRODNEY SHARKEY is a native of Dublin in Ireland where he studied literature at University College Dublin (B.A. and M.A.) and Trinity College (Ph.D.). Having taught at Trinity, Dublin City University, and the University of Limerick, he relocated to Cyprus where he lectured at Eastern Mediterranean University for seven years. He was the curator and director of the Inscriptions in the Sand conference and arts festival, which became an annual event in Cyprus between 2002 and 2005. His specialised fields of interest are in Anglo-Irish literature, critical theory, performance dynamics and popular culture. He publishes regularly on both James Joyce and Samuel Beckett in journals such as Modern Culture Reviews, Journal of Beckett Studies and Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui, and he produces, directs and acts in theatrical and musical events, most recently "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Macbeth" and "Baggage." His most recent publication on Joyce - "Patriarchal Dissolution in Finnegans Wake: Reading Joyce's 'porter peace'" appears in the current issue of The James Joyce Studies Annual (2017).
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  • DAVID STONE is a Cardiologist who worked as a Clinician and Medical Director at Papworth Hospital and Cambridge University for 30 years. On retirement n 2010 he studied for an MA in Literature and Medicine at Kings College London, and after that undertook research into a PhD, again at Kings, on James Joyce, entitled 'James Joyce's Jewish Texts', which is nearing completion.
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  • Chrissie Van MierloDr CHRISSIE VAN MIERLO grew up in Oldham, Lancashire and went on to study for her undergraduate degree, in Art History and English, at the University of Nottingham. She completed a part-time Masters at Birkbeck, University of London and, in 2013, gained a doctorate from Royal Holloway. Dr Van Mierlo was previously a Visiting Scholar at the Zurich James Joyce Foundation, and she has lectured at RHUL and at Loughborough University in the UK. She is the author of James Joyce and Catholicism: The Apostate's Wake (Bloomsbury, 2017) as well as a number of essays and reviews on Joycean subjects. She is currently co-authoring a book, with Sarah Davison, entitled James Joyce and the Archive of English Literature: 'Oxen of the Sun' Revisited.
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