The 2018 Trieste Joyce School

University of Trieste, 24 - 30 June 2018

© Alexandros Karavas


"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 23rd annual Trieste Joyce School will take place from 23 to 29 June 2019.
Full programme details will be published shortly.
For further information please write to John McCourt
or Laura Pelaschiar

The 22nd annual edition of the Trieste Joyce School was held from 24 to 30 June 2018.


Patrick Callan (Trinity College Dublin), Paul Devine (Independent scholar), Katherine Ebury (University of Sheffield), Caroline Elbay (Champlain College, Dublin), Ron Ewart (Zurich James Joyce Foundation), James Fraser (University of Exeter), Caetano W. Galindo (Universidade Federal do Paraná), Marija Girevska (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia), Margaret Kelleher (University College Dublin), Terence Killeen (James Joyce Centre, Dublin), John McCourt (Università di Macerata), Deirdre Mulrooney (Independent Scholar), Laura Pelaschiar (Università di Trieste), Fritz Senn (Zurich James Joyce Foundation), Sara Sullam (Università degli Studi di Milano), J. T. Welsch (University of York).

Poets Paula Meehan and Theo Dorgan will be our writers in residence.

Special Guest: Pedro Halffter (Composer, Conductor, and Artistic Director of Seville's Teatro de la Maestranza).

Full time University Students will be expected to pay a fee of 150 euro; all other participants pay a fee of 299 euro. This fee covers tuition as well as the social and cultural programme. Accommodation can be arranged from approximately 35 euro per night (in shared apartments). Single room accommodation starts at 65 euro. Student scholarships are available. They usually cover the costs of accommodation (but not travel) and can also include a reduction in the enrolment fee.

Application forms are available on this site. Closing date for scholarships: 20 April 2018.

"All in all, it was an incredible learning experience that allowed me to understand Joyce better, and in turn, enjoy his work more thoroughly. Trieste and the Joyce School added depth to my understanding of Joyce and motivated me to continue in my research. I am especially happy and grateful to have been part of this wonderful experience because it allowed me to meet other Joyceans and join the family. The whole event was a great big celebration of diversity and equality, and also a platform for people from different parts of the world to connect and learn about one another while having fun. All I can say is that I hope to bring back what I have learned, to cultivate the friendships and contacts I have made, and to one day go back as a lecturer!" Dominic Richards writing about the 2017 Trieste Joyce School.
His full report can be read here:

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