Omniscientific Joyce

The 27th International James Joyce Symposium will be held in Trieste from 15-19 June 2020.

Details and Call for Papers available here:

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"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."

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For further information please write to John McCourt
or Laura Pelaschiar

"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, student at the 2017 school).
His full report can be read here:

"I get asked about this a lot and couldn't be happier to see them extend their outreach. John and Laura have built up something really amazing over the last two decades or so. No better place to be in the summer if you're all about Joyce, all about what he was about, and want to be having the best time around people who think the same" (Arunava Banerjee, student at the 2018 school).

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.



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