2-3 February 2017 – The X JJIF Conference – Final programme




Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
8.00-9.30   REGISTRATION

Mario Panizza, Rector, Università Roma Tre
Irish Ambassador or Cultural Attaché ???
Luca Pietromarchi, Head of Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature Straniere, Università Roma Tre
Franca Ruggieri, President of the James Joyce Italian Foundation

9.50-10.30 PLENARY
John McCourt, Chair
Finn Fordham, Royal Holloway, UK, “Children may just as well play as not.  The ogre will come in any case” (LIII, 143).  Joyce, Lucia Joyce and Finnegans Wake at the Outbreak of War, September 1939.    PANEL 2  Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
Dieter Fuchs, Chair
Ennio Ravasio, Independent Scholar, Italy, “Realism and Allegory in ‘Cyclops’”
Olha Bandrovska, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, “Anthropology of Odor in James Joyce’s Ulysses
Dieter Fuchs, University of Vienna, Austria, “Ulysses and Menippean Satire”,

Aula C     PANEL 1
Dana Radler, Chair
Julia Mikaela Kelley, Radford University, USA, “‘Do you think me an utter fool? Rereading Joyce’s ‘Counterparts’”
Katherine E. Smith, Radford University, USA, “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria: Potential Causes for Maria’s Spinsterhood in Joyce’s Clay
Dana Radler, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, “Reconfiguring Identity: Eros and Thanatos in Joyce’s ‘The Dead’”

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11.45-12.00     COFFEE BREAK

Aula C
12.00-13.30    PANEL 3
Nick Morwood, Chair
Michal Moussafi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “A Mirror Up to Nature: “Impressionist” Narrative in James Joyce’s Ulysses”
Manana Gelashvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia, “Mythical Chronotope of Ulysses
Nick Morwood, University of Lethbridge, Canada, “‘Circe’ before the Eternal City: Yossarian’s final walk in Rome and the limits of gender and animal discourse in the nighttown of Ulysses
Sara Spanghero, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany “\’The incompatibility of aquacity with the erratic originality of genius\’ (U17.257): Considerations on Stephen Dedalus\’ Fluid Anti-Development”

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12.00-13.30    PANEL 4
Brendan Kavanagh, Chair
Robert Baines, University of Evansville, USA, “The Doublin Bruno: Reuniting the Nolan in Finnegans Wake I.6”
Talia Abu, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, “Defecation and the Other: Warring Autobiographical Writings in the Haunted Inkbottle Scene”
Tamar Gelashvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia, “Buttafaian Poly-Fooling (Butt’s and Taff’s Polyphinic Fooling)”
Brendan Kavanagh, University of Cambridge, UK, “Word – World – ‘Whorld’: The Wake’s Immunology”
13.30 – 15.00     LUNCH


Aula C
15.00-16.15    PANEL 5
Sara Sullam, Chair
Taura Napier, Wingate University, USA “Joyce’s Cyclops and the Red Summer of 1919”
Sara Sullam, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy, “\”Moll(y) & co.: Defoe, Joyce and Female Characters”
Ioana Zirra, University of Bucharest, Romania, “Fabula and Sjuzhet Links: Paronomastic Intertextual Clues and the Detective Narrative Formula of Ulysses
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15.00-16.15      PANEL 6
Giuliana Bendelli, Chair
Annalisa Federici, Universita di Roma “Sapienza” / Università della Tuscia, Italy, “Word and World, Fiction and Reality in Ulysses: Joyce as Realist/Hyperrealist/Antirealist”
Giuliana Bendelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy, “The geography of Ulysses between fiction and the real”
Allen C. Jones, University of Stavanger, Norway, “The Parenthetical Screen: A Formal Training of the Filmic Eye in Joyce’s ‘Circe’”

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
16.15-16.45        IN MEMORIAM
Laura Santone, Università di Roma Tre, “On Jacqueline Risset”
Francesca Romana Paci, Università del Piemonte Orientale, “On Umberto Eco”
Serenella Zanotti, Università di Roma Tre, “On Rosa Maria Bosinelli”

16.45-17.00     COFFEE BREAK

Jolanta W. Wawrzycka, Radford University, USA “James Joyce’s Künstlerroman: Writing the Alter-Self”

17.30 – 18.00
Donatella Pallotti, University of Florence, Italy, Chair
Enrico Frattaroli, Independent Scholar and Theatre director, and Franco Mazzi, actor, Reading: “Ostrigotta, ora capesco!”




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Fritz Senn, Zurich James Joyce Foundation, Switzerland, “Ulyssean interpolations”

10.00 – 11.15        PANEL 7
Peter Kuch, Chair
Giovanna Vincenti, University of Reading, UK, “‘A paragraph ought to fix her’? Samuel Beckett’s fictional portraits of Lucia Joyce in Dream of Fair to middling Women and More Pricks than Kicks.”
Michelle Williams, Radford University, USA, “A Novice Scholar Facing the Parnell Affair in Joyce’s Fiction”
Peter Kuch, University of Otago, New Zealand, “A handful of tea: money and monster novels”.

Aula C
10.00 – 11.15     PANEL 8
Tamara Radak, Chair
Simone Rebora, University of Göttingen, Germany, “Encyclopedic Novel Revisited. Joyce’s Role in a Disputed Literary Genre”
Tamara Radak, University of Vienna, Austria, “Putting the cycle in Encyclopaedia: Joycean Negotiations of Closure”
Iva Dimovska, Central European University Budapest, Hungary, “The Aesthetics of Failure: James Joyce and the modernist anti-novel

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
11.15 -11.40       COFFEE BREAK

Andrea Cortellessa, Università Roma Tre, Italy, “Forse che sì, forse che no. Joyce tra Pascoli e Gadda”

12.10 -12.40
Carla Marengo Vaglio, Università di Torino, Italy, “Tobias Smollett: Joyce’s Grandfather: “satiety”, “eructation, “regurgitation”

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Orlando Mezzabotta, Independent scholar and actor, “Joyce’s Parallel Lives in the Night Studies”

15.00 – 16.15   PANEL 9
Chiara Sciarrino, Chair
Chiara Sciarrino, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy, “‘Non serviam’: A Corpus Stylistics Analysis of Negation and Religion in A Portrait
April Capili, University of Antwerp, Belgium, “‘Yes, yes: a woman too. Life, life’: Lucia and the Life-Writing Aspects of Joyce’s Novels”
Neslihan Ekmekçioglu, Çankaya University, Turkey, “Contrasting Representations of Intersubjective Self- Perception and Gaze in Joyce

Aula C
15.00 – 16.30     PANEL 10
Joseph Nugent, Chair
Paola Serrati, Independent scholar, “‘Errors Are Portals Of Discovery’: Historical Revision and Fictionalized Reality”
Boyarkina Iren, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy, “Joyce, Modernism and Science Fiction Literature”
Joseph Nugent, Boston College, USA, “Nice spectacle[s] for your mother: Ulysses in Virtual Reality”
Andrew Goodspeed, South East European University in the Republic of Macedonia, ‘Patience is the great thing’: Clarity in Finnegans Wake

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
16.30-16.45    COFFEE BREAK

16.45-17.45    BOOK REVIEWS
Enrico Terrinoni, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy, “On Joyicity and Il riflesso d’autore by Gabriele Frasca”
Fabio Luppi, Università Guglielmo Marconi, Italy,“On James Joyce e la fine del romanzo by Enrico Terrinoni ”
Giuliana Bendelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy, “On Leggere l’Ulisse di Joyce, ed. by G. Bendelli”
Franca Ruggieri, Università Roma Tre, Italy, “On James Joyce’s Lettere e saggi, ed. by Enrico Terrinoni ”
Annalisa Federici, Università di Roma “Sapienza” / Università della Tuscia, Italy, “On Joyce Studies in Italy 2016.  Shakespearean Joyce Joycean Shakespeare
17.45-18.00     CLOSING REMARKS
During the conference, speakers are invited to visit the virtual installation A Preview of Joycestick: Ulysses in Virtual Reality   (Aula D), curated by Joseph Nugent.