The XVI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference



31 January

20.30 – Welcome Gathering (Venue: Fiddler’s Elbow – Via dell’Olmata, 43)

1 February


9.00-9.30 – REGISTRATION

9.30-9.45 – OFFICIAL OPENING (Sala Ignazio Ambrogio)

  • Giorgio de Marchis, Head of Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere, Università Roma Tre
  • Patricia O’Brien, Ambassador of Ireland to Italy
  • Franca Ruggieri, Honorary President of the James Joyce Italian Foundation
  • Enrico Terrinoni, President of the James Joyce Italian Foundation

 9.45-10.30 – PLENARY 1 (Sala Ignazio Ambrogio)

Chair: Serenella Zanotti

  • Patrick Hersant, Université Paris 8: “‘A hysterical letter from the translatress of the Portrait’: Joyce and Savitzky in Paris, 1920”

10.30-11.00 – COFFEE BREAK

11.00-12.30 – PANEL 1 (Sala Ignazio Ambrogio)

Chair: Fabio Luppi

  1. Andrew Biswell, Manchester Metropolitan University: “Ways Into the Labyrinth: Anthony Burgess Reading Finnegans Wake
  2. Yuhan Wu, Wuhan University: “Joycean Prophecy: Traversing the Paths of Estrangement and Return in Finnegans Wake
  3. Taura Napier, Wingate University, North Carolina: “Anna Lynchya Pourable and Ligatureliblous Mobmauling: Joyce’s Prismatic Effects”
  4. Maria Teresa Caneda Cabrera, University of Vigo: “‘We are still learning to be James Joyce’s contemporaries’: Reading Joyce through the Prism of Vulnerability Studies”

 12.30-14.00 – LUNCH

14.00-15.30 – PANEL 2 (Sala Ignazio Ambrogio)

Chair: Ira Torresi

  1. Trisevgeni Bilia, University of Oxford: “Translation as a Struggle: Translating James Joyce’s Ulysses in Greece”
  2. Monica Paulis, University of Antwerp: “‘Padre O’Flynn ne farebbe lepre di tutti quanti’. Translating theSoundtrack of Everyday Life: Universality and Singularity of Folk and Pop Culture in Joyce’s Works”
  3. Arianna Autieri, Goldsmiths, University of London: “Interdisciplinary Joyce: Prisms, Translations and Experimentations”
  4. Vitor Alevato do Amaral, Fluminense Federal University: “Another Portrait in Portuguese: A Retranslation Approach”

15.30-17.00 – PANEL 3 (Sala Ignazio Ambrogio)

Chair: Sabrina Alonso

  1. Mitchell Kooh, Univeristy of Notre Dame: “Towards a Joycean Theo-Poetics of ”
  2. Michal Moussaffi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: “The Frame in (and around) James Joyce’s Ulysses
  3. Erika Mihálycsa, Babeș-Bolyai University: “‘Silk of the kine’: Exploitative animal tropes in Ulysses and their post-Joycean rewritings
  4. Sabrina Alonso (Zürich James Joyce Foundation) & William Brockman (Pennsylvania State University): “Looking around in Ulysses

17.00-17.15 – COFFEE BREAK

17.15-18.00 – PLENARY 2 (Sala Ignazio Ambrogio)

Chair: Enrico Terrinoni

  • Sun-Chieh Liang, National Taiwan Normal University: “The Prism and Gnomon: Refraction and Trancelation in Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

18.30-20.00 – WINE RECEPTION


2 February


9.00-10.30 – PANEL 4 (Sala Ignazio Ambrogio)

Chair: Giuliana Bendelli

  1. Carmela Esposito, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”: “Giacomo’s Prism: A Joycean Outlook on Recording Memory”
  2. Katharina Rajabi, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich: “Photographic Photo Bits in Ulysses
  3. Maria Parrino, Independent scholar: “‘He looked coldly into the eyes of the photograph and they answered coldly’. Optic devices in Dubliners
  4. Giuliana Bendelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano: “The Prismatic Sign of Water in Joyce’s work”

PANEL 5 (Room D)

Chair: Irakli Tskhvediani

  1. Eliso Pantskhava, Akaki Tsereteli State University, Georgia: “Translating Heteroglossia: Dubliners in Georgian”
  2. Nino Tsurtsumia, Akaki Tsereteli State University, Georgia: “Reimagining Dublin in the Georgian Translations of Dubliners”
  3. Irakli Tskhvediani, Akaki Tsereteli State University, Georgia: “Translating Musicality: The Dead”

10.30-11.15 – PLENARY 3 (Sala Ignazio Ambrogio)

Chair: Ilaria Natali

  • Fritz Senn, Zürich James Joyce Foundation: “Another Shot at the DNA of Ulysses

11.15-11.30 – COFFEE BREAK

11.30-13.00 – PANEL 6 (Sala Ignazio Ambrogio)

Chair: Erika Mihálycsa

  1. Pierre Troullier, Aix-Marseille University: “‘Prête moi un dux’: On a Quasi-French Poem by Joyce”
  2. Marija Girevska (Cyril and Methodius University) & Meinhard Rauchensteiner (Independent scholar):“Translation and Transformation: Nationalistic Aspects in the Work and Reception of Joyce’s Ulysses
  3. Ira Torresi, Università di Bologna: “‘Blending their God, such music’ (U 11.852- 853): The Prism of Translators’ Voices in the Italian Translations of Ulysses 
  4. Jolanta Wawrzycka, Radford University, Armağan Ekici, Independent scholar, Erika Mihálycsa, Babeș-Bolyai University: “‘Full many a flower is born to blush unseen’: Multidirectional Cyclopean translations”

PANEL 7 (Room D)

Chair: Cathal Coleman

  1. Maryam Najafi, Halic     University,     Istanbul:     “Animal     Symbolism     in     James Joyce’s Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: a mythological study”
  2. Jesse McKnight, Independent scholar: “Prunes and Prisms, Runes and Rhythms: Loose Vowels and Lost Consonants in the Slide-splitting Comedy of Finnegans Wake
  3. Cathal Coleman, Maynooth University: “‘What is your nation, if I may ask?’ A Helping Hand for Bloom from Martin Buber”

13.00-14.30 – LUNCH

14.30-15.45 – PANEL 8 (Sala Ignazio Ambrogio)

Chair: Andrew Goodspeed

  1. Annalisa Mastronardi, Dublin City University: “Mary Morrissy’s Penelope Unbound: Nora Barnacle without James Joyce”
  2. Clíodhna Carney, University of Galway: “Carry me along, taddy, like you done through the toy fair: Joyce and realism”
  3. Andrew Goodspeed, South East European University: “Who Were the Rabblement? Attempting to Identify an Implied Audience”

PANEL 9 (Room D)

Chair: Fabio Luppi

  1. Maryam Najafi, Halic     University,     Istanbul:     “Animal     Symbolism     in     James Joyce’s Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: a mythological study”
  2. Neslihan Ekmekçioğlu, Çankaya University, Ankara: “‘Signature of all things’: Joyce’s Use of Language in Depicting the Soundscapes and the Diaphane of Colours in the Proteus Episode of Ulysses
  3. Stefano Pavarini, Independent scholar: “‘A Kaleidoscopic Center’: The Homeric Pattern in Ulysses
  4. Iren Boyarkina, University of Rome La Sapienza/ University of Viterbo: “The Works of James Joyce Viewed through the Prism of Natural Sciences”

15.45 – 17.00 – PANEL 10 (Sala Ignazio Ambrogio)

Chair: Jonathan McCreedy

  1. Casey Drosehn Gough (North Central College) & Federico Barea (Independent scholar): “Joyce/Yo hice’: Authorship/Translation in Marcelo Zabaloy’s Odiseo
  2. Sonja Đurić, University of Valencia: “James Joyce’s Kaleidoscopic Influence on Milos Crnjanski’s Work through Epiphany and Nostalgia”
  3. Jonathan McCreedy, Sofia University Kliment Ohridski: Portrait as Prequel, Dubliners as Spin-off’:‘Reverse-reading’ and the Conceptualisation of Joyce’s ‘Ulysphere’/Extended Universe”

17.00 – Screening of “I colori nella fabula sveviana” by Paolo Colombo



Fabio Luppi, Franca Ruggieri, Enrico Terrinoni, Serenella Zanotti