II JJIF James Joyce Graduate Conference – Rome, Italy 2009

The James Joyce Italian Foundation is pleased to announce the 2009 James Joyce Graduate Conference which will be held in Rome on February 2-3.
The Foundation is seeking graduate students and young scholars interested in Joyce, the man, the writer and his context to take part in the conference, which will be held at the Università Roma Tre, Italy, on February 2-3, 2009, Joyce\’s one hundred twentyseventh birthday, and is being organised in collaboration with the James Joyce Reserach Centre, University College Dublin and the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.
It will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.
Emerging Joyce scholars are invited to send proposals for a 20-minute contribution to be discussed at the one-day and a half conference on current trends in Joyce and modernist scholarship. The general theme of the conference is “James Joyce: Metamorphosis and Rewriting”. Related topics include but are not limited to:

  • Metamorphosis as a word, as a process and as rewriting
  • Metamorphosis from Ovid to Joyce
  • Metamorphosis as metaphor
  • Textual Metamorphoses – genetic approaches to Joyce’s texts
  • Multigeneric rewritings: cinematic/theatrical/musical Joyce
  • New /Traditional approaches to Joyce’s works
  • Irish/International Joyce
  • Joyce in translation
  • Joyce and Literary Connections
  • Language in Joyce

Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin), Richard Brown (University of Leeds) and Sam Slote (Trinity College Dublin) will be among the special guest speakers.

Selected papers will be recommended for publication in JSI – Joyce Studies in Italy. The 2008 James Joyce Graduate Conference proceedings are currently being published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Paper proposals (up to 300 words along with a short bio) should be emailed to: joyce.foundation@uniroma3.it. Deadline for proposals: September 30, 2008. Successful applicants will be notified by November 1, 2008.

A Joycean birthday party will be held on February 1, 2009.

Recent issues of the Italian James Joyce series (Piccola Biblioteca Joyciana, Joyciana, Joyce Studies in Italy) as well as international publications on Joyce will be launched during the conference.
On arrival, participants will be asked to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation (Students: 25 Euro – Faculty: 35 Euro).
The conference fee is 30.00 Euro.
Good value accomodation will be available to all participants, and free accomodation will be offered to the selected speakers.

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