IV James Joyce Research Colloquium – Dublin, Ireland 2011

From 14 to 16 April 2011 the Joyce Research Centre organizes the Fourth James Joyce Research Colloquium which will be held at University College Dublin.

This further meeting of the international colloquium series at UCD continues to provide a forum for the discussion of current and future developments in James Joyce Studies by leading scholars. It also sets out to facilitate active exchange between graduate students and practitioners in the field of Joyce Studies and related fields on the opportunities and challenges of undertaking research on Joyce.

Speakers will analyse and debate the usefulness of particular methodologies and theoretical positions for aspects of research projects that they have concluded or their applicability for works in progress. The delegates at the colloquium will include doctoral and post-doctoral students currently engaged in research on Joyce at universities in Ireland, across Europe, North America, and elsewhere. Although registration is required, MA students, Joyce scholars, and those with an active interest in Joyce are also welcome to attend, particularly Joyceans and Irish Studies specialists in Ireland.

Close dialogue will be encouraged between all the participants to enable open and expansive discussion about the present state of Joyce Studies and the possible trajectories that it could follow on the eve of the expiration of the copyright on some of Joyce’s texts.

Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté will give the keynote lecture on Thursday, 14 April. The other speakers at the 2011 colloquium are: Dr Scarlett Baron (Magdalen College, University of Oxford), Frank Callanan (Dublin), Dr Luca Crispi (University College Dublin), Professor Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin), Dr Clare Hutton (Loughborough University), Dr Katherine Mullin (University of Leeds), Dr John Nash (Durham University), and Dr Sam Slote (Trinity College Dublin).

As usual, the Friday sessions will be in the National Library of Ireland and on Saturday we return to UCD. Further information will be posted in January 2011.


Scholarship funding is available for doctoral and post-doctoral students and will cover accommodation, travel, and events. Applicants should forward by email a curriculum vitae, a letter of introduction (specifically outlining your interests in Joyce studies and why the colloquium might be of benefit to you), an academic reference (which can be sent as an attachment), and any other relevant documentation.

The deadline for all application material is Friday, 4 February 2011. Note that preference will be given to first-time applicants but applications from previous recipients of scholarships at UCD James Joyce Research Centre events are nonetheless also welcome; late applications may be considered in some circumstances. Post-graduate students at Irish universities are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further details, inquiries, and submissions contact:
Dr Luca Crispi
UCD James Joyce Research Centre
School of English, Drama and Film
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Email: luca.crispi@ucd.ie

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