James Joyce Italian Foundation Annual Conference

Dear members of the James Joyce Italian Foundation,


due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the James Joyce Italian Foundation decided that it will not be possible to hold the XIV JJIF Conference in Rome in February 2021. It would have revolved, as planned, around the theme of Joyce and Space.


We are all very disappointed. For the first time in our history, we had to cancel our annual event to which many of you brilliantly contributed with your vision and insight in the past. We are very grateful to all of you who worked so hard over the years to make our event a special one.

For this reason, we thought a good way to make up would be to proceed with the yearly publication of our journal devoting the next issue to the planned theme of the conference. Please find in the next update the CfP with submission guidelines and stylesheet. We kindly remind you that in order to submit a paper, you need to be a member of the JJIF.


In addition, we decided to launch the Giorgio Melchiori prize for publication in the “Piccola Biblioteca Joyciana” series which has been going on for more than ten years now. Paid members of the JJIF are invited to apply by submitting a project (one page in length plus bibliography) for a short study they intend to write (110/120 pages). The winner will be asked to submit the complete manuscript by 30 April, 2021. The book will be officially launched at the XIV James Joyce Foundation Conference in Rome, in February 2022. Proposals can be sent to joyce.foundation@uniroma3.it and franca.ruggieri@uniroma3.it Deadline: October 8, 2020.


These are difficult times for us all around the world, and we hope that you will stay safe. We look forward to seeing you at a next James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in 2022. Please check out our website and facebook page for updates.


The James Joyce Italian Foundation

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