CFP: Shakespearean Joyce / Joycean Shakespeare – JJIF conference 1-2-3 February 2016 – Università Roma Tre


 The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016

Confirmed speakers: Paola Pugliatti, Klaus Reichert, Laura Pelaschiar, Valerie Benejam

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the ninth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 134th birthday.

The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience. In parallel with the conference’s usual focus on Joyce, it also intends to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death by inviting scholars dealing with the Joyce-Shakespeare connection to send proposals for a 20-minute contribution on current trends in Joyce and Shakespeare’s studies. Related topics include, but are not limited to:

– Joyce and/vs Shakespeare
– Joyce and the Elizabethans
– Shakespeare in Joyce
– Joyce and the authorship question in Shakespeare
– Joyce Studies and Shakespeare Studies: overlaps and interconnections
– Genetic Joyce Studies and Shakespearean philology
– Joyce’s poetry and Shakespeare’s poetry
– Joyce, Shakespeare and Italy
– Joyce’s Ireland and Shakespeare’s England
– Joyce, Bruno and Shakespeare
– Joyce, Shakespeare and the idea of the nation
– Shakespeare’s reception in Joyce’s Ireland
– Joyce’s reception in England
– Shakespeare’s studies in Joyce’s times
– Joyce and the English language
– Shakespeare and the English language
– Conceptions of drama in Joyce and Shakespeare
– Shakespeare’s Rome and Joyce’s Rome…
– Metafictionality and Metatheatricality in Joyce and Shakespeare\”

Selected papers will be published. Please send abstracts, 250-500 words in length, along with a short bio-sketch to

The Conference includes a Joycean birthday party.

Accepted speakers will be notified by November 27, 2015.

On arrival, participants will be expected to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation:

  • STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: € 20,00 (undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and similar caregories)
  • INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP: € 50,00 (departments, libraries, foundations)

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