CFP: Prismatic Joyce
The XVI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Conference Dates: 1-2 February 2024
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 12, 2023
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY NOVEMBER 26, 2023
§ Sun-Chieh Liang, National Taiwan Normal University
§ Patrick Hersant, Université Paris 8
§ Fritz Senn, Zürich James Joyce Foundation
Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Fabio Luppi, Enrico Terrinoni, Serenella Zanotti
The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Sixteenth Annual Conference in Rome to celebrate Joyce’s 143th birthday.
After the Ulysses centenary celebrations, 2024 marks a hundred years since the first piece of Work in Progress was published in transition. From then, what in 1939 would have become Finnegans Wake started appearing in fragments giving Joyce’s ouvre a “prismatic shape”. In this conference we will reflect on the ways in which the various works by Joyce interact as if in perennial dialogue, and how they still affect us in new ways and why. We will also explore how they have been reconfigured and re-oriented in different languages and cultures through translation.
We invite scholars to send proposals for a 20-minute contribution. The Conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.
Related topics include, but are not limited to:
- Joyce’ kaleidoscopic works
- Interactions between Joyce’s works and internal intertextuality
- Prismatic refractions of Joyce’s work in translation
- Translations as part of Joyce’s poly-system
- Continuities and discontinuities in Joyce Studies
- Rites of passage, eternal change, and transition between Ulysses and Finnegans Wake
- Art and life in Joyce’s works
- Translocutions and the evolution of language patterns in Joyce
Please send an abstract (500 words maximum in length) along with a short “narrative” bio-sketch (300 words maximum in length) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selected papers will be published.
Deadline for proposals: 12 November 2023
Accepted speakers will be notified no earlier than 26 November 2022
On arrival, participants will be expected to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation (Students: 35 euro; Individual Membership: 45 euro; Institutions: 50 euro; Supporting members: 70 euro). Accepted speakers will have to arrange their own accommodation and travel.
Please visit the James Joyce Italian Foundation website for updates: http://thejamesjoyceitalianfoundation.wordpress.com/