EVENT: Joseph Valente and the Problem of Justice.

The UB Department of English cordially invites you
to celebrate the career of
Joseph Valente
UB Distinguished Professor of English and Disability Studies
Thursday, April 25, 3:00-5:00pm
Poetry Collection, 420 Capen Hall

In honor of this occasion, renowned Joyce scholar Maud Ellmann, Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, will deliver a talk entitled “Joseph Valente and the Problem of Justice.”

The talk will be followed by an exchange with Professor Valente.

A reception and retirement party to toast Professor Valente will follow.

An internationally renowned editor and literary critic, Joseph Valente is UB Distinguished Professor of English and Disability Studies. He was recently the President of the Northeastern Modern Language Association. Before that, he was the longtime Treasurer of the International Yeats Society. He is also a founding member of Queering Ireland. Over the course of his
scholarly career, he has published over 75 journal articles and book chapters. He has authored numerous books of criticism, including James Joyce and the Problem of Justice: Negotiating Sexual and Colonial Difference (1995, 2009), Dracula’s Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness and the Question of Blood (2002, 2012), The Myth of Manliness in Irish Nationalist Culture, 1880-1922 (2011), and The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature: Writing the Unspeakable (with Margot Backus, 2020). He has
edited or co-edited numerous critical volumes, including Quare Joyce (1997), Disciplinarity at the Fin-de Siecle (2002), an annotated edition of Dracula (2003), Urban Ireland (2010) Yeats and Afterwords (2014), Ireland in Psychoanalysis (2017), Joycean Possibilities (2023), the The Irish Revival: A Complex Vision (2023) and Irish Shame (2024).