Conference Programme

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Thursday, 2 February 2012

14:00-16:00 Registration

Venue: “Social Space” at the School of English, QUB
(Directions at the door of the School of English) 2 University Square, Belfast, BT7 1NN, United Kingdom

16:00-17:00 Guided tour of Ulster Hall

19:30- Conference dinner

Venue: Molly’s Yard
1 College Green Mews, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1LW

Friday, 3 February 2012

9:00 Registration

Venue: Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NH, United Kingdom

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks

Professor Brian G. Caraher


Dr. Katy Mullin, “‘Antitreating is about the size of it’: James Joyce, drink and the round system” (chair: Antonio Bibbò)

10:15-11:30 Joyce and (political) borders I

(chair: Dr. David Dwan)
David McMorran, Babelian Topographies: Disorientation and Misinterpretation in James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake
Grace Holtkamp, The Wake of Partition
Alison Lacivita, The Norwegian Captain and Polar Exploration in Finnegans Wake

11:30-11:40 Coffee break

11:40-12:55 How is he when he is not at home?

(chair: Prof. Brian Caraher)
David Vichnar, “Wiping alley english spooker off the face of the erse”, James Joyce and the English experimental novel of the 1960s-1970s
Amanda Sigler, Punctuating Joyce Across the Atlantic
Elizabeth Switaj, Native Speaker & Language Learner in Ulysses

12:55-13:40 Lunch

13:40-14:40 PLENARY SPEECH

Dr. Fritz Senn, “How Joyce Translates Himself” (chair: Richard Alan Barlow)

14:40-16:00 The cast of characters

(chair: Dr. Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes)
Veronica Bălă, “Charybde Sylla déjà”: an Emotional Landscape in Joyce’s Ulysses and Beckett’s A Piece of Monologue / Solo
Jonathan McCreedy, “All Sigla in Single File!”: The “Battle Diagram” (a Tour-Map of Kate’s ‘Museyroom’) in Finnegans Wake, Chapter One

16:00-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-18:00 Joyce and (political) borders II

(chair: Dr. Eamonn Hughes)
Philip Keel Geheber, Stephen’s Individual Mind and Ulster-English Liberalism
Soichiro Onose, ‘A Most Pertinent Question’: ‘Aeolus’ and the Wyndham Act
C. Thomas Murphy, Love Beyond Borders: Foreign Sex in “Eumaeus”
Pauric Havlin, “Eins within a space…”: Christopher Columbus and Joyce’s dislocation of the imperial narrative

18:30-20:30 FW reading group session (Convenor: Dr. Fritz Senn)

Text of focus: Finnegans Wake, page 143, question 9.
Venue: Bookfinders’ Cafe
47 University Road, Belfast,
United Kingdom, BT7 1ND

Saturday, 4 February 2012

9:15-10:50 Polymedial Joyce

(chair: Dr. Katherine O’Callaghan)
Giovanna Vincenti, The Young Man and the Irish Literary Theatre.
Chih-hsien Hsieh, “Through the Hush of Air a Voice sang to them”—The Radio Experience in Ulysses
Pingta Ku, Gerty’s Mutoscopic Erotica of London Fashion
Caroline Elbay, ‘Les Voici, les enfants de Boheme: Bizet, Carmen, Weininger & Joyce’

10:50-11:05 Coffee break

11:05-12:05 PLENARY SPEECH

Prof. John McCourt (chair: Elizabeth Switaj)

12:05-13:05 Lunch

13:05-14:05 PLENARY SPEECH

Prof. Vincent Cheng, “‘Or also in different places’: Place, History, and the Nation” (tentative title) (chair: Yi-Peng Lai)

14:05-14:20 Coffee break

14:20-15:35 Polytropos Joyce

(chair: Prof. Anne Fogarty)
Silvia Annavini, Vertical and Horizontal Spaces: Allegorical and Rhizomatic Geographies from “Proteus” to “Wandering Rocks”
Mina Djuric, Uncanny Dublin, made by Joyce
Kelvin Knight, Heterotopic Joyce: Foucault’s ‘Other Spaces’ in Ulysses

15:35-15:50 Coffee break

15:50-17:05 The hybrid space of religion

(chair: Liam Lanigan)
Esra Cortancioglu, Politics and Religion in Novelistic Discourse: Ulysses and The Black Book.
David Stone, James Joyce and the Ghetto
Patricia Pericic, The Trial of Betrayal for Bloom’s Being in Ulysses

17:05-17:10 Short break

17:10-17:40 Closing Remarks

Roundtable session with Prof. Anne Fogarty, Prof. John McCourt, Prof. Vincent Cheng and Dr. Fritz Senn
(chair: Caroline Elbay)


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