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A three day symposium exploring James Joyce's Ulysses as a text of the people. globalulysses.com

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James Joyce once boasted of his modernist masterpiece Ulysses that he had “put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what [he] meant.” Since its publication in Paris in 1922, the novel has precipitated an abundance of scholarly interventions in the form of books, articles, conferences, summer schools, and research centres. At the same time, it sparked the imaginations of ordinary readers who come together and demonstrate their passion for the novel during the annual Bloomsday festivities, weekly reading groups, and daily maintenance of various Joycean sites around the city of Dublin. Replacing the wandering hero of Homer’s Odyssey with a humble ad man, Joyce himself intended his novel to be appreciated by the ordinary reader. In the small privacies of the individual, Joyce found the basis of our greatness. He found the heroic in the everyday and everyman and woman.

In anticipation of the the centenary of Ulysses, the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, will host a series of talks focussed on recovering the people’s Ulysses. Over three days, students, scholars, and non-specialists in Joyce studies will convene to explore the novel as a text of the people. During the symposium non-Joyceans with an expertise in a subject treated in the novel will respond to relevant episodes. For example, Irish Times correspondent Lara Marlowe will offer a personal reading of the “Aeolus” episode and playwright Marina Carr will respond to the final episode, “Penelope”. The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame and the Paris Centre for Irish Studies at La Sorbonne – Paris 3 invite you to join in these discussions. Register at globalulysses.com

SPEAKERS:

Marina Carr (playwright)

Lara Marlowe (France correspondent The Irish Times)

Lola San Martin Arbide (Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage)

Barry McCrea (Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English, Irish Language and Literature, and Romance Languages and Literatures)

Robert McLiam Wilson (novelist)

PUBLIC TALK: Marina Carr on “Penelope” Acclaimed Irish playwright Marina Carr will respond to the final episode of James Joyce’s Ulysses as part of a public event. All welcome.

Date: Friday 12 June

Time: 5.30pm Location: Centre Culturel Irlandais

CONVENORS: Professor Declan Kiberd (Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English and Irish Language and Literature, University of Notre Dame)

Professor Enrico Terrinoni (Professore Ordinario di Letteratura Inglese, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, President of the James Joyce Italian Foundation)

Professor Clíona Ní Ríordáin (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3) The symposium is part of the University of Notre Dame’s Global Ulysses project. Full schedule will be published on globalulysses.com

SPONSORS: Centre Culturel Irlandais Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 Embassy of Ireland Paris Department of English, University of Notre Dame Nanovic Institute for European Studies, University of Notre Dame

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