2010 PRAGUE JAMES JOYCE SYMPOSIUM, 13 - 18 June 2010

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Please note that the registration deadline for this year's Prague James Joyce Symposium has been extended until 10 May. Proposals are welcomed on all aspects of Joyce's writing. For information about registration, accommodation and all events, please see the Symposium website: www.jamesjoyce.cz.

Symposium Patron: Vaclav Havel.

Plenary speakers: David Hayman, Daniel Ferrer, Steve McCaffery.

Guest writers: Karen Mac Cormack and Tom McCarthy.

The Symposium, apart from a rich academic programme, will feature numerous social events. In addition to the welcoming reception and the Bloomsday banquet, among its highlights are several book launches, evening prose and poetry readings (featuring our guest writers), and an exhibition opening (exhibiting artist: Ian Hays) -- all this in the historical heart of the "Golden City" of Prague.

Participants can also sign up for an optional post-Symposium tour, to some highly attractive destinations around the country.

Prague is at the centre of Europe as Joyce is at the centre of the tradition of European modernism, and it is fitting that the major European author of the twentieth century be honoured in the city that is the very heart of modern Europe.

The Symposium host, Charles University, is itself one of the oldest universities in Europe, having been founded in 1348. Moreover, the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures was the original home of Prague Structuralism, whose legacy -- through the work of Rene Wellek and Roman Jakobson -- has had an enduring impact on Joyce scholarship internationally. It is only fitting that Joyce's work be celebrated in such an environment, in a country that was also the homeland not only of Kafka, but of Freud, Mahler and Husserl.

For further information please contact the Symposium manager:

David Vichnar
Department of Anglophone Literatures & Cultures
Philosophy Faculty, Charles University
Nam. Jana Palacha 2
116 38 Praha 1
Czech Republic

tel.: +420 221 619 279
fax: +420 221 619 341
email: jamesjoyce2010@gmail.com