[UPDATE] The Difference of Joyce - The VI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

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James Joyce Italian Foundation

The Difference of Joyce
The VI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2 2013
Abstracts due: December 9, 2012

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for our sixth annual conference, "The Difference of Joyce." This international conference will be hosted by the Department of Comparative Literatures at the Università Roma Tre, on February 1 and 2 2012, to celebrate Joyce's 131th birthday. Plenary speakers: Fritz Senn, Geert Lernout, Daniel Ferrer, Jacques Aubert.
A Joycean birthday party will be held on February 1, 2012.
The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience. Scholars are invited to send proposals for a 20-minute contribution on current trends in Joyce and modernist scholarship.
The general theme of the conference is "The Difference of Joyce". Related topics include but are not limited to:
- Joyce and today's fiction
- Joyce and the internal monologue tradition
- Interior/exterior monologue in Joyce
- Joyce in popular culture
- Prophecy in Joyce
- Joyce among his contemporaries
- Genetic and/or historicist approaches to Joyce
- Irish or international Joyce?
- Multigeneric rewritings: cinematic/theatrical/musical Joyce
- Joyce vs Joyce in translation
- Classic/Romantic Joyce
- Joyce as Homer
- Myth in Joyce
- Style vs plot in Joyce

Selected papers will be recommended for publication in JSI - Joyce Studies in Italy. Please send abstracts, 250-500 words in length, along with a short bio to joyceconference@gmail.com
The deadline for proposals has been extended: December 16, 2012.
On arrival, participants will be expected to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation (Students: 25 Euro; Faculty: 35 Euro).
James Joyce Italian Foundation website: http://thejamesjoyceitalianfoundation.wordpress.com/