James Joyce: The Joys of Exile

deadline for submissions: 
November 26, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
James Joyce Italian Foundation

James Joyce: The Joys of Exile


The XI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome


Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2018


Keynote speakers:

Fritz Senn

Sam Slote

Gabriele Frasca


The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eleventh Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 136th birthday.


Exile is among the foremost theme’s in Joyce ouvre, but it also became an “arm” he allowed himself “to use”. From Dubliners to Finnegans Wake the “note of banishment” and exile resonates in so many ways that it would be difficult to imagine Joyce as a non-exilic subject.


We invite scholars to send proposals for a 20-minute contribution. The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.

Related topics include, but are not limited to:


- Exile as a narrative strategy in Joyce

- Joyce and exile in the literary canon
- Joyce and exile in the tradition of the Irish novel

- Joyce, Europe and Exile

- Joyce, Great Britain and Exile; 

- Joyce, Celtic Countries and Exile.

- Joyce, Exile(s) and Drama

- Joyce among expatriates

- Silence, exile and cunning in Joyce’s works

- Joyce and the Irish diaspora

- Joyce as an Irish/European writer

- Joyce and emigration

- Joyce at home and abroad


Selected papers will be published. Please send abstracts, 250-500 words in length, along with a short bio-sketch to joyceconference@gmail.com

The Conference includes a Joycean birthday party.

Deadline for proposals: November 26, 2017.

Accepted speakers will be notified by December 15, 2017.


On arrival, participants will be expected to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation (Students: 25 Euro; Individual Membership: 35 Euro; Faculty: 50 Euro; supporting members : 70 euro).

Accepted speakers can apply for the Giorgio Melchiori Grants. Please visit the James Joyce Italian Foundation website for information: http://thejamesjoyceitalianfoundation.wordpress.com/