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February 2, 2021
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Joyce studies in Italy vol. 23 (2021)


Joyce Studies in Italy, a peer-reviewed annual journal dealing with all areas of Joyce studies, invites Joycean scholars to submit papers (max 5.000 words including bibliography, no images) on the subject of Joyce and Space.

If during the Twentieth Century the idea of identity and selfhood was mainly considered as rooted in temporality, in the last few decades the spatial condition of human existence has acquired a new and profound relevance after the so-called Spatial Turn which has produced a deep change in the relationship between space, place, body and mind. Indeed, places can be conceived and experienced in a variety of ways: through fleeting yet intense bodily perceptions, mental and memory constructions, or as the result of cultural and literary inventions, so much so that distinctive and diverse places are regarded as the product of deeply felt links between people and the places they live in.

As Valérie Bénéjam and John Bishop write in Making Space in the Works of James Joyce (2011) Joyce’s concern for space "be it urban, geographic, stellar, geometrical, or optical - obviously appeared a central and idiosyncratic feature of his work". For example, in the first chapter of the Portrait Stephen defines his position in space, according to his personal cosmology, while in Ulysses the perception of places is firstly lived through the body and bodily sensations.

Contributors are invited to explore how in Joyce’s novels space and places are constituted, perceived, known and lived in their physical, existential, memorial, textual, cognitive, imaginative or cerebral dimension, and how such perception - real or imaginary, conscious or unaware that it is - contributes to building the identities both of places and individuals, in a continuous exchange between subjective and objective, between embodied mind and places, since “being” is synonymous to “be somewhere”.


Contributions will undergo a double-blind peer review process, and selected papers will be recommended for publication in the 2021 issue of the journal.


Related topics include, but are not limited to:


-       Joyce’s “Sense of Place”

-       Places and memory

-       Spatial imagination

-       Visual and/or imagined geography

-       Imaginary space

-       Landscapes

-       Soundscape

-       Cityscapes

-       Social and urban spaces

-       Political spaces

-       Space and gender

-       Time’s space

-       Joyce’s textual spaces: paperspace

–      Places name

-       Joyce and the theories of space

-       Joyce’s reception across space and time


Only papers which fully comply with the JSI Stylesheet and are related to the theme of the volume will be considered for submission to reviewers. Authors are kindly invited to submit their full papers to by February 2, 2021.


  Length of articles: a maximum of 5,000 words, including notes.

 Quotations: Short quotations, in the body of the text. Long quotations should be presented like a normal paragraph but preceded and followed by a line jump. Any elisions or cuts made within the quotations should be indicated by […].

 Referencing: Most referencing should be done within the body of the text with the authordate-page system:  (Costello 2004: 43) Where necessary use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively. A note number should be placed before any punctuation or quotation mark. A list of Works Cited should be placed in Times New Roman (12) at the end of the text e.g. 

 Works cited: Ó Faoláin, Seán (1948). The Short Story, London: Collins. Costello, Peter (2004). “James Joyce and the remaking of Modern Ireland”, Studies, Vol. 38. No. 370: 125-138.

 References to works by Joyce should use the following conventions and abbreviations:

CP     Joyce, James. Collected Poems. New York: Viking Press, 1957.

   Joyce, James. Dubliners. ed.Robert Scholes in consultation with Richard Ellmann,.New York: Viking Press,1959; Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism, edited by Margot Norris, text edited by Hans Walter Gabler with Walter Hettche, New York: WW Norton and Company 2006.

E     Joyce, James. Exiles. New York: Penguin, 1973.

FW    Joyce, James. Finnegans Wake. New York: Viking Press, 1939; London: Faber and Faber, 1939. These two editions have identical pagination. Oxford World’s Classics, 2012.

GJ     Joyce, James. Giacomo Joyce, ed. Richard Ellmann. New York: Viking Press, 1968.

JJI   Ellmann, Richard. James Joyce. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1959.

JJII     Ellmann, Richard. James Joyce. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1982.

JJA  The James Joyce Archive, ed. Michael Groden, et al. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1977-79. See last two pages of the JJQ for guide.

 Letters I, II, III     Joyce, James. Letters of James JoyceVol. I, ed. Stuart Gilbert. New York: Viking Press, 1957; reissued with corrections 1966. Vols. II and III, ed. Richard Ellmann. New York: Viking Press, 1966.

OCPW  Joyce, James. Occasional, Critical, and Political Writing, ed. Kevin Barry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

 P  Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. The definitive text corrected from Dublin Holograph by Chester G. Anderson and edited by Richard Ellmann. New York: Viking Press, 1964; “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”:  Text, Criticism , and Notes, ed. Chester G. Anderson. New York: Viking Press, 1968; Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism, edited by John Paul Riquelme, text edited by Hans Walter Gabler with Walter Hettche, New York: WW Norton and Company 2007.

SH  Joyce, James. Stephen Hero, ed. John J. Slocum and Herbert Cahoon. New York: New Directions, 1944, 1963.

SL  Joyce, James. Selected Letters of James Joyce, ed. Richard Ellmann. New York: Viking Press, 1975.

U + episode and line number Joyce, James. Ulysses ed. Hans Walter Gabler, et al. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1984, 1986. In paperback by Garland, Random House, Bodley Head, and Penguin between 1986 and 1992.