The XIV James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

deadline for submissions: 
November 14, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
The James Joyce Italian Foundation

The XIV James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

“One, No One, and One Hundred (Thousand?) Ulysses

Conference Dates: 9-11 February 2022


Keynote speakers:

  • Erika Mihalycsa (Babeş-Bolyai University)
  • Ilaria Natali (Università di Firenze)
  • Fritz Senn (Zurich James Joyce Foundation)

Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Fabio Luppi, Enrico Terrinoni, Serenella Zanotti

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Fourteenth Annual Conference in Rome to celebrate Joyce’s 140th birthday.

Ulysses turns a hundred and it does not seem to have aged too much. Actually, Joyce’s great book is still able, thanks to its openness to multiple readings, to attract new interpretations coming from all areas of knowledge. Philosophical, artistic, political, linguistic, musical, environmental approaches have changed it into a kaleidoscope producing plural and transformative visions of the world and of itself. The Conference will reflect on how such visions can still be “multiplied”, or rather “plultiplied” as the Wake would have it, for the readers to come.

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 The Conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.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:

- Ulysses, European literature and World literature

- The reception of Ulysses across space and time

- Ulysses’s radical intertextuality

- Ulysses and Otherness

- Postcolonial Ulysses

- Ulysses, language and alterity

- Ulysses and the classical world

- Ulysses and the novel

- Ulysses in translation / translating Ulysses

- Ulysses and historic recurrences

- ‘Ulysses and us’

- The language/s of Ulysses

- Homer, Dante, Tennyson, Joyce… and one hundred Ulysses


Please send an abstract (500 words maximum in length) along with a short narrative bio-sketch (300 words maximum in length) to (both documents should be sent in Word format).

Selected papers will be published in our Journal Joyce Studies in Italy. The Conference includes a Joyce birthday party.

Deadline for proposals: November 14, 2021.

Accepted speakers will be notified no earlier than December 1, 2021.

On arrival, participants will be expected to sign up for membership of The James Joyce Italian Foundation (Students: 30 Euro; Individual Membership: 45 Euro; Institutions: 50 Euro; Supporting members: 70 euro).

Please visit the James Joyce Italian Foundation website for updates:

While we hope to be able to host the conference in Rome, in due time we might have to consider the online option, should the situation of the ongoing pandemic force us to do so.