MMLA 2022: Irish Studies

deadline for submissions: 
April 19, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
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2022 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

November 16-21, 2022

Minneapolis, MN

Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies


Ulysses: 1922-2022


On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the publication of Ulysses, James Joyce’s experimental masterpiece—so beloved and, at times hated equally, yet also fascinating to generations of readers—continues to inspire, entertain, and transform our culture and literary world. Although Joyce’s modernist novel immortalized the Irish capital of Dublin as a key site of urban modernity, the book was conceived and written primarily in Italy and first published in France as a complete novel by Sylvia Beach, the owner of the Paris legendary bookstore Shakespeare and Company. To mark the centenary of the publication of Ulysses, this panel welcomes proposals on any aspect of what Joyce termed “my damned monster novel,” including the text’s global reception, influence, and afterlife.


By April 15, 2022, please submit an abstract (100-200 words) and one-page CV to session chair Dr. Desmond Harding at