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Joyce Studies Annual Advisory Board

It was for the man of letters to record these epiphanies with extreme care, seeing that they themselves are the most delicate and evanescent...

The advisory board of Joyce Studies Annual is constituted of thirty-three international scholars, whose substantial contributions in scholarship have shaped the current status of the field, and whose ongoing work inspires the future of Joyce Studies worldwide.

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Derek Attridge, University of York
Morris Beja, Ohio State University
John Bishop, University of California, Berkeley
Sheldon Brivic, Temple University
Richard Brown, University of Leeds
Vincent Cheng, University of Utah
Neil Davison, Oregon State University
Michel Delville, University of Liege
Kevin Dettmar, Pomona College
Kimberly Devlin, University of California, Riverside
Maud Ellmann, University of Chicago
Finn Fordham, University of London
Hans Walter Gabler, Munich University
Arnold Goldman, Lewes, East Sussex, England
Michael Groden, University of Western Ontario
Clive Hart, University of Essex
David Hayman, University of Wisconsin
Cheryl Herr, University of Iowa
Philip Kitcher, Columbia University
Garry Leonard, University of Toronto at Scarborough
Geert Lernout, University of Antwerp
Morton Levitt, Temple University
Vicki Mahaffey, University of York
Dominic Manganiello, University of Ottawa
John McCourt, University of Rome 3
Margot Norris, University of California, Irvine
Jean-Michel Rabate, University of Pennsylvania
John Paul Riquelme, Boston University
Michael Seidel, Columbia University
Stuart Sherman, Fordham University
Sam Slote, Trinity College, Dublin
Thomas Staley, Ransom Humanities Center, University of Texas
Fritz Senn, Zurich James Joyce Foundation
Joseph Valente, University of Buffalo



Derek Attridge was educated in South Africa and England, and has taught in England, Scotland, France, and the U.S.A. He is the author of Well-weighed Syllables: Elizabethan Verse in Classical Metres (Cambridge, 1974), The Rhythms of English Poetry (Longman, 1982), Peculiar Language: Literature as Difference from the Renaissance to James Joyce (Cornell and Methuen, 1988; reissued by Routledge, 2004), Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction (Cambridge, 1995), Joyce Effects: On Language, Theory, and History (Cambridge, 2000), and the co-author of Meter and Meaning: An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry (Routledge, 2003). He is also the editor or co-editor of Post-structuralist Joyce (Cambridge, 1984), Post-structuralism and the Question of History, The Linguistics of Writing: Arguments between Language and Literature, The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce (Cambridge, 1990; second edition, 2004), Acts of Literature by Jacques Derrida (Routledge, 1992), Writing South Africa: Literature, Apartheid, and Democracy 1970-1995 (Cambridge, 1998), and Semicolonial Joyce (Cambridge, 2000). Publications appearing in 2004 included The Singularity of Literature (Routledge), which won the 2006 ESSE Book Award, J. M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Reading: Literature in the Event (Chicago and Natal), and, as editor, James Joyce's 'Ulysses': A Casebook (Oxford). Forthcoming in 2007 is How to Read Joyce (Granta). Among his research interests are South African literature, Joyce, deconstruction and literary theory, and the performance of poetry.  (Cambridge, 1987), (Manchester and Routledge, 1987).

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MORRIS BEJA is Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University, where he is the recipient of the University's Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award; he chaired the Department of English from 1983 to 1994. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece; University College Dublin, Ireland; Northwestern University; and Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. Among the honors he has received are a Guggenheim Fellowship and two Fulbright Lectureships. His books include: Epiphany in the Modern Novel; Film and Literature; and James Joyce: A Literary Life. He has edited a scholarly edition of Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway as well as volumes of essays on James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, and Orson Welles. He founded the International Virginia Woolf Society and is Executive Secretary and past President of the International James Joyce Foundation, from which he has received the Lifetime Service Award. He has directed or co-directed numerous international conferences, one on Beckett and seven on Joyce, including Bloomsday 100, the International James Joyce Symposium in Dublin, June 2004.

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John Bishop is Associate Professor of 20th-Century American Literature, 20th-Century British Literature, and Narrative & the Novel at UC-Berkeley. He is currently working on a book on James Joyce's Ulysses, based on his thirty-eight-year engagement with the novel.  A trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation, he received his A.B. from Cornell University and his Ph.D.from Stanford University. Selected Publications and Papers Delivered include:  Joyce’s Book of the Dark: Finnegans Wake. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1986; “Vico and Joyce and Joyce Scholarship.”  New Vico Studies. 6 (1988): 132-42; “Let Me Be Los: Codebook for Finnegans Wake.” James Joyce Quarterly 26 (1989): 456-59; “The Identity of the Dreamer.Critical Essays on James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Ed. Patrick A. McCarthy. New York: G.K. Hall, 1992. 143-65; “Vico’s ‘Night of Darkness’: The New Scienceand Finnegans Wake.” James Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. MaryT. Reynolds. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1993. 180-95; “Reading Finnegans Wake ‘In Context.’ ” A Collideorscape of Joyce: Festschrift for Fritz Senn . Ed. Ruth Frehner and Ursula Zeller (Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1998), pp. 231-58; “‘Nausicaa’: A Metaphysics of Coitus.” James Joyce’s Ulysses: (En)gendered Perspectives. Ed. Kimberly J. Devlin and Marilyn Reizbaum. Columbia, S.C.: U of South Carolina P, 1999. 185–209; “Introduction.” James Joyce, Finnegans Wake. New York: Penguin, 1999.

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Sheldon Brivic is a leading authority on James Joyce and psychoanalysis who has also developed an interest in modem American fiction. Books of his in both fields were just accepted. The Joycean study, to be published by Palgrave-Macmillan, is called Joyce, Lacan, and Zizek: Exploring in Language. His fifth book on Joyce, it begins by identifying for the first time the primary model of writing in Joyce’s novels. It ends by arguing that the conclusion of Joyce’s last novel predicts the rise of Asia to the center of world power. It also explains Lacan’s Seminars on Joyce, the analyst’s major statement on literature, in clear and comprehensible terms.  This book should be the first to relate Joyce to the sensational culture critic Slavoj Zizek. Earlier, Brivic wrote the first Lacanian book on Joyce, The Veil of Signs: Joyce, Lacan, and Perception (1991). Before that, he wrote the first psychoanalytic study of Joyce, Joyce between Freud and Jung (1980). So if he does put out the first Zizekian book on Joyce, it would complete a trifecta.
    Brivic never gets tired of Joyce and is looking forward to new discoveries with the Irish bard. The other two books by Brivic were Joyce the Creator (1985), which describes how Joyce plays the role of God in his work, and Joyce’s Waking Women (1995), a feminist study of Finnegans Wake. In addition, he edited, with Ellie Ragland-Sullivan, a special issue of James Joyce Quarterly.
    Brivic received his M.A. from the City University of New York and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Besides serving on the board of Joyce Studies Annual, he is on the editorial boards of James Joyce Quarterly, and the Journal of Modern Literature. His articles have appeared in NOVEL, Massachusetts Review, and ELH, among other journals, and in books published by Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois, among other presses. His pieces have also come out in Canada, Ireland, Spain, and Japan. Thirty-five of these articles are on Joyce and two are on Virginia Woolf. Others are on Richard Wright, Jorge Luis Borges, the Tristan Legend, and a Scottish folk-rock group, called “Joyce between Genders: Lacanian Views” (1991).


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The main focus of Richard Brown's research and teaching is modern literature and especially the work of James Joyce and selected contemporary British novelists. As well as a wide variety of articles and conference papers in these and other areas, he has published three books on Joyce: James Joyce and Sexuality (Cambridge, 1985), James Joyce: A Postculturalist Perspective, Joyce, “Penelope” and the Body (Rodopi, 2006). Since starting it in 1980, he's been co-editor of The James Joyce Broadsheet, a journal which publishes articles, reviews, illustrations and news connected to the work of Joyce, three times a year. He is currently editing a Companion to James Joyce for Blackwell. And he is a Trustee of the International Joyce Foundation. He also runs a Joyce Research Group which invites guest speakers and has hosted conferences as well as a regular Reading Group and a Research Group in Twentieth and Twenty- First Century Literature whose visitors included John Sutherland, as Chairman of the Man Booker Prize judges this past year. In the last year he has lectured on Joyce or contemporary writers in Trieste, Dublin, Uppsala, Prague, Auckland, New Zealand, Hull, New York, London and Budapest. His recent book contributions on Bob Dylan appeared in Do you Mr Jones? Bob Dylan with the Poets and Professors (Pimlico, 2003) and The Political Art of Bob Dylan (Palgrave, 2004).

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Vincent Cheng is the Shirley Sutton Thomas Professor of English at the University of Utah. His research interests include Modern British and American Literature, Colonial and Postcolonial English Literatures, James Joyce, Modern Novel, Minority Discourses, Postcolonial Theory, Irish Studies. Dr. Cheng is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and fellowships from the NEH, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the Tanner Humanities Center. He is the author of several books and many scholarly articles. His book, Joyce, Race, and Empire (Cambridge UP, 1995), won a Phi Kappa Phi Book Award in 1996. His most recent book is titled, Inauthentic: the Anxiety over Culture and Identity (Rutgers UP, 2004).

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NEIL DAVISON teaches courses in British Modernist Literature, works of James Joyce, 19th-and 20th-century Irish literature, Jewish cultural studies, 20th–century poetry, and Holocaust literature and film. In his classroom and scholarship, he focuses on Enlightenment Modernity, constructs of racial, gender, and religious identities, and how modernism informs the aesthetics and politics of nineteenth and twentieth-century texts. His work has also been influenced by Postcolonial theory, Masculinity Studies, and the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. He has a special interest in teaching the works of Joyce, Conrad, Shaw, Crane, Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Auden, Hemingway, Robert Lowell, V.S. Naipaul, Philip Larkin, and the Holocaust writings of Primo Levi, Aharon Appelfeld, and André Schwarz-Bart. He has published on Joyce, George Moore, Flann O’Brien, George du Maurier, W.B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, Schwarz-Bart, Philip Roth and others in such journals as Journal of Modern Literature, James Joyce Quarterly, Clio, Literature and Psychology, Jewish Social Studies, and Textual Practice. He has also placed poetry in Ironwood, Small Pond, Cimarron Review, Abraxas, West Branch, and other small-press magazines. His monograph, James Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity: Culture, Biography, and “the Jew” in Modernist Europe (Cambridge University Press, 1996; paper edition 1998), examines Joyce’s career-long interest in European Jewry and 19th-century forms of anti-Semitism. Another monograph, Jewishness and Masculinity from the Modern to the Postmodern was published by the Routledge Studies in 20th-Century Literature series in 2010. He is presentlyat workon a critical biography of Andréand Simone Schwarz-Bart that focuses on race and gender in the collaborative expression of their Jewish and Afro-Caribbean identities.    

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Michel Delville teaches English and American literatures, as well as comparative literature, at the University of Liège, where he directs the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Poetics. He is the author of several books including J.G. Ballard (1998), Hamlet & Co (2001; with Pierre Michel), Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and the Secret History of Maximalism (2005; with Andrew Norris), and The American Prose Poem, which won the 1998 SAMLA Studies Book Award. He recently co-edited three volumes of essays on postwar poetry (The Mechanics of the Mirage, 2000; Sound as Sense: US Poetry &/In Music, 2004; Poésie, Musique, Modernité, 2004). His most recent book, Food, Poetry, and the Aesthetics of Consumption: Eating the Avant-Garde, was published by Routledge in 2009. His new book, Crossroads Poetics, will be published in 2013.

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Kevin J. H. Dettmar splits his research and teaching between British and Irish modernism, especially James Joyce, and contemporary popular music. He is the editor of the Journal of Popular Music Studies, editor for Oxford University Press of the book series Modernist Literature and Culture, and general editor of the Longman Anthology of British Literature.

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Kimberly J. Devlin (B.A. Bryn Mawr; Ph.D. University of Michigan) is a specialist in James Joyce and author of Wandering and Return in "Finnegans Wake," published by Princeton University Press in 1991. Recent articles include "'See Ourselves As Others See Us': Joyce's Look at the Eye of the Other" (in PMLA, October 1989); "Pretending in 'Penelope': Masquerade, Mimicry, and Molly Bloom" (in Novel 1991); "Castration and its Discontents: A Lacanian Approach to Ulysses" (in a special issue of James Joyce Quarterly on Joyce and Lacan that appeared in 1991); and "The Eye and the Gaze in Heart of Darkness: A Symptomological Reading" (in Modern Fiction Studies1994); and "Bloom and the Police" (in Novel 1995). She is working on a new book entitled Joycean Fraudstuff. Her teaching and research interests extend to the modern period in its broader parameters, and feminist and psychoanalytic theory.

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Maud Ellmann focuses her research and teaching interests on British and European modernism and critical theory, particularly psychoanalysis and feminism. Her first book, The Poetics of Impersonality: T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, takes a deconstructive approach to these poets’ work, analyzing how their championship of literary impersonality – i.e. the disappearance of the poet in the poem - reveals their divided political and philosophical allegiances. Her second book, The Hunger Artists: Starving, Writing, and Imprisonment, examines the phenomenon of self-starvation, ranging from Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa to Bobby Sands, the iconic martyr of the Irish Hunger Strike of 1981. What these starvers have in common is the inverse relationship of food to words; the less they eat, the more they write. Imprisonment, imposed from without or from within, intensifies this struggle between word and flesh, in which the body seems to be devoured by its own loquacity. The theme of imprisonment reemerges in my third book on Elizabeth Bowen, the Anglo-Irish writer whose fiction is obsessed with architectural and psychic enclosures and encryptments. Her most recent book, The Nets of Modernism, attempts to sharpen our sense of what’s been called the “dissolution of the self” in modernist fiction, particularly by exploring the significance of images of bodily violation and exchange – scar, bite, wound, and their psychic equivalents – to the modernist imagination.

Since completing this book, Ellman has written a chapter for the Oxford History of the Novel about Irish fiction in English between 1914 and 1940, a period of upheaval in Ireland, as in Europe, in which Irish writers had to struggle with draconian censorship, fueled by Catholic prudery and nationalist chauvinism, in the newly established Irish Free State. In addition to her interest in Irish literature, Ellman has been writing about British psychoanalyst Marion Milner, the author of several luminous and idiosyncratic works on creativity, of which the most famous is On Not Being Able to Paint (1950). She has also grown interested in the burgeoning new field of animal studies; her article “Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates” in Textual Practice takes up the question of the ghosts of animals in modernity. Currently I’m working on several projects, including World War II writing in Britain, the British novelist and poet Sylvia Townsend Warner, and fantasies of bodily disintegration in modernism, ranging from Melanie Klein to Samuel Beckett.

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FINN FORDHAM took a first in English at Trinity College, Cambridge, and, funded by the British Academy, went on to write a doctoral thesis at Birkbeck College with Steven Connor. The publication of his thesis was blocked by the James Joyce Estate. After a year teaching at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, however, he became a research fellow at University College Northampton and then secured a Special Research Fellowship with the Leverhulme Trust to carry out research into Textual Genetics and Modernism. He became lecturer in 20th Century Literature at Nottingham in 2003 where he secured funding from the AHRC leave scheme.  In January 2008 he moved to Royal Holloway where he became a Reader from April 2010.  He has been invited to present on his work at Universities in Oxford, Dublin, Prague, Trieste, Belgrade, Beijing, St Andrews, Aberystwyth and the School of Advanced Studies in London. He lives in Oxford, is married and has two children.

Hans Walter Gabler undertook, as editor-in-chief, the Critical and Synoptic Edition of James Joyce'sUlysses (1984), and the critical editions of Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners (both 1993). As Professor of English Literature at the University of Munich, Germany, he directed an interdisciplinary graduate programme from 1996 to 2002 on “Textual Criticism as Foundation and Method of the Historical Disciplines.” His present main research interests are the writing processes in authors’ draft manuscripts, their critical interpretation, and their representation in the electronic medium. He is presently Chair of the ESF-COST Action A32, "Open Scholarly Communities on the Web", where he is also a member of the Management Committee for Germany, and co-convener of Working Group 1, "Communities."

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Arnold Goldman
is a graduate of Harvard University (BA) and Yale University (MA, PhD), and he studied English Literature for a year (1957-58) at the University of Manchester. His Yale dissertation on the fiction of James Joyce was published in 1966 as The Joyce Paradox. He followed this with The Profile Joyce (1968) and a number of other studies of Joyce - most recently on newly-discovered Joyce manuscripts, for Joyce Studies Annual. Goldman taught English and American literature at the Universities of Manchester, Sussex and Keele, where he was Professor of American Studies. He also held visiting appointments at Smith College, SUNY Buffalo - now the University of Buffalo - Vassar College (where he was also Visiting Director of the American Culture program) and Tulsa University. Besides his studies of Joyce, Goldman is the author of essays on Dos Passos, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, The Living Newspaper Unit, Melville, O'Neill, Elliot Paul, Poe, the Provincetown Players, Synge and Yeats. He edited a collection of essays on Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! , Dickens's American Notes for General Circulation, and Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night. From 1976 to 1982, he was Associate Editor of The Journal of American Studies. Goldman also compiled and narrated BBC Radio 3 documentaries on Joyce & the Irish tenor John O'Sullivan ("Send Him Canorius") and in 1983 served as Deputy Chief Executive of the Council for National Academic Awards in London, which until the end of that decade validated academic programmes offered at UK polytechnics and higher education colleges and awarded successful candidates their degrees.  For a dozen years Arnold was a trustee of World Education Services. Until 2000 he was Vice-Chair of the UK Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), which he helped to found in 1993.

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Michael Groden holds an honorable D.Litt. from University College Dublin, a Ph.D. from Princeton University, a M.A. from Princeton University, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.  His primary research interest is in the works of James Joyce, and in his novel Ulysses in particular. He studies manuscripts for Joyce's works as evidence of his creative process and for their inherent interest, and this topic has become a prominent one in Joyce studies in recent years as new manuscripts for Ulysses have come to light. His work on Joyce's manuscripts leads to an interest in more generalized manuscript study (especially the French enterprise called critique génétique; Groden has co-edited a collection of French essays on the topic) and in scholarly editing and textual criticism. Teaching courses in literary theory in the 1980s and early 1990s led him to co-edit a reference guide to literary theory and criticism, a book that was published in 2005 in a second edition.  Some of Groden's selected publications include: The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. 2nd edition. Co-editor with Martin Kreiswirth and Imre Szeman (2005; online 2005); 1st edition (1994; online 1997);  Genetic Criticism: Texts and Avant-textes. Co-editor with Jed Deppman and Daniel Ferrer (2004) Groden has received numerous awards and honors.  He was named a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Western Ontario (2006); received an honorary degree from University College Dublin / National University of Ireland (2004);  The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism Online named as 1997 Winner: Best Electronic Product — Internet — Social Sciences / Humanities by Association of American Publishers, Inc., Professional / Scholarly Publishing Division; Guggenheim Fellowship (1979-80);  most recently Groden was  elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, which recognized him as "an internationally recognized authority on the works of James Joyce, especially Joyce's novel Ulysses, and the world's leading authority on the manuscripts for Ulysses."

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Clive Hart was educated at the Universities of Western  Australia, Paris, and Cambridge. Before joining the University Essex in  1972 he taught in Sweden, the USA, Scotland, and Australia. His publications include several books on James Joyce and editions of  Webster's tragedies. He is editor-in-chief of A Wake Newslitter Press,  which publishes monographs on James Joyce, and is a Founder-Trustee of the  James Joyce Foundation. He is academic adviser to the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. His research interests include experimental fiction, Swedish literature, the poetry and iconography of flight, and erotic tension in the poetry and visual arts of the Middle Ages and the  Renaissance.

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David Hayman  

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Having a joint appointment in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa, Cheryl Herr teaches and writes about literature, culture, music, and cinema. She is fascinated by the consensus formations in which most people live their lives — in short, by popular culture. During the eighties and nineties, she concentrated on Joyce, Ireland, and emergent methodologies for cultural studies. During the new millennium, shes says she’s “been rethinking the cultural through the lenses of phenomenology, the study of everyday social practices, and the ‘music scene.’” Over the years, her work has been funded by two NEH fellowships, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Howard Foundation fellowship, a residential fellowship at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University (Belfast), and a University of Iowa Faculty Scholar Award.

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Philip Kitcher is the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy and the James R.Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization at Columbia University. He has also taught at Vassar College, the University of Vermont, the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota and UC San Diego. His teaching and research interests are in the philosophy of science, with particular emphasis on general questions in thephilosophy of science, problems in the philosophy of biology, and issues in the philosophy of mathematics. He attempts to connect these questions with the central philosophical issues of epistemology, metaphysics and ethics, with the history of philosophy (especially the history of modern philosophy), and with the practice and findings of the sciences, past and present.

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Garry Leonard’s general area of study is Twentieth Century literature. He has published two books so far: the first was on James Joyce's Dubliners and featured the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, while the second dealt with the Advertising and Commodity Culture in all of Joyce's fiction. His new book is called Making it New: Technology and Subjectivity in Modernity and Modernism, which looks at various ways people came to understand themselves in the modern city, and how this mode of understanding is reflected in the literature and art of the time. Specific writers include Andre Breton, James Joyce, Jean Rhys, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, Henry Miller and Anais Nin. Teaching classes on the American West as well as in the Art History department, Leonard includes early cinema and the formation of such film genres as the Hollywood Western, the Hollywood Romance, the Hollywood Melodrama, and Film Noir in his new book.

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Geert Lernout is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Director of the James Joyce Centre. He has published The French Joyce (1990) and Iets Anders: De GoldBerg-Varieties van Bach (2001).

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Morton Levitt

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Vicki Mahaffey took up a chair in Modern Literature in July 2006. Formerly a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, she is the author of Reauthorizing Joyce, States of Desire: Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and the Irish Experiment, and dozens of articles on Joyce, Woolf, Yeats, and literary modernism. Her current book, Literary Modernism: Challenging Fictions, will be published by Blackwell in December. She is in the process of completing a book called The Joyce of Everyday Life, she is editing a collection of collaborative essays on Joyce's Dubliners by Joyce experts around the world, and she is engaged in writing two articles: the first is on forgiveness, and the second, on Joyce and Visual Culture, is concerned with handwriting, film, melodrama, and Finnegans Wake. A former Guggenheim fellow and member of the Board of Trustees of the International James Joyce Foundation, she has also won awards for teaching. In addition to modernism, her interests include Anglo-Irish literature, feminist fairy tales, and the 1890s.

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Dominic manganiello holds a BA from McGill University and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford. He teaches and carries out research mainly in the area of modern British literature, and has been an advisory editor of James Joyce Quarterly for nearly two decades. Although he continues to write on canonical authors such as Joyce and Eliot, his recent work has also focused on a group of writers that includes, among others, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers, the Inklings, [especially J.R.R. Tolkien C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams], and their return to the Middle Ages either as the site of what Umberto Eco calls an “ironical revisitation” or as a quest to locate the roots of Western culture. His book-length project, Making Dante New, accordingly examines the nature of the high-level reception twentieth-century writers accorded The Divine Comedy. He is interested particularly in the various ways the medieval masterpiece serves as a catalyst for later writers intent on advancing an aesthetic of renewal that strives to keep the old and the new in dynamic balance. Whether they devise literary strategies to confirm, modify, or ironize the “horizons of expectations” of readers, the moderns sustain a rich intertextual dialogue with Dante grounded in the conviction that a luminous figure from the past still speaks to present cultural preoccupations.  He is the author of Joyce's Politics (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980); of T.S. Eliot and Dante (London: Macmillan: New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989): and the co-author of Rethinking the Future of the University (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1998). 

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John McCourt

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Although her field is Modernism—both Anglo-American and Continental—Margaret Norris increasingly sees herself as a specialist in twentieth century literature, art, and culture. Her 2000 book, titled Writing War in theTwentieth Century was published by the University Press of Virginia and contains chapters on a range of writing about mass warfare in the 20th century—including both World Wars, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War. This work grew out of an earlier book on the changing relations of the human to the animal and to the body in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century titled Beasts of the Modern Imagination: Darwin, Nietzsche, Kafka, Ernst and Lawrence, which was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 1985.
        Her most sustained and devoted interest over the course of my entire career has been the work of James Joyce. “My love for Joyce began with the study of Finnegans Wake and resulted in The Decentered Universe of Finnegans Wake (Johns Hopkins, 1976). I eventually extended my interest to all of Joyce’s work in Joyce’s Web (Texas, 1992).” In the last few years she has produced two new books on James Joyce. Suspicious Readings of Joyce's 'Dubliners' was published by University of Pennsylvania Press in 2003, and Cork University Press in 2004 printed my monograph on the 1967 Joseph Strick film of Joyce's Ulysses. She has also edited the Norton Critical Edition of Joyce's Dubliners, published in 2006. “Can you tell that I think James Joyce's stories and novels are the greatest on the planet!”   She serves as the President of the International James Joyce Foundation, and has published the following books: Ulysses.Cork: Cork University Press, 2004. (This study of Joseph Strick's film of Joyce's Ulysses is part of the series Ireland into Film); Suspicious Readings of Joyce's 'Dubliners'  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003; Writing War in the Twentieth Century. UP of Virginia, 2000; Joyce's Web: The Social Unraveling of Modernism. U of Texas P, 1992 Beasts of the Modern Imagination: Darwin, Nietzsche, Kafka, Ernst, and Lawrence. Johns Hopkins, 1985 The Decentered Universe of Finnegans Wake. Johns Hopkins UP, 1976.


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Jean-Michel Rabaté, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania since 1992, has published about fifteen books on Samuel Beckett, Thomas Bernhard, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, psychoanalysis and literary theory. His most recent books include The Ghosts of Modernity, (University of Florida Press, 1996), Joyce and the Politics of Egoism (Cambridge UP, 2001) and Jacques Lacan and Literature (Palgrave, 2001). He has recently edited twocollections of essays, Writing the Image after Roland Barthes, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997) and Jacques Lacan in America (The Other Press, Fall 2000), The Cambridge Companion to Jacques Lacan. (2002) and The Future of Theory (Blackwell, 2002). Recent publications: (2003 Cambridge) Companion to Lacan, editor, 2003 On the diagram: the art of Marjorie Welish, co-edited with Aaron Levy, (2004 Palgrave) Advances to James Joyce, editor, 2004 Architecture Against death: On Arakwa and Gins, two volumes, editor, and 2005 Logiques du Mensonge, Calmann- Levy.  Most recent publications William Anastasi’s Pataphysical Society, co-edited, Slought, 2005, Companion pour  Jacques Lacan,  Bayard, 2005., Given:  1) Art, 2) Crime,  Sussex University Press, 2006, Helene Cixous--On Cities, co-edited, Slought, 2006, Lacan Literario,  Siglo 21, 2007,1913: The cradle of modernism, Blackwell, July 2007. Forthcoming: The Ethic of the Lie, The Other Press,  2008.

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John Paul Riquelme holds a B.A. from Rice; a M. Phil. and a Ph.D. from Yale University, and lists his research interests as Post-Romantic literature, primarily poetry and fiction of the long 20th century, Irish, British, and American; humanistic theory and literary criticism, especially concerning modernity, creativity, aesthetic response, narrative, post-colonialism, and anthropological issues.  He edited the Norton Critical Ed. of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (2007), and sits on the advisory board of Modern Fiction Studies and The James Joyce Quarterly.  His book works include: Ed., Gothic & Modernism (2008); Bedford/St. Martin's Case Studies Eds.: Dracula (2002), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1998); Harmony of Dissonances: T.S. Eliot, Romanticism, and Imagination (1991); Teller and Tale in Joyce’s Fiction (1983); Guest editing for journals: "Reading Modernism, After Kenner" (Modernism/Modernity, 2005); "The Writings of Wolfgang Iser" (New Literary History, 2000). "Wilde's Aesthetic Gothic: Pater, Dark Enlightenment, and Dorian Gray," Norton Crit. Ed. of Dorian Gray (2006); “Dissonance, Simulacra, and the Grain of the Voice in Polanski’s Tess ” (2005); “The Modernity of Hardy’s Poetry" (1999); Location and Home in Beckett, Bhabha, Fanon, and Heidegger" (1998). He is currently working on a book on modernist authenticity, and gender, nation and confession in A Portrait of the Artist.

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Michael Seidel is a Jesse and George Siegel Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.  He has written widely on eighteenth century literature, especially on satire and on the early novel.  His books include Satiric Inheritance: Rebelais to Sterne (1979), Exile and the Narrative Imagination (1986), and Robinson Crusoe: Islan Myths and the Novel (1991).  He is associate editor of theColumbia History of British Fiction and coeditor of the first two volumes in the Stoke-Newington Complete Works of Daniel Defoe.  He has also written two books on James Joyce, and two others on the history of baseball.

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Stuart Sherman is Lincoln Center Associate Chair and Chair of the English Department at Fordham University. He writes on 18th-century prose and theater, and his first book, Telling Time: Clocks, Diaries, and English Diurnal Form 1660-1785, won the Gottschalk Award in 18th-century studies in 1996. It recounts brilliantly the relationship between early modern clock-making technology and the development of diary-, journal-, and other forms of time-sensitive writing over the long 18th century.

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SAM SLOTE has co-edited five volumes on Joyce: Probes: Genetic Studies in Joyce (1995); Genitricksling Joyce (1999); How Joyce Wrote ‘Finnegans Wake’ (2007); Renascent Joyce (2013); and Derrida and Joyce: On Totality and Equivocation (2013). His annotated edition of Ulysses was published in 2012 by Alma Classics; this contains 9,000 all-new annotations to Joyce's text. He is currently writing a book on Joyce and Nietzsche, which is provisionally entitled Joyce’s Nietzschean Ethics. Much of Slote's work is informed by Genetic Criticism and, accordingly, much of his work since he has been at Trinity involves the collection of new Joyce manuscripts that the National Library of Ireland acquired in 2002 and 2006. Since 1999 he has been one of five Contributing Editors for the ongoing ‘Finnegans Wake’ Notebooks at Buffalo series.

Thomas F. Staley is Director of the Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is also Professor of English and holds The Harry Huntt Ransom Chair in Liberal Arts. Staley has written or edited thirteen books on James Joyce, Italo Svevo, modern British women novelists, including Jean Rhys and Dorothy Richardson, and modern literature in general. His critical articles on a wide range of subjects have appeared in journals in this country and abroad. He has been the chairman or co-chairman of four international James Joyce symposia in DublinTrieste, and is a board member and former president of the James Joyce Foundation. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Trieste in 1966 and again in 1971. Among his most recent books are An Annotated Critical Bibliography of James Joyce (1989), an edited edition of The Paris Diaries of Stuart Gilbert (1993), and Writing the Lives of Writers (1998). Staley is the founding editor of the James Joyce Quarterly, which he edited for 26 years. In 1990, he initiated Joyce Studies Annual, which was originally published under the auspices of the Ransom Center at The University of Texas Press. He currently edits a series on literary modernism at The University of Texas Press. He has written and spoken widely in the United States and Europe on literary subjects, libraries, the state of the humanities in contemporary culture, and, more recently, the building of modern library collections.

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Fritz Senn has read, studied, and written about the works of James Joyce for more than half a century. From his early work with Clive Hart on the Wake Newslitter, through dozens of contributions to journals, to his latest collection, Inductive Scrutinies, Senn has shaped Joyce studies. As founder and Director of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation, and with the rich resources he has assembled there, Senn has actively encouraged a worldwide and multilingual appreciation of Joyce's works. Recently, alongside his colleague Gerry O'Flaherty, Senn has shared his stories and his love of Joyce's works in a series for RTÉ Radio. For his life long achievement in the field, Fritz Senn was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Joyce's alma mater, University College Dublin on the centenary of Bloomsday, 16 June 2004.

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Joseph Valente is a Professor of English at the University at Buffalo.  His book works include:  Unlocking Dracula’s Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness and the Question of Blood (U. of Illinois Press, 2002);  James Joyce and the Problem of Justice: Negotiating Sexual and Colonial Difference (Cambridge University Press, 1995). Quare Joyce (edited collection, U. of Michigan Press, 1998); Disciplinarity at the Fin-de-Siecle (edited with Amanda Anderson,Princeton University Press, 2002). He guest edited : Joyce and Homosexuality, a Special Issue of the James Joyce Quarterly, 31 (Spring 1994) and Joyce and the Law, a Special Issue of the James Joyce Quarterly, 37 (Spring 2002). Written articles include: "Who Made the Tune: Becoming Woman in `Sirens,'" James Joyce Quarterly, 30 (1993), 191-208; "Thrilled By His Touch: Homosexual Panic and the Will to Artistry in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" James Joyce Quarterly, 31, 1994, 167-188; "`A Quhare Sort of a Mahan': Joyce's Same-Sexed Other-Text," James Joyce Quarterly, 31 (1994), 141-146; "James Joyce and the Cosmopolitan Sublime," in Joyce and the Subject of History, eds. M. Wollaeger, V. Luftig, and R. Spoo (Ann Arbor, U. of Michigan Press, 1996), 59-80;  “A Child is Being Eaten: Mourning, Transvestism, and the Incorporation of the Daughter in Ulysses," James Joyce Quarterly, 34.1-2, Winter 1997, 21-64l  “Joyce’s (Sexual) Choices: An Historical Overview,” in Quare Joyce, ed. J. Valente (Ann Arbor: U. of Michigan Press, 1998), 1-16;  “Tactics and the Metrocolonial Condition in James Joyce's Dubliners,” Narrative, 6, Fall 1998, 325-340;  “Neither Fish Nor Flesh: James Joyce and the Conundrum of Irish Manhood” in Semicolonial Joyce, ed. D. Attridge and M. Howes (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000) 96-127;  “Joyce and Sexuality,” for The New Cambridge Companion to James Joyce, ed. D. Attridge (forthcoming, Cambridge UP, 2003)

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