12 June – 18 June 2021
Dublin, Ireland

International James Joyce Symposium

An invitation to Joyceans to return once again to the city he situated so durably and resoundingly on the literary map.

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Trinity College Dublin
University College Dublin

“Deshil Holles Eamus.” The delivery took place a hundred years ago, some 780 kilometers from Dublin. At 7 o’clock on the morning of 2 February 1922, Sylvia Beach, playing publishing midwife to the last, stood at the head of a platform at the Gare de Lyon in Paris, ready to be handed by the conductor of the Dijon express train the first two copies of Ulysses with which Maurice Darantiere had entrusted him. It took her only a few minutes to jump into a taxi, deliver one copy to Joyce’s address, and rush to her bookstore, now bookstore-cum-publishing-house, to display the other copy in her window. All day long, people came to see the myth now made book. Now, after a hundred years of Ulysses, the book has turned back into a myth, and it has kept the professors busy for a full century. 

On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the publication of Ulysses, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin will host the 28th International James Joyce Symposium, and invite Joyceans to return once again to the city he situated so durably and resoundingly on the literary map.

The keynote academic speakers will be Katherine O'Callaghan and Anne Marie D’Arcy. The invited writers are Mark O'Connell and Eimear McBride. Host Committee: Sam Slote (TCD), Tom Walker (TCD), Luca Crispi (UCD) and Anne Fogarty (UCD). Academic Committee: Valérie Bénéjam (Université de Nantes) and Tim Conley (Brock University).

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