I cannot begin to give you the flavour of the old Austrian Empire. It was a ramshackle affair but it was charming, gay, and I experienced more kindnesses in Trieste than ever before or since in my life. – James Joyce
John McCourt (The Years of Bloom: James Joyce in Trieste 1904-1920, Roll Away the Reel World: James Joyce and Cinema) sends on the outline prospectus for the seventeenth annual Trieste Joyce School, which will take place at the University of Trieste from June 30th to July 6th.
Speakers will include Mark Axelrod (Chapman University), Giuliana Bendelli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan),William Brockman (Penn State University), Ron Ewart (Zurich James Joyce Foundation), Catherine Flynn (University of California, Berkeley), Liam Harte (University of Manchester), Edna Longley (Queen’s University Belfast) John McCourt (Università Roma Tre), Eve Patten (Trinity College Dublin), Laura Pelaschiar (Università di Trieste), Fritz Senn (Zürich James Joyce Foundation), Gerry Smyth (Liverpool John Moores University) and Luke Thurston (Aberystwyth University). Michael Longley will be writer-in-residence.
President Higgins comments: “I am pleased to hear that Trieste, so beloved of Joyce himself, will welcome back Joyce scholars and lovers for the seventeenth time this year to its renowned summer school. I extend my congratulations to Laura Pelaschiar for her direction of this imaginative programme.”
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