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Renowned speakers at Joycean Conference

Posted on 31/05/2011

Academics from Royal Holloway, University of London and Birkbeck College have collaborated to pull in top names in literature for a two day conference on the work of James Joyce.

Joycean Literature: Fiction and Poetry 1910-2010 will be held on 13-14 June at the School of Advanced Studies in London.

Organised by Dr Finn Fordham from Royal Holloway’s Department of English and his colleague Dr Joe Brooker from Birkbeck College, the event will draw big names including Professor Michael Wood, a prolific author and regular contributor to the London Review of Books and the New York Review of Books, on the 13 June and the well-known critic and Joyce scholar Professor Derek Attridge on the 14 June.

The conference will examine Joyce's complex international impact on fiction, long or short, and on poetry and will feature plenary lectures to question the nature of Joyce’s influence and legacy. It will bring together existing strands of research, which have looked at the links between James Joyce and individual authors (notably Beckett), or asking about Joyce’s example for the twentieth century avant-garde.

To book tickets call 0207 664 4859 or visit the School of Advanced Studies website.  


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