hypermedia joyce studies
EDITORIAL

Welcome to HJS volume 4 issue 2
. In this issue, essays on Joyce’s vision of cyberculture (Donald F. Theall); the >definitive< Ulysses (George Phillips); Wyndham Lewis & the Bergsonian conception of time (Alexandra Anyfanti); hypertexts, “vortexts” and the question of materiality in language (Louis Armand); & the continuation of Robert Amos's series of visual transcriptions Calligraphic Joyce … Michael Groden’s article on Digital Ulysses focuses on the logistics of one of the major international scholarly undertakings in recent years, alongside the publication of the Finnegans Wake Notebooks from Buffalo, and prefigures the publication, later this year, of JoyceMedia, a volume of essays on Joyce, hypermedia and hypertextuality (ed. Louis Armand; including contributions from Michael Groden, Daniel Ferrer, Donald Theall, Darren Tofts, Mark Nunes, Laurent Milesi, Thomas Jackson Rice, Alan Roughley, Vincent Deane and Dirk Van Hulle).

JoyceMedia is published in Prague by Litteraria Pragensia and will be available via the internet from Shakespeare & sons Bookstore and Abebooks (www.shakes.cz). Contact the bookstore for pre-publication orders (info@shakes.cz). This book follows from the Prague Joyce Colloquium on “Joycean Genetics & Hypertext,” and represents the first book-length anthology of essays on Joyce and hypermedia. JoyceMedia also follows close upon the recent publication of Techne: James Joyce, Hypertext & Technology (Prague: Charles University Press, 2003). Orders for this title may be placed through Abebooks or directly with the publisher: edice@ff.cuni.cz.

As ever,
HJS welcomes submissions on all subjects related to Joyce, as well as comments on work published and updates of our bibliographical archives.

Also of interest to Joyceans is the recent publication of James Joyce & the Difference of Language, ed. Laurent Milesi (Cambridge University Press). This volume "takes a fresh look at Joyce's writing by placing his writing at the intersection of various critical perspectives" linguistics, philosophy, feminism, psychoanlaysis, postcolonialism & intertextuality." Contributors include Fritz Senn, Benoit Tadie, Marie-Dominique Garnier, Derek Attridge, Lucia Boldrini, Sam Slote, and others.

PANAROMA DO FINNEGANS WAKE by AUGUSTO & HARALDO DE CAMPOS (SAO PAULO: EDITORA PERSPECTIVA, 2001). PANAROMA includes translations and "transcreations" of Finnegans Wake in/to Portuguese ("from Blasil the Brast to our povotogesus portocall") by two of the major concrete poets & theoreticians of the second half of the 20th century. Contact: Augusto de Campos or the publishers: Editora Perspectiva, Av. Brigadeiro Luis Antonio, 3025, 01401-000--Sao Paulo--SP--Brasil.

Also
NIGHT JOYCE OF A THOUSAND TIERS Petr Skrabanek: Studies in Finnegans Wake (eds. Louis Armand & Ondrej Pilny (Prague: Litteraria, 2002), Preface by Fritz Senn). Paperback, 174pp. ISBN 80-238-8853-6. To order, send email to info@shakes.cz or visit the Shakespeare & sons website (search their online catalogue through abebooks!).  --This edition collects the extant writings by Petr Skrabanek on the work of James Joyce, almost all of which deal with Finnegans Wake. It includes a revised version of the highly important Slavonic Dictionary, originally published in A Wake Newslitter in the 1970s. Also included are articles on Anglo-Irish, Cuneiform, Hebrew, Afar, Sino-Japanese and "structure" in the Wake. Skrabanek's contribution to Finnegans Wake scholarship and to genetic criticism in particular is substantial. This, the first collection of his essays in bookform, is essential reading for anyone serious about approaching Joyce's major text.


OF GENERAL NOTE
An attempt has been made to restore the resource database, much of which dates from 1995. At present there are entries for Audio, Video and Hypermedia. It is the nature of such things that projects evolve or become defunct, that distributors cease operating, or that new productions appear. Any comments/suggestions regarding corrections or additions would therefore again be very welcome.

One addition to the organisation of the journal is a section devoted to
Joycean Genetics. This section resmains under development, but it is hoped that it will eventually serve as a compliment to other sites devoted to Genetics such as Genetic Joyce Studies. As Genetics is one of the fields of Joyce scholarship which has been most heavily engaged with hypermedia, and in which Joycean hypertext received some of its earliest theoretical elaborations, it is only approriate that HJS develop in this direction.

Over the last decade, hypermedia has received increasing attention within the field of Joyce studies. Hypertext projects, and conference panels devoted to hypertext, proliferate. It is one of the objectives of
HJS to communicate to the broader community of Joyce scholars the way in which the discourse on Joycean hypertext and hypermedia has emerged and evolved, and to provide a sense of what has come to be "at stake." In this context it is worth noting that work is currently underway to produce an anthology of essays devoted to this subject--a project initiated by Mark Nunes. Following from the work of Donald Theall and Darren Tofts, the publication of this volume will be a milestone in the evolving discourse on Joyce and media technology. At the same time, the serial publication of the Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo (eds. Vincent Deane, Daniel Ferrer and Geert Lernout) gives hope of the near future release of a companion hypertext version--perhaps the most elaborate and detailed application of hypertext to Joyce so far envisioned (something which Daniel Ferrer anticipated as long ago as the 1995 conference at Brown University).

Regards to you all,

Louis Armand

January 2004

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