hypermedia joyce studies

Welcome to HJS volume 5 issue 2. In this issue, following the conspicuously unanswered question of the 2002 Joyce Symposium re THE FUTURE OF JOYCE IN THEORY, a selection of papers focusing on a number of contemporary theoretical departures in the reading of Joyce: post-epiphanic, neo-lacanian, deleuzean, para-baroque ... Readers are welcome to respond to individual papers: signed letters, etc., may be published in future issues. We would welcome comment upon the question of the "Future of Theory/Joyce"--and of whether or not there is currently a "crisis" in theory, to coin Paul de Man's usage.


2005 Prague Joyce Colloquium
The 2005
Prague Joyce Colloquium will take place in conjunction with the annual IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures) conference in Prague, 24-28 July, 2005.
Speakers include
Michael Groden, Valerie Benejam, Laurent Milesi, Katie Brown, Joseph Buttigieg, Dieter Fuchs, Ema Guller, Bruce Stewart ...
Details can be found at the
IASIL website. Proposals for papers on all topics related to Joyce are welcome. Deadline for JOYCE papers is 15 March. conference@iasil.org


The James Joyce Scholars' Collection

The selected works compiled in the James Joyce Scholars' Collection (JJSC) all share two characteristics: 1) all the books are currently out-of-print and 2) they are valuable, perhaps indispensable, to those who seek a more complete understanding and appreciation of the richness of James Joyce's literary works.

It is hoped that the search features of the JJSC database will be a convenient aid to scholarship and study. Both the individual works and the collection can be browsed and searched by keyword. However, the underlying computer text used in the search process consists of unedited files created by using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Consequently, the search capability is useful but not absolutely reliable in locating words and terms used in the texts. Users are advised to consult the table of contents and indexes in the individual books in order to conduct a thorough search for specific information in the texts.

The UW-Madison Libraries developed this project in collaboration with Professor David Hayman, one of the pioneers of Joyce scholarship. David Hayman is Evjue-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been reading Joyce for fifty-odd years and publishing in the field for nearly as long. His first book, Joyce et Mallarmé, first appeared in print in 1958. Since then he has published widely on Finnegans Wake, Ulysses, Portrait, and the Dubliners, in that order. His work on Joyce has appeared in periodical articles as well as books, including James Joyce: Critical Essays (with Clive Hart), Ulysses: the Mechanics of Meaning, Guia del Ulisis, In the Wake of the Wake, Reforming the Narrative, The James Joyce Archive (ed. 36 volumes), The 'Wake' in Transit, Epiphanias, and Probes: Genetic Studies of Finnegans Wake (with Sam Slote).

His book The First Draft Version of Finnegans Wake is one of the principal resources of the James Joyce Scholars' Collection. Reprint copies of The First Draft Version will be made available for purchase by the UW-Madison Libraries' Parallel Press.

A passion for understanding the creative process has been the sustaining force of David Hayman's intellectual life. The James Joyce Scholars' Collection is an example of his creative thinking and the project would not have been possible without his inspiration and leadership.

International James Joyce Foundation Announces Fact-Finding Panel
on the Permissions Practices of the Estate of James Joyce

Calling All Joyceans...

Have you ever had dealings with the Estate of James Joyce?

The International James Joyce Foundation has commissioned a fact-finding panel about the permissions practices of the Estate of James Joyce. The panel's purpose is to gather information about the permissions history and criteria of the Estate. Our hope is that we might use the experiences of those who have interacted with the Joyce Estate to inform future artists, teachers, publishers, and scholars who hope to reprint or adapt Joyce's work.

You can help by contacting us with the following information:

• The proposed use of the quotations (scholarly work, anthology, public performance, pedagogy, film/stage/musical/radio adaptation, etc.)
• The nature of works you proposed to quote (published work, archival materials, published or unpublished letters, etc.)
• The quantity of the proposed quotation(s)
• Whether the permission was granted or denied, and after what sorts of negotiations (if any)
• Whether the Estate requested a list of quotations alone, quotations in context, or the entire MS
• What the Estate required by way of a permissions fee and whether that fee was negotiated
• The name of the person(s) with whom you corresponded (Mr. Joyce, Mr. Sweeney, both, some other party, etc.)

Members of the IJJF Panel on the Estate of James Joyce:

Paul Saint-Amour, Pomona College (Chair)
Carol Shloss, Stanford University
Michael Groden, University of Western Ontario
Robert Spoo, Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson L.L.P. Attorneys at Law

Contact Information:

Post: Paul Saint Amour
Pomona College Department of English
140 West Sixth Street
Claremont, CA 91711-6335
Phone: (909) 607-8032
Fax: (909) 621-8296

2005 North American James Joyce Conference

The 2005 North American James Joyce Conference will be held at Cornell University, Ithaca NY, June 14-18.  The theme will be (appropriately) "Return to Ithaca."  Registration and an opening reception will take place on Tuesday afternoon and evening.  Academic sessions will be scheduled for Wednesday thru Saturday, with the closing banquet on Saturday night.  The Cornell University Library will host the event, with help from Cornell's English Department and Society for the Humanities, as well as the Pennsylvania State University Libraries and the Ithaca College Department of English.  In addition to the usual suite of academic panel sessions, presentations, and reading groups, the event will include both musical and theatrical performances, a Bloomsday lunch (complete with mighty/mitey cheese and burgundy), as well as a major exhibition of material from Cornell's outstanding collection of Joyceana.
For more on the conference, check the web site at:
Please note that queries regarding the academic program should be directed to Bill Brockman (
uxb5@psu.edu).  The exhibition will be curated by Katherine Reagan (kr33@cornell.edu).  Questions about on-site arrangements should be directed to Jim LeBlanc (JDL8@cornell.edu).

Polyoptical Cyclops
International Workshop
Zürich, 31 July -August 6, 2005

After several thematic approaches our eyes once more turn to a single episode, Cyclops in Ulysses, as the focal centre. Naturally we look at it from as many perspectives as possible: Irish Politics and History, Myth, Gigantism, Codes, Catalogues, Justice, Comedy, Echoes, Hiberno-English, Dogs, Blessing, Swearing & Cursing--all the Codology of the Business, including Post-Anythingism.

Citizens, advisers, distinguished scientists, foreign delegates, clergy or laity, are invited to present results of individual research, new angles, lucidly and freely, open to instant questions and interruption. Strictly no papers. We favour interaction, ample discussion, scope for follow-ups or emerging themes. The workshop is a lively, critical, friendly exchange of ideas, those you bring along and those that are generated on the spot.

The Foundation charges a modest nominal fee of Swiss Fr. 50 (fifty) for one whole week. You will get a lot in return. Some evenings are devoted to social gatherings and they usually include a boat trip on the Lake of Zürich and a dinner.

We will assemble on Sunday, July 31, and disperse on August 6, Saturday afternoon.

Please get in touch with us soon if you plan to take part. Try to register early, we cannot accommodate more than 20 active participants. Send in your topic and a revealing title by the end of June.

Previous workshops (on Oxen of the Sun, Eumaeus, II,1 of Finnegans Wake, Songs, Synaesthesia, Documentary InSights, Repetition/Negation, Dreaming, "Homer behind Joyce behind Homer", Chance/Coincidence, Kitsch, Expectation, Performance, Alienation, Material Joyce, Naming) are listed on our website (www.joycefoundation.ch). You may contact earlier participants.

Keeping a benevolent eye on you, working for the cause: Ruth Frehner, Frances Ilmberger, Margrit Neukom, Fritz Senn, Ursula Zeller

Zürich James Joyce Foundation
Phone ++41 1 211 83 04 / Fax ++41 1 212 51 28

The Ninth Annual Trieste Joyce School
26 June  - 2 July 2005
University of Trieste
Trieste Joyce School, Dipartimento di Letterature Straniere, Comparatistica e Studi Culturali, Universit? di Trieste, Androna Campo Marzio, 10- 34123

Director: Renzo S. Crivelli
Vice Director: John McCourt
Fax: --39040 5584382
Internet http: // www.univ.trieste.it/nirdange/school/index.html The

Speakers include:
Silvia Albertazzi (Universit? di Bologna), Frank Corcoran (Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Hamburg), Ron Ewart (Zurich James Joyce Foundation), Ruth Frehner (Zurich James Joyce Foundation), Luke Gibbons (University of Notre Dame) Michael Patrick Gillespie (Marquette University), Michael Groden (University of Western Ontario), Sean Latham (University of Tulsa), Geert Lernout (Antwerp Joyce Centre), Vicki Mahaffey (University of Pennsylvania), Francesco Marroni (Universit? di Pescara), John McCourt (University of Trieste), Bernard O'Donoghue (Oxford
University), Erik Schneider (Trieste Joyce Museum), Fritz Senn (Zurich James Joyce Foundation), Ferenc Takacs (ELTE Univeristy, Budapest), Christine van Boheemen-Saaf (Universiteit van Amsterdam).

A variety of full and partial scholarships available for students. 2-3 morning lectures. 5 Afternoon seminars including special "Making Manuscripts Speak" seminar on genetic approaches to Joyce (led by Geert Lernout and Michael Groden) plus busy social programme. Further information will be available on our website from 1 March.

Some Recent Joyce Publications

Academica Press have announced a paperback printing of Giacomo Joyce: Envoys of the Other (eds. Clare Wallace & Louis Armand. Bethesda: Academica, 2002). Order should be placed with the publisher.

JoyceMedia is published in Prague by Litteraria Pragensia and is 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 o
f 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.

Also of interest to Joyceans is the recent publication o
f 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.

E 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.

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.


An attempt has been made to restore the resource database, much of which dates from 1995. At present there are entries f
or 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 o
f 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 al
Louis Armand

February 2005

HJS editorial