hypermedia joyce studies

Welcome to HJS volume 6 issue 1. This issue includes a selection of new work presented at the Cornell 2005 North American James Joyce Conference, held in June this year: papers by Jane Lewty, Sam Slote, John Marvin and Louis Armand. The next issue, marking the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of HJS, will feature work drawn from the 2nd Prague James Joyce Colloquium, which took place from 24-28 July as part of the annual IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures) conference. Among those present in Prague were Dieter Fuchs, Michael Groden, Laurent Milesi, Valerie Benejam, Claire Culleton, Richard Brown, Tadeusz Pioro, Al;exandra Dumitrescu, Bruce Stewart ... To mark the 10th anniversary of the journal, material from the present volume and the following volume, along with a selection of work previously published in HJS, will be published together as a book by Litteraria Pragensia in 2006.

In other publishing news, the saga of
Giacomo Joyce: Envoys of the Other is drawing to conclusion. Following the repeated failure of the American publisher Academica Press to fulfil its contractual obligations since 2002, an agreement has been reached with another publisher which will see a paperback edition of the book available in time for the 2006 Symposium. Enquiries can be directed to the editors of HJS.

A provisional agreement has been reached between Litteraria Pragensia and Syracuse University Press which will see
JoyceMedia: James Joyce, Textual Genetics and Hypermedia distributed by Syracuse in North America and internationally.

Finally, the editors of HJS would like to express their thanks and appreciation for the valuable work of Sam Slote as James Joyce Scholar in Residence at SUNY Buffalo. Joyce scholars will agree that Dr Slote's contribution to Joyce manuscript studies and Joyce scholarship generally has been invaluable over the years, and we wish him well in his future beyond the Rare Books Collection at Buffalo.

NB. the archive for HJS Volume 2, Number 1 (1999) is currently inaccessible. This archive will be reconstructed within the next 5 months. Please direct queries to the editors.


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

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

Some Recent Joyce Publications

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