James Joyce

ABOUT HJS


Hypermedia Joyce Studies was founded in 1994 as a refereed journal of criticism and scholarship
on the works of James Joyce. HJS publishes all its articles electronically on the World Wide
Web and its form of publication makes it different from and a complement to other outlets for
Joyce scholarship.

Hypermedia Joyce Studies was founded in 1994 as a refereed journal of criticism and scholarship
on the works of James Joyce, and was initiated by Rob Callahan & Louis Armand. The original
editorial board also included Alan Roughley and Julian Croft. The first issue was launched in
December 1995, to coincide with the MLA convention in Chicago and a panel, chaired by
Margot Norris, on ‘Theorising Knowledge in Joyce: Intertextual, Encyclopaedic, Hypertextual.’
This panel included papers by, among others, Michael Groden & Louis Armand.
In June of the same year, Brown University had hosted the by-annual North American Joyce
conference, convened by Robert Scholes. Daniel Ferrer gave a keynote speech on Joyce,
hypertext & textual genetics, along with a presentation that involved members of the Intermedia
Lab. The Brown conference was also the occassion of the first panel discussion of Joyce &
hypertext, chaired by Morris Beja, & involving Louis Armand, Jim LeBlanc & Bill Brockman.
Many future hypertext projects were discussed during the Brown conference, and HJS was
very much part of a larger impetus in the direction of engaging with hypertext and other “Joyce
media.”

The first edition of HJS featured work by Thomas Jackson Rice, Donald Theall, Darren Tofts,
Fritz Senn, Derek Attridge, Michael Ditmore, Alan Roughley and Louis Armand. Since then,
Donald Theall has published his two major studies of Joyce and technology (Beyond the Word,
and James Joyce’s.