Friday, 2 September 2016
A Reader’s Guide to the James Joyce Symposium
By Ian Garvie
The article makes a distinction between readers of James Joyce and the community of Joyce scholars and addresses itself primarily to the former. It describes the location and format of the 2016 Symposium and mentions some of the subject areas of papers presented. The author puts forward a subjective categorisation of the approaches to Joyce studies. Some of the sessions are discussed in detail with a view to giving readers an insight into the atmosphere and proceedings of the conference. You can read the full article here.
Ian Garvie was casual reader of Joyce until June 2003 when he was involved in organising a Bloomsday event in Leeds. This led to many re-readings of Ulysses and an exploration of the scholarly literature. Subsequently, running a local reading group and attending Richard Brown's Finnegans Wake group in the School of English at Leeds University has deepened his appreciation of Joyce's achievement.
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