Programme

Thursday 11 April

9:30–10:30: Plenary 1 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)

Chrissie Van Mierlo (Erewash Museum and Nottingham University, UK): Shaun at 80 (or 96): Verbivocovisualising Character in Finnegans Wake
Chair: Sam Slote (Trinity College Dublin)

10.30–11.00: Coffee Break (Hoey Ideas Space, Long Room Hub)

11.00–12.30: Panel 1 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)

Talia Abu (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): The Evolution of Festy King’s Guilt
Roland McHugh (independent scholar): Knickers in Finnegans Wake
James Green (University of Manchester): ‘The Scholar and the Novelist’: Rehistoricizing the Middle Ages with Joyce and Joseph Bédier
Wim Van Mierlo (Loughborough University): Revivals at the Wake: JamesJoyce’s Genealogical Art
Chair: Wim Van Mierlo

12.30–1.30: Lunch

1.30–3.00: Panel 2 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)

Anne Marie D’Arcy (University of Leicester): ‘Postmantuam glasseries from the lapins and the grigs’: Biddy the Hen and the Exegetical Topos of aurum in stercore quaero
Vincent Deane (independent scholar): Structure and Motif Revisited
Robert Baines (University of Evansville): A Portrait of the Ondt as a Young Man
Chair: Robert Baines

3.00–3.30: Coffee Break (Hoey Ideas Space, Long Room Hub)

Waywords and Meansigns (Galbraith Seminar Room, Long Room Hub)

Joyce’s Octogenarian – The birthday gifts they dreamt they gabe her.
As Finnegans Wake celebrates its birthday, we must pause to reflect on its death. What happens when the Wake ceases to be a book?
Featuring interactive elements, this installation explores Finnegans Wake as music, and music as translation; the role of the Wake as a form of open source, participatory technology; and the message of Finnegans Wake in eras of globalization and the upcoming space age. This installation will be open during coffee breaks throughout the weekend. Installation curated by Derek Pyle, with support from the James Joyce Centre.

3.30–5.00: Panel 3 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)

Dirce Waltrick do Amarante (The Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil): Finnegans Wake: A Tentative Crossing in Portuguese
Mary Lawton (UCC): ‘Old Cawcaws Huggin and Munin for his Strict Privatear’: Nordic Joyce
Fuat Sevimay (independent scholar): Fair’well to Finnegan
Chair: Enrico Terrinoni

6.00–8.00: Roundtable on Translating Finnegans Wake (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)
Congrong Dai; Robbert-Jan Henkes; Erik Bindervoet; Enrico Terrinoni
Chair: Michael Cronin (Centre for Literary Translation, Trinity College Dublin)

Friday 12 April

9.30–11.00: Panel 4 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)

Georgina Binnie (University of Leeds): The ‘Tulloch-Turnbull girl with her coldblood kodak’
Adrian Howlett (TCD): ‘Welshing on the Wake
Yuta Imazeki (UCD): The Dynamics of Style and Technology: A Media-Genetic History of Finnegans Wake, Chapter II.3
Chair: Chrissie Van Mierlo

11.00–11.30: Coffee Break (Hoey Ideas Space, Long Room Hub)

Waywords and Meansigns (Galbraith Seminar Room, Long Room Hub)
Joyce’s Octogenarian – The birthday gifts they dreamt they gabe her.

11.30–12.30: Plenary 2 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)

Tim Conley (Brock University): Petitions Full of Pieces of Pottery
Chair: Sam Slote (Trinity College Dublin)

12.30–1.30: Lunch

1.30–3.00: Panel 5 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)

Jonathan McCreedy (University of Sofia): Joyce and 20th Century ClassicalMusic: An Investigation of ‘Difficult’ and Avant-Guard Composition(al structure)s in Finnegans Wake
Benedict Jones-Williams (University of Edinburgh): Profaning History: Destabilising the Wellington Museum in Finnegans Wake
Cleo Hanaway-Oakley (University of Bristol): ‘irismaimed’: Finnegans Wake and Visual Impairment
Chair: Cleo Hanaway-Oakley

3.00–3.30: Coffee Break (Hoey Ideas Space, Long Room Hub)

Waywords and Meansigns (Galbraith Seminar Room, Long Room Hub)
Joyce’s Octogenarian – The birthday gifts they dreamt they gabe her.

3.30–5.00: Panel 6 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)

Halila Bayramova (TCD): The Hermeneutics of the Wake Code on the Web
John Rocco (SUNY Maritime College): Mark Time’s Finist Joke: The American Roots of Finnegans Wake from Huck Finn and Hemingway to Riverworld and Arrival (2016)
Sam Slote (TCD): Moonage Daydream: The Afterlives of Finnegans Wake in Science Fiction
Chair: Luca Crispi (University College Dublin)


6.30–8.30: Finnegans Wake Reading Group (James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s Street) *Because of space limitations at the James Joyce Centre, this event is only open to speakers at the conference.

Sam Slote, Halila Bayramova, Adrian Howlett, Vincent Deane, Terence Killeen, Roland McHugh, Matthew Creasy, Brian Doherty, John Coyle, David Cunningham, Calum Weir, and Nasim Luczaj (Glasgow University)
Et alia

Saturday 13 April

9.30–11.00: Panel 7 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)

Tiana M. Fischer (NUI Galway): ‘Flou inn, flow ann’: Wake-ing Modernism’s Media Theory
Dipanjan Maitra (SUNY Buffalo): ‘Secret Affinities’: Collaborative Encyclopedism in the Wake Notebooks
Richard Barlow (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): Introduction to a Finnegans Wake Digital Humanities Project
Terence Killeen (independent): Orality Versus Literacy in Finnegans Wake
Chair: Tim Conley

11.00–11.30: Coffee Break (Hoey Ideas Space, Long Room Hub)

11.30–1.00: Panel 8 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)

Barry Keane (University of Warsaw): Having so much to say. The Early Polish Theatrical Adaptations of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake
Gareth Mills (University of Reading): ‘You’re safe with me’: Wyndham Lewis and James Joyce’s ‘Open Letter’
John Conlan (Notre Dame): ‘Fundamental Liberal Principles’: Vitalist Economics and Postcolonial Monstrosity in Finnegans Wake
Finn Fordham (Royal Holloway): ‘Finnegans Confess’
Chair: Finn Fordham

1.00–2.00: Lunch