"21st-Century Joyce: Ulysses 100 Years On" - Lecture Series

Considered to be one of the most important and challenging novels in the English language as well as the most famous Irish novel ever written, James Joyce’s Ulysses is a 20th-century masterpiece. To mark the occasion of 100-years after its first publication, these renowned Joycean scholars consider the significance and continued relevance of James Joyce and Ulysses in the 21st century. 

Can Joyce be read today? How has his significance — i.e. literary, cultural, political, European, literary, editorial, national, international, modernist, ethical, controversial, canonical, experimental, transnational, etc. — changed from the 1920s to the 2020s? These are all questions that inform the talks. They will also consider Joyce’s cultural, literary, and national impact, through the lenses of decolonization, gender studies, narratology, intertextuality, literary theory, disability studies, geopolitics, new historicism, and cultural contextualization. 

The objective of the series is to show that Joyce is as relevant today as he was in 1922 and to inspire non-specialist and specialist alike with an appreciation of Joyce’s work and Irish literature more generally. The centenary has prompted a massive surge in the field as well as deep considerations regarding Joyce’s relevance and impact 100 years on. Come join us and participate in this conversation!

These lectures are offered in hybrid form. You can join us in person or online (simultaneously). Please see below for the link and schedule. 

All lectures delivered in English.

Webex Link for the lecture serieshttps://uni-flensburg.webex.com/uni-flensburg/j.php?MTID=m7d6f69854ee98c86367610538c59a2a6

Date Name and Affiliation Lecture Title Location & Time
Oct 13 Prof Dr. Michelle Witen 
(EUF)
"Introducing Ulysses"

EUF, HEL 164

19:00

Oct 27 Prof Sam Slote 
(Trinity College Dublin)
"Double Mimesis in Ulysses" 

EUF, HEL 065

19:00

Nov 10 Dr. Sophie Corser 
(Cork)
"‘Critical Propaganda’: The Critics and Joyce"

EUF, HEL 164

19:00

Nov 17 Dr Cleo Hanaway-Oakley
(Bristol)
"An International Eyesore: Ulysses and Visual Impairment" 

EUF, HEL 164

19:00

Dec 8 Prof Dr. Dieter Fuchs 
(Vienna)
"Ulysses: A Borderland Narrative"

EUF, HEL 164

19:00

Dec 15  Prof Dr. Astrid Erll 
(Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
"Game-Changing Homeric Memory"

CAU-Kiel, LS 10-225

19:00

Jan 12 Prof Vike Plock
(Exeter)
"Garment Cultures in James Joyce"

CAU-Kiel, LS 10-225

19:00

Jan 19

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Dr. Paul Fagan
(Maynooth)
"‘why cant you kiss a man without going and marrying him first’: Feminist Celibacy and the Marriage Question in Ulysses"
 

EUF, HEL 164

19:00

Jan 19 Prof Katherine Ebury 
(Sheffield)
"Joyce and Appeal: Between Law and Ethics"

EUF, HEL 164

19:00

Jan 26 Dr. Kiron Ward 
(St Andrews)
"Joyce, Hypercanonicity, and Global Literature: Challenges and Opportunities"

CAU-Kiel, LS 10-225

19:00

Feb 2 Prof Dr. Hans Walter Gabler 
(LMU München)
"Ulysses 1922 and the Golden Mean" (lecture delivered in German)

EUF, HEL 164 

19:00

** Generously funded by the Europa-Auschuss (EUF) & the Collegium Philosophicum (CAU-Kiel) **