A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Centenary Readings of James Joyce’s ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - May 6 @ 5:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre,
35 North Great George's Street 
Dublin 1, Ireland 
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UCD James Joyce Research Centre In Collaboration with the James Joyce Centre    In this year of centenary commemorations in Ireland, we mark the anniversary of the publication of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man with a conference that aims to provide a forum for the discussion of one hundred years of scholarship on Joyce’s pivotal novel. While we encourage lively debates about the many ways in which the book has been read, we will particularly promote the presentation and discussion of new insights and perspectives on Joyce’s work.
Thursday, 5 May
18.30–20.00: Keynote 1: Frank Callanan: ‘The Parnellism of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Frank Callanan SC: Keynote address.
Friday, 6 May
10.00–10.45: Patrick Bixby: ‘A Portrait and A Genealogy: Overcoming the Bad Conscience of the Artist and his Race’

Patrick Bixby, Ass Prof. Arizona State University.
10.45–11.30: Ronan Crowley:  ‘Lying Autobiography and the Revival roman à clef
Ronan Crowley: Univ of Passau.
11.30–13.00: Panel: Myriad Perspectives on A Portrait:
Flicka Small – ‘Framed in Cork: “Beautiful City, Charming and Pretty, Beautiful City, Down by the Lee”’
Flicka Small, UCC student.
Matthew Fogarty – ‘”Into the Dirty Water of Truth”: Tracing Nietzsche’s Metamorphosees in Joyce’s Portrait
Matthew Fogarty: NUI Maynooth PhD student.
Charlotte Fiehn – ‘“Holy Once More, Holy and Happy”: Joyce and Modernist Spirituality’
Charlotte Fiehn: Univ of Cambridge student
(Lunch: 13.00–14.00)

Prof Anne Fogarty: Professor of James Joyce Studies at UCD
14.00–15.30: Keynote 2: Gregory Castle: ‘“Terrible queer creatures at the latter end of the world”: Joyce’s A Portrait and the Global Bildungsroman
Prof. Gregory Castle: Arizona State Univ.
15.30–16:00: Coffee Break

16:00–16.30: Geert Lernout: ‘Jewgreek in A Portrait’.
Geert Lernout: Univ of Antwerp, incoming President of the International James Joyce Foundation.
16.30–17:00: Joseph Hassett: ‘The Afterlife of Stephen’s Theory of Beauty in the Ulysses Obscenity Trials’
Joseph Hassett: Washington Lawyer.
17:00–17.30: Tim Conley: ‘Reframing A Portrait in Finnegans Wake
Tim Conley: Brock Univ. Canada.

Places are free but limited – book your place below or call us on 01 878 8547.
Booked out.

We would like to thank UCD Decade of Centenaries for its support.


May 6 @ 5:30 pm
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The James Joyce Centre
35 North Great George's Street 
Dublin 1, Ireland
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