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Prof Sam Slote B.A. (Wesleyan), M.A., Ph.D. (Wisconsin-Madison), F.T.C.D. Professor in English. Co-Director of M.Phil in Irish Writing


Research and Teaching Interests

My research focuses on twentieth-century Modernism and Late Modernism, with an emphasis on the works of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Methodologically, my work draws on a variety of theoretical approaches, such as deconstruction, genetic criticism, translation theory, mimetic theory, gender studies, and textual studies. My most recent publication is Annotations to James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ (Oxford UP, 2022), co-written with Marc Mamigonian and John Turner.  

I have co-edited six volumes on Joyce: Probes: Genetic Studies in Joyce (1995) Genitricksling Joyce (1999), How Joyce Wrote 'Finnegans Wake' (2007), Renascent Joyce (2013), Derrida and Joyce: On Totality and Equivocation (2013), and James Joyce and the Arts (2020). I have also written a book on Joyce and Nietzsche, entitled Joyce's Nietzschean Ethics (2013).

Currently I am working on a project on Joyce and mimesis. I have organised four large-scale international Joyce symposia: Tours (2008), Dublin (2012), Antwerp (2018), and Dublin (2022). I have served two terms on the Board of Trustees for the International James Joyce Foundation. I am on the editorial board for The James Joyce Quarterly, Joyce Studies Annual, European Joyce Studies, The Dublin James Joyce Journal, and Genetic Joyce Studies. In 2022, I was appointed the Series Editor for the James Joyce Series published by the University of Florida Press. At Trinity, I am the founding Director for the Samuel Beckett Summer School, for which I served from 2011–2018.  

In addition to my work on Joyce and Beckett, I have published on Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, Marcel Proust, Jorge Luis Borges, Stéphane Mallarmé, Dante, and Elvis.

I am interested in hearing from prospective graduate students who are considering working on Joyce or Beckett.


Prof Sam Slote
Room 4022
Arts Building
Trinity College
Dublin 2

Telephone: + 353 1 896 1319

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