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Finnegans Wake at 80

Thursday, 11 April, 9:30am – Saturday, 13 April 2019, 2pm

Finnegans Wake at 80

A three day symposium organised by the School of English with funding from the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute and the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation.

Provisional 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 (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: James Joyce’s Genealogical Art
Chair: Wim Van Mierlo

12.30–1.30: Lunch

1.30–3.00: Panel 2 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)
Richard Barlow (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): Introduction to a Finnegans Wake Digital Humanities Project
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 (Hoey Ideas Space, Long Room Hub)
Waywords and Meansigns (Galbraith Seminar Room, Long Room Hub)
An audio-visual installation with interactive elements, exploring Finnegans Wake as music.
Derek Pyle (Waywords and Meansigns)

3.30–5.00: Panel 3 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)
Mary Lawton (UCC): ‘Old Cawcaws Huggin and Munin for his Strict Privatear’: Nordic Joyce
Harry D. Collier IV (independent scholar): Rhythmic Variations in the Translation of Finnegans Wake
Dirce Waltrick do Amarante (The Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil): Finnegans Wake: A Tentative Crossing in Portuguese
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 (Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation)

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’
John Morey (Royal Holloway, University of London): Some Night Lessons from Boulez
Yuta Imazeki (UCD): The Dynamics of Style and Technology: Finnegans Wake, Radio, and Heteroglossia
Chair: Chrissie Van Mierlo

11.00–11.30: Coffee (Hoey Ideas Space, Long Room Hub)
Waywords and Meansigns (Galbraith Seminar Room, Long Room Hub)
Derek Pyle (Waywords and Meansigns)

11.30–12.30: Plenary 2 (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)
Tim Conley (Brock University): tba
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 Classical Music: 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
Giovanna Vincenti (University of Reading): ‘For tough troth is stronger than fortuitous friction’: Lucia, Issy, and Physical Confinement
Cleo Hanaway-Oakley (University of Bristol): ‘irismaimed’: Finnegans Wake and Visual Impairment
Chair: Cleo Hanaway-Oakley

3.00–3.30: Coffee (Hoey Ideas Space, Long Room Hub)
Waywords and Meansigns (Galbraith Seminar Room, Long Room Hub)
Derek Pyle (Waywords and Meansigns)

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: Sam Slote

6.30–8.30: Finnegans Wake Reading Group (Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub)
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
Terence Killeen (independent): Orality Versus Literacy in Finnegans Wake
Chair: Tim Conley

11.00–11.30: Coffee (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): ‘Finnegan’s Confess’
Chair: Finn Fordham

1.00–2.00: Lunch
 
Website

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Identities in Transformation, Making Ireland, Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Dr Sam Slote
Contact EmailSLOTES@tcd.ie

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