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Monday, 4 July, 2016

Our mission is to promote James Joyce Studies in all aspects of the teaching programme of the School of English, Drama and Film. We particularly seek to sponsor investigation of Joyce's works and legacy at graduate level.

Through our research, publications, teaching, and academic events, we aim to further scholarship in the area of James Joyce Studies both nationally and internationally.

We work to bring together scholarship and resources on Joyce in UCD with academic and cultural institutions both in Dublin and internationally which have specific Joycean interests.  The UCD James Joyce Research Centre is ideally placed to act as a forum for academic debate about Joyce for scholars from around the world and to foster fresh inquiry into his work.


Anne Fogarty is Professor of James Joyce Studies at University College Dublin, Director of the UCD James Joyce Research Centre, and Head of the School of English, Drama and Film. She is President of the International James Joyce Foundation. She was Associate Director of the Yeats Summer School 1995-1997 and has been Director of the Dublin James Joyce Summer School 1997- present.  She was editor of Irish University Review2002-2009 and with Luca Crispi is founder and editor of the Dublin James Joyce Journal. With Timothy Martin, she is co-editor of Joyce on the Threshold (University of Florida Press, 1995) and with Morris Beja of Bloomsday 100: Essays on 'Ulysses' (University of Florida Press, 2009).

She has edited special issues of the Irish University Review on Spenser in Ireland, 1596-1986Lady GregoryEiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, and (with Derek Hand) Benedict Kiely.  She has published widely on gender and genre in contemporary Irish fiction and poetry. She is currently completing a study of Eavan Boland and a monograph on the political, cultural, and socio-historical contexts of Ulysses entitled, James Joyce and Cultural Memory: Reading History in 'Ulysses' With Angelina Lynch, she has co-edited Richard Nugent's Cynthia, the first Irish Renaissance sonnet sequence (Four Courts Press, 2010). In November 2008, she was presented with the first Charles E. Fanning Award for excellence in Irish Studies by Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Luca Crispi is a lecturer in the UCD School of English, Drama and Film and the UCD James Joyce Research Centre. He is Associate Director of the Dublin James Joyce Summer School, a Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation, and co-editor with Anne Fogarty of the Dublin James Joyce Journal (2008-present). He is co-editor with Catherine Fahy of The Joyce Studies 2004 Series (2004-5) and with Sam Slote of How Joyce Wrote 'Finnegans Wake': A Chapter-by-Chapter Genetic Guide (University of Wisconsin Press, 2007).

He was co-curator of the exhibitions, James Joyce and Ulysses at the National Library of Ireland (2004-6) and Yeats: The Life of W.B. Yeats (2006-9).  He is currently working onBecoming the Blooms: Joyce's Art of Storytelling in 'Ulysses', a monograph that explores issues of character and narrative from a genetic perspective.  His catalogue of the Joyce collection at the University of Buffalo is available at: http://library.buffalo.edu/pl/collections/jamesjoyce/catalog/.

His ‘A First Foray into the National Library of Ireland’s Joyce Manuscripts: Bloomsday 2011’ appeared in Genetic Joyce Studies (Issue 11):http://www.geneticjoycestudies.org/.

Contact the UCD James Joyce Research Centre

Director: Professor Anne Fogarty

Tel.+ 353 1 7168159
email: anne.fogarty@ucd.ie 
or joyceresearcentre@ucd.ie

Lecturer: Dr Luca Crispi

Tel: +353 1 716 8260