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James Joyce: Public Lecture Series


Wednesday 10 October - Wednesday 28 November 2007

All Lectures take place at 7.00 in J208, John Henry Newman Building, UCD except Robert Spoo's Lecture on 19 November which takes place at 6.30 in Newman House, 85-86 St Stephens Green

7.00-8.00 pm

UCD Centre for Research for James Joyce Studies will host a series of lectures open to all exploring comparative approaches to the work of Joyce. Joyce's use of authors such as Homer, Shakespeare, Ibsen and Yeats will be considered as well as his influence on contemporary Latin American writers, especially Gabriel García Marquez.

The originality of Joyce's work is paradoxically bound up with its intertextuality. This series of lectures will explore the deployment of signal figures such as Homer and Shakespeare in his writing and will also consider the impact of contemporary figures such as Yeats and Ibsen on his thinking and aesthetic. Joyce in turn is a key influence on twentieth-century writers. A lecture on his role in the writing of Gabriel García Marquez will permit an examination of his importance for Latin American fiction.

A lecture by Robert Spoo on the legal controversies that have surrounded Joyce's work will examine issues of censorship, copyright and intellectual property. Robert Spoo is an associate with the San-Francisco-based law firm, Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabin who has published extensively on the problems of copyright and Joyce's work.

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