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Listen to Voices on Joyce co-editor, Anne Fogarty, and contributors,
Harry White and Joseph Brady, discuss Joyce on Morning Ireland, 12 June 2015
Listen to Voices on Joyce co-editor, Anne Fogarty, and contributor,
Joseph Brady, discuss their book on Newstalk, 15 June 2015

Read an extract from Declan Kiberd’s essay in The Irish Times, 13 June 2015
Read an extract from Joseph Brady’s essay in The Irish Times, 09 June 2015

Voices on Joyce

Anne Fogarty (editor)
Fran O'Rourke (editor)
Publication date:
9th June 2015

Author Biography

Anne Fogarty is Professor of James Joyce Studies in the School of English, Drama and Film, UCD, the Director of the Dublin James Joyce Summer School and co-editor with Luca Crispi of the Dublin James Joyce Journal. She is co-editor with Timothy Martin of Joyce on the Threshold (2005), with Morris Beja of Bloomsday 100: Essays on 'Ulysses' (2009) and with Eilis Ni Dhuibhne and Eibhear Walshe of Imagination in the Classroom: Teaching and Learning Creative Writing in Ireland (2013) and has published widely on Joyce and Yeats and on gender and genre in twentieth-century Irish writing. Fogarty's essay in Voices on Joyce is entitled 'The Memory of the Dead: Joyce and the Shade of Parnell'. Fran O'Rourke is Associate Professor in the School of Philosophy, UCD. He is a former Director of the UCD International Summer School in Irish Studies, has lectured widely both on philosophical influences in James Joyce and on Joyce's use of Irish traditional song and is the author of Pseudo-Dionysius and the Metaphysics of Aquinas (2005), Allwisest Stagyrite: Joyce's Quotations from Aristotle (2005), and Aristotelian Interpretations (forthcoming 2015). O'Rourke's essay in Voices on Joyce is entitled 'Joyce and Aristotle'. Contents and contributors: 'Lost in Little Jerusalem: Leopold Bloom and Irish Jewry', by Cormac O Grada O Grada is Emeritus Professor of Economics, University College Dublin and has written many books on Irish economic history and the Irish Famine. 'Bloomsyear: Ireland in 1904', by Michael Laffan Laffan was Associate Professor in the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin and has published several monographs on twentieth-century Irish History. 'Suspecting, Proving, Knowing: Three Cases of Unnatural Death in Joyce's Ulysses', by Adrian Hardiman Hardiman is Justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland and has published extensively on law and its administration in Ireland and also on Joyce's depiction of criminal law in his works. 'Joyce's UCD', by Donal McCartney McCartney is Professor Emeritus of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin, President of the Parnell Society and author of several studies of nineteenth-century Irish history. 'Dublin: A City of Contrasts', by Joseph Brad Brady was Dean of Arts, UCD, 2007-2014, is Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, Planning and Environment. 'Joyce: Babble or Babel?', by Terence Dolan Dolan is Emeritus Professor of Old and Middle English, University College Dublin, former Director of the Dublin James Joyce Summer School. 'The Imperium of Music', by Harry White White is Professor of Music at University College Dublin, author of several studies of music in Ireland and general editor (with Barra Boydell) of The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (2013). 'Sport in Ulysses', by Conal Hooper Hooper is Emeritus Professor of Anatomy at University College Dublin, a Visiting Lecturer in the UCD Centre for Sports Studies of which he was the first Director. 'Lee Miller: Photographing Joycean Dublin (1946)', by Terence Killeen Killeen is Research Scholar at the James Joyce Centre, Dublin and the author of 'Ulysses' Unbound: A Reader's Companion to 'Ulysses'. 'In the Arms of the Classics: Meta-Morpheus in "Eumaeus"', by Fritz Senn Senn is Founder and Director of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation, a longstanding Patron of the Dublin James Joyce Summer School and has written numerous articles, glosses, essay collections and scholia on Joyce and related subjects. '"Whorled without aimed": Joyce the Diviner of Vico's Providential Scienza Nuova', by Daragh O'Connell O'Connell is a lecturer in Italian at University College Cork and has three main areas of research speciality: Sicilian Literature, Neapolitan intellectual culture in the eighteenth-century, and the poetics of Dante. 'Joyce and Newman', by James Pribek Pribek is Associate Professor of English at Canisius College, Buffalo and has published many essays on aspects of twentieth-century Irish literature and on the cross-connections between Joyce, Newman and other Irish and American writers. 'Joyce, Dante, Homer - and Beckett, too', by Joseph Long Long was Director of the Drama Studies Centre and Senior Lecturer in French at University college Dublin and has published widely on aspects of contemporary Irish and French theatre and on the bilingual writing of Samuel Beckett. 'Joyce and Ibsen', by Frank McGuinness. McGuiness is Professor of Creative Writing at University College Dublin and a prolific playwright whose works have won many international awards. 'Ulysses and Us', by Declan Kiberd Kiberd was Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at University College Dublin and is currently the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. 'Epiphanies in Joyce', by Richard Kearney Kearney holds the Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College, serves as a Visiting Professor at University College Dublin and is author of over twenty books on European philosophy and literature. 'Exiles as an Irish Problem Play', by Christopher Murray. Murray is Emeritus Professor of English, University College Dublin and author of numerous books on Brian Friel and on twentieth-century Irish drama. 'Joyce in Contemporary Irish Culture and Criticism', by Gerardine Meaney. Meaney is Professor of Cultural Theory and Director of the University College Dublin Humanities Institute and has written prolifically on gender and culture in Ireland.


Voices on Joyce gathers together interpretations of Joyce's work by scholars in a wide span of disciplines: music, history, literature, philosophy, sport, geography, modern languages, economics, theatre studies and law. The depth and range of James Joyce's relationship with key historical, intellectual and cultural issues in the early twentieth century are explored, including: the growth of Dublin as a city, the advance of Irish separatist nationalism, criminal trials in late nineteenth-century Ireland, the influence of Classical authors such as Aristotle and Ovid, the Irish Literary Revival, the value of operatic music, notions of the aesthetic and of a democratic readership, and the history and social import of Jewish communities and traditions. The twenty essays in this collection draw out the openness and pluralism of Joyce's writing and underscore the need for readings of his work from a large variety of diverging perspectives. The wide ranging voices in this collection are composed by present and former UCD academics, and constitute a unique reckoning with the legacy of Joyce by members of his alma mater.A portrait of Joyce emerges as a writer deeply embedded in Irish intellectual discourses and as a figure of vital on-going importance in the social and cultural debates of twenty-first century Ireland.Photos interleaving the essays by the modernist and photojournalist, Lee Miller, taken in Dublin in 1946, provide vivid images of Joycean locations and of their artistic reimagining.