Academic programme

The Academic Programme is supervised by Peter de Voogd (Utrecht University), Tim Conley (Brock University), and David Pascoe (Utrecht University). For themes central to the Symposium, please consult our Call for Papers.

Programme, version 13 June 2014
Please watch this space for any changes to the programme as you’ll find it in the printed version

  • Session 15, Tuesday, 9.15-10.45, Joyce and Music I: Adrain Paterson is unable to attend the conference. His paper may still be read though.
  • Session 46, Wednesday, 15.45-17.15, Contexts IV: Elizabeth Switaj is unable to attend the conference.
  • Change in rooms! Session 16, Writing Silence, Tuesday, 11.15-12.45, will move to Belle van Zuylenzaal; Session 17, Tuesday, 11.15-12.45, Contexts II will move to Aula. Please spread the word!
  • Session 4, Monday, 9.15-10.45: Dubliners I: Susan Mooney is unable to attend the conference; her paper will be read by Brandon Kershner.
  • Session 20, Tuesday, 11.15-12.45: Joyce and Music II: Christine Ahrends is unable to attend the conference.
  • Session 26, Tuesday, 15.45-1715: Visuals: Cleo Hanayway-Oakley is unable to attend the conference.
  • Session 35, Wednesday, 11.15-12.45; Finnegans Wake III: Jan van Velze is unable to deliver his paper.
  • Session 62, Friday, 11.15-12.45, Ulysses VIII: Patricia Pericic is unable to attend the conference; her paper will be read by Tim Conley.
  • Session 63, Friday, 11.15-12.45: Ulysses and Badiou: Belief in the Void: Colleen Lamos will act as respondent to the panel. 

Abstracts individual papers
Abstracts fully-formed panels 
Technical note on presentation formats
Guidelines Chairs

Congratulations recipients of the IJJF Scholarships and the Giorgio Melchior Grant for this year!

The main conference venue will be the University Hall (“Academiegebouw”), located at Dom square, in the heart of the Netherlandian metropolis: Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht:

You’ll find a plan of the building in the printed programme as well as below: plattegrond agebdeze4


For a bird’s eye view of the entire programme, see below.

Sunday 15th June
Registration opens 2 pm; Formal Welcome 5 pm-6 pm; Welcome Reception 6 pm-8 pm. Location: University Hall (Auditorium [or “Aula,” see below] and Monastery garden [or “Pandhof”]:

Pandhof overzicht lente Pandhof kloostergang zijde Aula  

Monday 16th June
Panel sessions 9.15 am-3.15 pm; 

c. 3.20 pm: Bloomsday Dom tower concert by the Utrecht city carillionneur Malgosia Fiebig.

1. Là ci darem la mano (from the opera Don Giovanni) – W.A.Mozart (1756-1791); 2. Martha, o return love! (“M’apparì tutt’amor” from the opera Martha) – Friedrich von Flotow (1812-1883); 3. Love’s Old Sweet Song – James Lynam Molloy (1837-1909); 4. Seaside Girls – Harry B. Norris; 5. My Girl’s a Yorkshire Girl – C.W. Murphy/Dan Lipton

Keynote address Geert Lernout (University of Antwerp): Reading Joyce Biblically – 3.45 pm-5.15 pm. Location all day: University Hall

Bloomsnight Event 8 pm-10.30 pm. Location: Nicolaï ChurchThe Bloomsnight Event is open to delegates and (registered) accompanying persons only. This is not a dinner event; only snacks and drinks will be served.
With drama and film by The English Players/Imperial Finch Productions; a reading from Finnegans Wake by Patrick Healy; and songs from Chamber Music and Ulysses by Lette Vos. 

Tuesday 17th June
Panel sessions 9.15 pm-5.15 pm. Location morning sessions Joyce & Music: Utrecht School of Music (a department of the HKU University of the Arts), Mariaplaats 27, room 1.08, 3511 LL Utrecht. Other panel sessions University Hall

8 pm: Maria Kager,  “Joyce and Kafka: A Language Quarrel”
At the invitation of the Dutch Franz Kafka Circle, Maria Kager, former recipient of the International James Joyce Foundation Scholarship in Honor of Fritz Senn, will talk about the ways in which Kafka and Joyce employ foreign languages in their writings. Maria will discuss both the dissimilarities and the resemblances in the multilingualism of Joyce and Kafka and connect their linguistic practices to the influence that the First World War had on their lives and works.
After the break fragments from both Joyce’s and Kafka’s works will be shown and read.
Location: Salon Saffier,  Wijde Doelen 8A, 3512 XN Utrecht. 
The Salon Saffier theatre seats up to 50 people. We have secured 25 tickets for Joyce Symposiasts; they cost € 7.00 a head and can be purchased, if still available, at the registration desk. 12th May 2014: Contact if you want a ticket; there’s still a few left.

Wednesday 18th June
Panel sessions 9.15 pm-5.15 pm. IJJF Board meeting 12.45-13.45. Location all day: University Hall

DomUNDER tour [fully booked]

U tracked in Utrecht: A walking tour, with the Dutch translators of Joyce, Erik Bindervoet and Robbert-Jan Henkes [almost fully booked;]

Thursday 19th June
Panel sessions 9.15 am-3.15 pm; keynote address Jeri Johnson (Exeter College, Oxford University): “Absence of light…presence of noise”: Thoughts on Joyce, Editing and Dubliners at 100 – 3.45 pm-5.15 pm. Location all day: University Hall.

The Bloomsday Banquet starts 7.30 pm. Location: University Hall: Auditorium.  

Friday 20th June
Panel sessions 9.15 am-3.15 pm. IJJF General Meeting 3.45 pm-5.15-pm. Location all day: University Hall

The presence of our keynote speakers is generously supported by BDO Tax Consultants and Accountants.



Our panel rooms in the University Hall

Aula standaard


 Zaal 1636 diner lange tafels
Zaal 1636


 Belle van Zuylenzaal standaard
Belle van Zuylenzaal 

Please note: All participants involved in the Academic Programme (i.e., delegates actually delivering papers, chairing panels, etc.) must be paid-up members of the International James Joyce Foundation. Recipients of an IJJF Scholarship, however, are exempt from this requirement. You can find a membership form here.