We regret to announce that we have to cancel the in-person portion of the Trieste Joyce symposium. We had hoped that with vaccines and the easing of national lockdowns, it would have been possible to host a small gathering in Trieste. While it looks like some social and public events may be possible by June, our planning window is unfortunately just too narrow now to arrange firm in-person activities. We are also conscious that making travel plans is still extremely difficult with rules changing by the week. After two years of planning for Trieste, we share your disappointment that we won’t be meeting face to face this June, but we look forward to seeing you on Zoom during the week of what promises to be a rich online symposium. We are happy to confirm our four plenary speakers: Eric Bulson, Catherine Flynn, Cóilín Parsons, and Colm Tóibín.
Although we have some costs to cover, we are not charging a registration fee. We will, however, be insisting that all speakers, chairs, and participants have paid their membership dues to the International James Joyce Foundation for the 2020–2021 academic year. The general membership fee is just $35 while student membership is $20 for the year (or $50/30 for two years). We would ask you to do this as soon as possible so as to allow time for the processing of the memberships in time for the symposium. We would also appeal to those of you who can to make a donation to the Student Scholarship fund to help deserving and excellent emerging Joyceans take part in future International James Joyce Symposia. Payments are to be made on the website of the University of Tulsa.
Registration is now live.