No other modernist writer in English has attracted more or broader international attention than James Joyce. Translations, adaptations, and imitations as well as works of criticism are being published in increasing numbers and frequency, and show a proliferating diversity of approaches and perspectives on the work, life, and influence of Joyce.
In view of the internationalism of Joyce studies, and the current dissemination of literary-critical pluralism, this peer-reviewed series hopes to offer a platform for specifically "European" perspectives on Joyce's works, their adaptations, annotation, and translation, studies in biography, the history of and current debates in Joyce criticism, Joyce's place in literary history, matters of influence and the transmission of ideas etc.
In calling this series "European" in the broadest sense, we aim at soliciting not only the submission of articles by European contributors, but more generally all essays and research focusing on issues of European concern such as language, nationality and culture, literary-historical movements, ideology, politics, and distribution, as well as literary-critical perspectives with European roots.
Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Masja Horn.
The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
Lucia Boldrini lectures in English at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is the author of Joyce, Dante, and the Poetics of Literary Relations: Language and Meaning in Finnegans Wake (2001) and of Biografie fittizie e personaggi storici: (Auto)biografia, soggettività, teoria nel romanzo inglese contemporaneo (1998).
Guillemette Bolens teaches Medieval English Literature at the University of Geneva, where she has recently been awarded a doctorate for a thesis on the body in the Iliad, Beowulf and the Chevalier de la Charrette. She also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of La Logique du corps articulaire (2000) and has published articles on Chaucer, on Joyce, and on the Iliad. Helen Cooper is a Professor of English at Oxford University and a Tutorial Fellow of University College, where she teaches medieval and twentieth-century literature. Her publications on the literature of the later Middle Ages include the Canterbury Tales volume of The Oxford Guides to Chaucer. Reed Way Dasenbrock is Professor of English and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University. He has published a number of essays and reviews on Joyce, and is the author of Imitating the Italians: Wyatt, Spenser, Synge, Joyce, Pound (1991). His most recent publication is Truth and Consequences: Intentions, Conventions and the New Thematics (2001). Jed Deppman teaches comparative literature at Oberlin College. He has published articles on 19th and 20th century literature and theory in Style, Qui Parle, The Emily Dickinson Journal, and European Joyce Studies. He is currently translating and co-editing, with Daniel Ferrer and Michael Groden, a book of French essays in genetic criticism. Jennifer Fraser received her Ph.D. from the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto and has published articles on Dante and Joyce. Her Diptych: Dante, Joyce and the Dynamics of Literary Initiation is forthcoming with Florida UP. Ray Mines is a Professor of Mathematics at New Mexico State University. In addition to his recent work on James Joyce done with Reed Way Dasenbrock, his work in mathematics focuses on abelian group theory and constructive mathematics. Sam Slote is the Scholar in residence at the Poetry/Rare Books Room, SUNY-Buffalo. He has written The Silence in Progress of Dante, Mallarmé, and Joyce (1999) and has edited two volumes of Joyce criticism: Probes: Genetic Studies in Joyce (1995) and Genitricksling Joyce (1998), both for the European Joyce Studies series. Jeremy Tambling is Professor of Comparative Literature in the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Dante and Difference (1988) and editor of A Dante Reader (1999). He has also written on the nineteenth-century and modernism, and his latest book is Henry James: Critical Issues (2000).
Geert Lernout, University of Antwerp and Valérie Bénéjam, University of Nantes
Scarlett Baron, University College London
Kasia Bazarnik, Jagiellonian University
Teresa Caneda, University of Vigo
Tim Conley, Brock University
Ronan Crowley, Aarhus University
Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin
Onno Kosters, Utrecht University
John McCourt, University of Macerata
Tekla Mecsnóber, University of Groningen
Erika Mihálycsa, Babes-Bolyai University
Fritz Senn, Zürich James Joyce Foundation
Amanda Sigler, University of Virginia
Sam Slote, Trinity College Dublin
Dirk Vanderbeke, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena
Dirk Van Hulle, University of Oxford
Michelle Witen, Europa-Universität Flensburg
Founded by Christine van Boheemen-Saaf, in association with Fritz Senn
“Since the 1980s, the European Joyce Studies series has consistently published the best and most innovative work in Joyce studies. When taken individually, each volume offers precise and insightful scholarship and when taken together the series illustrates the evolution of the main trend-lines within Joyce studies.”
- Sam Slote, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
“Looking back at the production of the European Joyce Studies series over the years, we realize that is has no equivalent for the number of significant volumes published in the different areas of Joyce scholarship. I would like to emphasize particularly its unparalleled contribution to the genetic approach of Joyce.”
- Daniel Ferrer, Director of Research Emeritus at the Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes (École Normale Supérieure-CNRS), France
Introduction: Lucia Boldrini: Middayevil Joyce
Jed Deppman: The Return of Medievalism: James Joyce in 1923
Reed Way Dasenbrock and Ray Mines: “Quella vista nova”; Dante, Mathematics and the Ending of Ulysses
Jeremy Tambling “Averroes’ Search”: Dante's Modernism and Joyce
Guillemette Bolens: Milly's Dream, Bloom’s Body and the Medieval Technique of Interlace
Helen Cooper: Joyce's Other Father: The Case for Chaucer
Jennifer Fraser: Charting the Course of the Commedia's Embryo in A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man
Sam Slote: The Medieval Irony of Joyce's Portrait
Lucia Boldrini: Let Dante be Silent: Finnegans Wake and the Medieval Theory of Polysemy
Notes on Contributors