Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00-17:00, Room 243, Senate House (South Block)

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Of the 18 episodes of James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922), ‘Aeolus’ has claims to be among the most neglected. Conspicuously revised after its first appearance in The Little Review in October 1918, it belongs exclusively neither with the opening chapters of Joyce’s novel nor with the more radically experimental narratives of the later episodes. In this way, it presents a textual curiosity in the book, long overdue critical reappraisal. This one-day workshop will offer new perspectives on this all too easily overlooked episode.

Confirmed Papers:

Steven Morrison (University of Nottingham): ‘From Pillar to Plums; or, Who is Real, When Everybody is Somebody Fictional?’

Felix Larkin (former academic director, Parnell Summer School; co-founder and former chairman, Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland): ‘“In the heart of the Hibernian metropolis”: the Freeman’s Journal, 1763-1924.’

Nick Morwood (University of Lethbridge): ‘Unfreezing Michelangelo’s Moses: Embodied Bloom and “that stone effigy in frozen music, horned and terrible, of the human form divine, that eternal symbol of wisdom and prophecy which ... deserves to live.”’

Kevan DeCuypere (University of Cambridge): ‘The Language of the Outlaw: The Embodied Ethics in “Aeolus”.’

Sean McNulty (Trinity College, Dublin): ‘All about, Read it! : Mechanised Media and the Art of Reading in “Aeolus”.’

Ronan Crowley (University of Antwerp): ‘Read the news today, oh boy: Newspapers and the making of Ulysses.’

Clare Hutton (University of Loughborough): ‘“Aeolus”, Materiality and Revision.’

Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck, University of London): ‘Proof Fever: Reading the Little Review “Aeolus”.’


This event is £5, or free for those who are students or unwaged.