The Boston Joyce Forum arose out of a collaboration between Boston College and Northeastern University. The goal of the Forum is to provide an environment for local scholars and students working on any aspect of Joyce’s work. Our first year’s theme was “Joyce and History.”
Our first Forum event, a lecture by Professor John McCourt of Universita Roma Tre on the subject of Joyce, Film, and History took place on Feb 16, 2011.
The first Forum event at Northeastern was an evening colloquium on Wednesday, March 23 featuring BC’s Burns Scholar, Nicholas Allen, Sergio Delgado (Harvard), Nadia Louar (University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh), and Beryl Schlossman of Northeastern University.
That semester’s final event was a symposium held in the ILA, Boston College on Saturday, April 16. Joyceans of international repute such as Joe Valente (Buffalo) and Marilyn Reizbaum (Bowdoin) presented a series of lectures on the same theme of Joyce and History.
On Sunday, April 17, the Forum presented the very popular “Bloomsday-in-April” once more.
Throughout 2011 and now 2012, Raidin the Wake, the Boston College Finnegans Wakereading group, now in its seventh year, met and continues to meet weekly in the ILA building at 10 Stone Avenue.
Our big event of 2012 is the conferenceJoyce and Religions featiromg a series of figures from Joyce Studies and Irish Studies. The keynote speaker is Fintan O’Toole, who will be followed by Vicki Mahaffey, Joe Valente, Beryl Schlossman, John Paul Riquelme, Dermot Keogh and others. Watch out in particular for Joe Nugent’s launch of his iPhone app, JoyceWalk.
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