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Prof. Howard B. Clarke MRIA, FRHistS formerly lectured in the School of History and Archives at University College Dublin. Combining lifelong lifelong interests in medieval urban history and archaeology, he is a founder member and former chairman of the Friends of Medieval Dublin. In 1991 he became a director of The Medieval Trust, the parent body of Dublinia Ltd, which opened the doors to its exhibition in 1993. With Sarah Dent and Ruth Johnson he co-authored Dublinia: The Story of Medieval Dublin, winner of the Best Publication Award 2003 of the Heritage Council and the Northern Ireland Museums Council. Since 1990 Howard Clarke has been one of the editors of the Royal Irish Academy’s Irish Historic Towns Atlas and he has published his own fascicle, Dublin, part I, to 1610, along with numerous contributions to historical works. He has also edited and joint-edited a number of publications, among them The Comparative History of Urban Origins in Non-Roman Europe, Medieval Dublin (2 vols), Irish Cities, Ireland and Scandinavia in the Early Viking Age, The Vikings in Ireland and Beyond and Lords and Towns in Medieval Europe.


Anne Fogarty joined the School of English, Drama and Film in 1992 and was appointed Professor of James Joyce Studies at UCD in 2006. She is Director of the UCD Research Centre for James Joyce Studies (www.ucd.ie/joyceresearchcentre). From 1995 to 1997 she was Associate Director of the Yeats Summer School and was Director of the Yeats Winter School from 1997-2001. She was Head of the UCD School of English, Drama and Film, 2011-2014. She has been Director of the Dublin James Joyce Summer School since 1997. She has organized three international James Joyce symposia, in London in June 2002 and in Dublin in June 2004 and June 2012. She has co-edited three collections of essays on Joyce, Joyce on the Threshold with Timothy Martin (University of Florida Press, 2005), Bloomsday 100 with Morris Beja (University of Florida Press, 2009) and Voices on Joyce with Fran O’Rourke (UCD Press, 2015). In 2008, with Dr Luca Crispi, she founded the Dublin James Joyce Journal. She was President of the International James Joyce Foundation 2008-2012. In 2008, she was awarded the first Charles E. Fanning Prize by the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale for her contributions to the field of Irish Studies. She is currently completing a monograph on the socio-historical contexts of Ulysses, entitled James Joyce and Cultural Memory: Reading History in Ulysses. With Angelina Lynch, she has edited Richard Nugent’s Cynthia, the first sonnet sequence from early modern Ireland, for The Literature of Early Modern Ireland Series (Four Courts Press, 2010) and with Eibhear Walshe and Eilis Ni Dhuibhne she has edited the first collection of essays on the teaching of creative writing in Ireland, Imagination in the Classroom: Teaching & Learning Creative Writing in Ireland (Four Courts Press, 2013). She has edited special issues of the Irish University Review on Spenser and Ireland, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Lady Gregory and Benedict Kiely, published widely on aspects of Irish women’s writing and on contemporary Irish fiction and has written essays on Lady Gregory, Maria Edgeworth, Mary Lavin, Colum McCann, Eavan Boland, Colm Toibin, Kate O’Brien, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne and Emma Donoghue. She has lectured on Joyce, Yeats and on contemporary Irish Literature, especially fiction, in many European countries, including France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Serbia, Norway, Iceland, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia, in the US, in Brazil, and in China, Korea, Mexico and Japan.

Christine O’Neill is a researcher, translator and editor living in Dublin. Her most recent publications include ‘Urgent Global Concerns and Medieval Concepts: The Visionary Creations of Joyce and Bosch as Inspirations for the Posthumanities’ in One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand ‘Ulysses’; Joyce Studies in Italy, 24 (ed. Serenella Zanotti, Rome: Editoriale Anicia, 2022); ‘“But time shall be no more”: some Temporal Aspects of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ in Reading Joycean Temporalities (ed. Jolanta Wawrzycka, Leiden/Boston: Brill/Rodopi, 2018); Niall Montgomery Dublinman. Selected Writings Introduced by Christine O’Neill (Dublin: Ashfield Press, 2015); and the translation into English of the book by Damien Tricoire, The Colonial Dream: Imperial Knowledge and the French-Malagasy Encounters in the Age of Enlightenment (Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming).

Timothy O’Neill is an historian and calligrapher. He is the author of Merchants and Mariners in Medieval Ireland (1987) and The Irish Hand (2014). He is a Research Fellow in History of Art at Trinity College, Dublin and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Modern Irish, University College Cork where he is currently part of a team of scholars investigating the materiality of medieval Irish manuscripts.

Sam Slote is Professor of English at Trinity College Dublin. His areas of research are in the works of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett and, by extension, in European Modernist studies more generally. His contributions to this field focus – but not exclusively – on Joyce and Beckett’s manipulation of languages and literary styles and his work is informed by a number of theoretical and critical perspectives, such as genetic criticism (the study of literary manuscripts), textual studies, deconstruction, and translation studies.

In 2013 his monograph Joyce’s Nietzschean Ethics was published by Palgrave. In 2012 his annotated edition of Ulysses was first published; this includes 9,000 all-new notes with a word count approximately equal to that of Ulysses itself.
He is currently working on three different large-scale projects. The first is a monograph on the nature of the political in Joyce and Beckett’s works, primarily Finnegans Wake and How It Is. The aim of this project is to use Joyce and Beckett to think through a conceptualisation of the political that is not simply partisan or ideological, but rather to be understood in terms of community and communication. This book begins with a genealogy of philosophical considerations on the nature of the political from Aristotle, through Hobbes and Hegel, and to Jean-Luc Nancy, John Rawls, and Richard Rorty. His next project is editing the first ever collection of Joyce’s own translations, which span his career as a writer and include his translations of French poetry, his translation of Gerhart Hauptmann’s play Vor Sonnenaufgang (Before Sunrise), and his translation into Italian of the ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle’ chapter of Finnegans Wake. Because Joyce’s translations have never been collected before into one volume, they represent the only aspect of his output that has been almost entirely ignored by critics. His last ongoing project is an online and expanded version of his annotations to Ulysses.

He is the founding co-director of the International Samuel Beckett Summer School, which has been held annually at Trinity since 2011 and is aimed primarily (but not exclusively) at postgraduate students. This brings together students, scholars, and performers of Beckett from all over the world. Building upon the networks already established with the Summer School, he has established the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies along with colleague Nicholas Johnson in the School of Creative Arts.

In 2008 Slote was elected to a six-year term as a Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation and in 2016 he was elected to a second six-year term. Slote has served on the organising committees of two past International James Joyce Symposia: in 2008 at the Université François-Rabelais in Tours and in 2012 here in Dublin, jointly held at Trinity and UCD. Slote is also on the academic committee for the 2018 International James Joyce Symposium, which will be held at the University of Antwerp. He is in the early stages of planning for the 2022 Symposium, which is to be held at Trinity; this conference will mark the centennial of Ulysses‘s publication.

In addition to his work on Joyce and Beckett, Slote has published on Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, Raymond Queneau, Dante, Mallarmé, and Elvis.