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POSTPONED – Modernist Studies Ireland: Works in Progress: ‘The Plagiarist’s Philosophy: Coincidence in James Joyce and Malcolm Lowry’ and ‘Archival Remnants of Joyce’s Leopoldina and Woolf’s Orlanda’
March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Modernist Studies Ireland is delighted to re-launch its Works in Progress series with a double act on Monday, 16th March, at 4 pm in THB—GO11. You are cordially invited to join us for what promises to be two fantastic talks by early career researchers, shining a light on new research in Joyce studies as well as genetic criticism. Our speakers are Emily Bell, NUIG alumna and now doctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Casey Lawrence, a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin.
Emily’s talk, entitled ‘The Plagiarist’s Philosophy: Coincidence in James Joyce and Malcolm Lowry’, will offer an imaginative solution to conceptualising intertextuality in Joyce’s oeuvre in connection with the late modernist Malcolm Lowry. It considers both the individual and dependent intertextualities of the works of Joyce and Lowry—two writers preoccupied by coincidence—as well as the impact this has on the possibility of originality.
Casey’s talk, elucidating the ‘Archival Remnants of Joyce’s Leopoldina and Woolf’s Orlanda’, combines genetic study with a gender-critical approach in her analysis of how early drafts of Joyce’s and Woolf’s works independently push the boundaries of grammatical and sexual gender. Here, Joyce and Woolf, her talk reveals, conflate the two (grammar and sex) and in so doing attempt to see beyond the binary, so that man-becoming-woman is no longer fantasy, but indeed part of the grammar of our everyday lives.