We are excited to announce the nominees for the 2022 IJJF Board of Trustees. You can find the their short bios below. Active members will receive an email with instructions on how to vote.
Shinjini Chattopadhyay (Berry College, USA)
I am an Assistant Professor of Global Anglophone Literature at Berry College, GA, US. I completed my PhD at the University of Notre Dame and I earned my BA, MA, and MPhil from Jadavpur University, India. My research on Joyce has been published in the James Joyce Quarterly, European Joyce Studies, and Joyce Studies in Italy. If elected to the Board of Trustees, I will work toward ensuring that the Foundation remains a supportive space for young scholars coming from all over the world. I will advocate for resources and programming particularly aimed at graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and contingent faculty members.
Anne Marie D’Arcy (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
I am a Research Fellow at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. My research concentrates on medieval and Renaissance literature, and nineteenth and twentieth-century medievalism, especially James Joyce. I have published monographs, two edited collections and a number of articles which reflect these interests, including Joyce’s treatment of such topics as Freemasonry, medieval Irish place lore and palaeography, Dublin’s water supply, ‘Araby’ as a grail quest, anti-Semitism, libel law, and the 1932 Eucharistic Congress. I was Principal Investigator of a landmark exhibition in Marsh’s Library, Dublin: ‘James Joyce: Apocalypse and Exile’ (2014-15). I have just completed Joyce and the Irish Middle Ages: Saints, Sages, and Insular Culture: the first monograph devoted to Joyce’s engagement with the influence of Irish learning and artistry on Britain and the Continent from the sixth to the twelfth centuries.
Katherine Ebury (University of Sheffield, UK)
I’m based at the University of Sheffield, UK, with about 15 years’ commitment to the Joyce Community. At my home institution, I am an Early Career Champion and I have a lot of experience advocating for graduate students and postdocs and supporting them to advocate for themselves. I have published on Joyce in various places, including in my two monographs, my edited collection on Joyce’s nonfiction writings and my special issue of the JJQ on Joyce and the nonhuman. As a signatory of the James Joyce Open Letter, I am standing for a trusteeship of the IJJF as I aim to increase inclusiveness and collegiality in the field.
Paul Fagan (Maynooth University, Ireland)
I am an IRC Fellow at Maynooth University, who has lectured and published on Joyce for over a decade, speaking at numerous Joyce symposia and Summer Schools. In my capacity as co-founder of the International Flann O’Brien Society, I have worked hard to reduce obstacles to participation by lowering conference and membership fees, introducing a formal code of conduct, and appointing an independent Code of Conduct Ombudsperson. As a signatory of the James Joyce Open Letter, should I be elected to the Board I pledge to draw on this experience to work with you to make Joyce studies an academic environment that is open, inclusive, professional, and collegial for academics of every background and of any identification or affiliation at various career stages.
Jonathan Goldman (New York Institute of Technology, USA)
Having attended my first Joyce conference in 1998, I value our scholarly fellowship and its potential for continued growth. As James Joyce Society (NY) president, I have led the organization’s revival, transforming it into a vibrant, visible community that prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and new voices. That is what I would bring to the IJJF table: organizational energy and a drive for equity stemming from longtime activist work. I believe the Joyce Foundation could benefit from greater involvement from its membership and I would advocate for increased transparency to encourage it. Plus, I enjoy sitting around making fun of Sam.
Cleo Hanaway-Oakley (University of Bristol, UK)
We may have met at a Joycean event somewhere in the world at some point in time, or you may know me from Twitter (@cleohanaway) where I regularly bang on about Joyce! I love the fact that Joyce brings diverse groups of people together. But I recognise that the Joyce studies community is not as convivial as it could be. Building on recent positive efforts (such as the code of conduct for conferences), and lessons I’ve learnt on the BAMS (British Association for Modernist Studies) committee, as an IJJF trustee I’ll do my utmost to ensure that everyone feels welcome.
Colleen Jaurretche (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
I’m a Continuing Lecturer in twentieth-century British and Irish literature at UCLA. I began as a Joycean in 1989, and have devoted my academic work to the study of Joyce, including an edited collection on Joyce and Beckett and two books, ‘The Sensual Philosophy’: Joyce and the Aesthetics of Mysticism (Wisconsin, 1997) and Language as Prayer in Finnegans Wake (Florida James Joyce Series, 2020). I have directed two Joyce conferences, and am co-founder and director since 2010 of a public humanities project, Libros Schmibros. I’m thrilled and honored to be nominated for the IJJF board.
Ellen Carol Jones (independent)
I have worked extensively with scholars and students internationally and across disciplines, striving to make the academy and our foundation welcoming places of inclusion and mutual respect. I have edited Joyce: Feminism / Post / Colonialism and Feminist Readings of Joyce; co-edited Twenty-First Joyce and Cinematic Narratives: Transatlantic Perspectives; and edited volumes on Virginia Woolf, the politics of modernism, and feminism and modernism. I have been a professor of English and Anglo-Irish literature, international studies, and women’s studies in the United States and Japan. A former trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation, I served on the scholarship and bylaws committees; and I have been a member of the women’s caucus from its inception. As a trustee, I will work for greater international and gender representation in the foundation, expanded scholarships and academic opportunities for students, and policies and actions that ensure all members are welcomed and valued.
Erika Mihálycsa (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania)
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Katy Mullin (University of Leeds, UK)
My first monograph, James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity historicised Joyce’s playfully creative relationship with censorship. I have since published on the ‘Sirens’ barmaids, on Joyce’s interest in pub culture, on his working women, and on Lesbian Joyce. My work has been absorbed by Joyce’s cultural moment, but I am also committed to his continuing impact. I have contributed to BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time, the British Library’s ‘Discovering Literature’, History Today, and The Conversation. I am honoured to be nominated, and if elected would strive to bring the delights of Joyce’s work to an even wider audience
Stephanie Nelson (Boston University, USA)
Coming to Joyce from Classics, I have been so grateful to be welcomed into the Joyce community in the way I have. This atmosphere of open communication and genuine collegiality seems to me crucial and something to be preserved, particularly for younger scholars. My prime aim in contributing to the IJJF would, accordingly, be maintaining a friendly, collegial and safe environment where all feel comfortable profiting, as I have, from our mutual interest in and love of the field.
Vike Martina Plock (University of Exeter, UK)
Hello! I’m Vike Martina Plock, Professor of Modern Literature and Culture and current Head of English and Creative Writing at the University of Exeter. I’ve been working on Joyce for over 20 years now and am particularly interested in his depictions of physiology and embodied experiences. I was the academic co-organiser of the 2016 London James Joyce Symposium and I’m also an advisory editor of the JJQ. If elected to the position of IJJF trustee, I would like to focus on getting even more women, students and established researchers, interested in working on Joyce.
James Ramey (Metropolitan Autonomous University Cuajimalpa, Mexico)
As a dedicated comparative Joyce scholar working in Mexico, I would be honored and excited to serve on the board of the International James Joyce Foundation. It would be thrilling to bring to the table my experiences researching, teaching, and promoting Joyce in Mexico. I also believe my twenty years on the board of directors of the distinguished Morelia International Film Festival would offer a useful perspective and set of contacts in the film world to enrich future Joyce symposia and other events. Here is a bit more background: I received my Ph.D in Comparative Literature and Film Studies from the University of California at Berkeley in 2007. In 2008 I moved to Mexico City, where I am Full Professor of Humanities at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Cuajimalpa, one of Mexico’s three leading universities according to Times Higher Education. I founded and head up the graduate program in Literature and Film and am currently serving as Chief Academic Affairs Officer. In Mexico, I have taught seminars and directed multiple theses on Joyce by Mexican students, some of whom are now teaching Joyce to their own students. My research on Joyce has used a comparative lens, including work on Joyce’s influence on Latin American literature, global intertextuality, and posthumanist theory. I wrote my undergraduate and doctoral theses on Joyce and have published on Joyce in collective volumes andjournals including James Joyce Quarterly, Comparative Literature, College Literature, Comparative Literature Studies, Nuevas Poligrafías and Textual Practice. In 2019, I served as lead organizer of the James Joyce Symposium in Mexico City, with more than 180 scholars presenting papers, many of them first-time participants from various Latin American countries; the symposium was a wonderful experience, receiving excellent reviews in several journals. Most recently, inspired by that event, I coedited a collective volume with Norman Cheadle that has been very well received: Joyce without Borders: Circulations, Sciences, Media and Mortal Flesh (University Press of Florida, 2022). This book addresses James Joyce’s borderlessness and the ways his work crosses or unsettles boundaries of all kinds. Written by a mix of leading and novitiate scholars, the essays in this volume position borderlessness as a major key to understanding Joycean poiesis, opening new doors and new engagements with his work. Finally, I wish to note that my participation on the IJJF board would serve the strategic purpose of strengthening Joyce studies in the Global South, especially Latin America, where his influence was profound, but needs to be much more fully explored and understood.
Amanda Sigler (Baylor University, USA)
I am an assistant professor at Baylor University who serves on the editorial board of European Joyce Studies.Benefiting from archival forays and stays at the Zurich James Joyce Foundation, my research has been published on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2022, Bloomsbury released my book, Modernist Authorship and Transatlantic Periodical Culture: 1895-1925, including a chapter devoted to Ulysses in the Little Review. If elected to the Trustees, I would focus on continuing, and judiciously building, our reputation for being a welcoming community, one that cultivates new talent alongside the work of experienced scholars.