keynote speakers

Eric Bulson is Professor of English at Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of Novels, Maps Modernity: The Spatial Imagination, 1850-2000 (Routledge, 2006), The Cambridge Introduction to James Joyce (Cambridge, 2007), Little Magazine, World Form (Columbia, 2016) and the forthcoming ‘Ulysses’ by Numbers (Columbia, 2020). He has also edited The Cambridge Introduction to the Novel (Cambridge, 2018) and is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement. He is currently working on a history of wordlessness in visual and non-visual media across the twentieth century.

Catherine Flynn is Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley. She works on Irish modernist literature and culture in a European avant-garde context and on critical theory. Her book James Joyce and the Matter of Paris recently appeared with Cambridge University Press (2019). She co-edited with Richard Brown a special issue of James Joyce Quarterly, titled “Joycean Avant-Gardes” (2017). She is currently at work on an edited volume with CUP titled New Joyce Studies: Twenty-First Century Critical Revisions. She is also working on a book about Brian O’Nolan/Flann O’Brien/Myles na gCopaleen and the young Irish state.

Cóilín Parsons is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He is the author of The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature (Oxford, 2016), which was awarded the Robert Rhodes Prize for best book on literature by the American Conference of Irish Studies, and the Alpha Sigma Nu book award of the Jesuit Honor Society, as well as shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association First Book Prize. He is currently completing a new book project on astronomy, scale, and modernist literature, and coediting a journal special issue titled ‘New Geographies of Comparison: South Africa and Ireland’.