Lanigan teaches at University College Dublin, where he recently completed a PhD entitled “‘An Engineer at Work?’ Reading James Joyce in the Context of Urban Planning”. His works have been published in Making Space in the Works of James Joyce (eds. Valerie Benejam and John Bishop, Routledge, 2011), Joyce Studies in Italy, and the Dublin James Joyce Journal.
Ronan Crowley is a PhD candidate in English at the University at Buffalo. His dissertation project, “Gifts of the Gab: Quotation, Copyright, and Irish Modernism,” explores the writ of intellectual property in Ireland between the Acts of Union and Irish accession to the European Union. His work on Joyce appears in the James Joyce Quarterly and in the online annual Genetic Joyce Studies.
On Wednesday, August 15th at 2PM EDT, cartoonist Robert Berry will moderate our YoU Twitter chat. This conversation will focus on some of the difficulties and advantages of using the language of comicbooks to bring Joyce’s work to a new audience through his online adaptation ULYSSES “SEEN”. Rob is currently drawing the “Lotus Eaters” episode (which all of you should have read by now) so expect to see some new pages and hear some thoughts on adapting that section of the novel. The hashtag for the Twitter chat is #yearofulysses.
Rob was trained as a painter at Wayne State Univ in his hometown of Detroit but threw most of that experience away to move to Philadelphia and make comics. Adapting Joyce’s novel into the fully-annotated ULYSSES “SEEN” has been keeping him busy since 2008. Original artwork from the comic can now be seen at the James Joyce Centre in Dublin.
On Friday, August 3rd at 2 pm EDT / 11 am PDT, Michael Stevens will moderate the MVP’s third YoU Twitter chat, focusing specifically on “Lotus Eaters.” The hashtag for the Twitter chat is #yearofulysses.
Michael Sevens is a MA candidate in English at the University of Victoria and has also done postgraduate work at Trinity College, Dublin. He is presently working on a mobile app for navigating Joyce’s Dublin, one that attempts to bring together the heterotopic reality of Joyce’s imagined Dublin together with contemporary reality.
Forster will be starting as assistant professor of Twentieth Century English Literature at Syracuse University in the Fall. He completed his PhD at the University of Virginia, examining how issues of aesthetic value and are complicated by media technologies in debates surrounding obscenity and modernism.
Utell is an Associate Professor and Chair of English at Widener University in Pennsylvania, USA. She is the author of James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire. Janine has worked as Bloomsday Coordinator at the Rosenbach Museum & Library and collaborated on the “Calypso” episode for the web comic and iPad app Ulysses “Seen”.