Department of English

Andrew Gibson

October 12, 2009

Rose O'Neill Literary House, 4:30 p.m.

"His Journey Westward": Joyce's The Dead, Irish History and Modernity

Dr. Andrew Gibson is Research Professor of Modern Literature and Theory at Royal Holloway, University of London, a permanent advisory editor to the James Joyce Quarterly, and a member of the editorial board of Limit(e) Beckett, the new Anglo- French journal in Beckett scholarship set up at the Université de Paris VII to build bridges between French and Anglophone Beckett Studies. His publications include: Reading Narrative Discourse: Studies in the Novel from Cervantes to Beckett (Macmillan, 1990), Towards a Postmodern Theory of Narrative (Edinburgh University Press, 1996), Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel: From Leavis to Levinas (Routledge, 1999), Joyce's Revenge: History, Politics and Aesthetics in 'Ulysses' (Oxford University Press, 2002; paperback, 2005), James Joyce: A Critical Life (Reaktion, 2006), and Beckett and Badiou: The Pathos of Intermittency (Oxford University Press, 2006).

Sponsored by: The Sophie Kerr Committee