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John McCourt

[The sources for this biography are http://www.univ.trieste.it/~nirdange/Anglistica/john.html (Italian) and http://print.google.com/print/doc?isbn=0299169804 (English) and have not been confirmed as being accurate.]

 
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John McCourt (PhD) was born in Dublin in 1965 and educated at Belvedere College and University College Dublin. Since 1991 he has lived in Trieste, where he teaches at the University of Trieste and where he founded and directs (with Professor Renzo S. Crivelli) the annual Trieste Joyce School. He is president of the Italian-Irish cultural association, La Bottega Joyce, and author of The Years of Bloom: James Joyce in Trieste 1904-1920 (Dublin: Lilliput Press and Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000) and James Joyce: A Passionate Exile (an illustrated biography, London: Orion Books and New York: St Martin's Press, 2000). He is the author of several articles on Joyce and on contemporary Irish literature and and has co-edited an edition of Dubliners with Professor Francesca Romana Paci (Napoli: Loffreddo Editore, 1997).


La ricerca è incentrata sulla ricostruzione degli anni triestini di James Joyce, con un particolare interesse per la critica joyciana e per gli aspetti linguistici della sua produzione letteraria (specie in Giacomo Joyce). Si sono anche affrontati autori come Trollope (patriota irlandese) e Bernard MacLaverty (Grace Notes), ed è stato affrontato il problema dell'insegnamento della lingua, con particolare riferimento alla lingua letteraria.

Recent pubblications:

  • TThe Years of Bloom: James Joyce in Trieste 1904-1920. Dublin: Lilliput Press and Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000. A paperback edition was published in June 2001. An extended Italian edition will be published by Mondadori in 2004. A Spanish translation entitled Los Anos de esplendor and translated by Juan José Utrilla was published by Turner/Fondo de Cultura in Madrid in November 2002;
  • James Joyce: A Passionate Exile (an illustrated biography), London: Orion Books, and New York: St Martin's Press, 2000;
  • Dario De Tuoni, Ricordo di Joyce a Trieste/A Recollection of Joyce in Trieste. Joint editor with Renzo S.Crivelli. Trieste: MGS Press, 2002;
  • The James Joyce Quarterly. Special Issue. Joyce and Trieste. Guest Editor (and contributor). Volume 38, nos. 3-4, Spring 2001;
  • "Packaging the Peace: An analysis of The Irish Times's presentation of the Easter 1998 Northern Ireland Settlement" in Forms of Promotion: Texts, Contexts, Cultures. Ed. Nicoletta Vasta. Bologna: Patron, Autumn 2003;
  • "Joycean Multimodalities. A preliminary investigation of Giacomo Joyce", Journal of Modern Literature, Spring 2003;
  • "Reading Ellmann reading Joyce", in John Nash ed., Joyce's Audiences. European Joyce Studies, 14. Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, 2002;
  • "Domesticating the Other. Phineas Finn: Trollope's Patriotic Irishman", in Rivista di Studi Vittoriani 12, ed., Francesco Marroni. Pescara: Edizioni Tracce, 2002;
  • "Epiphanies of Language, Longing, Liminality in Giacomo Joyce" in Lawrence James and Clare Wallace (eds.), Envoys of the Other: Giacomo Joyce. New York: Maunsell, 2002;
  • "My words in her Mind. Amalia Popper prima traduttrice di Joyce" in James Joyce, Araby. Traduzione e biografia essenziale di Amalia Popper. Empoli: Ibiskos Editrice, 2002, 5-13;
  • "Dario de Tuoni - James Joyce: Un'amicizia letteraria/Dario de Tuoni - James Joyce, A Literary Friendship" in Ricordo di Joyce a Trieste/A Recollection of Joyce in Trieste. Trieste: MGS Press, 2002, 7-22 and 75-90;
  • "The Triestine Joyce" in The James Joyce Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 3, Autumn, 2002;
  • "Voicing the Feminine: Bernard MacLaverty's Grace Notes", Roma: Englishes, 2000, 46-67;
  • Dermot Healy" in Post-War Literatures in English, Groningen: Martinus Nijhoff uitgevers, 2000, 1-23;
  • Afterword entitled "Spremna Beseda" to James Joyce: Izbrana poezija in kratka proza (Selected prose and poetry by James Joyce), Ljubljana: DZS d. d., Zaloznistvo literature, 2000, 337-352;
  • "Giacomo of Trieste: James Joyce on the Adriatic". Gorizia: Laboratorio Europeo, 2000, 1-30.

Contact:

Dott. John McCourt
Lettore di Madrelingua
Afferente al Centro Linguistico d'Ateneo
Programme Director della Trieste Joyce School
Studio: Mansarda, via Lazzaretto Vecchio 8, IV piano
Telefono: 040-558 7238
E-mail: mccourt@units.it

See also: mccourt_bio.htm


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