Reading List 2017

As we are continuously updating the reading list it is advisable that you check this page regularly for new readings. The list is organised by lecturer and seminar titles are in bold with readings listed below.

Antonio Bibbò

Images of Ireland in Italy and Canon Formation (1906-1945)

Bulson, Eric. “Getting Noticed: James Joyce’s Italian Translations.” Joyce Studies Annual 12, no. 1 (January 1, 2001): 10–37.

Chini, Chiara. “Italy and the ‘Irish Risorgimento’: Italian Perspectives on the Irish War of Independence, 1919-1921.” Britain, Ireland and the Italian Risorgimento. Ed. Nick Carter. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 204–223.

Zanotti, Serenella. “James Joyce among the Italian Writers.” The Reception of James Joyce in Europe: Germany, Northern and East Central Europe. Ed. Geert Lernout and Wim Van Mierlo. London; New York: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004. 329–361. [only pages 329-346].

Matteo Binasco

The “Urbs” and the “Hibernia:” an overview of the relations between Rome and Ireland.

Carroll, «‘Tutte le antiche usanze’: Preserving Irish Culture in Rome», in Thomas Herron and Michael Potterton, eds., Ireland in the Renaissance, c.1540-1660, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2007, p. 138-149.

Clare Carroll, «‘The Spiritual Government of the Entire World’: A Memorial for the Irish College, Rome, January 1783», in Keogh Dáire and Albert McDonnell, eds., The Irish College, Rome and its World, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2008, p. 64-82.

Clare Carroll, «Three Waves of Irish Exiles in Rome. From Hugh O’Neill to Giuseppe Clugston», in Thomas Barr, ed., Italian Influences and Irish Outcasts. Essays on Torquato and Aspects of the Renaissance in Ireland, Europe, and beyond. Coleraine, University of Ulster, 2009, p. 1-26.

Andrea Binelli

Themes, translation and reception of contemporary Irish writing in Italy

Donal Ryan, Spinning Heart.
Thomas Morris, ed., Dubliners 100

Joe Buttigieg

Mazzini and Ireland

Readings TBC

Mariavita Cambria

Naming the un-namable: Ireland, Italy and WWI

D.Machin (2013), ’What is multimodal critical discourse studies?, Critical Discourse Studies, 10:4, 347-355*

J. Aulich (2011), War posters: weapons of mass communication, London: Thames and Hudson.

Kathleen Cummings

Citizen Saints and Italian Sisters in the United States

Readings TBC

Maria DiBattista

Dante. . .Leopardi. Beckett

Canto IV of Dante’s Purgatorio.
Leopardi “A Se Stesso” (To Himself)
Beckett, Samuel. Murphy.

Patrick Griffin

James Barry, The Idea of Rome, and the Provincial Imagination

Readings TBC

Ian McBride

The Irish Catholic Church and the Penal Laws

S. J. Connolly, Religion, Law and Power: The Making of Protestant Ireland 1660-1760 (Oxford, 1992), ch. 7.

Ian McBride, Eighteenth Century Ireland: The Isle of Slaves (Dublin, 2009), ch. 7.

Ian McBride, ‘Catholic Politics in the Penal Era: Father Sylvester Lloyd and the Devlin Address of 1727’, Eighteenth-Century Ireland (2011), pp. 115-47

Enrico Terrinoni

Out in the “infinibility”. The Dark Matter of Finnegans Wake

Finn Fordham, Lots of Fun at Finnegans Wake (Oxford UP 2007) pp. 1-36

Seamus Deane, Introduction to Finnegans Wake (Penguin 1992).

Joyce’s Politics between Ireland and Italy

James Joyce, Occasional, Critical and Political Writings (Oxford UP 2000) pp. ix-xxxii, and 108-126.

Mícheál Mac Craith

Irish Language Travel Narratives in Rome

‘Irish Student Communities Abroad’ in Mary Ann Lyons & Thomas O’Connor, Strangers and Citizens the Irish in Europe 1600-1800 (Dublin, 2008), 48-91.

Mícheál Mac Craith, ‘‘Beathaíonn na Bráithre na Briathra’: The Louvain Achievement’, Seanchas Ard Mhacha, Vol. 21, 2—Vol. 22,1(2007-2008), 86-123.

Mícheál Mac Craith,‘Representing Counter-Reformation Rome through Ulster Eyes’, in Fearghus Ó Fearghail (ed.), Tadhg Ó Cianáin An Irish Scholar in Rome (Dublin, 2011), 121-170.

Mícheál Mac Craith, ’ A Chessboard and a White Female Rabbit: merging identities in 17th Century Rome’, Journal of Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. 66 (2014), 33-45.

Erika Mihalcysa

“Lots in Translation: the Joyce of the anticollaborators”

Episode 14 (“Oxen of the Sun”) from Joyce’s Ulysses

Bríona Nic Dhiarmada

Ireland and Italy: The Poetic Connection

Readings TBC

Declan Kiberd

A Room with a View: Yeats & Italy

Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier.
Stephen Greenblatt, Renaissance Self-Fashioning.
Giorgio Melchiori, The Whole Mystery of Art.
Tadhg Ó Cianáin, Imeacht na nIarlaí.
WB Yeats, Autobiographies.
-————- Collected Poems (special reference to volume Responsibilities)

Dante in Dublin: From Joyce to Beckett

James Joyce, Ulysses
WB Yeats “Ego Dominus Tuus”
-—————- Autobiographies
Seamus Heaney, Station Island
Samuel Beckett , “Dante and the Lobster” from More Pricks than Kicks

Edna Longley

Yeats and Italy

W.B. Yeats, Collected Poems. [Handout will be provided in class.]

John McCourt

Into the West from Trieste. Joyce’s Irish Islanding.
Kevin Barry ed., James Joyce: Occasional, Political and Critical Writings (Oxford). Read Introduction and “The City of the Tribes”, “The Mirage of the Fisherman of Aran”.

“Denti Alligator” and beyond. Notes on Joyce as an Italian writer.
John McCourt, The Years of Bloom Joyce in Trieste 1904-1920 (Dublin: Lilliput Press; Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000). John McCourt, “Joyce, Il bel paese and the Italian Language”. European Joyce Studies, 18, pp. 61-79. [available on my Academia.edu page ]

Barry McCrea

Croce and the Irish Language
Readings TBC

Margaret Meserve

Hibernia: Irish, Scots, and other Celts in Renaissance cosmography, cartography, and ethnographic lore.

Readings TBC

Peregrinatio: Ireland, Rome, and the Holy Land in the pilgrim’s imagination, 1450-1550.

Readings TBC

Ilaria Natali

“un grattacapi della più bell’acqua”: James Joyce’s relationship with the Italian language

Suggested reading for valuable insights on Joyce and Trieste:
John Mc Court, “His città immediata: Joyce’s Triestine Home from Home”, in A Companion to James Joyce, ed. Richard Brown (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2008), 123-36.

For the connections between Joyce and Dante:
Lucia Boldrini, “Ex Sterco Dantis: Dante’s Post-Babelian Linguistics in the Wake”, in James Joyce and the Difference of Language, ed. Laurent Milesi (Cambridge: C.U.P.), 180-194.

Anne O’Connor

Ireland and Italy: Transnational Textualities in the Nineteenth Century

O’Connor, Anne. 2016. “The Languages of Transnationalism: Translation, Training, and Transfer.” Éire-Ireland no. 51 (1):14-33. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/629418

O’Connor, Anne. 2017. “‘Very Pretty, Signor’: Vernacular and Continental Currents and Clashes.” In Translation and Language in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A European Perspective, 197-220. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/978-1-137-59852-3_8

Diarmuid Ó Giolláin

“The People and the Popular in Italy and Ireland.”

Joep Leerssen, “Oral Epic: The Nation finds a Voice.” In Timothy Baycroft & David Hopkin (eds), Folklore and Nationalism in the Long Nineteenth Century (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2012), pp. 11-26.*

Alberto Mario Cirese, “Folklore in Italy: a historical and systematic profile and bibliography.” Journal of the Folklore Institute, 1: 1/2 (1974): pp. 7–79.*

“Gramsci and Folklore.”

Alberto Mario Cirese, “Gramsci’s Observations on Folklore.” In Anne Showstack Sassoon (ed.), Approaches to Gramsci (London: Writers and readers, 1982), pp. 212-247.*

Antonio Gramsci, “Observations on Folklore: Giovanni Crocioni.” In Antonio Gramsci, Selections from Cultural Writings, eds. David Forgacs and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1985), pp. 188-191.*

Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, Chapter “Folklore and Poverty” in Locating Irish Folklore: Tradition, Modernity, Identity (Cork: Cork University Press, 2000), pp. 142-164.

Kevin Whelan

Whelan, Kevin. ‘Memories of “The Dead”’.*
Said, Edward. “Reflections on Exile”.*
Simmel, George. Metropolis & Mental Life.*
Whelan, Kevin. Nation in Waiting?*
Magris, Claudio. “The Novel as Cryptogram”*

Clair Wills

Villagers: Irish and Italian Immigrants to Post-War Britain.

What happened to Irish Realism? Reflections on the Contemporary Novel.

John Berger, A Seventh Man. (1975)
Colm Toibin, Nora Webster. (2014)
Emma Donoghue, The Wonder. (2016)

Kristina Varade

‘Falling to Pieces’: Postmodern Identity in Contemporary Irish and Italian Fiction

Ammaniti, Niccolò and Jonathan Hunt, tr. As God Commands. New York: Black Cat, 2009.

Best, Steven and Douglas Kellner. Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations. New York: The Guilford Press, 1991.

McCrea, Barry. The First Verse. New York: Carroll and Graf Publishers, 2005.