Speaker: Nico Israel
A discussion of passages addressing Esperanto in James Joyce’s novels Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, as approached by a non-Esperantist literary scholar. At issue are Joyce’s positions on art, language and gesture in an age of war.
Nico Israel is Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College. He is the author of Outlandish: Writing between Exile and Diaspora (Stanford UP, 2000), Spirals: The Whirled History of Twentieth-century Literature and Art (Columbia UP, 2000), and numerous essays on twentieth and twenty-first century literature and visual art.
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The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room 9207