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Lunch registration

Our conference programme does not include catered lunch. Although the University neighbourhood is full of sandwich shops where you can easily get a quick bite, the options for a warm meal are rather limited. This is why we are offering our delegates an opportunity to Read More

James Joyce Italian Foundation Scholarships

The James Joyce Italian Foundation is offering two grants of €300 for graduate students to attend the symposium. The deadline is 21 April 2018. See for details.

Conference Acceptances

The acceptance email for the symposium went out this morning. We’re looking forward to a rich and diverse academic programme. If you haven’t heard from us, please contact

Preliminary Programme Online

You can now find a preliminary programme for the conference on our website. This programme will gradually be completed as new speakers are announced and paper sessions are put together. Check it out to find out more about the social events we have planned for Read More

Registration opens 1 March 2018

The programme committee is pleased to announce that registration for the 26th International James Joyce Symposium on ‘The Art of James Joyce’ will be opened on the 1st of March, 2018. We look forward to welcoming you in Antwerp!

CFP Deadline Extension: 10 Feb. 2018

Due to popular demand, the programme committee has decided to extend the deadline for paper or panel proposals with one week, so that it now expires on 10 February 2018. Proposals can be sent to

The symposium invites proposals for individual papers and fully-formed panels and multimedia/digital exhibitions. Participants are limited to one paper and one non-paper panel appearance (e.g. as panel chair or respondent). Please keep in mind that all participants must be members in good standing of the International James Joyce Foundation: non-members or members whose registration has lapsed will not be scheduled.

To propose an individual contribution, please submit a 250-word abstract that includes the speaker’s name and academic affiliation (if applicable) alongside the paper or project title. To propose a panel, the panel chair should submit a 500-word abstract on the panel as a whole that includes the names, academic affiliations, and email addresses of all participants; the title of the panel as well as the titles of each individual contribution; and the name and affiliation of the panel chair and respondent (if any). Please note that panels should have a maximum of four speakers. The panel chair may also give a paper – but please note that in this case it is customary for the panel chair to be scheduled last. Please also note any date restrictions for individual panelists.

Full Call for Papers.

Accommodation Information

Today we added a page to the website with suggestions for places to stay when you’re attending the Joyce Symposium. It contains a list of hotels with options ranging from first class to budget places. We were able to secure special rates for these hotels for the duration Read More

Scholarships available to the symposium

The International James Joyce Foundation will award six or more scholarships in 2018 to graduate students who are attending the Antwerp symposium. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2018. For more information, consult the Foundation website.


A public Facebook group devoted to the symposium has been created on the social media platform. Join now if you’re looking for updates about the conference or have questions about the logistics of your trip to Antwerp. For participants looking for panel mates or roommates, this is the place to post your requests. Lurkers welcome.

Call for Papers

The symposium’s call for papers has been announced!

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