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MICHAEL WOOD

"Melodies of Underdevelopment"

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Princeton University

Departments of English and Comparative Literature

"Michael Wood is one of the foremost literary and cultural critics in the English-speaking world, and enjoys the rare privilege of being an author of critical and scholarly books as well as a highly respected writer of reviews, review articles, and columns. He writes in such dis­tinguished literary publications as The New York Review of Books and, especially, The London Review of Books, where he is also an editorial board member... He is, in short, one of the most famous and widely read crit­ics of our time, combining sharp insight, keen engagement, irresistible readability, and great complexity."

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LUZ AURORA PIMENTEL

"Musical Cartography: The Narrative Structure of the 'Sirens' episode"

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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Departments of English and Comparative Literature

“Luz Aurora Pimentel Anduiza is a Mexican academic and researcher...  She is a founder of the UNAM’s graduate program in Comparative Literature and serves as an advisor to the graduate programs in English Literature and Comparative Literature. For her accomplishments, she has received distinctions including Professor Emeritus of the UNAM’s Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, the National University Prize in the area of Teaching in the Humanities (1996), and 'Distinguished Academic' from Queen’s University in Canada (1994).”

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CÉSAR SALGADO

"Bearing Joycean Gifts in Cuba’s Grupo Orígenes"

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University of Texas, Austin

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

César A. Salgado is Associate Professor at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and former Graduate Adviser at the Program in Comparative Literature of the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught seminars on New World Baroque visual and literary culture, comparative James Joyce studies, Caribbean literature and historiography, the Orígenes círcle in Cuban literary history, and critical theory. He is mostly known as a literary and cultural critic and historian in Cuban, Puerto Rican and Latinx studies. He is the author of From Modernism to Neobaroque: Joyce and Lezama Lima (2001) and coeditor of TransLatin Joyce:  Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature (2014), a scholarly volume inspired by his seminar about Joyce in the Ibero-American world.  He is also the co-editor of two reference works published by Gale Cengage, Latino and Latina Writers (2004) and Cuba (2011). With Juan Pablo Lupi he recently edited a collection of scholarly essays about the legacies of Cuba's Orígenes circle of writers, La futuridad del naufragio: Orígenes, estelas y derivas (Almenara Press 2019). Last year, Eduardo Lalo invited him to write the prologue to Intervenciones (Corregidor 2018), a collection of public writings by the Puerto Rican prize-winning author. His articles have appeared in Revista Iberoamericana, Cuadernos americanos, Actual, Journal of American Folklore, La Torre, and The New Centennial Review, among others.

TERENCE KILLEEN

"The boarder incident prerepeated itself: A study in conflict"

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James Joyce Centre, Dublin

Terence Killeen is Research Scholar at the James Joyce Centre in Dublin. He is the author of Ulysses Unbound: A Reader's Companion to Ulysses, which has remained in continuous publication since it was first published in 2004. It has recently been reissued by the University Press of Florida. He has also made a significant contribution to our knowledge of the origins of Ulysses by extensive work and revelations on the figure of Alfred Hunter, the Dublin man who provided the inspiration for Leopold Bloom. He has published widely on many aspects of Joyce Studies, including the essay "Fundamental Sounds in Finnegans Wake" in the collection A Collideorscape of Joyce, a festschrift for Fritz Senn. His most recent publication is "Tracing the Curve of an Emotion: Joyce's Early Portrait Essay" in the collection Joyce's Non-Fiction Writings, edited by Katherine Ebury and James Fraser. He has been a long-time Finnegans Wake seminar leader and lecturer at both the Dublin and Trieste Joyce summer schools. He is also a journalist who reports and comments regularly on Joyce matters in The Irish Times.

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