“Eire on Erie” – North American James Joyce Conference to be Held June 12-17

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Although his work and life are alive and well in Buffalo every year, 2009 will be a very big one for Irish novelist James Joyce and his legion of fans throughout Western New York.

In June, international attention will be focused on Buffalo’s Joyce scholars, Irish literature and drama, Joyce’s life in Dublin, Trieste, Zurich and Paris, and the extraordinary collection of Joyce’s papers, manuscripts, drafts, page proofs and personal belongings, including eyeglasses, canes and family portraits, held in the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection, the largest such collection in the world.

“Eire on Erie,” the North American James Joyce Conference, will be held here for the first time June 12-17, facilitated by a $30,000 grant from the Oshei Foundation and support from UB, the UB Libraries Special Collections and Buffalo State College.

Additional program information will be posted as it becomes available at http://english.buffalo.edu/jamesjoyce/.

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