Frances Devlin-Glass, Deakin University: ‘His mother had a nicer smell than his father’: James Joyce’s nasal education, and the uses of olfaction in Portrait and Ulysses.

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 6:00pm

MELBOURNE IRISH STUDIES SEMINARS

An Inter-University Forum for Irish and Irish-Australian Studies

TUES. 18 OCTOBER  2016

Frances Devlin-Glass, Deakin University: ‘His mother had a nicer smell than his father’: James Joyce’s nasal education, and the uses of olfaction in Portrait and Ulysses.

ABSTRACT: Smell is perhaps the most neglected of the senses in the arts of novel-writing, so it is noteworthy when a master of the form radically changes his practices between his early fiction and his masterpiece Ulysses. This paper addresses what changes between the novels and why, and poses a series of questions about why it matters to Joyce aesthetically and philosophically.

@ THE ORATORY, NEWMAN COLLEGE, Swanston St, Parkville.

When entering from Swanston Street, turn right into the main College building and up the stairs on the right of the corridor. Pre-seminar drinks will be at 6 p.m. and the paper will commence at 6.15 pm.

Those who wish to do so may join the group for dinner and/or a drink after the seminar at Naughton’s Hotel in Royal Parade.

These are free public seminars. For further details email <P.J.Bull@latrobe.edu.au>  OR <francesdevlinglass@gmail.com> OR <Dianne.Hall@vu.edu.au

Convenors: Dianne Hall (Victoria University); Frances Devlin-Glass (Deakin University); Philip Bull (La Trobe University).