Onthergarmenteries: Zurich Workshop, August 2-8, 2020


The Zurich Joyce Foundation has recently opened applications for its highly acclaimed annual Joyce workshop in 2020. The workshop–which will take place between August 2nd and August 8th, 2020–will focus upon “[c]lothing, in all possible aspects” as its subject matter. This particular gathering will be held in memory of Clive Hart and Rosa Maria Bosinelli.

In addition to its yearly focus, participants will have multiple opportunities to explore Zurich, where Joyce lived at multiple points in his life (particularly when the Joyces gained Swiss asylum from Nazi-occupied France during World War II) and where he is buried with his family. They are also encouraged to arrive early or leave late in order to explore the Zurich Joyce Foundation’s extensive Joyce resources.

As per Workshop tradition, space is limited to a maximum of twenty participants. The reading of papers (a common practice in most literature conferences) is strictly prohibited at the Workshop; instead, presenters are expected to have improvised talks. Also, the Zurich Joyce Foundation charges a fee of 200 Swiss Francs (~$203.56 USD) for the workshop to cover activities and expenses.

Anyone interested in participating in this workshop should email Fritz Senn (fritzsenn@mac.com) and/or Tim Conley (tconley@brocku.ca) with the Joycean nonword “Onthergarmenteries” in the subject line.