James Joyce

Panel: Kiron Ward, Helen SaundersGenevieve Sartor, Mark McGahon


Dr Kiron Ward | University of East Anglia

Kiron is a Teaching Fellow in Postcolonial Literature at the University of Sussex. He completed his PhD thesis, Fictional Encyclopaedism in James Joyce, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Robert Bolaño: Towards A Theory of Literary Totality, at the University of Sussex in May 2017. He is the co-editor, with Katherine Da Cunha Lewin (University of Sussex), of Don DeLillo: Contemporary Critical Perspectives, which is out with Bloomsbury Academic in October, and, with James Blackwell Phelan (Vanderbilt University), of ‘Encyclopedia Joyce,’ a special issue of the James Joyce Quarterly. Kiron is also on the Academic Committee for the 2019 North American James Joyce Conference in Mexico City; the theme is ‘Joyce Without Borders,’ and the Call for Papers can be found at https://www.joycewithoutborders.com/

Dr Helen Saunders | King’s College London

Helen is a PhD candidate at King’s College London writing on modernist literature and fashion, with a particular interest in the work of James Joyce. She is a postgraduate representative for the British Association of Modernist Studies and was previously an Administrator at the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London. In addition, Helen is an Editorial Assistant at Bloomsbury. Previously she has worked as a teaching assistant at King’s College London, a private tutor, a bookseller, and as a media analyst.

Genevieve Sartor | Trinity College Dublin

Genevieve is a PhD Candidate at Trinity College Dublin. She is editor of James Joyce and Genetic Criticism (Brill 2018), and has published or forthcoming articles in the Journal of Modern Literature, the University of Toronto Quarterly, the James Joyce Literary Supplement, Deleuze Studies and The Irish Times.Her current interdisciplinary research concerns a manuscript-based James Joycean critique of psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s late seminars.

Dr Mark McGahon | Queen’s University, Belfast

Mark is a University Tutor at Queen’s University, Belfast. He completed his PhD in 2016 on ‘Acts of Injustice and the Construction of Social Reality in James Joyce’s Ulysses’ and is currently working toward turning this project into a book. This work traces injustices that cannot be made known due to acts of silencing in several chapters of Ulysses. It uses a concept of injustice formulated by the French thinker Jean-Francois Lyotard whereby dominant social realities silence unwanted perspectives. His article, ‘Silence, Justice, and the Différend in Joyce’s Ulysses’ appeared in ‘Silence in Modern Irish Writing, edited by Michael McAteer in 2017. He has also reviewed extensively, notably in ‘Irish Studies Review’ and ‘James Joyce Quarterly’.