June 16, 2004, will mark 100 years since the first date of James Joyce and Nora Barnacle, the day later immortalized in ULYSSES. Along with this more obvious anniversary, 2004 also marks another important centennial: Louis Zukofsky, one of the great modernist poets, was born January 24, 1904. To celebrate these two events, FlashPøint is planning a special issue devoted to Joyce and Zukofsky, to be issued in conjunction with Bloomsday next spring.
To make this issue as full and rich as befits a tribute to Joyce and Zuk, FlashPøint - for the first time in its existence - is calling for submissions to be considered for inclusion. Submissions may come in many forms: critical essays, bibliographical studies, personal reactions and assessments, biographical information, anecdotes, poetic tributes, etc. The main criterion for inclusion is insight and ‘sincerity’ - to use Zukofsky’s term - which means a level of rigor and intensity towards an understanding of these two figures and their works. Risk-taking seems appropriate for papers on two artists who took many risks - all approaches considered.
Submissions and abstracts may be sent to:
For further information, please contact the same email address.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS: March 31, 2004.