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Barry Ryan

  • Subject: English Literature
  • Office: H631


The title of my project is The Emergence of Modern Childhood in the Literature of James Joyce and my investigation is theoretically framed through the fields of critical Children and Childhood Studies and Irish Cultural Studies. The focus of my project is to map the changing depiction of children and childhood in Joyce's texts from Dubliners to Ulysses, and to explore the implications of the shifting perception of children and childhood in Joyce's texts for interpreting his depiction of Dublin.


Faculty of Arts Doctoral Conference HFDK2017, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, (November 16-17, 2017).
Paper Title: “The Emerging Modern Child in James Joyce's Exiles

The 32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, University of Malta, Malta. (June 24-28, 2015).
Paper Title: ”The Abject Child in James Joyce’s Dubliners

Motherhood and Culture, International and Interdisciplinary Conference, Maynooth University, Ireland, 15-17 June 2015.
Paper title: "Abjection in James Joyce's "The Dead"'.

The XIV International Conference of the Spanish Association of Irish Studies:“Discourses of Inclusion and Marginalisation: Minority, Dissident and Mainstream Irish Identities”: (2015).
Paper title: James Joyce's "The Dead": Pregnancy, Illegitimacy, and Infanticide.

The XXIV International James Joyce Symposium: a long the krommerun; Utrecht, Holland: (2014).
Paper Title: “James Joyce’s “The Dead” and the Legitimacy of the Living”

New Voices: Multidisciplinary Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars’ Conference; Galway, Ireland: (2014).
Paper Title: “James Joyce’s “The Dead”: Silence and Legitimacy”

I Huvudet på James Joyce - En Dag om En Dag i Dublin; Gothenburg, Sweden: (2012).
Paper Title: ”Cemeteries and Cosmology: Unravelling the Bind of Irish Cultural Capital”

Forthcoming publications

Ryan, Barry. "The Emergence of the Affective Father and Son in James Joyce's Exiles." Papers on Joyce, Accepted in the forthcoming issue November 2018.

Ryan: Barry. "The Boy in James Joyce’s “The Sisters”: Unspeakable Acts and Unsayable Stories." Études irlandaises, Under review for the Autumn 2018 edition.






Contact Information

Barry Ryan

Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address:
Lundgrensgatan 6

031-786 1797

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