Francesca Mancino spent two weeks in August as the first Visiting Scholar supported by the Dr. John Bishop Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund. Francesca Mancino researched materials across the UB James Joyce Collection to explore the role of the publisher of Ulysses, Sylvia Beach. She graduated in May 2022 with her MA in English from Case Western Reserve University and runs Lost Modernists and The Collected Crane Archives. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Modernism/modernity, The Faulkner Journal, The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies, and elsewhere.
We invite you to enjoy her talk, “More Than a Publisher: Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare & Company in the James Joyce Collection.”
Please visit our website for more information on the UB James Joyce Collection. For more on Sylvia Beach’s contributions to Ulysses, please visit the Poetry Collection’s current exhibition, “That all books might published be”: Sylvia Beach’s Ulysses,” on display until February 2, 2023 in 420 Capen Hall on UB’s North Campus.
About the Bishop Fund:
Established by Dr. Joseph Valente, UB Distinguished Professor, Department of English, the Dr. John Bishop Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund award provides a travel stipend for visiting scholars and graduate students whose research is centered on the writings of James Joyce, Modernism, Joyce-related research, Sylvia Beach, Modernist publishers, Modernist genetic criticism, Joyce’s literary circle, his literary colleagues, or his influences.
Please consider making a gift today to the Dr. John Bishop Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund.