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Eire on the Erie North American James Joyce Conference Buffalo, NY, June 13-16, 2009. "Bring about it to be brought about and it will be, loke, our lake lemanted, that greyt lack, the citye of Is is issuant (atlanst !), urban and orbal, through seep froms umber under wasseres of Erie." FW 4 Every odd numbered year, the International James Joyce Society sponsors an American conference on and around Bloomsday, June 16, known as the North American James Joyce Conference. Usually it takes place in a city, and at a university, that has special reasons for hosting James Joyce scholars. In 1999 it was in Charleston, S.C.; in 2001 it was at the University of California, Berkeley; in 2003 it was at the University of Tulsa, home of the James Joyce Quarterly; in 2005 it was at Cornell University, whose library contains one of the significant James Joyce manuscript collections; in 2007 the host university will be the University of Texas at Austin, where The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center also possesses significant Joyce holdings. In 2009 it will be hosted by the University at Buffalo, whose holdings of manuscripts and papers are the largest in the world. Eire on the Erie will combine scholarly presentations and civic events centered in the City of Buffalo. Gown and town will intersect at crucial moments, including Bloomsday itself, Wednesday, June 16. By and large, the conference venue will be downtown Buffalo, with its abundant civic space and urban hospitality restaurants, bars, cafes theaters. However, since a portion of the conference will be given over to a display and discussion of the Joyce holdings at the Special Collections Library, some portion of the conference will be held on the UB campus. A special feature of the conference will be an opening reception and exhibition by the UB Special Collections Library during the conference. It will feature some of Joyces personal possessions as well as the rich array of manuscripts and letters from the Joyce archive. After the conference the UB Library will send the exhibition on a national tour, to develop awareness of the University at Buffalo as a research destination for all persons engaged in the study of James Joyce. In 2009, Bloomsday, June 16, will be on a Tuesday, and Bloomsday festivities will take place that evening. Sign in and registration would take place Saturday, June 13th, and the conference proper would take place on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, the 14-16th, culminating in one or more Bloomsday events, to be held in downtown Buffalo. The Buffalo conference will be a 3-day conference and should attract about 200 attendees from the scholarly community. Public activities outside the conference organized around the traditional Bloomsday, should attract another 400-500 members of the Buffalo community. Please join us in June 2009 for the North American James Joyce Conference in Buffalo, New York, where the Niagara Rivers commodius vicus of recirculation joins the "wasseres of Erie."