Professor John McCourt has been appointed as director of CRISIS by Professor Mario Panizza, rettore of Università Roma Tre. He takes over from Professor Richard Ambrosini.
John McCourt is Associate Professor of English literature at the Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature, e Culture Straniere at Roma Tre. He is the author of James Joyce: A Passionate Exile (London: Orion Books, and New York: St Martin’s Press, 2000) and of The Years of Bloom: Joyce in Trieste 1904-1920. (Dublin: Lilliput Press and Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000). An extended Italian version, James Joyce Gli Anni di Bloom was published by Mondadori in 2004 and won the Comisso Price. He has been guest editor of the James Joyce Quarterly and is a Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation and a member of the academic board of the Yeats summer school. In 2009 his edited collection, James Joyce in Context, was published by Cambridge University Press. He published Questioni Biografiche: Le tante vite di Yeats and Joyce with Bulzoni in February 2010 and another edited collection, Roll Away the Reel World: James Joyce and the Cinema Volta appeared the same year with Cork University Press. In 2007 McCourt was awarded the Cattedrali Europee Prize in Rome for his work in Joyce Studies.