Stephen Valeri '21

Stephen Valeri's work at Dartmouth centered on his M.A. essay about how a French translation of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake reveals the influence of word formation on the internal relations of the work's content. He has also worked on his French and German through courses on modern authors including the 20th-century French intellectuals, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Kafka, and Brecht. Independently, he is approaching reading knowledge in Spanish and Russian. During the pandemic, he could continue researching in the James Joyce Digital Archive, examining changes in Joyce's compounds during his writing of Ulysses, and the Samuel Beckett Collection, investigating how early Beckett work reflects the influence of Joyce. In June, he will present a paper derived from my M.A. essay at the "Telling the Time: Modernism and Time" symposium hosted by "Modernist Studies Ireland." Over the summer Stephen will be taking an intensive French course at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, and in the fall, he will continue his ongoing project on the evolution of Joyce's neologisms at the Zurich James Joyce Foundation with the support of a scholarship from the Foundation. He has also received a DAAD One-Year Research Grant for research at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany during the next year.