Radford University English professor Jolanta Wawrzycka is featured this week in a taped interview on With Good Reason public radio talking about the life and writings of James Joyce and her experiences attending Bloomsday celebrations that honor the Irish novelist.
Wawrzycka’s interview will air on stations carrying the With Good Reason radio program Sept. 28 – Oct. 3. Listeners in the New River Valley can hear the program at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 on Public Radio WVRU 89.9.
Wawrzycka, a renowned Joyce scholar who annually directs a popular RU study abroad program to Ireland and Italy, is the editor of Gender in Joyce (Florida Press, 1997, with Marlena Corcoran) and guest editor of special issues of James Joyce Quarterly and Scientia Traductionis on Joyce/translation. Among her other publications are chapters in books on Milan Kundera and Roland Barthes, contributions to Papers on Joyce and Joyce Studies in Italy, and essays in numerous books on Joyce, including Joyce in Context (Cambridge UP, 2008).
With Good Reason is broadcast weekly on 13 public radio stations, reaching a diverse audience in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and portions of Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Alaska. Programs also are available through podcasts at withgoodreasonradio.org.
In 2006, With Good Reason won the Virginia Association of Broadcasters award for Best Documentary/Public Affairs Program in the Public Radio division and took second place nationally in its division of the Public Radio News Directors’ competition.
With Good Reason is produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium.