RU's Wawrzycka to discuss James Joyce on With Good Reason public radio

Jolanta Wawrzycka

Professor Jolanta Wawrzycka

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

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.

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,900 students. RU serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 191-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The university offers 69 degree programs at the undergraduate level, and 21 master's programs and three doctoral programs at the graduate level. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Athletic Conference, Radford participates in 19 varsity sports—11 for women and eight for men. Since 2005, the university has secured approval and funding for nearly $300 million in capital projects, including both new construction and renovation.

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Sep 24, 2013
Chad Osborne
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