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17_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021Listening to/and James: A Look Back at the 8th International Conference of the Henry James SocietyIannuzzi, Giulia 
16_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021Sounds Strangely Familiar: John Banville’s Jamesian PasticheLayne, Bethany
15_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021The Sound of “Scenarios”Ross, Melanie
14_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021“Mildly Theatrical”: Attending (to) The Awkward AgeHorne, Philip
13_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021The Sound of the “Right Letter”: An Attempt at Deciphering “The Figure in the Carpet”Zieliński, Jan
12_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021Imitation and the Construction of Tradition: Henry James and the Representation of the American VoiceSonoko, Saito
11_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021Liquid Sound, Fluid Gender: Speech and Sexuality in the New York Edition’s “The Siege of London”Lawrence, Kathleen
10_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021“All the voices and light footsteps”: Macbeth and the Incantatory Power of Speech in “The Aspern Papers”Di Biase, Carmine G.
9_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021119 The … in the Jungle: The Sounds—and the Sounding—of Silence in Late JamesAnesko, Michael
8_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021Sound, Speech and Silence in “The Jolly Corner”Chen, Li
7_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021The Haunted Theater of Fiction: Silence and Sound in “The Turn of the Screw”Kitahara, Taeko
6_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021“I keep a band of music in my ante-room”: Henry James and the Sound of IntrospectionDespotopoulou, Anna
5_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021Music in The Sacred FountO’Leary, Joseph S.
4_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021“… between absolute silence and absolute sound”: Orchestrating the Action in Henry James’s The SaloonMacCormack, Dee
3_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021Henry James: “In the Minor Key”Scott, Rebekah
2_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021Henry James and MusicWalker, Pierre A.
1_HenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021IntroductionBUONOMO, LEONARDO 
8IntConferenceHenryJamesSociety_online.pdf.jpg2021The Sound of James. The Aural Dimension in Henry James’s Work. Papers from the 8th International Conference of the Henry James Society. Trieste, 4-6 July 2019
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This volume collects revised and, in some cases, considerably expanded versions of papers originally delivered at the 8th International Conference of the Henry James Society, held in Trieste, in July 2019. As its title and subtitle announce, this publication intends to highlight, and examine, James’s relation to, and literary use of, sound in its various manifestations and forms: music (performed and/or listened to; used in stage or film adaptations), speech (with all its connotations of national or regional provenance, social background and gender), noise, and the often very eloquent absence of sound, namely silence. By delving into this hitherto underrated aspect of James’s writing, the contributors to this volume offer fresh and insightful perspectives on some of his most celebrated works (such as The Portrait of a Lady or “The Beast in the Jungle”), as well as on his lesser-known tales and plays. Most importantly, they encourage us to become attuned to, and appreciate in new ways, the utterly unique sound of James’s language.


Leonardo Buonomo teaches American literature at the University of Trieste, Italy. He has written exte entury American literature, Italian American literature, and American popular culture. His latest book is Immigration, Ethnicity, and Class in American Writing, 1830‑1860: Reading the Stranger (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2014). In 2018 he contributed to Nathaniel Hawthorne in Context, ed. Monika Elbert (Cambridge UP). In 2019 he served as President of the Henry James Society. More recently, he has contributed to a special issue of the journal Humanities on “Forms of Literary Relations in Henry James,” edited by Simone Francescato (2021) and the forthcoming volume Republics and Empires: Italian and American Art in Transnational Perspective, 184 by Melissa Dabakis and Paul H. D. Kaplan (Manchester UP, 2021).