Morris Beja is Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University, where he is the recipient of the University's Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award; he chaired the Department of English for eleven years. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece; University College Dublin, Ireland; Northwestern University, U.S.A.; and Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. Among the honors he has received are a Guggenheim Fellowship and two Fulbright Lectureships. His books include Epiphany in the Modern Novel; Film and Literature; James Joyce: A Literary Life; and Tell Us About . . . A Memoir. He has edited a scholarly edition of Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway as well as volumes of essays on James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, and Orson Welles, and is the author of numerous essays on film and on Irish, British, and American fiction. He has edited the James Joyce Newestlatter since 1977. He founded the International Virginia Woolf Society and is Executive Secretary, past President, and Honorary Trustee for Life of the International James Joyce Foundation, which presented him a Lifetime Achievement Award on Bloomsday, 2010. He has directed or co-directed numerous international conferences, one on Beckett and seven on Joyce, including Bloomsday 100, the International James Joyce Symposium in Dublin, June 2004.