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A Companion to James Joyce

Richard Brown (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-65796-6
464 pages
June 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to James Joyce offers a unique composite overview and analysis of Joyce's writing, his global image, and his growing impact on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literatures.
  • Brings together 25 newly-commissioned essays by some of the top scholars in the field
  • Explores Joyce's distinctive cultural place in Irish, British and European modernism and the growing impact of his work elsewhere in the world
  • A comprehensive and timely Companion to current debates and possible areas of future development in Joyce studies
  • Offers new critical readings of several of Joyce's works, including Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses
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List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Notes on Contributors xiii

List of Abbreviations and Editions Used xvii

1 Introduction: Re-readings, Relocations, and Receptions 1
Richard Brown

Part I Re-reading Texts 17

2 Dubliners: Surprised by Chance 19
Vicki Mahaffey

3 Desire, Freedom, and Confessional Culture in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 34
John Paul Riquelme

4 Ulysses: The Epic of the Human Body 54
Maud Ellmann

5 Finnegans Wake: Novel and Anti-novel 71
Finn Fordham

Part II Contexts and Locations 91

6 European Joyce 93
Geert Lernout

7 "In the Heart of the Hibernian Metropolis"? Joyce's Reception in Ireland, 1900–1940 108
John Nash

8 His città immediata: Joyce’s Triestine Home from Home 123
John McCourt

9 James Joyce and German Literature, or Refl ections on the Vagaries and Vacancies of Reception Studies 137
Robert K. Weninger

10 Molly's Gibraltar: The Other Location in Joyce's Ulysses 157
Richard Brown

11 Joyce and Postcolonial Theory: Analytic and Tropical Modes 174
Mark Wollaeger

12 "United States of Asia": James Joyce and Japan 193
Eishiro Ito

13 Where Agni Arafl ammed and Shiva Slew: Joyce's Interface with India 207
Krishna Sen

14 Joyce and New Zealand: Biography, Censorship, and Infl uence 223
David G. Wright

Part III Approaches and Receptions 239

15 Joyce's Homer, Homer's Joyce 241
Declan Kiberd

16 The Joyce of French Theory 254
Jean-Michel Rabaté

17 Joyce, Music, and Popular Culture 270
R. Brandon Kershner

18 The Joyce of Manuscripts 286
Daniel Ferrer

19 Joyce's Bridge to Late Twentieth-Century British Theater: Harold Pinter's Dialogue with Exiles 300
Mark Taylor-Batty

20 The Joyce Effect: Joyce in Visual Art 318
Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes

21 "In his secondmouth language": Joyce and Irish Poetry 341
Derval Tubridy

22 "Ghostly Light": Spectres of Modernity in James Joyce's and John Huston's "The Dead" 359
Luke Gibbons

23 Joyce through the Little Magazines 374
Katherine Mullin

24 Joyce and Radio 390
Jane Lewty

25 Scotographia: Joyce and Psychoanalysis 407
Luke Thurston

Index 427

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Richard Brown is Reader in Modern Literature in the School of English at the University of Leeds. As well as a wide variety of articles on Joyce and other areas, Brown has published three books on the author: James Joyce and Sexuality (1985), James Joyce: A Postculturalist Perspective (1992), and Joyce, “Penelope” and the Body (2006). Since 1980 he has been co-editor of the James Joyce Broadsheet, a journal which continues to publish articles, book reviews, illustrations, news, and other material connected to the work of Joyce, three times a year. He currently serves as an elected Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation.
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  • Brings together 25 newly-commissioned essays by some of the top scholars in the field
  • Explores Joyce’s distinctive cultural place in Irish, British and European modernism and the growing impact of his work elsewhere in the world
  • A comprehensive and timely Companion to current debates and possible areas of future development in Joyce studies
  • Offers new critical readings of several of Joyce’s works, including Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses
See More
“Essays offering new riffs and revisions stand out--Vicki Mahaffey on Dubliners, Finn Fordham on Finnegans Wake, Declan Kiberd on the Odyssey, Rabaté on French theory, and Daniel Ferrer on genetic criticism--and one welcomes the contributions of newer scholars, e.g., Katherine Mullin. Recommended.” (Choice, November 2008)

"A diverse collection … A fascinating discussion of Joyce." (James Joyce Broadsheet, October 2008)

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