A Companion to James Joyce / Edition 1

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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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"Boasting twenty-five essays by well-known Joyce experts from across the globe, the companion has been designed to serve both as a comprehensive and accessible guide for university students (who will also benefit from the useful ‘directions for further reading' that feature in every essay), and as an invaluable resource for Joyce experts who will have much to glean from the expanding circuits of scholarship made available here. Above all, the volume is a testament not just to the continuing importance of James Joyce, but also the global ubiquitousness of this modernist icon." (Journal of British Comparative Lit. Association, 1 October 2010)

“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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Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Notes on Contributors     xv
List of Abbreviations and Editions Used     xix
Introduction: Re-readings, Relocations, and Receptions   Richard Brown     1
Re-reading Texts     17
Dubliners: Surprised by Chance   Vicki Mahaffey     19
Desire, Freedom, and Confessional Culture in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man   John Paul Riquelme     34
Ulysses: The Epic of the Human Body   Maud Ellmann     54
Finnegans Wake: Novel and Anti-novel   Finn Fordham     71
Contexts and Locations     91
European Joyce   Geert Lernout     93
"In the Heart of the Hibernian Metropolis"? Joyce's Reception in Ireland, 1900-1940   John Nash     108
His citta immediata: Joyce's Triestine Home from Home   John McCourt     123
James Joyce and German Literature, or Reflections on the Vagaries and Vacancies of Reception Studies   Robert K. Weninger     137
Molly's Gibraltar: The Other Location in Joyce's Ulysses   Richard Brown     157
Joyce and Postcolonial Theory: Analytic and Tropical Modes   Mark Wollaeger     174
"United States ofAsia": James Joyce and Japan   Eishiro Ito     193
Where Agni Araflammed and Shiva Slew: Joyce's Interface with India   Krishna Sen     207
Joyce and New Zealand: Biography, Censorship, and Influence   David G. Wright     223
Approaches and Receptions     239
Joyce's Homer, Homer's Joyce   Declan Kiberd     241
The Joyce of French Theory   Jean-Michel Rabate     254
Joyce, Music, and Popular Culture   R. Brandon Kershner     270
The Joyce of Manuscripts   Daniel Ferrer     286
Joyce's Bridge to Late Twentieth-Century British Theater: Harold Pinter's Dialogue with Exiles   Mark Taylor-Batty     300
The Joyce Effect: Joyce in Visual Art   Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes     318
"In his secondmouth language": Joyce and Irish Poetry   Derval Tubridy     341
"Ghostly Light": Spectres of Modernity in James Joyce's and John Huston's "The Dead"   Luke Gibbons     359
Joyce through the Little Magazines   Katherine Mullin     374
Joyce and Radio   Jane Lewty     390
Scotographia: Joyce and Psychoanalysis   Luke Thurston     407
Index     427
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