James Joyce in Context [NOOK Book]

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This collection of original, cohesive and concise essays charts the vital contextual backgrounds to Joyce's life and writing. The volume begins with a chronology of Joyce's publishing history, an analysis of his various biographies and a study of his many published and unpublished letters. It goes on to examine how his works were received in the main twentieth-century critical and theoretical schools. Most importantly, it places Joyce within multiple Irish, British and European contexts, providing a lively sense ...
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Overview

This collection of original, cohesive and concise essays charts the vital contextual backgrounds to Joyce's life and writing. The volume begins with a chronology of Joyce's publishing history, an analysis of his various biographies and a study of his many published and unpublished letters. It goes on to examine how his works were received in the main twentieth-century critical and theoretical schools. Most importantly, it places Joyce within multiple Irish, British and European contexts, providing a lively sense of the varied and changing world in which he lived, which formed him, and from which he wrote. The essays collectively show how Joyce was rooted in his times, how he is both a product and a critic of his multiple contexts, and how important he remains to the world of literature, criticism and culture.
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Editorial Reviews

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'Featuring the contributions of thirty-two distinguished scholars of Joyce, Irish literature and history, and modernism, James Joyce in Context is an exemplary introduction to the many contextual influences on the author's career. Not only does this study succeed in elucidating Joyce's historical groundings for the present-day reader, but it departs from the traditional biographical study by focusing on Joyce scholarship as well as primary texts. In so doing, it consistently highlights the contemporary significance of Joyce's works, and by calling attention to scholarly areas that need further research, it also aids in the maintenance and development of Joyce criticism.' Christopher Devault, English Literature in Translation

'The best introduction to James Joyce scholarship available, John McCourt's James Joyce in Context draws together thirty-two essays that frame the author's works biographically, critically and historically. Its impressive variety of perspectives makes reading it feel like walking into a massive, bustling Joyce symposium where, as our luck would have it, every talk attended is a plenary - a conference of keynotes … This collection will change the way we introduce ourselves and each other to the contemporary field of Joyce studies.' Spurgeon Thompson, Irish University Review: A Journal of Irish Studies

'While reflecting on current critical trends, [this] volume succeeds in being very forward looking, as it lays down a solid foundation for students beginning work in this field, and sows the seeds for new kinds of contextual research within Joyce studies.' Journal of the English Association

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780511737602
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 922 KB

Meet the Author

John McCourt is a lecturer at the Universita Roma, Tre.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Life and Works

1 Composition and publishing history of the major works: an overview Stacey Herbert Herbert, Stacey

2 Biography Finn Fordham Fordham, Finn

3 Letters William S. Brockman Brockman, William S.

Pt. II Theory and Critical Reception

4 Genre, place and value: Joyce's reception, 1904-1941 John Nash Nash, John

5 Postwar Joyce Joseph Brooker Brooker, Joseph

6 Structuralism, deconstruction, post-structuralism Sam Slote Slote, Sam

7 Gender and sexuality Marian Eide Eide, Marian

8 Psychoanalysis Luke Thurston Thurston, Luke

9 Post-colonialism Gregory Castle Castle, Gregory

10 Genetic criticism Dirk Van Hulle Van Hulle, Dirk

11 Translation Jolanta Wawrzycka Wawrzycka, Jolanta

12 Joyce and world literature Eric Bulson Bulson, Eric

13 Twenty-first century critical contexts Sean Latham Latham, Sean

Pt. III Historical and Cultural Contexts

14 Being in Joyce's world Cheryl Temple Herr Herr, Cheryl Temple

15 Dublin L. M. Cullen Cullen, L. M.

16 The Irish nineteenth century Matthew Campbell Campbell, Matthew

17 The Irish revival Clare Hutton Hutton, Clare

18 The English literary tradition Patrick Parrinder Parrinder, Patrick

19 Paris Jean-Michel Rabate Rabate, Jean-Michel

20 Trieste John McCourt McCourt, John

21 Greek and Roman themes Brian Arkins Arkins, Brian

22 Medicine Vike Martina Plock Plock, Vike Martina

23 Modernisms Michael Levenson Levenson, Michael

24 Music Timothy Martin Martin, Timothy

25 Irish and European politics, nationalism, socialism, empire Brian G. Caraher Caraher, Brian G.

26 Newspapers and popular culture R. Brandon Kershner Kershner, R. Brandon

27 Language and languages Tim Conley Conley, Tim

28Philosophy Fran O'Rourke O'Rourke, Fran

29 Religion Geert Lernout Lernout, Geert

30 Science Mark S. Morrison Morrison, Mark S.

31 Cinema Maria DiBattista DiBattista, Maria

32 Sex Christine Froula Froula, Christine

Further reading

Index

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