Joyce and Popular Culture

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"Gathers together impressive, prominent voices in the field of Joycean studies and popular culture. . . . I was impressed by the elegance with which I was introduced to the idea that Tom Swifties, Marilyn Monroe, and electronic media all have something to offer to the study of Joyce (and vice versa). . . . Delightful new materials. . . . All Joyceans will want to own this volume. . . . Those interested in popular culture per se will also have to see what's happening now in the Joycean arena."—Cheryl Herr, University of Iowa Joyce not only used popular culture, he contributed to it. These essays employ a variety of sophisticated critical techniques to bring out his surprising involvement in the popular culture of his time. Treating all of Joyce's work from Dubliners through Finnegans Wake, they question the conventional idea that popular culture is the inverse of modernist high art, showing instead how popular culture intertwines with modernist (and postmodernist) art. In a general historical introduction, R. B. Kershner the entire question of Joyce and popular culture within the context of Joyce criticism and the cultural studies movement.
Contents Introduction, by R. B. Kershner THEORETICAL APPROACHES
1. Theoretical Approaches to Popular Culture, by Derek Attridge
2. A Tale of "Unwashed Joyceans": James Joyce, Popular Culture, and Popular Theory, by David Glover
3. A(dorna) to Z(izek): From the Culture Industry to the Joyce Industry, and Beyond, by Michael Walsh POPULAR SOURCES AND PARADIGMS
4. Should Boys Have Sweethearts?, by Chester G. Anderson
5. Molly Bloom and Lady Hester Stanhope, by Michael H. Begnal
6. "Nothing for a Woman in That": James Lovebirch and Masochistic Fantasy in Ulysses, by Stephen Watt
7. Dr. J. Collins Looks at J. J.: The Invention of a Shaun, by David Hayman THE CONTEXT OF CULTURE
8. Wilde about Joyce, by Zack Bowen
9. The (Tom) Swiftean Comedy of "Scylla and Charybdis," by Thomas Jackson Rice
10. Advertising and Religion in James Joyce's Fiction: The New (Improved!) Testament, by Garry M. Leonard
11. Joyce's Techno-Poetics of Artifice: Machines, Media, Memory, and Modes of Communication in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, by Donald Theall JOYCE IN POPULAR CULTURE
12. Appropriating the Master Appropriator: "The James Joyce Murder" as Feminist Critique, by Helene Meyers
13. James Joyce as Woman: Fionnula Flanagan, Joyce, and Film, by Adrian Peever
14. Marilyn Monroe Reading Ulysses: Goddess or Postcultural Cyborg? by Richard Brown
15. The Joycean Unconscious, or Getting Respect in the Real World, by Vincent J. Cheng R. B. Kershner is professor of English at the University of Florida and an advisory editor for the James Joyce Quarterly. He is the author of Joyce, Bakhtin and Popular Literature: Chronicles of Disorder (1989) and Dylan Thomas: The Poet and His Critics (1977) and the editor of the St. Martin's Press case studies edition of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1992).

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  • ISBN-13: 9780813013961
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Series: Florida James Joyce
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Lexile: 1620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Theoretical Approaches to Popular Culture 23
2 A Tale of "Unwashed Joyceans": James Joyce, Popular Culture, and Popular Theory 27
3 A(dorno) to Z(izek): From the Culture Industry to the Joyce Industry, and Beyond 39
4 Should Boys Have Sweethearts? 49
5 Molly Bloom and Lady Hester Stanhope 64
6 "Nothing for a Woman in That": James Lovebirch and Masochistic Fantasy in Ulysses 74
7 Dr. J. Collins Looks at J. J.: The Invention of a Shaun 89
8 Wilde About Joyce 105
9 The (Tom) Swiftean Comedy of "Scylla and Charybdis" 116
10 Advertising and Religion in James Joyce's Fiction: The New (Improved!) Testament 125
11 Joyce's Techno-Poetics of Artifice: Machines, Media, Memory, and Modes of Communication in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake 139
12 Appropriating the Master Appropriator: The James Joyce Murder as Feminist Critique 155
13 James Joyce as Woman: Fionnula Flanagan, Joyce, and Film 161
14 Marilyn Monroe Reading Ulysses: Goddess or Post-Cultural Cyborg? 170
15 The Joycean Unconscious, or Getting Respect in the Real World 180
Notes 193
Contributors 213
Index 217
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