ReJoycing: New Readings of Dubliners / Edition 1

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"In this volume, the contributors -- a veritable Who's Who of Joyce specialists -- provide an excellent introduction to the central issues of contemporary Joyce criticism."

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"What is really winning about this essay collection is that without any prompting or editorial proselytizing, receptive readers will come away from ReJoycing, not only with a number of new insights into various stories but with an enlarged critical repertoire." -- James Joyce Literary Supplement

"Draws on the best of two important trends in Joyce criticism: the traditional commitment to probing Joyce's complex language and the more recent effort to track down political and ideological meanings in his works." -- Robert Spoo

"Attests to the continuing interest in Joyce's 'realist' portrait if his native city and the importance of Dubliners in the development of his genius." -- Shari Benstock

Thirteen contributions address Joyce's collection of stories, illuminating the prominent issues in contemporary Joyce criticism. The essays reveal Joyce as alternately using and subverting the literary, cultural, and political movements of his times. Subjects of study include: themes; style; the significance of titles; the intertextual element; etymology; translations; geometric structures; and political, linguistic, narrative, and gender conflicts. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813109497
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 9/18/2007
  • Series: Irish Literature, History, and Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 A Book of Many Uncertainties: Joyce's Dubliners 13
2 The Geometry of Meaning in Dubliners: A Euclidian Approach 41
3 Cliches and Repetition in Dubliners: The Example of "A Little Cloud" 53
4 Text at the Crossroads: Multilingual Transformations of James Joyce's Dubliners 68
5 No Cheer for "the Gratefully Oppressed": Ideology in Joyce's Dubliners 87
6 "Taking the Biscuit": Narrative Cheekiness in Dubliners 110
7 Joyce's "The Dead": The Dissolution of the Self and the Police 123
8 "She Had Become a Memory": Women as Memory in James Joyce's Dubliners 145
9 Language, Character, and Gender in the Direct Discourse of Dubliners 165
10 Gendered Discourse and the Structure of Joyce's "The Dead" 179
11 Titles in Dubliners 195
12 "A Very Fine Piece of Writing": An Etymological, Dantean, and Gnostic Reading of Joyce's "Ivy Day in the Committee Room" 206
13 The Artist Paring His Quotations: Aesthetic and Ethical Implications of the Dantean Intertext in Dubliners 228
14 Gnomon Inverted 249
Contributors 258
Index 261
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