Modernism, Ireland and the Erotics of Memory

Modernism, Ireland and the Erotics of Memory

by Nicholas Andrew Miller


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521118958
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/03/2009
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nick Miller is Assistant Professor of English at Loyola College in Maryland. His scholarship on Joyce has appeared in the James Joyce Quarterly. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction. All history is local: Modernism and the question of memory in a global Ireland; Part I. The Erotics of Memory: 1. Lethal histories: memory-work and the text of the past; 2. A Pisgah sight of history: critical authority and the promise of memory; 3. A reservation under the name of Joyce: Rossellini's Viaggio in Italia and the symptom; Part II. The Spectacles of History: 4. The birth of a nation: Irish nationalism and the technology of memory, 1891-1921; 5. Fighting the waves: Yeats, Cuchulain and the lethal histories of 'Romantic Ireland'; 6. Joyce's erotics of memory: temporal anamorphosis in Finnegans Wake; Afterword. The ends of memory and the ex-sistence of Ireland.

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