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Mahaffey, Vicki. Reauthorizing Joyce. Gainesville: University press of Florida, 1995.


Ferris, Kathleen. James Joyce and the Burden of Disease. UP of Kentucky, 1995.


Bolger, Dermot. A Dublin Bloom: An Original Free Adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses. New Island Books, 1995. 


Fargnoli, A. Nicholas and Michael Patrick Gillespie. James Joyce A-Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.


Senn, Fritz. Inductive Scrutinies: Focus on Joyce. The Johns Hopkins UP, 1995.


Cheng, Vincent J. Joyce, Race, and Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.


Nolan, Emer. James Joyce and Nationalism. London: Routledge. 1995.


Bell, Robert H. Jocoserious Joyce: The Fate of Folly in Ulysses. Gainesville: University of Florida, 1996.


Barta, Peter I. Bely, Joyce, and Döblin: Peripatetics in the City Novel. UP of Florida, 1996.


Davison, Neil. James Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity: Culture, Bilgraphy, and "The Jew" in Modernist Europe. Cambridge UP, 1996. 


Kershner, R. B., editor. Joyce and Popular Culture. UP of Florida, 1996.


Newman, Robert, editor. Pedagogy, Praxis, Ulysses: Using Joyce's Text to Transform the Classroom. U of Michigan P, 1996. 


Blamires, Harry. The New Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Ulysses. Routledge, 1996.


Ingersoll, Earl G. Engendered Trope in Joyce's Dubliners. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois UP, 1996.


Beja, Morris and Norris, David, ed. Joyce in the Hibernian Metropolis. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1996.


Tindall, William York. A Reader’s Guide to FINNEGANS WAKE(1969). New York: Syracuse University Press, 1996.


Wollaeger, Mark A., Victor Luftig, and Robert Spoo, eds. Joyce and the Subject of History.  Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1996.


Williams, Trevor L. Reading Joyce Politically. UP of Florida, 1997.


Theall, Donald. James Joyce's Techno-Poetics. U of Toronto P, 1997.


Corcoran, Neil. After Yeats and Joyce: Reading Modern Irish Literature. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1997.


Jackson, John Wyse and Peter Costello. John Stanislaus Joyce: The Voluminous Life and Genius of James Joyce's Father. New York: St. Martin's P, 1997.


Power, Mary and Ulrich Schneider, eds. New Perspectives on Dubliners: European Joyce Studies 7. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1997.


Rice, Thomas Jackson. Joyce, Chaos and Complexity. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997.


Brady, Philip and James E. Carens, editor. Critical Essays on James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. G. K. Hall, 1998.


Lawrence, Karen, editor. Transcultural Joyce. Cambridge UP, 1998.


Jackson, John and Peter Costello. John Stanislaus Joyce: The Voluminous Life and Genius of James Joyce's Father. Fourth Estate, 1998.


Knowlton, Eloise. Joyce, Joyceans, and the Rhetoric of Citation. UP of Florida, 1998.


Leonard, Garry. Advertising and Commodity Culture in Joyce. UP of Florida, 1998.


Rickard, John S. Joyce's Book of Memory: The Mnemotechnic of Ulysses. Duke UP, 1998.


Bosinelli Bollettieri, Rosa M., and Harold F. Mosher Jr., eds. ReJoycing: New Readings of Dubliners. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1998.


Lamos, Colleen. Deviant Modernism: Sexual and Textual Errancy in T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.


Platt, Len. Joyce and the Anglo-Irish: A Study of Joyce and the Literary Revival. Amsterdam-Atlanta: Rodopi, 1998.


Weaver, Jack W. Joyce's Music and Noise: Theme and Variation in His Writings. Gainesville: University. Press of. Florida, 1998.


Devlin, Kimberly J. and Marilyn Reizbaum, editors. Ulysses—En-Gendered Perspectives: Eighteen New Essays on the Episodes. U of South Carolina P, 1999.


Gillespie, Michael, editor. Joyce Through the AgesNonlinear View. UP of Florida, 1999.


Knowles, Sebastian, editor. Bronze by Gold: The Music of Joyce. Garland Publishing, 1999.


Boheemen-Saaf, Christine van. Joyce, Derrida, Lacan, and the Trauma of History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 

Vicki Mahaffey / Reauthorizing Joyce (1995)


Mahaffey, Vicki. Reauthorizing Joyce. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1995. 




Foreward to the Paperback Edition by Bernard Bernard

Preface to the Paperback Edition


List of Abbreviations



Part I “Unitary” Authority

 1 The Myth of a Mastermind


Part II Double Authority

 2 Authority of the Artist as a Young Man

 3 Reflection and Obscurity in Ulysses


Part III Multiple Authorities 

 4 Text Styles, Textiles, and the Textures of Ulysses


Postscript: “Preseeding” Authorities: Reading Backward 

Works Cited





"A particularly rich deconstructive reading of Joyce's texts as well as, by implication, a telling critique of those who 'authorize' and represent Joyce within the 'academic institution'."--Bryan Cheyette, Times Literary Supplement


"Mahaffey's most impressive argument is linking language and clothing (the word 'text' derives from texere, meaning 'to weave').  She demonstrates how language functions like material woven of likenesses and differences by analyzing several patterns of weaving in Joyce's work. . . .  Language, the clothing of thought, and clothing, the language of flesh, represent two modes of authority, two processes of reading the world.Reauthorizing Joyce artfully demonstrates how Joyce educates the reader to recognize the interrelationship of these two authorities."--Robert D. Newman, South Atlantic Review


"A welcome study written by an engaging mind.  Most Joyceans, especially those who are responsive to post-structuralist and feminist ideas, will read it with great interest and return to it often."--Charles Rossman, James Joyce Quarterly


"Mahaffey makes her way from Dubliners to the Wake, showing not only Joyce-the-Mastermind but also Joyce the Weaver of textile and text-styles."--Carol Shloss, Modern Fiction Studies


Vicki Mahaffey argues that for James Joyce, language is the most important link between the unconscious and the socio-historical.  It serves as a precise link beween the psychological and the political, between the individual and the communal, between the future and the past.  Quoting Finnegans Wake, Mahaffey describes language as a bag full of "presents."


 This first paperback edition of Reauthorizing Joyce suggests that the reader's role in relation to Joyce's novels is more active and significant than is usually the case.  "Reading Joyce goes beyond entertainment into 'hands on' instruction about how to perceive and process language more productively, enjoyably, and responsibly.  Joyce provides readers with novels that are workshops in interpretive responsibility and sensual perceptiveness."


Language, according to Mahaffey, is the real hero of Joyce's work.  This study shows how language functions in Joyce as an index to unconscious desires and as a record of how people have responded to the sensual aspects of language through time.


About the Author


Vicki Mahaffey is associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has written numerous book chapters and articles, many on James Joyce, for journals such as Critical Inquiry  and James Joyce Quarterly.

Emer Nolan / James Joyce and Nationalism (1995)


Nolan, Emer. James Joyce and Nationalism. London: Routledge. 1995.




        List of Abbreviations






 Preface: Joyce and Yeats

 Nationality and Literature: The Case of “The Dead”

 Portrait of an Aesthete

 ‘The Battle of Two Civilizations’: Joyce and Decolonization



 Preface: Stories and Styles


 The Nightmare of History

 The Living Dead


3  ‘TALKING ABOUT INJUSTICE’: Parody, Satire and Invective in Ulysses

 Preface: Language and Community

 The Cyclops

 Forgiveness and Forgetfulness



 Terrorism in Ulysses

 ‘Circe’ and 1916


5  ‘POOR LITTLE BRITTLE MAGIC NATION’: Finnegans Wake as a post-colonial novel



 Preface: ‘The Flesh that Always Affirms’?

 Women and the Nation









Joyce’s relationship to Ireland and Ireland’s relationship to Joyce are intricate issues that have been too often simplified into ready-made oppositions. Emer Nolan exposes the congealed form of these oppositions and shows how they have begun to dissolve in contemporary circumstances. The politics of nationalism and the aesthetics of modernism are re-examined in relation to Joyce’s text to produce a critique of the distinction between a ‘metropolitan’ and a ‘provincial’ Joyce as an explanation for the conflictual elements in his work.

The book asks how the Joyce we read now has been constituted by modernism and how modernism itself has been in part constituted by its appropriation of Joyce. Equally, it asks us to reconsider the avowed hostility of Joyce’s writings to Irish nationalism and the new bearings of his work revealed by post-structuralist and feminist theory.

James Joyce and Nationalism is a timely and groundbreaking work, and an invaluable contribution to Joyce studies.

Karen Lawrence, ed. / Transcultural Joyce (1998)


Lawrence, Karen, editor. Transcultural Joyce. Cambridge UP, 1998.




List of contributors


1. Introduction: metempsychotic Joyce Karen Lawrence

Part I. Irish 'Compaliens':

2. James Joyce: the mystery of influence Eavan Boland

3. Joyce's ghost: the bogey of realism in John McGahern's Amongst Women Maria DiBattista

4. In transit: from James Joyce to Brigid Brophy Karen Lawrence

Part II. Postmodern, Post-Colonial Transpositions:

5. Cabrera Infante - unruly pupil Michael Wood

6. Barroco Joyce: Jorge Luis Borges' and José Lezama Lima's antagonistic readings Cesar Augusto Salgado

7. Postcolonial affiliations: Ulysses and All About H. Hatterr Srinivas Aravamudan

8. Rereading the exodus: Frankenstein, Ulysses, The Satanic Verses, and other postcolonial texts Ronald Bush

9. The art of memory: Joyce and Perec Jacques Mailhos

Part III. Transtextuality:

10. Anna Livia Plurabelle's sisters Rosa Maria Bollettieri Bosinelli

11. Anna Livia's French bifurcations Daniel Ferrer and Jacques Aubert

12. ALP Deutsch: ob uberhaupt möglich Fritz Senn

13. Anna Livia's Italian sister Rosa Maria Bollettieri Bosinelli

14. ALP in Roumanian (with some notes on Roumanian in Finnegan's Wake and in the notebooks) Laurent Milesi

15. The Spanish translation of Anna Livia Plurabelle Francisco Garcia Tortosa

16. The artistic integrity of Joyce's text in translation Di Jin






 In Transcultural Joyce, a team of leading international scholars assess the afterlife of James Joyce and his writings within a multinational context. How does Joyce haunt the works of later writers in diverse literary traditions? How well does he translate from one culture and language to another? This book consider Joyce's reincarnations in texts from Latin America, Europe, and South Asia. Transcultural Joyce provides a fresh theoretical examination of conventional notions such as 'influence' and 'translation' and asks how Joyce is imported across particular cultural boundaries. As a canonical modernist and colonial subject, Joyce inhabits a borderline position that complicates his reception and revision by later writers. This book accounts for his cultural place as specifically Irish and more postcolonial than previous studies have acknowledged. Scholars and translators of Joyce also consider the formidable task of translating his work for a global audience.


  • Leading team of international scholars assess Joyce's international influence
  • Places Joyce in an Irish and postcolonial context
  • Contains essays on the translation and reception of Joyce in several countries 


Kathleen Ferris / James Joyce and the Burden of Disease (1995)


Ferris, Kathleen. James Joyce and the Burden of Disease. UP of Kentucky, 1995.




List of Illustrations (pp. vi-vi)



1 The Creative Daemon

2 The wandering Jew in Ulysses

3 Epics of the Body

4 An Insectfable

Epilogue: Dear mysterre Shame’s Voice

Chronology of Joyce’s Medical History







James Joyce's near blindness, his peculiar gait, and his death from perforated ulcers are commonplace knowledge to most of his readers. But until now, most Joyce scholars have not recognized that these symptoms point to a diagnosis of syphilis. In what is sure to be a controversial work, Kathleen Ferris traces Joyce's medical history as described in his correspondence, in the diaries of his brother Stanislaus, and in the memoirs of his acquaintances, to show that many of his symptoms match those of tabes dorsalis, a form of neurosyphilis which, untreated, eventually leads to paralysis. Combining literary analysis and medical detection, Ferris builds a convincing case that this dread disease is the subject of much of Joyce's autobiographical writing. Many of his characters, most notably Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom, exhibit the same symptoms as their creator: stiffness of gait, digestive problems, hallucinations, and impaired vision. Ferris also demonstrates that the themes of sin, guilt, and retribution so prevalent in Joyce's works are almost certainly a consequence of his having contracted venereal disease as a young man while frequenting the brothels of Dublin and Paris. By tracing the images, puns, and metaphors that occur in Ulysses and in Finnegans Wake, and by demonstrating their relationship to Joyce's experiences, Ferris shows the extent to which, for Joyce, art did indeed mirror life.


Kimberly J. Devlin and Marilyn Reizbaum, eds. / Ulysses—En-Gendered Perspectives: Eighteen New Essays on the Episodes (1999)


Devlin, Kimberly J. and Marilyn Reizbaum, editors. Ulysses—En-Gendered Perspectives: Eighteen New Essays on the Episodes. U of South Carolina P, 1999.




Series Editor's Preface



"A Little Trouble about Those White Corpuscles": Mockery, Heresy, and the Transubstantiation of Masculinity in "Telemachus"


Genders of History in "Nestor"


Old Wives' Tales as Portals of Discovery in "Proteus"


Milly, Molly, and the Mullingar Photo Shop: Developing Negatives in "Calypso"


Skinscapes in "Lotus-Eaters"


Visible Shades and Shades of Visibility: The En-Gendering of Death in "Hades"


Machines, Empire, and the Wise Virgins: Cultural Revolution in "Aeolus"


Legal Fiction or Pulp Fiction in "Lestrygonians"


The Perils of Masculinity in "Scylla and Charybdis"


Diversions from Mastery in "Wandering Rocks"


Political Sirens


When the Saints Come Marching In: Re-Deeming "Cyclops"


A Metaphysics of Coitus in "Nausicaa"


Interesting States: Birthing and the Nation in "Oxen of the Sun"


Disenchanting Enchantment: The Theatrical Brothel of "Circe"


The Double Life of "Eumaeus"


Sidereal Writing: Male Refractions and Malefactions in "Ithaca"


Molly's Heavenly Body and the Economy of the Sign: The Invention of Gender in "Penelope"



About the Contributors





Groundbreaking perspectives on the controversial modern epic

Perhaps no literary work of the twentieth century has caused more controversy than James Joyce's Ulysses. The book America wanted to burn has instead earned a place as one of the most complex and most studied volumes of fiction. In this collection of essays each of the eighteen contributors offers new commentary on one of the episodes in Ulysses. Throughout Ulysses—En-Gendered Perspectives the common critical concern is with varying articulations of "femininities" and "masculinities" in Joyce's modernist epic. Each contributor attends to the extensive and various markings of gender in Ulysses and examines the ways in which such markings generate and en-gender other meanings.


Gender is treated as a form of overwriting, in senses that include both excess and layering. Here the differentiations of "masculine" and "feminine," their definitions and elaborations, are approached in multiple ways and in changing contexts. Familial roles, labor assignments, perceptual modes, colonialist categories, sexualities, ethnicities, ways of knowing and learning, scents, tastes, and eating habits are but a few of the cultural phenomena the scholars explore.


Ulysses—En-Gendered Perspectives affords insight into Joyce's masterpiece from the present-day perspective of gender issues and is responsive as well to other influential trends such as historicism, psychoanalysis, and culture critique. 


Michael Gillespie, ed. / Joyce Through the Ages: Nonlinear View (1999)


Gillespie, Michael, editor. Joyce Through the Ages: Nonlinear View. UP of Florida, 1999.





Zack Bowen


List of Abbreviations


Michael Patrick Gillespie

Chaos Versus Complexity

James Joyce and the Consumption History

Michael Patrick Gillespie

Growing Up Together—Joyce and Psychoanalysis, 1900-1922

Jean Kimball

Chaos Theory and the Heroism of Leopold Bloom

Peter Francis Mackey

The Uncertainty Principle

Adolescence, Humour and Adolescent Humour - One Way of Carving a Turkey

Roy Gottfried

The Conscience of the Race - the Nation as Church of the Modern Age

Pericles Lewis

Stephen, Simon and Eileen Vance -Autoeroticism in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Michael H. Begnal

A Polysymbolic Character - Irish and Jewish Folklore in the Apparition of Rudy

Tara Williams

Strange Attractors

Inventing Patrimony - Joyce, Mangan and Irish Nationalism

Heyward Ehrlich

Joyce Redux - Success and Failure as Three American Writers Evoke Joyce

Vivian Valvano Lynch

Snow Through the Ages - Echoes of "The Dead" in O'Brien,

Lavin and O'Faolain

Sandra Manoogian Pearce

Joyce's Hitler

John Gordon

Words Cited






This selection of essays focuses broadly on social, cultural and historical aspects of age and ageing, using nonlinear perspectives to explore how each topic might be applied to James Joyce and his writings. With a special view that examines non-traditional connections suggested by chaos theory as applied to the humanities, these writers offer a new and unconventional reading of the Joyce canon.


Neil Davison / James Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity (1996)


Davison, Neil. James Joyce, Ulysses, and the Construction of Jewish Identity: Culture, Bilgraphy, and "The Jew" in Modernist Europe. Cambridge UP, 1996. 




Foreword Anthony Julius


1. Silence: family values

2. Silence: Jesuit years: Clongowes and Belvedere

3. Silence: university years: the Church, Dreyfus, and aesthetics

4. Exile: excursion to the Continent, bitter return

5. Cunning and exile: Greeks and Jews

6. Cunning: Jews and the Continent: texts and subtexts

7. Cunning: the miracle of Lazarus times two: Joyce and Italo Svevo

8. Ulysses









Representations of 'the Jew' have long been a topic of interest in Joyce studies. Neil Davison argues that Joyce's lifelong encounter with pseudo-scientific, religious and political discourse about 'the Jew' forms a unifying component of his career. Davison offers new biographical material, and presents a detailed reading of Ulysses showing how Joyce draws on Christian folklore, Dreyfus Affair propaganda, Sinn Fein politics, and theories of Jewish sexual perversion and financial conspiracy. Throughout, Joyce confronts the controversy of 'race', the psychology of internalised stereotype, and the contradictions of fin-de-siècle anti-Semitism.


Peter I. Barta / Bely, Joyce, and Döblin: Peripatetics in the City Novel


Barta, Peter I. Bely, Joyce, and Döblin: Peripatetics in the City Novel. UP of Florida, 1996.





Foreword, by Zack Bowen xi

Preface xiii

1. The Emergence of the Modernist City Novel and Its Peripatetic Hero 1 2. Knights and Unicorns: The Walkers of Petersburg 19

3. Ulysses: The City of the Wandering Aengus and the Wandering Jew 47

4. Walking in the Shadow of Death: Berlin Alexanderplatz 76

Conclusion 99

Notes 103

Bibliography 107

Index 119




This work examines the narrative apparatus in three modernist European city novels - Bely's "Petersburg", Joyce's "Dublin" and Döblin's "Berlin". It argues that the narrative combination of rambling, thinking and talking creates a "peripatetic" perspective, a manner of facing oneself to the world.


R. B. Kershner, ed. / Joyce and Popular Culture (1996)


Kershner, R. B., editor. Joyce and Popular Culture. UP of Florida, 1996.




Theoretical Approaches

1. Theoretical Approaches to Popular Culture

Derek Attridge;

2. A Tale of "Unwashed Joyceans"—James Joyce, Popular Culture and Popular Theory

David Glover

3. A(dorna) to Ž(ižek)—From the Culture Industry to the Joyce Industry, and Beyond

Michael Walsh

Popular Sources and Paradigms

4. Should Boys Have Sweethearts?

Chester G. Anderson

5. Molly Bloom and Lady Hester Stanhope

Michael H. Begnal

6. "Nothing for a Woman in That"—James Lowebirch and Masochistic Fantasy in "Ulysses"

Stephen Watt

7. Dr. J. Collins Looks at J. J.: The Invention of a Shaun

David Hayman.

The Context of Culture

8. Wilde About Joyce

Zack Bowen

9. The (Tom) Swiftean Comedy of "Scylla and Charybdis"

Thomas Jackson Rice

10. Advertising and Religion in James Joyce's Fiction: The New (Improved) Testament

Garry M. Leonard

11. Joyce's Techno-Poetics of Artifice: Machines, Media, Memory and Modes of Communication in "Ulysses" and "Finnegan's Wake"

Donald Theall

Joyce in Popular Culture

12. Appropriating the Master Appropriator: "The James Joyce Murder" as Feminist Critique

Helene Meyers

13. James Joyce as Woman: Fionnula Flanagan, Joyce and Film

Adrian Peever

14. Marilyn Monroe Reading Ulysses: Goddess or Postcultural Cyborg?

Richard Brown

15. The Joycean Unconscious, or Getting Respect in the Real World

Vincent J. Cheng







Joyce not only used popular culture, he contributed to it. These essays employ a variety of critical techniques to bring out his involvement in the popular culture of his time. Treating all of Joyce's work from Dubliners through Finnegan's 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 looks at the entire question of Joyce and popular cutlure within the context of Joyce criticism and the cultural studies movement.


Robert Newman, ed. / Pedagogy, Praxis, Ulysses: Using Joyce's Text to Transform the Classroom (1996)


Newman, Robert, editor. Pedagogy, Praxis, Ulysses: Using Joyce's Text to Transform the Classroom. U of Michigan P, 1996. 




Illustrations - ix


Robert Newman - I


"In the buginning is the woid": Opening Lines and the Protocols of Reading

Michael patrick Gillespie - 9

Ulysses and the Preemptive Power of Plot

Kevin J. H. Dettmar - 21

Teaching Joyce Teaching Kristeva: Estrangement in the Modern World

Carol Shloss - 47

Bread and Wine, Coke and Peanuts: Teaching Sacrificial Feasts

Margaret Mills Harper - 63


Theater of the Mind: "Circe" and Avant-Garde Form

Margot Norris - 79

Women in Rooms, Women in History

Susan Shaw Sailer - 97

Teaching Freud through "Nausicaa"

Brian W. Shaffer - 121


Decolonizing Literature: Ulysses and the Postcolonial Novel in English

M. Keith Booker - 135

Teaching Howards End through Ulysses through Bakhtin

R. Brandon Kershner - 153

Dialogic Monologue, or Divided Discourse in Ulysses and Othello

Sheldon Brivic - 167


Reading the Text of Ulysses, "Reading" Other "Texts": Representation and the Limits of Visual and Verbal Narratives

Roy Gottfried - 181

Ulysses, Cubism, and MTV

Archie K. Loss - 195

Discovering Body Tropes through Ulysses

Robert Newman - 207


"Cyclops," "Sirens," and the Myths of Multicultural Modernism

Craig Werner - 225

Ulysses, Order, Myth: Classification and Modern Literature

E. P. Walkiewicz - 241

The Heuretics of Odyssey: Ulysses in Florida

Gregory L. Ulmer - 253

Contributors - 267




Much theoretical debate has occurred about James Joyce's Ulysses as a model for reading. Critics often cite it as the ideal writerly text, where, according to Barthes, the reader becomes actively involved in producing meaning rather than a mere consumer of words. Post-structuralist, Marxist, and feminist theorists variously see the novel as the place to discover the infinite deferral of understanding, the polyphonic text that liberates the reader from narrow ideological meaning, or the work that undercuts prevalent psychoanalytical notions of language and offers new interpretive strategies. In many ways, Ulysses is a chameleon text, accommodating multiple interpretations while permitting infinite possibilities for discovery.


Pedagogy, Praxis, Ulysses approaches Joyce's novel not simply as a text to be examined, but as a touchstone to generate theoretical and practical ideas for innovation in teaching. The collection employs Ulysses as a springboard for thought- provoking questions about how we read, learn, and teach--and about how new, open-minded approaches to pedagogy can communicate to students the value of interpreting as a strategy of survival, and questioning as a vital technique for experiencing life.


Contributors to the volume are M. Keith Booker, Sheldon Brivic, Kevin Dettmar, Michael Patrick Gillespie, Roy Gottfried, Margaret Mills Harper, R. Brandon Kershner, Archie Loss, Patrick Lynch, Robert Newman, Margot Norris, Jörg Rademacher, Susan Shaw Sailer, Brian Schaffer, Carol Schloss, Gregory Ulmer, E. P. Walkiewicz, Craig Werner, and Jennifer Wicke.  


Sebastian Knowles, ed. / Bronze by Gold: The Music of Joyce (1999)


Knowles, Sebastian, editor. Bronze by Gold: The Music of Joyce. Garland Publishing, 1999.





Editorial Conventions

List of Figures

Series Editor's Foreword Daniel Albright



Sebastian D. G. Knowles


PART I Bronze: Music

Section 1: Joyce's Musical Background

Chapter 1: James Joyce and Dublin Opera, 1888-1904

Seamus Reilly

Chapter 2: Joyce's Trieste: Città Musicalissima

John McCourt

Section 2: Joyce and His Contemporaries

Chapter 3: Chamber Music: Words and Music Lovingly Coupled

Myra T. Russel

Chapter 4: "Mr. Bloom and the Cyclops": Joyce and Antheil's Unfinished "Opéra Mécanique"

Paul Martin

Chapter 5: Opus Posthumous: James Joyce, Gottfried Keller, Othmar Schoeck, and Samuel Barber

Sebastian D. G. Knowles

Section 3: Contemporary Music and Joyce

Chapter 6: The Euphonium Cagehaused in Either Notation: John Cage and Finnegans Wake

Scott W. Klein

Chapter 7: Davies, Berio, and Ulysses

Murat Eyuboglu


PART II Gold: Text

Section 1: Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Chapter 8: Noise, Music, Voice, Dubliners

Allan Hepburn

Chapter 9: The Distant Music of the Spheres

Thomas Jackson Rice

Section 2: Ulysses

Chapter 10: Bronze by Gold by Bloom: Echo, the Invocatory

Drive, and the 'Aurteur' in "Sirens"

Susan Mooney

Chapter 11: Strange Words, Strange Music: The Verbal Musicof "Sirens"

Andreas Fischer

Chapter 12: Mining the Ore of "Sirens": An Investigation of Structural Components

Margaret Rogers

Chapter 13: "Circe," La Gioconda, and the Opera House of the Mind

John Gordon

Section 3: Finnegans Wake

Chapter 14: Parsing Persse: The Codology of Hosty's Song

Zack Bowen and Alan Roughley

Chapter 15: Synthesizing "The Ballad of Persse O'Reilly"

Daniel J. Schiff


Trevor L. Williams / Reading Joyce Politically (1997)


Williams, Trevor L. Reading Joyce Politically. UP of Florida, 1997.




Trevor Williams takes as his starting point Joyce's assertion that Dublin was a "paralyzed city". He identifies those power structures within its civil society and private relationships - so clearly drawn by Joyce in Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses—that lie at the heart of that paralysis. More importantly, however, Williams shows how in Joyce the paralysis is always provisional, and explores the ways in which Joyce's characters do indeed demonstrate means of resistance to the British state, to class distinctions, to clerical hegemony and to power imbalances in familial and sexual relationships. In the process, Williams reviews the early criticism levelled against Joyce by the left, in particular by the First Congress of Soviet Writers in 1934. He also engages contemporary Joyce critics, including Frederic Jameson, Franco Moretti and Terry Eagleton, many of whom have attempted to redress the leftist attacks on Joyce and to demonstrate his relevance to a postcolonial critical approach. Williams's reading of Joyce draws from the "humanist" tradition of Marxism and from contemporary feminist theory in what is ultimately a blend of theory and close textual reading.


Philip Brady and James E. Carens, ed. / Critical Essays on James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1998)


Brady, Philip and James E. Carens, editor. Critical Essays on James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. G. K. Hall, 1998.




General Editor's Note Publisher's Note




Introduction to Stephen Hero


Joyce and the Epiphany: The Key to the Labyrinth?


[Stephen's Diary: The Shape of Life]


The Villanelle Perplex: Reading Joyce


[The Aesthetics of Stephen's Aesthetic]


The Genesis of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man



[Joyce's Portrait and Flaubert's L'Education Sentimentale]


[A Slow and Dark Birth: A Study of the Organization]


The Portrait as Portrait: Joyce and Impressionism


[Davin's "Strange Woman" and Her Biblical Prototypes]


[Daedalus and the Bird Girl: Classical Text and Celtic Subtext]


The Art of the Labyrinth



[Reading Acts, Reading Warrants, and Reading Responses]


The Artist as Text: Dialogism and Incremental Repetition in Portrait


Riddles, Silence, and Wonder: Joyce and Wittgenstein Encountering the Limits of Language


[The Strength and Sorrow of Young Stephen: The Dialectic of Harmony and Dissonance]


Framing, Being Framed, and the Janus Faces of Authority




Vincent J. Cheng / Joyce, Race, and Empire (1995)


Cheng, Vincent J. Joyce, Race, and Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995.



90's以後のポストコロニアル批評のあり方を決定づけた一冊。サイードのオリエンタリズム、バーバのミミック理論、アンダーソンの想像の共同体論、グラムシのヘゲモニー論などを援用しながら、ジョイスの全作品を網羅的にポスト・コロニアリズムの観点から分析している。Chengの狙いは一言で言えば、ジョイス論を「美学」から「政治」へと、すなわち「モダニズム」から「ポスト・コロニアリズム」へと転換させることである。とりわけ優れていると思うのが、これまであまり注目されてこなかったジョイスのエッセイや講演から(The Critical Writings of James Joyce)、ジョイスの政治性を抜き出していることだろう。




List of illustarations
Foreword by Derek Attridge
List of abbreviations


 1. Introduction
 2. Catching the conscience of a race
     Coda: The case of Stephen D(a)edalus


Dubliners: colonialist symptomatics
 3. Dubliners: the exoticized and Orientalized Other
 4. The gratefully oppressed: Joyce’s Dubliners
 5. Empire and patriarchy in “The Dead”


Ulysses: imagining selves and nations
 6. Imagining selves
 7. Imagining nations
 8. Imagining futures: nations, narratives, selves


Finnegans Wake: forays
 9.  White horse, dark horse: Joyce’s allhorse of another color
10. The general and the sepoy: imperialism and power in the Museyroom
11. Conclusion


Works cited


Earl G. Ingersoll / Engendered Trope in Joyce's Dubliners (1996)


Ingersoll, Earl G. Engendered Trope in Joyce's Dubliners. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois UP, 1996. 





1 reading Joyce with Lacan's Readers

2 Rambling Boys: "The Sisters", "An Encounter," and "Araby"

3 Confinement and the Stigma of Femininity: "Eveline," "The Boarding House," and "Clay"

4 The Joking Male: "Two Gallants," "After the Race," "Counterparts," and "Grace"

5 Prisoners of the House and Traveling Women: "A Little Cloud," "A Painful Case," "Ivy Day in the Committee Room," and "A Mother" 

6 The Gender of Travel: "The Dead"

7 Notes

Selected Bibliography 



Morris Beja and David Norris, eds. / Joyce in the Hibernian Metropolis (1996)


Beja, Morris and Norris, David, eds. Joyce in the Hibernian Metropolis. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 1996.




David Norris, Preface
Mary Robinson, Welcome Address


General Essays
Robert Adams Day, “Joyce’s AquaCities”
Vincent J. Cheng, “Catching the Conscience of a Race: Joyce and Celticism”
David Norris, “OndtHarriet, PoldyLeon and Shem the Conman”
Jeffrey Segall, “Czech Ulysses: Joyce and Political Correctness, East and West”
Louis Lentin, “I Don’t Understand. I Fall To Say. I Dearesee You Too”


Hostile Responses to Joyce
Morris Beja, “Approaching Joyce with an Attitude”
Paul Delany, “’A Would-Be-Dirty-Mind’: D.H. Lawrence as an Enemy of Joyce”
Austin Briggs, “Rebecca West vs. James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and William Carlos Williams”


Male Feminisms: Approaching “Nausicaa”
Richard Pearce, “Introduction”
Richard Pearce, “’Nausicaa’: Monologue as Monologic”
Phillip Weinstein, “For Gerty Had her Dreams that No-one Knew Of”
Patrick McGee, “When Is a Man Not a Man? or, The Male Feminist Approaches ‘Nausicaa’”
Jennifer Levine, “’Nausicaa’: For [Wo]men Only?”


The Shorter Works
Zack Bowen, “All Things Come in Threes: Ménage à Trois in Dubliners
James D. LeBlanc, “Duffy’s Adventure: ‘A Painful Case’ as Existential Text”
Ruth Bauerle, “Dancing a Pas de Deux in Exiles’s Ménage à Quatre; or, How Many Triangles Can You Make Out of Four Characters If You Take Them Two at a Time”
Adriaan van der Weel and Ruud Hisgen, “The Wandering Gentile: Joyce’s Emotional Odyssey in Poems Penyeach
“Aeolus” without Wind
Derek Attridge, “Introduction”
Jennifer Levine, “A Brief Allegory of Readings: 1972-1992”
Daniel Ferrer, “Between Inventio and Memoria: Locations of ‘Aeolus’”
Maud Ellmann, “’Aeolus’: Reading Backward”


The Novels
Sheldon Brivic, “Stephen Haunted by His Gender: The Uncanny Portrait
Sebastian D. G. Knowles, “That Form Endearing: A Performance of Siren Songs; or, ‘I was only vamping, man’”
Mark Osteen, “Cribs in the Countinghouse: Plagiarism, Proliferation, and Labor in ‘Oxen of the Sun’”
John S. Rickard, “The Irish Undergrounds of Joyce and Heaney”
Thomas L. Burkdall, “Cinema Fakes: Film and Joycean Fantasy”
Ralph W. Rader, “Mulligan and Molly: The Beginning and the End”
Laurent Milesi, “Finnegans Wake: The Obliquity of Trans-lations”
Derek Attridge, “Countlessness of Livestories: Narrativity in Finnegans Wake






This volume collects the best essays from the 1992 International James Joyce Symposium held in Dublin, which had as its title “In the Heart of Hibernian Metropolis.” Dublin, of course, has special attraction for Joyceans as both the source and subject matter of Joyce's genius, but the essays reproduced here reflect—like the symposium itself—the newest and most exciting trends in Joyce scholarship from around the world.
  The volume includes an introductory essay by the president of the Republic of Ireland, Mary Robinson. The thirty essays that follow were selected from those delivered at nearly 120 different sessions. Faced with so many possibilities, the editors have produced a book that reflects the flavor and intellectual range of the world of Joyce studies as we head divided the volume into a section of general essays, several groupings organized around special topics (“Hostile Responses to Joyce,” “Male Feminisms,” and “’Aeolus’ without Wind”), and sections dealing with the novels and the shorter works.
  The inclusions range from major addresses to essays on topics as diverse as Joyce and race, elements of imagery in Joyce’s works, the Joyce papers of the National Library, Joyce and cinema, Joyce’s reputation (including examinations of attacks on his work), Joyce’s relationships with other writers, Leopold Bloom and being Jewish in Ireland, Joyce and feminism, musical elements in Joyce’s works, Joyce and commodity culture, Finnegans Wake and sexuality, Joyce and homosexuality, Joyce’s narrative strategies, and various theoretical questions. This collection is a vital contribution to Joycean scholarship and will be of great interest to critics, teachers, and students of James Joyce, as well as those interested in modern literature, Irish studies, and critical theory.
Contributors: Robert Adams Day, Vincent J. Cheng, David Norris, Jeffery Segall, Louis Lentin, Morris Beja, Paul Delany, Austin Briggs, Richard Pearce, Philip Weinstein, Patrick McGee, Jennifer Levine, Zack Bowen, James D. LeBlanc, Ruth Bauerle, Adriaan van der Weel, Ruud Hisgen, Derek Attridge, Dabiel Ferrer, Maud Ellmann, Sheldon Brivic, Sebastian D. G. Knowles, Mark Osteen, John S. Richard, Thomas L. Burkdall, Ralph W. Rader, and Laurent Milesi.


Morris Beja is professor of English at The Ohio State University. He is the author of James Joyce: A Literary Life, Film and Literature, and Epiphany in the Modern Novel; the editor of Perspectives on Orson Welles and Critical Essays on Virginia Woolf; and the coeditor of Coping with Joyce, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett, among others. He is also the editor of the James Joyce Newsletter.


David Norris teaches at Trinity College, the University of Dublin, and is also a member of the Upper House of the Irish Parliament and a bureau member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is the author of James Joyce’s Dublin and Beginner’s Guide to James Joyce and the coeditor of James Joyce: The Centennial Symposium


William York Tindall / A Reader's Guide to FINNEGANS WAKE (1996)


Tindall, William York. A Reader’s Guide to FINNEGANS WAKE(1969). New York: Syracuse UP, 1996. 






Chapter I (3-29) Chapter II (30-47) Chapter III (48-74) Chapter IV (75-103) Chapter V (104-25) Chapter VI (126-68) Chapter VII (169-95) Chapter VIII (196-216)
Chapter IX (219-59) Chapter X (260-308) Chapter XI (309-82) Chapter XII (383-99)
Chapter XIII (403-28) Chapter XIV (429-73) Chapter XV (474-554) Chapter XVI (555-90)
Chapter XVII (593-628)


Selective Index




“This book remains an eminently lucid and systematic exposition of the essential structure of one of the most complex and influential prose works of the century. It belongs in every library that has Finnegans Wake.” –Library Journal


For years, William York Tindall’s guide has been one of the very best ways to approach the difficult writing and complex language of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Over a period of forty years, Tindall studied, instructed, and most importantly, learned from graduate students about Joyce’s greatest literary masterpiece.

  He explores and analyzes Joyce’s unexpected depths and vast collection of puns, allusions, and word plays involving more than a dozen languages, thereby breaking down the formidable barriers that can discourage readers from enjoying the humor and brilliance of Joyce.


William York Tindall was professor of English at Columbia University and the auther of numerous works on Joyce and British literature, including the Reader’s Guide to James Joyce, also published by Syracuse University Press. 




Finnegans Wakeを「読む」ための本は数多くあるが、Campbellの Skeleton Key (1949) に加えて、非常に早く(1969年)その全体像を伝えたのはTindallである。各章ごとのおおまかな内容と註が付いているため、まずはこの本でおおまかな全体像を掴むのがよいだろう。FWを読む際には常に机に置いておきたい本である。


Harry Blamires / The New Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Ulysses (3rd ed, 1996)


Blamires, Harries. The New Bloomsday Book: A  Guide Through Ulysses. 3rd ed. London: Routledge, 1996. 





Conversion table

Introductory note

Preface to the third edition

The Bloom and Daedalus family trees


Part I

 1 Telemachus

 2 Nestor

 3 Proteus


Part II

 4 Calypso

 5 The Lotus Eaters

 6 Hades

 7 Aeolus

 8 The Lestrygonians

 9 Scylla and Charybdis

 10 The Wandering Rocks

 11 The Sirens

 12 The Cyclops

 13 Nausicaa

 14 Oxen of the Sun

 15 Circe


Part III

 16 Eumaeus

 17 Ithaca

 18 Penelope





Since 1966 readers nerw to James Joyce have depended upon this essential guide to Ulysses. Harry Blamires helps readers to negotiate their way through this formidable, remarkable novel and gain an understanding of it which, without help, it might have taken several readings to achieve.


The New Bloomsday Book is a crystal clear, page-by-page, line-by-line, running commentary on the plot of Ulysses which illuminates symblic themes and structures along the way. It is a highly accessible, indispensible guide for anyone reading Joyce's masterpiece for the first time.


To ensure that Blamire's classic work will remain useful to new readers, this third edition contains the page numbering and references to three commonly read editions of Ulysses: thr Oxford University Press 'World Classics' (1993), the Penguin 'Twentieth-Century Classics' (1992) and the Gabler 'Corrected Text'(1986) editions. 


小田基編、米本義孝注釈 / 『読解「ユリシーズ」』 (1996)






地 図
序 章 本書への手引き
 1 作者と作品
 2 『ユリシーズ』について 
 3 主要な人物
 4 本書の利用法と凡例
 5 辞書類とその略語
第1章 主人公の朝 第4・5挿話より 
 1 主人公登場
 2 マーサとの文通
第2章 友人の葬儀 第6挿話より
 1 ディグナムの出棺
 2 葬儀馬車の中
 3 プロスペクト墓地にて
 4 墓地での瞑想
第3章 午後3時過ぎの登場人物たち 第10挿話より
 1 ボイランを待つモリー
 2 ボイランの買い物
 3 ブルームの好色本探し 
 4 妹と会うスティーヴン
 5 ディグナム少年の意識の流れ
第4章 夕食と音楽と恋文 第11挿話より
 1 序曲部あるいはモチーフの提示
 2 ブルームの食事とディーダラスの歌
 3 マーサ宛ての手紙
 4 河岸をぶらつくブルーム


柳瀬尚紀 / 『ジェイムズ・ジョイスの謎を解く』(1996)






序章 「当り前」からジョイスを読む

第1章 なんだか「犬」が匂う

第2章 まず、〈俺〉とジョウの会話を解いてみる

第3章 次に、バーニー・キアナンでのやりとりを検証してみる

第4章 〈俺〉の正体

第5章 〈俺〉じゃなくちゃ書けないこと

第6章 最後の謎を解く
















第1章 この世に辞書のあるかぎり




第2章 ことばの回路を八艘飛び





第3章 血のかよった訳語をもとめて




第4章 翻訳やっぱり困りっ話





第5章 辞書の百貨店








第6章 漢字の海に遊ぶ





第7章 電子辞書縦横無尽







解説 荒川洋治






Robert H. Bell / Jocoserious Joyce: The Fate of Folly in Ulysses (1996)


Bell, Robert H. Jocoserious Joyce: The Fate of Folly in Ulysses. Gainesville: U of Florida, 1996.




Series Editor's Foreword

Preface to the Paperback Edition


Abbreviations of Works Cited


Introduction: Why Does Virag Unscrew His Head?


1.Types of Folly

 Mercurial Malachi

 Poor Dogsbody

 I Am a Fool Perhaps

 The Way a Body Can Understand 


2. The Generic Conditions

 That Plenitude of Sufferance 


 Magnetic Influence 


 The Fools Step in Where Angels Principle 


3. Carried Away by a Wave of Folly

 Re: Doublin'


 Playful Crossfire

 Proliferant Continuance 

 Seriocomic Face


4. Buck Maulligan's Revenge: Or, The Follies of "Indentity" 

 Who Is He If It's a Fair Question

 Folly Am I Writing







"Magical. The satisfying mood that this book creates, and sustains with near-total consistency throughout, carries the narrative flow as jocoseriously as Bell credits Joyce with doing in Ulysses. This is original, incisive, and enlightening criticism, a fresh approach to Ulysses that analyzes the levels and depths of its humor in a language that is consciously witty."―Bernard Benstock


"Bell joins the very thin ranks . . . of those critics who can both capture the humor of Ulysses and communicate its often serious function within the narrative. In the process, he offers new insight into many familiar characters and episodes."--Morton P. Levitt, Journal of Modern Literature


"[Bell's] witty and lucid prose is a pleasure to read, . . . [written] persuasively and fluently."--Austin Briggs, Modern Language Quarterly


"Finally, someone has sanctioned our fun. . . . This book is chockablock with information, references, discoveries, and insights."--Marilyn Reizbaum, James Joyce Literary Supplement


"Students of Ulysses will find Robert H. Bell to be a deft dissector in demonstrating his case for Buck Mulligan as 'a brilliant clown in the Shakespearean tradition,' in proving Bloom 'a holy fool,' and in making Molly a sublimely ridiculous figure whose contradictions 'represent the ultimate ascent of folly.' . . . Professor Bell shows his good sense by quoting at one juncture from the late Jimmy Durante. This is an intricate but humane treatise on 'folly' in Ulysses which finds the three major personae 'richly consistent' and the sources of their selfhood 'surprisingly familiar and traditional.'"--C. J. Fox, Times Literary Supplement


From the foreword to the paperback edition:

"Part of the original design of Florida's James Joyce Series was to keep a few of the landmark Joyce studies in print and accessible to the growing audience for Joyce scholarship. Jocoserious Joyce is one of these: an informative and entertaining treatment of the dual nature of Joyce's comedy in Ulysses. . . . The embellishments of Bell's arguments, consisting often of a number of examples for a given point, regularly put new and delightful twists on passages that have never been examined under a comic lens. We are delighted to include in our list this lasting contribution to Joyce studies."--Zack Bowen, Series Editor


Robert H. Bell is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at Williams College. He has written widely for academic journals as well as for newspapers and popular magazines.


Mark A. Wollaeger, Victor Luftig, and Robert Spoo, eds / Joyce and the Subject of History (1996)


Wollaeger, Mark A., Victor Luftig, and Robert Spoo, eds. Joyce and the Subject of History. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1996. 





References to Joyce’s Works



Part 1. Critical and Theoretical Prospects

  The History of Now: Commodity Culture and Everyday Life in Joyce

  Garry Leonard

  History as Nightmare: Joyce's Portrait to Christy Brown

  R. Brandon Kershner

  History as Text in Reverse

  Fritz Senn

  James Joyce and the Cosmopolitan Sublime

  Joseph Valente

Part 2. Ulysses and the Subject of History

  Reading Ulysses: Agency, Ideology, and the Novel

  Mark A. Wollaeger

  "Nestor" and the Nightmare: The Presence of the Great War in Ulysses

  Robert Spoo

  What Shouts in the Street: 1904, 1922, 1990-93

  Daniel Moshenberg

  Literary Tourism and Dublin's Joyce

  Victor Luftig 

Part 3. Finnegans Wake: A Present of the Pat, A History of the Future

  "Fantastic Histories": Nomadology and Female Piracy in Finnegans Wake

  Vicki Mahaffey

  The Critical History of Finnegans Wake and the Finnegans Wake of Historical Criticism

  Margot Norris

  Ireland from the Outside

  Cheryl Herr

A Bibliography of Criticism on Joyce and History

Robert Spoo






What did James Joyce think about history? He boasted that Dublin could be rebuilt from the pages of his novels, yet Joyce stopped writing essays and reviews at an age when many authors are just beginning to express themselves on important extra-literary topics – and the Joyce that emerges in biographies and memoirs is notoriously unreliable about history and politics.


In Joyce and the Subject of History, some of the brightest stars in Joyce criticism attempt to tease out the historical implications embedded in Joyce's oeuvre without conceding too much to the comprehensive historical claims of the fictions themselves. At a time when much historical work remains surprisingly under-theorized and much theoretical work excludes the detail and rigor of serious historical research, this collection attempts to bridge the gap between history and theory, to reconceive the field of literary historical scholarship as a whole. As an added resource, the book concludes with Robert Spoo's extensive annotated bibliography of historical work on Joyce. 


Despite incorporating shared assumptions and common goals, this collection was not designed to issue in consensus. "Joyce and history" remains, inevitably, an open subject, and the essays in this volume give an idea of just how open that subject is.

Historical scholars of Joyce for years to come will look first to Joyce and the Subject of History. The collection will also appeal to those interested in modernism, twentieth-century literature, Irish studies, or historical models of literary study in general.


Mark A. Wollaeger is Associate Professor of English, Vanderbilt University. Victor Luftig is Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing, Brandeis University. Robert Spoo is Associate Professor of English, University of Tulsa, and editor of the James Joyce Quarterly.


Fargnoli, A. Nicholas and Michael Patrick Gillespie / James Joyce A-Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work (1995)

JJBN: Fagnoli & GILLESPIE-1995

Fargnoli, A. Nicholas and Michael Patrick Gillespie. James Joyce A-Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995.



A-to-Z Entries
    I: Chronology and Adaptations
   II: Ulysses
  III: Finnegans Wake
  IV: Family Trees
   V: Periodicals
  VI: Bibliographies
 VII: Danteline




Arguably the greatest of the modernist writers, James Joyce was a comic genius, a formal innovator and an unsentimental poet of Irish life and language. Explored in his work are such characteristically modern themes as the nature of art, the social responsibility of the artist, the relation of the individual to social institutions, and the meaning of human life itself. In his fiction Joyce pioneered the inner monologue and stream-of-consciousness techniques, and made brilliant use of such devises as parody and pastiche. Through these he transformed the mundane details of daily life into an illuminating commentary on the larger culture.

Meant to be used and consulted while reading Joyce’s work, James Joyce A to Z is written primarily for the reader first encountering Joyce, but will  be of great use even to scholars. In a clear, concise, and accessible fashion, this book supplies the basic cultural, historical, biographical, and critical information necessary for the appreciation and enjoyment of Joyce’s writings. Indeed, James Joyce A to Z is a user-friendly companion to the man who may well be the most read, studied, and taught of all modern writers.

This essential guide includes:

・Over 800 entries, including detailed synopses and publishing histories of all his works
・Descriptions of major characters, terms, concepts, and places in Joyce’s fiction
・Detailed chronology of his writings
・Profiles of Joyce, his family, immediate circle of friends and colleagues, peers and contempolaries
・Discussions of Joyce’s intellectual and literary influences
・A working outline of Finnegans Wake and Ulysses schema
・Accounts of the censorship battles and legal travails of Dubliners and Ulysses, and the full text of Judge John M. Woolsey’s decisions to lift the ban on Ulysses
・Extensive bibliography and list of periodicals devoted to Joyce
・Numerous illustrations

“Browsers will find previously unknown material, as well as new light on what they have already grasped.”
Times Literary Supplement

“[A] must-have encyclopedia for Joyce lovers on the run.”
Literature in Transition

“This work’s breadth, detail, and judicious observation make it a unique resource for scholars and students alike.”

A. Nicholas Fargnoli is Professor of Theology and English at Molloy College. He is vice president of the James Joyce Society and founder of the Finnegans Wake Society of New York that meets regularly at the historic Gotham Book Mart in New York City. Michael Patrick Gillespie is Professor of English at Marquette University. He is the author of a number of books on modern literature including Reading the Book of Himself: Narrative Strategies in the Works of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity.


Colleen Lamos / Deviant Modernism: Sexual and Textual Errancy in T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust (1998)


Lamos, Colleen. Deviant Modernism: Sexual and Textual Errancy in T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.





List of abbreviations 


1  Straightening out literary criticism: T. S. Eliot and error



    Impure mingling 


2  The end of poetry for ladies: T. S. Eliot’s early poetry 

    The paternal citation 

    The maternal intertext 


    “Whispers of Immortality” 


    The Waste Land 

    The Family Reunion 

3  Text of error, text in error: James Joyce’s Ulysses 

    Joycean errancy 

    Cheating on the law of the father 

    Homosexual secrecy and knowledge 

4  Sexual/textual inversion: Marcel Proust 

    The erotics of reading 

    Errors of affection: Ruskin, Venice, and reading 

    Remembrance of Things Past 





John Wyse Jackson and Peter Costello / John Stanislaus Joyce: The Voluminous Life and Genius of James Joyce's Father (1997)



Jackson, John Wyse and Peter Costello. John Stanislaus Joyce: The Voluminous Life and Genius of James Joyce's Father. New York: St. Martin's P, 1997.




     PART I: Son

 1  Ancestral Joyces

 2  The Son of a Gentleman

 3  At St Colman's

 4  Learning to Swear

 5  His Father's Son

 6  The Queen's College, Cork

 7  Young Man About Town

 8  Something in a Distillery

 9  A Shouting Politician


      PART II: Father

10  John and May

11  Another Joyce

12  Being a Gentleman

13  Bray

14  At Bay

15  Crossing the Liffey

16  Halcyon Days

17  A Little Learning

18  A Travelling Man

19  The Boer Constructor

20  A Loving Pair of Sons

21  Shite and Onions

22  Parting Drinks

23  The Language of Music

24  A Shout in the Street

25  The Old Story


     PART III: Old Josser

26  The Patriarch Game

27  'A Gentleman No Longer in Politics'

28  Learning to Die

29  Old Man Gone

30  Recirculation


EPILOGUE: The Joyce Family Seat

  A Dublin Benchmark






The life of John Stanislaus Joyce, father of James, Fenian, Parnellite, drunk who claimed to have cured himself of syphilis. Obsessed with the burden of being the only son of an only son, John Joyce himself fathered no fewer than seventeen children with his long-suffering wife (despite many affairs and many engagements he actually married only once) but was concerned only with his eldest surviving son, James. This was through no intrinsic merit on James's part but because of John Joyce's excessive belief in the rights of primogeniture such that all his other children were excluded from his will and those who predeceased him were not even named on the family gravestone. John, as James liked to claim, gave to his son all of his wit: most of the characters in Ulysses are barely disguised friends of his and the incidents from his life pepper James's fiction. John Joyce was the most important person in James's life. But as well as the light thrown on the century's greatest novelist, this is a depiction of the high-spirits, ebulliant passions, deep depressions, good humour and warm linguistic skills of the ultimate Dublin character.


Mary Power and Ulrich Schneider, eds. / New Perspectives on Dubliners: European Joyce Studies 7 (1997)


Power, Mary and Ulrich Schneider, eds. New Perspectives on Dubliners: European Joyce Studies 7. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1997. 






Dynamic Adjustments in Dubliners / FRITZ SENN 

Dubliners: Renewed Time after Time / FRITZ SENN 

Gnomon and Triangulation: The Stories of Childhood / WOLFGANG KARRER 

Joyce's Many Sisters and the Demodernization of Dubliners / WILLIAM JOHNSEN 

Joyce's Anamorphic Mirror in "The Sisters" / LAURENT MILESI 

"Eveline" and/as "A Painful Case": Paralysis, Desire, Signifiers / WOLFGANG WICHT 

Narrative Bread Pudding: Joyce's "The Boarding House" / MARGOT NORRIS 

“A Little Cloud” as a Little Cloud / JOHN GORDON

Money and Other Rates of Exchange: Commercial Relations and "Counterparts" / CAROL SCHLOSS

The Craft of "A Painful Case": A Study of Revisions / JANA GILES 

The Stories of Public Life / MARY POWER

From Paralysis to Para-lire: Another Reading of "A Mother" / MARIE-DOMINIQUE GARNIER

"Grace" after Piers Plowman: A Comparison of "Grace" and the Medieval Allegory of Glotoun / YVONNE STUDER

Cruxes and Grace Notes: A Hermeneutic Approach to "Grace" / ULRICH SCHNEIDER


Neil Corcoran / After Yeats and Joyce: Reading Modern Irish Literature (1997)


Corcoran, Neil. After Yeats and Joyce: Reading Modern Irish Literature. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1997. 




1 Translation

2 A Slight Inflection: Representations of the Big House

3 Lyrical Fields and Featherbeds: Representations of the Rural and the Provincial

4 Views of Dublin

5 Ulsters od the Mind: The Writing of Northern Ireland


Further Reading





Irish Literature from the 1920s onwards includes texts which have been the subjects of much critical contention. A literature which has its origins in a time of intense political turmoil, it has provoked various debates to do with definition, scope, and political complexion. This is a period in which ideas of Ireland―of people, community and nation―have been both created and reflected in its writing,  and in which conceptions of a distinct Irish identity have been artiulated, defended, and challenged.


The title After Yeats and Joyce suggests the immense influence of these two writers on the styles, stances, and preoccupations of those who have succeeded them in the twentieth century. Neil Corcoran focuses his chapters on specific themes: 'Translatios', "The Big House', ideas of the rural and the provincial , representations of Dublin, and the writing of modern Ireland. Treating such writers as Samuel Beckett, Elisabeth Bowen, Thomas Kinsella, Kate O'Braien, Seamus Heaney, Mary Lavin, and Roddy Doyle, this is a lucid and wide-ranging introduction to modern Irish writing.


’Concoran's book is lively, lucid, interestingly planned, senstitive, and possessed of great breadth.'

―Professor Edward Larrissy Deapartment of ENglish Keele University. 


鶴岡真弓 『ジョイスとケルト世界』(1997)







第一章 漂白の亡霊―ハーンの旅

    愛蘭土 ハーンの亡霊 移民の夢


第二章 エグザイル―ジョイス/ケルト/アイルランド

    エグザイル・エクササイズ 極小のなかの極大 エグザイルのねじれ 

    ケルティック・ジョイス フィンの帰還


第三章 西方(匕スペリア)の詩学―『ケルズの書』とジョイス

    エーコに倣って ジョイス以前のジョイス 原型としての書物 『ケルズの書』

    写本パロディー トゥンク・ページ 西方(匕スペリア)の詩学


第四章 西方航海譚(イムラヴァ)―聖ブレンダンの海 

    アラン島へ 岩の船―ダン・エンガス 死者たちの島 海の巡礼




終章  女神モリガン―ワイルド母子のヒベルノフィリア

    ワイルドのアイリッシュネス スペランザの息子 再生 モリガン



解説―極大の渦を巻く 谷川渥


Thomas Jackson Rice / Joyce, Chaos and Complexity (1997)

JJBN: RICE- 1997

Rice, Thomas Jackson. Joyce, Chaos and Complexity. Urbana and Chicago: U of Illinois P, 1997. 



Preface: Postmodernism and Superstition


Introduction: James Joyce, from "Scientific" Realist to Scientific "Realist"

1 The Elements of Geometry in Dubliners

2 The Aliments of Jumeantry in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

3 Ulysses, Chaos, and Complexity

4 Finnegans Wake: The Complexity of Artificial Life

Appendix A: Joyce, Mathematics, and Science

Appendix B: Modern Physics


Works Cited





"This is the fullest, most articulate case I know of for Joyce's dialogue with the new sciences. It is well written, lucidly argued, and readable." - Robert Spoo, editor, James Joyce Quarterly


"Rice's engagement with chaos and complexity theories is by far the best I've seen by any literary critic. He has a major contribution to make. . . . The time is ripe for this work." - Craig Werner, author of Paradoxical Resolutions: American Fiction since James Joyce


Joyce, Chaos, and Complexity studies the manifold relations among twentieth-century mathematics and science, James Joyce's fiction, and the critical reception of Joyce's work. Calling for profound reassessments, Thomas Jackson Rice compellingly argues that Joyce's work resists postmodernist approaches of ambiguity: Joyce never abandoned his conviction that reality exists, regardless of the human ability to represent it.


Placing Joyce in his cultural context, Rice first provocatively traces the previously unacknowledged formative influence of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries on Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. He then demonstrates that, whne later innovations in science transformed entire worldviews, Joyce recognized conventional literary modes of representation as offering merely arbitrary constructions of this new reality. Joyce responded to these developmens in Ulysses by experimenting with perspective, embedding design, and affirming the existence of reality. Rice contends that Ulysses is a precursor to the multiple tensions of chaos theory; likewise, chaos theory can serve as a model for understanding Ulysses. In Finnegans Wake Joyce consummates his vision and anticipates the theories of complexity science through a dynamic approximation of reality.


THOMAS JACKSON RICE, a professor of English and director of Graduate Studies at the University of South Carolina, has published research guides on James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf.


Rosa M. Bosinelli Bollettieri and Harold F. Mosher Jr., eds / ReJoycing: New Readings of Dubliners (1998)


Bosinelli Bollettieri, Rosa M., and Harold F. Mosher Jr., eds. ReJoycing: New Readings of Dubliners. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1998.





Introduction / Patrick A. McCarthy

Symbolism, realism, and Style

1. A Book of Many Uncertainties: Joyce's Dubliners / Sonja Bašić

2. The Geometry of Meaning in Dubliners: A Euclidian Approach / Thomas Jackson Rice

3. Clichés and Repetition in Dubliners: The Example of "A Little Cloud" / Harold F. Mosher, Jr.

4. Text at the Crossroads: Multilingual Transformations of James Joyce's Dubliners / Jolanta W. Wawrzycka

Language and Power

5. No Cheer for "the Gratefully Oppressed": Ideology in Joyce's Dubliners / Trevor L. Williams

6. "Taking the Biscuit": Narrative Cheekiness in Dubliners / Claire A. Culleton

7. Joyce's "The Dead": The Dissolution of the Self and the Police / John Paul Riquelme

Gender and Control

8. "She Had Become a Memory": Women as Memory in James Joyce's Dubliners / Raffaella Baccolini

9. Language, Character, and Gender in the Direct Discourse of Dubliners / Marlena G. Corcoran

10. Gendered Discourse and the Structure of Joyce's "The Dead" / David Leon Higdon

Meaning Deferred and Revealed

11. Titles in Dubliners / Ulrich Schneider

12. "A Very Fine Piece of Writing": An Etymological, Dantean, and Gnostic Reading of Joyce's "Ivy Day in the Committee Room" / Michael Brian

13. The Artist Paring His Quotations: Aesthetic and Ethical Implications of the Dantean Intertext in Dubliners / Lucia Boldrini

New Directions

14. Gnomon Inverted / Fritz Senn.





ヒュー・ケナー 『ストイックなコメディアンたち―フローベール・ジョイス・ベケット』(1998)


ヒュー・ケナー『ストイックなコメディアンたち』富山英俊訳 未来社、1998年

*原書KENNER-1962:  Kenner, Hugh. Fraubert, Joyce and Beckett: The Stoic Comedians. London: Dalkey Archive Press, 1962. 











フランク・バッジェン 『「ユリシーズ」を書くジョイス』(1998)



 *原著: Budgen, Frank. James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses.





















Len Platt / Joyce and the Anglo-Irish: A Study of Joyce and the Literary Revival (1998)


Platt, Len. Joyce and the Anglo-Irish: A Study of Joyce and the Literary Revival. Amsterdam-Atlanta: Rodopi, 1998. 




Bibliographical References


1 Opening Encounters

2 Usurper

3 Corresponding with the Greeks

4 Revivalism in Popular Culture: 'Sirens' and 'Cyclops'

5 'Circe' and the Irish Literary Theatre

6 'Our Modern Babylon': Modernity and the National Culture in 'Eumaeus' and 'Ithaca'

7 Engendering Nation: Nationalism and Sexuality in 'Nausicaa', 'Oxen of the Sun' and 'Penelope'

Appendix: The Deliverer and 'Circe'






 Joyce and the Anglo-Irish is a controversial new reading of the pre-Wake fictions. Joining ranks with a number of recent studies that insist on the importance of historical contexts for understanding James Joyce, Len Platt's account has a particular focus on issues of class and culture. The Joyce that emerges from this radical reappraisal is a Catholic writer who assaults the Protestant makers of Ireland's traditional literary landscape. Far from being indifferent to the Irish Literary Revival, the James Joyce of Platt's book attacks and ridicules these revivalist writers and intellectuals who were claiming to construct the Irish nation. Examining the aesthetics and politics of revivalist culture, Len Platt's research produces a James Joyce who makes a crucial intervention in the cultural politics of nationalism. The Joyce enterprise thus becomes centrally concerned both with a disposal of the essentialist culture produced by the tradition of Samuel Ferguson, Standish O'Grady and W. B. Yeats, and a redefining of the 'uncreated conscience' of the race.


Jack W. Weaver / Joyce's Music and Noise: Theme and Variations in His Writings (1998)

JJBN: Weaver-1998

Weaver, Jack W. Joyce's Music and Noise: Theme and Variation in His Writings. Gainesville: University. P of. Florida, 1998.







Introduction: Joyce among the Music Theorists

1. Naming and Other Apprenticeship Devices

2. Words Which Are Like Music, Perhaps

3. Ulysses and the Condition of Music

4. Chaos, Noise, and Music in the Wake

Conclusion: Looking Back in Retrospective Arrangement

Appendix A: Alphabetical Letters as Musical Keys

Appendix B: Other Forms, Musical Allusions, and Techniques Mentioned in the Wake

Appendix C: Glossary of Terms and Motifs





結城英雄『「ユリシーズ」の謎を解く』 (1999)







第一挿話 テレマコス

第二挿話 ネストル

第三挿話 プロテウス

第四挿話 カリュプソ

第五挿話 食蓮人たち

第六挿話 ハデス

第七挿話 アイオロス

第八挿話 ライストリュゴネス族

第九挿話 スキュレとカリュブディス

第十挿話 さまよう岩々

第十一挿話 セイレン

第十二挿話 キュクロプス

第十三挿話 ナウシカア

第十四挿話 太陽神の牛

第十五挿話 キルケ

第十六挿話 エウマイオス

第十七挿話 イタケ

第十八挿話 ペネロペイア





Christine van Boheemen-Saaf / Joyce, Derrida, Lacan, and the Trauma of History (1999)


Van Boheemen-Saaf, Christine. Joyce, Derrida, Lacan, and the Trauma of History. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999. 




List of abbreviations 


1  The stolen birthright: the mimesis of original loss

2  Representation in a postcolonial symbolic
     The (in) divisibility of the letter
     The transference of the text
     The semiotic status of the text

3  The language of the outlaw
     Acting out the stereotype
     The semiotics of narrative
     The presence of the void
     High modernism / poststructuralism, and the difference of Joyce
     Jouissance / the subject who shows
     The somatization of the text
     Postcolonial agency
4  The primitive scene of representation: writing gender
     The supplement of origin
     The confessing vagina and the dark continent of femininity
     The threat of an ending
     Weaving the astral body
     Fetishized writing: pen is champ
5  Materiality in Derrida, Lacan, and Joyce’s embodied text
     The letter in Lacan
     Derrida’s immaterial letter
     Derrida and filiation
     The materiality of the mother in the void of religion       
Conclusion  Joyce’s anamorphic mirror





In Joyce, Derrida, Lacan and the Trauma of History, Christine van Boheemen-Saaf examines the relationship between Joyce’s postmodern textuality and the traumatic history of colonialism in Ireland. Joyce’s influence on Lacanian psychoanalysis and Derrida’s philosophy, Van Boheemen-Saaf suggests, ought to be viewed from a postcolonial perspective. She situates Joyce’s writing as a practice of indirect ‘witnessing’ to a history that remains unspeakable. The loss of a natural relationship to language in Joyce calls for a new ethical dimension in the process of reading. The practice of reading becomes an act of empathy to what the text cannot express in words. In this way, she argues, Joyce’s work functions as a material location for the inner voice of Irish cultural memory. This book engages with a wide range of contemporary critical theory and brings Joyce’s work into dialogue with thinkers such as Žižek, Adorno, and Lyotard, as well as feminism and postcolonial theory.


Dermot Bolger / A Dublin Bloom: An Original Free Adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses (1995)


Bolger, Dermot. A Dublin Bloom: An Original Free Adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses. New Island Books, 1995. 




In 1994 the Dublin novelist and playwright Dermot Bolger was commissioned to adapt the novel Ulysses for the stage as the centerpiece of Philadelphia's celebration of the 90th Bloomsday. A Dublin Bloom is the text of that commission, a dramatic and brilliant re-imagining of Joyce's world in theatrical terms.... A fresh and vigorous work of art. -- Fintan O'Toole


Donald Theall / James Joyce's Techno-Poetics (1997)


Theall, Donald. James Joyce's Techno-Poetics. U of Toronto P, 1997.




Foreword ix

Acknowledgments x

1. Punctum: An Introduction 1

Critical Cartography 3

On Approach 8

Coda 10

Part 1: Quotational Foundations

2. Modernity Draws the Line 15

A Certain History of Quotation 19

Toward Why 23

Marking the Quote 25

3. Joyce's Citational Odyssey 35

Joyce Reads 37

Dubliners: Reverence, Record, Retribution 39

A Portrait: The Quoter's Progress 43

Ulysses: Citation Beside Itself 46

Part 2: Inside the Marks: Implications

4. Self... Style. Joyce... Author 51

A Portrait: A Speaking Likeness 53

The Wizard Endures 62

5. Modern Citation, Modern Historiography 64

The Past Speaks for Itself 66

Saying the Same Thing Twice 71

Joyce and Modernist Citation 73

Part 3: Beyond Quotation: Resistances

6. Moomb 81

Orality vs. Literacy 86

Joyce and Oral Sexuality 90

Molly the Mouth 96

7. Joyce and the Joyceans 101

Against Reading 102

Under the Influence, Joyce and the Joyceans 106

Are We Now Postmodern Critics? 112

Notes 115

Bibliography 125

Index 133




Theall explores the role of science, mathematics, and technology in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. He argues that Joyce's paramodern poetic practice has important implications for a wide variety of subsequent cultural and theoretical movements.


Eloise Knowlton / Joyce, Joyceans, and the Rhetoric of Citation (1998)


Knowlton, Eloise. Joyce, Joyceans, and the Rhetoric of Citation. UP of Florida, 1998.





Foreword ix

Acknowledgments x

1. Punctum: An Introduction 1

Critical Cartography 3

On Approach 8

Coda 10

Part 1: Quotational Foundations

2. Modernity Draws the Line 15

A Certain History of Quotation 19

Toward Why 23

Marking the Quote 25

3. Joyce's Citational Odyssey 35

Joyce Reads 37

Dubliners: Reverence, Record, Retribution 39

A Portrait: The Quoter's Progress 43

Ulysses: Citation Beside Itself 46

Part 2: Inside the Marks: Implications

4. Self... Style. Joyce... Author 51

A Portrait: A Speaking Likeness 53

The Wizard Endures 62

5. Modern Citation, Modern Historiography 64

The Past Speaks for Itself 66

Saying the Same Thing Twice 71

Joyce and Modernist Citation 73

Part 3: Beyond Quotation: Resistances

6. Moomb 81

Orality vs. Literacy 86

Joyce and Oral Sexuality 90

Molly the Mouth 96

7. Joyce and the Joyceans 101

Against Reading 102

Under the Influence, Joyce and the Joyceans 106

Are We Now Postmodern Critics? 112

Notes 115

Bibliography 125

Index 133 




"A new way to discuss Joyce's nearly impossibly complex compositional habits. . . . Knowlton has so sensitized the reader to the issue of ‘quotation’ that . . . [she] permits discussions which have simply not been possible before."--Garry Leonard, University of Toronto


James Joyce never used quotation marks, calling them "perverted" and "unreal." This book springs from that aversion, presenting the first full account of citation from the ancient world forward and tracing Joyce's transgressive relation to that history from Memorabilia to Finnegans Wake.

Eloise Knowlton argues that Joyce's rejection of the mark signals a wider and deeper rejection of the system it implements, one in which the subject/object separation presents an orderly containment of language and of readers. In part through his Irish oral heritage, Joyce inherited a tradition that dissolves these boundaries. Knowlton thus reads Joyce as both hinge and transition, as a voice moving between modern literary and philosophic history and what she calls a "postmodern meltdown of intertextuality."

From the literature of classical antiquity to Foucault, Barthes, and Derrida, Knowlton locates the rhetoric of quotation at four places crucial to contemporary debates: authorship, feminism, historiography, and modern criticism. While exploring the long-standing and incomplete discussion about language ownership, the book offers an original assessment of difficult Joyce texts and Joyce criticism and an illuminating discussion of the status of modern scholarship.


Eloise Knowlton is assistant professor of humanities at Boston University. Her essays have appeared in Style, Children's Literature Association Quarterly, and in the anthology Re-Reading the New.


Fritz Senn / Inductive Scrutinies: Focus on Joyce (1995)


Senn, Fritz. Inductive Scrutinies: Focus on Joyce. The Johns Hopkins UP, 1995.




Introductory Scrutinies: Focus on Senn

Instead of a Preface: The Creed

Joyce the Verb

Joycean Provections

In Quest of a nisus formativus Joyceanus

Anagnostic Probes

Sequential Close-Ups in Joyce’s Ulysses

Remodelling Homer

Protean Inglossabilities: ‘To No End Gathered’

‘All Kinds of Words Changing Colour’: Lexical Clashes in ‘Eumaeus’

Eumaean Titbits – As Someone Somewhere Sings

In Classical Idiom: anthologia intertextualis

Beyond the Lexicographer’s Reach: Literary Overdetermination

Linguistic Dissatisfaction at the Wake.




Inductive Scrutinies gathers some of Fritz Senn’s major essays of the last ten years. Based principally on Ulysses, they display anew his regard for Joyce’s text in all its detail. The selection does not attempt a broad overview of Senn’s writing, nor is it organized around a single theme: rather it is meant to show his lifelong interest in the workings of language – its limitations, disruptive energies, its allusive potential within and beyond a single work. In particular it demonstrates continuing concern with the problems of annotation as well as with the reader’s pleasurable and active participation. In the editor’s words, ‘His chosen playground is Joyce as something written, to be scrutinized with dedication. An extraordinary familiarity with the text underlies his response, and his imaginative and nimble explorations always start with and return to Joyce’s word.'


Garry Leonard / Advertising and Commodity Culture in Joyce (1998)


Leonard, Garry. Advertising and Commodity Culture in Joyce. UP of Florida, 1998.




Foreword ix

Preface xi

Introduction: A Capital Couple-Joyce and Advertising 1

1. Advertising and Religion: The New (Improved!) Testament 35

2. Kitschy, Kitschy Coup: "Life" and "History"

in a World of Mass-Produced Objects 50

3. Power, Pornography, and the Problem of Pleasure:

The Semerotics of Desire and Commodity Culture 72

4. The Virgin Mary and the Urge in Gerty:

Praying, Buying, and the Packaging of Desire 98

5. Molly Bloom's "Lifestyle": The Performative as Normative 142

6. When a Fly Gets in Your I: The City, Modernism, and

Aesthetic Theory in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 175

Notes 209

Bibliography 231

Index 237




Garry Leonard looks in detail at Joyce’s representation of a phenomenon that dominates the contemporary landscape: advertising. Taking readers back to its beginnings, Leonard shows that advertising was a central preoccupation of Joyce, one that helps us unravel his often difficult style.

Building on the work of cultural theorists like Lacan, Foucault, Baudrillard, Irigiray, and others, Leonard examines commodity culture in Joyce's work and demonstrates the ways in which characters use (or are used by) modern advertising techniques to make their own identities more intelligible and to fill the Lacanian "permanent lack" of modern identity.


The commonality of religion and advertising, the use of "kitsch" as a rhetorical device, the commodity market's exploitation of the proletariat, the role of pornography, the impact of advertising's "normative" modes of dress and behavior, and the role of the modern city as a modernist trope are all explored as aspects of Joyce's work or as pressures faced by his characters. As Leonard demonstrates, "culture" in Joyce is the product of a complex response to psychological, sociological, political, economic, and aesthetic pressures. In Joyce, advertising, as a product of that culture, serves both to reinforce the hegemonic discourse of the day and to subvert it.


Excellent work has been done on aspects of commodity culture in Joyce by writers as diverse as Bonnie Kime Scott, Jennifer Wicke, and Brandon Kershner (Joyce and Popular Culture, UPF, 1996), but Leonard's is the first comprehensive study of Joyce and the advertising/commodity nexus, certain to be of equal interest to students and scholars of Joyce, modernism, and cultural studies. 


John Jackson and Peter Costello / John Stanislaus Joyce: The Voluminous Life and Genius of James Joyce's Father (1998)


Jackson, John and Peter Costello. John Stanislaus Joyce: The Voluminous Life and Genius of James Joyce's Father. Fourth Estate, 1998.




Foreword xiii 


1 Ancestral Joyces

2 The Son of a Gentleman

3 At St Colman's

4 Learning to Swear

5 His Father's Son

6 The Queen's College, Cork

7 Young Man About Town

8 Something in a Distillery

9 A Shouting Politician

PART II: Father

10 John and May

11 Another Joyce

12 Being a Gentleman

13 Bray

14 At Bay

15 Crossing the Liffey

16 Halcyon Days

17 A Little Learning

18 A Travelling Man

19 The Boer Constructor

20 A Loving Pair of Sons

21 Shite and Onions

22 Parting Drinks

23 The Language of Music

24 A Shout in the Street

25 The Old Story

PART III: Old Josser

26 The Patriarch Game

27 'A Gentleman No Longer in Politics'

28 Learning to Die

29 Old Man Gone

30 Recirculation

EPILOGUE: The Joyce Family Seat A Dublin Benchmark





John S. Rickard / Joyce's Book of Memory: The Mnemotechnic of Ulysses (1998)


Rickard, John S. Joyce's Book of Memory: The Mnemotechnic of Ulysses. Duke UP, 1998.






1. Personal Memory and the Construction of the Self

2. The Past as Obstruction

3. Memory, Destiny, and the Limits of the Self

4. Joyce's Mnemotechnic: Textual Memory in Ulysses

5. Intertextual Memory