James Joyce in Context (Literature in Context)

James Joyce in Context (Literature in Context)

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John Mccourt
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 8/14/2014
EAN 9781107635937, ISBN10: 1107635934

Paperback, 436 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm
Language: English

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chronology of Joyce's publishing history, an analysis of his various biographies and a study of his many published and unpublished letters.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.

Part I. Life and Works
1. Chronology of composition and publication of the major works Stacey Herbert
2. Joyce's lives, memoirs and biographies Finn Fordham
3. Letters William S. Brockman
Part II. Theory and Critical Reception
4. Prewar Joyce John Nash
5. Postwar Joyce Joseph Brooker
6. Structuralism, deconstruction, post-structuralism Sam Slote
7. Gender and sexuality Marian Eide
8. Psychoanalysis Luke Thurston
9. Post-colonialism Gregory Castle
10. Genetic criticism Dirk van Hulle
11. Translation studies Jolanta Wawrzycka
12. World literature and cosmopolitanism Eric Bulson
13. Twenty-first-century critical contexts Sean Latham
Part III. Historical and Cultural Context
14. Being in Joyce's world Cheryl Temple Herr
15. Dublin L. M. Cullen
16. The Irish nineteenth century Matthew Campbell
17. The Irish revival Clare Hutton
18. The English literary tradition Patrick Parrinder
19. Paris Jean-Michel Rabate
20. Trieste John McCourt
21. Greek and Roman themes Brian Arkins
22. Medicine Vike Martina Plock
23. Modernisms Michael Levenson
24. Music Timothy Martin
25. Irish and European politics, nationalism, socialism, empire Brian Caraher
26. Newspapers and popular culture R. Brandon Kershner
27. Language and languages Tim Conley
28. Philosophy Fran O'Rourke
29. Religion Geert Lernout
30. Science Mark Morrison
31. Cinema Maria di Battista
32. Sex Christine Froula
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