James Joyce draws on the work of leading contemporary scholars to provide an original and detailed overview of Joyce’s life and writings. Essays introduce major works like Ulysses and also address topics like feminism, literary theory, cultural studies, and reception history.
The book offers an effective introduction to Joyce’s life and work useful to undergraduate and graduate students as well as those seeking to learn more about perhaps the most influential author of the twentieth century. The essay are written in a lively and accessible format, but can be useful both to seasoned scholars as well as novice readers. It provides an overview of Joyce’s work while also exploring the major schools of thought about his work.
Table of Contents
Sean Latham, Professor of English at the University of Tulsa
A Short Literary Life of James Joyce
Bruce Stewart, Lecturer in English at the University of Ulster
The Curious Language of Dubliners
David G. Wright, taught English and Irish literature, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He died in 2008.
‘Not love verses at all, I perceive’: Joyce’s Minor Works
Miranda Hickman, Associate Professor of English at McGill University in Montréal
The Materiality and Historicity of Language in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Kevin J. H. Dettmar, Professor and Chair of English at Pomona College.
The Complex Simplicity of Ulysses
Michael Groden, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Western Ontario
Finnegans Wake: Some Assembly Required
Tim Conley, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Brock University in Canada.
Joyce in Theory/Theory in Joyce
Christine van Boheemen-Saaf, professor (chair) of English at the University of Amsterdam
Katherine Mullin, lecturer in Modern Literature at the University of Leeds
Joyce’s Afterlives: Why Didn’t He Win the Nobel Prize?
Aaron Jaffe, Associate Professor of English at the University of Louisville
About the Editor
Sean Latham is Professor of English at the University of Tulsa where he serves as Editor of the James Joyce Quarterly. He is the author of Am I a Snob? Modernism and the Novel (Cornell University Press, 2003), Joyce’s Modernism (National Library of Ireland, 2005), The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef (Oxford, 2009). He is president-elect of the Modernist Studies Association and a Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation.