James Joyce's Silences

James Joyce's Silences

By: Jolanta Wawrzycka (editor), Serenella Zanotti (editor)Hardback

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In this landmark book, leading international scholars from North America, Europe and the UK offer a sustained critical attention to the concept of silence in Joyce's writing. Examining Joyce's major works, including Ulysses, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake, the critics present intertextual and comparative interpretations of Joyce's deployment of silence as a complex overarching narratological strategy. Exploring the many dimensions of what is revealed in the absences that fill his writing, and the different roles - aesthetic, rhetorical, textual and linguistic - that silence plays in Joyce's texts, James Joyce's Silences opens up important new avenues of scholarship on the great modernist writer. This volume is of particular interests to all academics and students involved in Joyce and Irish studies, modernism, comparative literature, poetics, cultural studies and translation studies.

About Author

Jolanta Wawrzycka is Professor of English at Radford University, USA. She is the editor of Reading Joycean Temporalities (2018) and co-editor of Portals of Recovery (2017) and Gender in Joyce (1996). Serenella Zanotti is Associate Professor in English Language and Translation at Roma Tre University, Italy. She is the author of Italian Joyce: A Journey through Language and Translation (2013).


Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors Biographical Note Introduction: "Listening to the unspoken speech behind the words" (P 242) Jolanta Wawrzycka (Radford University, USA) and Serenella Zanotti (Universita Roma Tre, Italy) Part 1: The Language of Silence 1. Active Silences Fritz Senn (Zurich James Joyce Foundation, Switzerland) 2. Joyce's Art of Silence in Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Laura Pelaschiar (University of Trieste, Italy) 3. What Happens When `Silence Speaks the Scene'? Rosa Maria Bollettieri (University of Bologna) and Ira Torresi (University of Bologna-Forli, Italy) 4. In the Beginning was the Nil: The `Eloquence of Silence' in Finnegans Wake Laurent Milesi (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) Part 2: The Aesthetics of Silence 5. 'Fragments of Shapes, Hewn. In White Silence: Appealing': Silence and the Emergence of a Style from Giacomo Joyce to Ulysses John McCourt (Universita Roma Tre, Italy) 6. Joyce and the Aesthetics of Silence: Absence and Loss in "The Dead" Teresa Caneda (University of Vigo, Spain) 7. "Affirmations and Negations Invalidated as Uttered" in Ulysses and How It Is Sam Slote (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) 8. `Shut Up He Explained': Joyce and `Scornful Silence' Morris Beja (Ohio State University, USA) Part 3: Writing Silence 9. The Silent Author of James Joyce's Dictated Letters William S. Brockman (Pennsylvania State University, USA) 10. `Secrets, silent . . . sit' in the Archives of Our Publishers: Untold Episodes from Joyce's Italian Odyssey Sara Sullam (University of Milan, Italy) 11. The Silence of the Looms Tim Conley (Brock University, Canada) Part 4: Translating Silence 12. Silent Translation in Joyce Serenella Zanotti (Universita Roma Tre, Italy) 14. `Mute Chime and Mute Peal': Translating Chamber Music Jolanta Wawrzycka (Radford University, USA) 13. `Music Hath Jaws': Translating Music and Silence in Ulysses Erika Mihalycsa (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania) Coda: Modernism/Silence 15. Forms of Silence in Literary Writing: James Joyce and Modernism Franca Ruggieri (Universita Roma Tre, Italy) Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781350036710
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781350036710
  • ISBN10: 1350036714

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