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.
Part 1 Chaos Versus Complexity: James Joyce and the Consumption of 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. Part 2 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. Part 3 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.
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