This exciting new volume presents recent research by internationally recognised Joyce scholars from Europe and North America. Entitled Joycean Unions: Post-Millennial Essays from East to West, it pays particular attention to contemporary Eastern and Western European perspectives on the immensely influential work of the Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941). The essays collected in this volume uncover various European sources of inspiration for Joyce's early aesthetic theories, for the "Sirens", "Cyclops", "Circe" and "Eumaeus" episodes of his modernist masterwork Ulysses (1922) and for his last tour de force Finnegans Wake (1939). They present inspiring new ways of reading Joyce's work, re-investigate the fascinating phenomenon of literary "error", and review aspects of Joyce's varied afterlife in Ireland and Eastern Europe. The book will be of interest to scholars, students and the general audience interested in English literature, Modernism, European Studies, Irish Studies and of course the works of James Joyce.
Bibliographical Note R. Brandon Kershner: Introduction: Joycean Unions Tekla Mecsnober: James Joyce and "Eastern Europe": An Introduction Marianna Gula: "Reading the Book of Himself": James Joyce on Mihaly Munkacsy's Painting "Ecco Homo" John McCourt: Joyce, il Bel Paese and the Italian Language Barry McCrea: Privatising Ulysses: Joyce before, during and after the "Celtic Tiger" Jason King: "Memory of these Migrations": Joyce, Interculturalism, and the Reception of Ulysses in the Irish Immigration Debate Jane Lewty: SoundingS in "Proteus" Vicki Mahaffey: Bloom and the Ba: Voyeurism and Elision in "Nausicaa" Derek Attridge: Pararealism in "Circe" Benoit Tadie: "A Diabolic Rictus of Black Luminosity": Exploring the Lipoti Virag-Dracula Connection Regis Salado: "The Injection Mark": Inoculation in the Joycean Text Andre Topia: Of Warts and Women: The Female Anomaly in "Circe" Stephen Tifft: The Love-Life of Phonemes Susan Sutliff Brown: The Mystery of the Fuga per Canonem Solved Patrick A. McCarthy: Ulysses: Book of Many Errors Tim Conley: Misquoting Joyce Andrew Gibson: Joyce through the Fowlers: "Eumaeus", The King's English and Modern English Usage Contributors
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