Mahaffey's bood transforms the popular image of Joyce's institutional authority by offering a more complicated model of the writer's methods of reading. This study presents new readings of Joyce's major works, but its most significant contribution is an increased awareness of the politics of style. Mahaffey argues that the changes in Joyce's style as
Vicki Mahaffey is associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She has written numerous book chapters and articles, many on James Joyce, for journals such as Critical Inquiry and James Joyce Quarterly.