This book is a study of the weaving and unweaving of particular subject positions within James Joyce's major works - "Dubliners", "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", "Ulysses", and "Finnegans Wake" - through representations of voice, which negotiates identity, authority, and subjectivity. This work explores the different ways that Joyce portrays and negotiates identity through voice and the conceptualization of boundaries that exist "in between" different and distinct subjectivities, which are explored by the author of this work from within the conceptualization and representation of voice.
Frank C. Manista is Visiting Assistant Professor at Michigan State University.
List of Abbreviations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Dubliners: In Whose Words were the Beginnings; 2. Dubliners-II: The First Earwitness to the Thunder of His Arafatas; 3. The Circumconversioning of Mr. Stephen Da(e)dalus Within and Between Stephen Hero and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, or I Have Something Inside of Me Talking to Myself; 4. Distinguishing between the Sense (prain) from the Sound (bray) of Stephen Dedalus' Poor Traits of the Artless; 5. The Speechform is a Mere Surrogate: Complimentary Character, Voices Apart in Joyce's Blue Book of Eccles; 6. Probable Words, Possibly Said: Occasionally Recausing Altereffects in Ulysses; 7. Finnegan's Wake Changeably Meaning Vocable Scriptsigns; 8. Finnegan's Wake: Ineffable Tries at Speech Unasyllabled; 9. Conclusion: Is It Someone Imparticular Who Will Somewherise for the Whole Anyhow?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.