Description : James Joyce and Nationalism comprehensively revises our understanding of Joyce by re-examining his writing against Irish Nationalism. In this exciting and provocative book, Emer Nolan looks at the relationship between modernism and nationalism, tracing the applicability of alternative notions of nationalism to the various phases of Joyce's work. Nolan also brings post-colonial and feminist theories to a close re-reading of Joyce's works. This insightful and challenging work provides a polemical introduction to Joyce and is a much needed contribution to the vast field of Joyce studies. James Joyce and Nationalism is a ground-breaking and theoretically engaged intervention into debates about Joyce's politics and the politics of modernism.
Description : Neither simple apostate nor obedient Christian, James Joyce developed a uniquely ambivalent attitude toward his Irish Catholic roots—one that became inscribed in his imagination and served as a constant aesthetic focus and symbolic source in his fiction. In this study, Beryl Schlossman traces the theological and liturgical echoes that resonate in Joyce's work, particularly in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, and argues that the writer's special brand of Catholicism necessitates a double reading of the fiction. Confronting the Catholic Word with Celtic wit, she suggests, Joyce's world is an interrelated blend of the sacred and the comic, the deeply religious and the obscene, the defiant, the blasphemous. Students, scholars, and readers of Joyce, modern or comparative literature, contemporary criticism, and theology will find this a comprehensive and convincing study that illuminates the themes, poetic language, and central paradox of Joyce's art.
Description : This study examines the relationship between Catholicism and homosexuality and between historical homophobia and contemporary struggles between the Church and the homosexual? Moving from the Gothic to the late Twentieth-century, from Europe to America, it interrogates what is queer about Catholicism and what is modern about homosexuality.
Description : In the thousands, perhaps millions, of words written about Joyce, Ireland often takes a back seat to his formal experimentalism and the modernist project as a whole. In James Joyce, Andrew Gibson challenges this conventional portrait, demonstrating that the tightest focus—Joyce as an Irishman—yields the clearest picture.