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James Joyce in the Nineteenth Century

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John Nash, Emer Nolan, Luke Gibbons, Richard Robinson, Andrew Gibson, Jaya Savige, John Strachan, Matthew Hayward, Helen O'Connell, Sylvain Belluc, Scarlett Baron, Ronan Crowley, Keith Williams
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  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107021884

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  • This collection shows the depth and range of James Joyce's relationship with key literary, intellectual and cultural issues that arose in the nineteenth century. Thirteen original essays explore several new themes in Joyce studies, connecting Joyce's writing to that of his predecessors, and linking Joyce's formal innovations to his reading of, and immersion in, nineteenth-century life. The volume begins by addressing Joyce's relationships with fictional forms in nineteenth-century and turn-of-the-century Ireland. Further sections explore the rise of new economies of consumption and Joyce's formal adaptations of major intellectual figures and issues. What emerges is a portrait of Joyce as he has not previously been seen, giving scholars and students of fin-de-siècle culture, literary modernism and English and Irish literature fresh insight into one of the most important writers of the past century.

    • This is the first extensive account of Joyce's relationship with the literature and society of nineteenth-century Ireland
    • Includes essays on: the Irish novel and short story, the rise of insurance and advertising industries in relation to Ulysses, and Joyce's relationship with the Revival
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    "Whereas most scholarship tends to contextualize Joyce and his work in terms of literary modernism - which is to say, looking forward - this book looks backward and considers Joyce in the context of the culture, politics, economics, and literature of the the previous century … Many of the essays Nash includes offer interesting perspectives and will be accessible to those relatively new to Joyce's work … Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, faculty."
    C. S. Kalish, Choice

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107021884
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Textual note
    Introduction: Joyce in the nineteenth century John Nash
    Part I. The Politics of Form in Ireland:
    1. Joyce and the nineteenth-century Irish novel Emer Nolan
    2. 'He says no, your worship': Joyce, free indirect discourse and vernacular modernism Luke Gibbons
    3. 'That dubious enterprise, the Irish short story': The Untilled Field and Dubliners Richard Robinson
    4. Thinking forwards, turning back: Joyce's writings, 1898–1903 Andrew Gibson
    Part II. Public and Private Economies:
    5. Underwriting Ulysses: Bloom, risk and life insurance in the nineteenth century Jaya Savige
    6. Ulysses and the Dublin advertising business John Strachan
    7. 'To arrest involuntary attention': advertising and street-selling in Ulysses Matthew Hayward
    8. 'Food values': Joyce and dietary revival Helen O'Connell
    Part III. Formal Adaptations:
    9. Liberalism and domesticity in Ulysses John Nash
    10. Language and (re)creation: Joyce and nineteenth-century philology Sylvain Belluc
    11. Joyce, Darwin and literary evolution Scarlett Baron
    12. The Queen is not a subject: Victoria's Leaves from the Journal in Ulysses Ronan Crowley
    13. 'I bar the magic lantern business': Dubliners and pre-cinema Keith Williams

  • Editor

    John Nash, University of Durham
    John Nash is the author of James Joyce and the Act of Reception: Reading, Ireland, Modernism (2006) and the editor of Joyce's Audiences (2002). He has published widely on the work of James Joyce and on modern Irish and English literature. He is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Studies at Durham University.


    John Nash, Emer Nolan, Luke Gibbons, Richard Robinson, Andrew Gibson, Jaya Savige, John Strachan, Matthew Hayward, Helen O'Connell, Sylvain Belluc, Scarlett Baron, Ronan Crowley, Keith Williams

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