Suspicious Readings of Joyce s Dubliners

Special Dubliners issues were published by the venerable James Joyce Quarterly in and in / , and by Studies in Short Fiction in ...

Author: Margot Norris

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812202988

Category: History

Page: 296

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Because the stories in James Joyce's Dubliners seem to function as models of fiction, they are able to stand in for fiction in general in their ability to make the operation of texts explicit and visible. Joyce's stories do this by provoking skepticism in the face of their storytelling. Their narrative unreliabilities—produced by strange gaps, omitted scenes, and misleading narrative prompts—arouse suspicion and oblige the reader to distrust how and why the story is told. As a result, one is prompted to look into what is concealed, omitted, or left unspoken, a quest that often produces interpretations in conflict with what the narrative surface suggests about characters and events. Margot Norris's strategy in her analysis of the stories in Dubliners is to refuse to take the narrative voice for granted and to assume that every authorial decision to include or exclude, or to represent in a particular way, may be read as motivated. Suspicious Readings of Joyce's Dubliners examines the text for counterindictions and draws on the social context of the writing in order to offer readings from diverse theoretical perspectives. Suspicious Readings of Joyce's Dubliners devotes a chapter to each of the fifteen stories in Dubliners and shows how each confronts the reader with an interpretive challenge and an intellectual adventure. Its readings of "An Encounter," "Two Gallants," "A Painful Case," "A Mother," "The Boarding House," and "Grace" reconceive the stories in wholly novel ways—ways that reveal Joyce's writing to be even more brilliant, more exciting, and more seriously attuned to moral and political issues than we had thought.

Dubliners by James Joyce MAXnotes

Not surprisingly , publishers backed away from his unblinking portrait of Dublin's citizenry ; it took Joyce an exhausting nine years to see Dubliners ...


Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738673226



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The collection includes two of Joyce's most famous short stories, Araby and The Dead.

Author: James Joyce


ISBN: 1365295133

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Dubliners is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. By portraying successively incidents in the childhood, adolescence, maturity, and public life of Dubliners, Joyce provides a picture of the suffocating world from which he fled. The collection includes two of Joyce's most famous short stories, Araby and The Dead.


The gnomons that abound in Dubliners – or would abound if they were not so blatantly missing - reflect the narrative strategies of the stories : absence of ...

Author: Bernard Benstock

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252020582

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

Page: 171

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The harvest of a long and deep acquaintance with Joyce's fifteen enigmatic stories of Dublin life, Narrative Con/Texts in "Dubliners" creatively widens the definition of "context" to include networks of theme and symbol. By treating Dubliners as an expanding document of lives in the process of being lived and by paying attention to how the boundaries between stories break down, Benstock is able to notice how characters and situations come uncannily to resemble each other. There are several innovative approaches here (for example, the thorough inspection of the economic conditions of Joyce's Dublin, down to the halfpenny) as well as new twists on established ideas. Benstock attempts a global, integrated reading of the stories, substituting his more holistic "con/texts" for the current fashion of context-hunting. His is an old ambition (for full coverage) in a new, upbeat format.

Reading Dubliners Again

5 Nearly twenty years later , Brown makes essentially the same point as does Ghiselin when he accuses the characters in Dubliners of being " unable wholly ...

Author: Garry M. Leonard

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815626008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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"The Detective and the Cowboy," "Wondering Where All the Dust Comes From," "Ejaculations and Silence," and "Where the Corkscrew Was" these are Garry Leonard's chapter titles for his readings of four of the stories, "An Encounter," "Eveline," "The Boarding House," and "Clay." The titles convey the freshness and thoughtfulness that are indicative of all of Leonard's new readings of these fifteen often-read stories. Leonard begins with an excellent overview of Lacan and proceeds to examine each story in a separate chapter. Lacan's rethinking of human subjectivity plays throughout the book and ultimately unites it. Not only does Leonard's work preserve the complex interplay between Lacanian theory and Joyce's texts, but also completes another and no less significant project: the rescuing of Dubliners from the category of "easy Joyce." Throughout the readings the relevance of Lacan's ideas to feminist theory is emphasized in order to examine both what Lacan terms the "masquerade of femininity" and the equally illusory power structure of the "masculine subject." The frequent and jargon-free explications of Lacan's terms and theories, coupled with a close reading of each of the stories, makes this a book to be consulted by anyone wishing to explore new ways to approach Dubliners, new ways to read these rich stories again.

Dubliners Dozen

arise , shake themselves and begone ' ” ( “ ' A Little Cloud ' as a Little Cloud , ” in New Perspectives on Dubliners , ed . Mary Power and Ulrich Schneider ...

Author: Gerald Doherty

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838640128

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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Traditional readings of "Dubliners" have entrapped themselves in easy identifications with the narrator in the stories. Later critics have used strong overarching theories to explore the techniques through which the narrator produces these reductive effects. This study applies a different contemporary theoretical lens to each of the stories.


Like his masterpieces Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake, James Joyce's Dubliners displays consummate control of nuances, emotions, and images.

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 1580491650

Category: City and town life

Page: 192

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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader understand Joyce's use of textures, dialect, and symbols.Each of the beautifully written short stories in this collection precisely details a brief scene in the life of a resident of Dublin at the turn of the 20th century. Although the characters do not know each other, their experiences unfold along the same streets and often overlap thematically. Their tragedies mirror that of Ireland, a country struggling for political identity and held back, in Joyce's view, by rigid religious ideas and adherence to tradition.Joyce's great skill at dialect offers a sense of the city's complex social structure, while themes of isolation, emotional paralysis, violence, regret, and death run throughout the collection and link all of the stories. Chronologically, too, the stories appear to progress; portrayals of youthful confusion and disillusionment in the opening story, "The Sisters," become the haunting midlife meditations of "The Dead." Like his masterpieces Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake, James Joyce's Dubliners displays consummate control of nuances, emotions, and images.

New Dubliners

And in his case , as with all the New Dubliners , we can determine the contemporary type of rural community his parents came from and be sure that in him we ...

Author: Alexander Jeremiah Humphreys

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415177016

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rethinking Joyce s Dubliners

Chris Power, Rev. of “Dubliners 100: 15 New Stories Inspired by the Original” in The Guardian, June 12, 2014 (2014). Katherine N. Hayles, My Mother Was a ...

Author: Claire A. Culleton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319393367

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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This collection of essays is a critical reexamination of Joyce’s famed book of short stories, Dubliners. Despite the multifaceted critical attention Dubliners has received since its publication more than a century ago, many readers and teachers of the stories still rely on and embrace old, outdated readings that invoke metaphors of paralysis and stagnation to understand the book. Challenging these canonical notions about mobility, paralysis, identity, and gender in Joyce’s work, the ten essays here suggest that Dubliners is full of incredible movement. By embracing this paradigm shift, current and future scholars can open themselves up to the possibility of seeing that movement, maybe even noticing it for the first time, can yield surprisingly fresh twenty-first-century readings.

Engendered Trope in Joyce s Dubliners

... I would claim , significant references to royalty that proliferate in ' The Dead ' are rare in the rest of Dubliners " ( 169 ) . 8.

Author: Earl G. Ingersoll

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809320165

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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Earl G. Ingersoll convincingly argues that his study is a "return to Lacan," just as Lacan himself believed his own work to be a "return to Freud." In this study of trope and gender in Dubliners, Ingersoll follows Lacan’s example by returning to explore more fully the usefulness of the earlier Lacanian insights stressing the importance of language. Returning to the semiotic—as opposed to the more traditional psychoanalytic—Lacan, Ingersoll opts for the Lacan who follows Roman Jakobson back to early Freud texts in which Freud happened upon the major structuring principles of similarity and displacement. Jakobson interprets these principles as metaphor and metonymy; Lacan employs these two tropes as the means of representing transformation and desire. Thus, psychic functions meet literary texts in the space of linguistic representation through the signifier: metaphor is a signifier for a repressed signified, while metonymy is a signifier that displaces another. Rejecting traditional psychoanalytic readings of Dubliners, Ingersoll’s New Psychoanalytic Criticism embraces Shoshana Felman’s view that psychoanalysis is not a body of truths to be applied to literature but rather a literature in itself to be read intertextually with what we more conventionally consider literary texts. In its theoretical framework, this study is Lacanian not by following Lacan as the traditional psychoanalytic critic would follow Freud or Jung as the master explicator of the literary text but by doing Lacan. Ingersoll credits Lacan not as the scientist Freud tried and failed to become but as the poet Freud was, especially in his earlier period. Basing his idea of the connections between gender and the tropes in the writings of feminist theorists and critics such as Luce Irigaray, Jane Gallop, and Barbara Johnson, Ingersoll argues that sex and gender are not necessarily linked. In Dublin, the capital of a patriarchal society, Joyce reveals the relevance of the opposition between metaphor/motion/empowerment as the "masculine" and metonymy/confinement/vulnerability as the "feminine." In this context, metaphor must be privileged over metonymy as "masculinity" is privileged over "femininity"— not because what is is right but because Joyce is describing a world that readers have always recognized as morally and spiritually deficient.

New Dubliners Ils 172

In every instance, a smaller percentage of men and women among the New Dubliners were unmarried than in the total Dublin population.

Author: A.J. Humphreys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113625739X

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Collaborative Dubliners

oyce's Dubliners opens with a scene of watching, as the unnamed narrator of “The Sisters” studies a “lighted square of window,” seeking a sign of Father ...

Author: Vicki Mahaffey

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815651767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

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In this collection, Joyce experts from around the world have collaborated with one another to produce a set of essays that stage or result from dialogue between different points of view. The result is a sequence of lively discussions about Joyce’s most accessible and widely read set of vignettes about Dublin life at the turn of the century.

Dubliners Illustrated

When Dubliners was finally published in 1914 by his original London publisher, Grant Richards, the story collection was well-received by critics but ignored ...

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: Top Five Books LLC

ISBN: 1938938372

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Dubliners by James Joyce includes: • All 15 unabridged stories by James Joyce, formatted as the author intended • 18 illustrative period photographs, including 13 portraits of Dublin by famed photographer J.J. Clarke • An informative Introduction and Author Bio James Joyce’s first published book of fiction, Dubliners collects 15 stories about turn-of-the-century Dublin and her people, including the author’s immortal “The Dead.” Described by Joyce as chapters in the moral history of his hometown, the stories collected here form a progression from childhood to maturity, and from private to public spheres. All of the stories are presented with period photographs of Dublin, including 13 by noted Irish photographer J.J. Clarke, whose portraits of 1900-era Dubliners would become famous for their immediacy and intimacy. A perfect introduction to James Joyce, this landmark work of modern literature remains both accessible and profound, a collection of luminous stories that can be reread again and again.

Backgrounds for Joyce s Dubliners

Introduction: James Joyce's Method in Dubliners Most critics remind us that in Dubliners, his first major publication, Joyce held up a mirror to the average ...

Author: Donald T. Torchiana

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317286847

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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First published in 1986. Dubliners was James Joyce’s first major publication. Setting it at the turn of the century, Joyce claims to hold up a ‘nicely polished looking-glass’ to the native Irishman. In Backgrounds for Joyce’s Dubliners, the author examines the national, mythic, religious and legendary details, which Joyce builds up to capture a many-sided performance and timelessness in Irish life. Acknowledging the serious work done on Dubliners as a whole, in this study Professor Torchiana draws upon a wide range of published and unpublished sources to provide a scholarly and satisfying framework for Joyce’s world of the ‘inept and the lower middle class’. He combines an understanding of Joyce’s subtleties with a long-standing personal knowledge of Dublin. This title will make fascinating reading for scholars and students of Joyce’s writing as well as for those interested in early twentieth century Irish social history.

Gale Researcher Guide for James Joyce s Dubliners Living Halfway

Dubliners: Living. Halfway. Vicki Mahaffey University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of English Vicki Mahaffey, the Clayton and Thelma ...

Author: Vicki Mahaffey

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1535851619

Category: Study Aids

Page: 9

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Gale Researcher Guide for: James Joyce's Dubliners: Living Halfway is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Dubliners by James Joyce Book Analysis

SHORT STORY COLLECTION FOLLOWING THE LIVES OF EVERYDAY DUBLINERS Genre: short story collection Reference edition: Joyce, J (1992) Dubliners.

Author: Bright Summaries


ISBN: 2808015879

Category: Study Aids

Page: 66

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Dubliners with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Dubliners by James Joyce, a collection of 15 short stories which builds up an engaging depiction of life for Dublin’s middle classes. The stories explore their characters’ thwarted ambitions, turbulent relationships with family and friends and often-fraught relationship with their country at a time when Irish nationalism was mounting and Ireland was seeking a sense of identity. James Joyce was an Irish writer, and is widely recognised as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. He is known in particular for his novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, and his short story collection Dubliners. Find out everything you need to know about Dubliners in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

Raymond Queneau s Dubliners

Dublin, being an overYsized capital city, its denizens - Dubliners, Dubs, or, if uncouth, Gurriers - see themselves as relatively cultured and sophisticated ...

Author: James Patrick Gosling

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527539903

Category: History

Page: 241

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This work is a broad-ranging exploration of two comic erotic and well-nigh feminist novels written by Raymond Queneau, On est toujours trop bon avec les femmes (1947) and Journal intime (1950). Both are set in Ireland, were initially published by Éditions du Scorpion under the pseudonym Sally Mara, and then later published together by Gallimard as Les Œuvres completes de Sally Mara (1962). The book examines Queneau’s life when he wrote these texts, the pervasive Joycean influences, his surreal version of the 1916 Dublin Uprising versus the real event, his remarkably accurate Dublin city and his use of the Irish language. The seven core chapters are explorations of prominent aspects of these works, and most involve the solution of puzzles by means of investigations of contexts, contemporary events, and a wide variety of sources. In conclusion, the book makes a convincing case for the literary and entertainment value of Les Œuvres completes de Sally Mara as a long-planned and subtly integrated work.

EngLits Dubliners pdf

They talk about Father Keon's background, his friendship with Fanning, and decide to drink. A boy from the Black Eagle 22 Dubliners.

Author: Publishing Interlingua Publishing

Publisher: InterLingua Publishing

ISBN: 1602991278

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 36

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DUBLINERS Modern Classics Series

DUBLINERS. (Modern Classics Series) The Sisters, An Encounter, Araby, Eveline, After the Race, Two Gallants, The Boarding House, A Little Cloud, ...

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 802684985X

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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This carefully crafted ebook: "DUBLINERS (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Dubliners is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce and they present a penetrating analysis of the stagnation and paralysis of Dublin society. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They centre on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences a life-changing self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence and maturity. James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominent among these the stream of consciousness technique he utilized. Table of Contents: The Sisters An Encounter Araby Eveline After the Race Two Gallants The Boarding House A Little Cloud Counterparts Clay A Painful Case Ivy Day in the Committee Room A Mother Grace The Dead