New Perspectives on Dubliners

Scholarly journals have devoted special issues to Dubliners Style , and The
James Joyce Quarterly in 1991 and Studies in Short Fiction , 1995. There have
been several new editions of Dubliners recently , most notably John Wyse
Jackson ...

Author: Mary Power

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042003750

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence and maturity.

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 2322237159

Category: Fiction

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Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written at the time 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 center on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character has a special moment of 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 children as 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.

Suspicious Readings of Joyce s Dubliners

As the Dubliners story representing the most powerful figures—economically and
socially—the story itself has emerged as perhaps the weakest in the collection,
and the one most vulnerable to critical disparagement. Emboldened by Joyce's ...

Author: Margot Norris

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812202988

Category: History

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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.


Narrative Strategies : The Teller in the Dubliners Tale Messenger took out his
matchbox thoughtfully and lit his cigar . I have often thought since on looking
back over that strange time that it was that small act , trivial in itself , that striking of
that ...

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.

Dubliners by James Joyce MAXnotes

Not surprisingly, publishers backed away from his unblinking portrait of Dublin's
citizenry; it took Ioyce an exhausting nine years to see Dubliners published. “I
seriously believe," Joyce wrote to would-be publisher Grant Richards in 1905, “
that ...


Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738673226

Category: Study Aids


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MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Dubliners Dozen

Although They Generated Fine Critical Insights, And Dissected basic narrative
patterns, traditional readings of James Joyce's Dubliners have not evaded one
seductive lure: deceptively easy identifications with what seems like the author's

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.

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 to
give themselves to the world of the here and now " ( 1972 , 47 ) . Brown ' s insight

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.

Engendered Trope in Joyce s Dubliners

3 Confinement and the Stigma of Femininity “ Eveline , ” “ The Boarding House , ”
and “ Clay ” DUBLINERS HAS BEEN READ as an integrated whole , because
Joyce paid as much attention to the positioning of the stories as Yeats did to the ...

Author: Earl G. Ingersoll

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809320165

Category: Social Science

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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

Urbanization and the Irish Family Alexander Jeremiah Humphreys. Chapter 1
up the family is so intricate that it is very easy to lose one's way in trying to trace it

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.

Dubliners Annotated

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736813740

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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As a delineator of the darkest aspects of Dublin James Joyce is unmatched. For him it has remained in " Dubliners " to illuminate with a flood search of imagination and sympathy extensions entire understanding of middle-class life in the gray city and laughing. Invest with a convincing reality and lasting human significance which are apparently the most trivial and insignificant events. This volume of fifteen short stories and sketches are not insignificant , and almost all are high interpretative value . Perhaps the best book is the last and longest , "The Dead ," which describes in meticulous detail the annual dinner and dance of the ladies Morkan. Julia Morkan remains the leader Prano as Adam and Eve 's Church . Kate 's older sister , teaches music to young students. Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta , niece old ladies , it is expected that at any moment , and there is fear not true Freddy Malins should rise " screwed ". After some delay Gabriel and Gretta arrive and , a little later, Freddy Malins , only moderately sober. Delicious exchanges are among the guests : Mr. Brown , who takes no because she likes whiskey , but because " God help me it's doctor's orders " ; Miss Ivors , Gaelic League , and Mr. Bartell D' Arcy, the tenor. Gabriel Conroy , who is literary and has a brother priest , carves the turkey and makes speech prin - cipal at dinner. James Joyce, one of the most influential writers in the early 20th century

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DUBLINERS. THE MAZE OF relationships that make up the family is so intricate
that it is very easy to lose one's way in trying to trace it. This is particularly true in
the present case where there is need to compare two family systems, the rural ...

Author: A.J. Humphreys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136257462

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

Joyce in Dialogue Vicki Mahaffey. Collaborative Dubliners Irish Studies James
Opportunity: The Gaelic Revival Mahaffey Final.

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.

EngLits Dubliners pdf

... it is not his business. Mrs. Kearney says it is her business and angrily returns to
the dressing room. In a separate room down the hall, Mr. Holohan is uncorking
bottles and Mr. O'Madden Burke has found the room by instinct. He 24 Dubliners.

Author: Publishing Interlingua Publishing

Publisher: InterLingua Publishing

ISBN: 1602991278

Category: Literary Collections

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Detailed summaries of great literature.


Author: James Joyce

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 17

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"This collection of 15 stories provides an introduction to the style and motifs found in Joyce's writing. The stories stand alone as individual scenes of Dublin society and are intertwined by the use of autobiography and symbolism." Shapiro. Fic for Youth. 3d edition.

Dubliners Thrift Study Edition

Yet amid the worldliness, Jimmy is still a Dubliner hopingfor recognitionfrom
theoutside world.He and hisparents feel “pride”and “eagerness” asJimmy
anticipatesthe sophisticated dinner at Segouin's home. Oncethere, he's dazzled
by ...

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115674

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Includes the unabridged text of Joyce's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

James Joyce s Dubliners a Visual Response

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Visual ...


Publisher: Des Kilfeather

ISBN: 095530041X

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

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Des Kilfeather responds to each of the 15 stories with a painting inspired by deep contemplation on the narrative, how this relates to Joyce’s sophisticated use of metaphor and what might have been his actual intention.

Gender Roles and Sexual Morality in James Joyce s Dubliners

(Letters, II, 48) 1 This quotation roused my interest and became my first
motivation concerning the study of gender roles and sexual morality in ' Dubliners
', as it summarizes the cruel reality of the position of women at that period of time.

Author: Eleni Papadopoulou

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638883299

Category: Man-woman relationships

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2-, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: First of all, and before we proceed with the actual description and basic layout of the term paper, it would be quite interesting to cite an extract from a letter that James Joyce himself wrote to his lover and partner Nora Barnacle. "How could I like the idea of home? ... My mother was slowly killed, I think, by my father's ill-treatment, by years of trouble, and by my cynical frankness of conduct. When I looked on her face as she lay in the coffin - a face grey and wasted with cancer- I understood that I was looking on the face of a victim and I cursed the system which had made her a victim." (Letters, II, 48) 1 This quotation roused my interest and became my first motivation concerning the study of gender roles and sexual morality in ' Dubliners', as it summarizes the cruel reality of the position of women at that period of time. In addition to that, it provides us with a general impression of what the situation in Dublin might have been, focusing on the rather inharmonic relations between the two sexes.This small study and description of the gender roles in 'Dubliners' is organized in two main parts. As Joyce's intention was "to write a chapter of the moral history of my [his] country" (D, xxxi), it is essential that the first part provides us with the general historical background of that age. The historical part may conveniently be divided into two sections. The first concerns the roles of both sexes in the Victorian era, whereas the second section brings us closer to the reality of men and women in Ireland, and to be more specific in Dublin. This second section is of great importance, because as already implied by the last quotation, this collection of fifteen short- stories, published in 1914, are expected to mirror the reality of the society of Dublin of that time, and to be more specif

Backgrounds for Joyce s Dubliners

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 ...

Author: Donald T. Torchiana

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317286847

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.

Rethinking Joyce s Dubliners

This collection of essays is a critical reexamination of Joyce’s famed book of short stories, Dubliners.

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.