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New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature

Rethinking Joyce's Dubliners

Editors: Culleton, Claire A., Scheible, Ellen (Eds.)

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  • Provides fresh and exciting discussions about the famed short story collection Joyce's Dubliners
  • Explores cutting-edge approaches to Joyce including affect, cognitive, and mobility studies
  • Outlines not only new discussions of the Dubliners but also revisits many of the stories’ literary history and controversy over the years
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About this book

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since its publication more than a century ago, many readers and teachers of the stories still rely on and embrace old, outdated readings that invoke metaphors of paralysis and stagnation to understand the book.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. 




About the authors

Claire A. Culleton is Professor of English at Kent State University, USA. Her books include Names and Naming in Joyce; Working-Class Culture, Women, and Britain, 1914-1921; and Joyce and the G-Men: J. Edgar Hoover’s Manipulation of Modernism. She has also collaborated on two co-edited collections, Modernism on File: Writers, Artists, and the FBI, 1920-1950 and Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive.

Ellen Scheible is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of Irish Studies at Bridgewater State University, USA. Her recent publications have appeared in Hypermedia Joyce Studies and New Hibernia Review.  She is the president of the New England regional branch of the American Conference for Irish Studies.  



Reviews

“It has been a staple of Dubliners criticism that Joyce’s stories are all about moral paralysis, personal emptiness, and social enervation. But, as this new and dazzling collection suggests, Dubliners stories are alive with movement, and are poised on the brink of the social upheavals that would soon change Ireland irrevocably. In them, the contradictions of nation, politics, domesticity, sexuality, and gender are not paralysing but explosive.” (Tony Thwaites, The University of Queensland, Australia, and author of “Joycean Temporalities: Debts, Promises, and Countersignatures”)

“As part of the rethinking of Easter 1916 occasioned by its centenary observations, this fine collection finds evidence of what was rising historically amid the paralysis that has been so exhaustively studied in Dubliners. Readers confront the tension between inaction and action, the significance of geographies traversed, and the availability of gesture and expression amid transitioning patriarchal, hetero-normative, colonial, and religious forces.” (Bonnie Kime Scott, Professor Emerita, San Diego State University, USA, and the University of Delaware, USA, and author of “Joyce and Feminism and New Alliances in Joyce Studies”)

“After over one hundred years of scholarship, Dubliners criticism has tended to become overly set in its ways. Rethinking "Dubliners” sets out wary of this problem and is determined not to yield to the influence of established stock readings. We have here a set of ten excellent, fresh essays, contributed by eminent Joyceans, treating a variety of issues with originality and vitality.” (John Matthew Morgan, author of “Joyce's City: History, Politics, and Life in Dubliners”) 



Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction Rethinking Dubliners: A Case for What Happens in Joyce’s Stories

    Pages 1-7

    Culleton, Claire A. (et al.)

  • “The Thin End of the Wedge”: How Things Start in Dubliners

    Pages 9-32

    Culleton, Claire A.

  • “No There There”: Place, Absence, and Negativity in “A Painful Case”

    Pages 33-50

    Norris, Margot

  • A “Sensation of Freedom” and the Rejection of Possibility in Dubliners

    Pages 51-68

    LeBlanc, Jim

  • “Scudding in Towards Dublin”: Joyce Studies and the Online Mapping Dubliners Project

    Pages 69-94

    Mulliken, Jasmine

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39336-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39335-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81869-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Joyce's Dubliners
Editors
  • Claire A. Culleton
  • Ellen Scheible
Series Title
New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39336-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39336-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39335-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81869-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 226
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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