James Joyce - Developing Irish Identity

A Study of the Development of Postcolonial Irish Identity in the Novels of James Joyce



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James Joyce - Developing Irish Identity
A Study of the Development of Postcolonial Irish Identity in the Novels of James Joyce
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James Joyce: Developing Irish Identity follows the increasing focus on Irish identity in Joyce’s major works of prose. This study traces the development of the idea of Ireland, the concept of “Irishness,” the formation of a national identity and the need to deconstruct a nationalistic self-conception of nation in Joyce’s work. Through close reading of Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen Hero and Ulysses, Joyce articulates the problems that colonialism poses to a nation-state that cannot create its identity autonomously. Furthermore, this reading uncovers Joyce’s conception of national identity as increasingly sophisticated and complicated after Irish independence was won. From here, Halloran argues that Joyce presents his readers with ideas and suggestions for the future of Ireland. As Irish studies become increasingly imbricated with postcolonial discourse, the need for re-examination of classic texts becomes necessary. James Joyce: Developing Irish Identity provides a new approach for understanding the dramatic development of Joyce’s oeurve by providing a textual analysis guided by postcolonial theory.
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Thomas F. Halloran was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Educated at Wheaton College in Massachuesetts and Mary Immaculate College at the University of Limerick in Ireland, Halloran is currently a PhD candidate at Louisiana State University. His research interests concern the history and development of postcolonial theory, as well as American expatriate writing from postcolonial nations. Halloran’s work has previously appeared in publications such as New Voices in Irish Criticism, Antenea, and In-Between.
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Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Thomas Halloran
Editor Koray Melikoglu
Number of pages 164
Language English
Publication date Jan 23, 2009
Weight (kg) 0.2450
ISBN-13 9783898215718