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Beating the Bounds: Excess and Restraint in Joyce’s Later Works

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An Irish-Jewish Politician, Joyce’s Dublin, and Ulysses: The Life and Times of Albert L. Altman

In this book, Neil Davison argues that Albert Altman, a Dublin-based businessman and Irish nationalist, influenced James Joyce’s creation of the character of Leopold Bloom as well as Ulysses’ broader themes surrounding race, nationalism, and empire.

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Allegory and the Poetic Self: First-Person Narration in Late Medieval Literature

This book examines the rise of an influential new family of poetry in the late Middle Ages, analyzing why the allegorical first-person romance embedded itself in the vernacular literature of Western Europe and remained popular for more than two centuries.

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Joyce without Borders: Circulations, Sciences, Media, and Mortal Flesh

Addressing James Joyce’s borderlessness and the ways his work crosses or unsettles boundaries of all kinds, the essays in this volume position borderlessness as a major key to understanding Joycean poiesis, opening new doors and new engagements with his work.

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B is for Baldwin: An Alphabet Tour of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, part of Special and Area Studies in the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of children’s books in the world. This lushly illustrated volume offers a glimpse into rarities and wonders of the Baldwin.

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Time and Identity in Ulysses and the Odyssey

A unique in-depth comparative study of two classic literary works, this volume examines essential themes in James Joyce’s Ulysses and Homer’s Odyssey, showing how each work highlights and clarifies aspects of the other.

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Spectacle

In Spectacle, poet Lauren Goodwin Slaughter deepens her commitment to the enduring and eternal subjects of womanhood, motherhood, and family, and deftly considers how those devotions intersect in ways joyful, mysterious, and cruel within personal and political landscapes. 

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Joyce, Aristotle, and Aquinas

In this book, Fran O’Rourke examines the influence of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas on James Joyce, arguing that both thinkers fundamentally shaped the philosophical outlook which pervades the author’s oeuvre.

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Joyce Writing Disability

In this book, the first to explore the role of disability in the writings of James Joyce, contributors examine the varying ways in which Joyce’s texts represent disability and the environmental conditions of his time that stigmatized, isolated, and othered individuals with disabilities.

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Dissensuous Modernism: Women Writers, the Senses, and Technology

Placing women writers at the center of the sensory and technological experimentation that characterized the modernist movement, this book shows how women of the era challenged gendered narratives that limited their power and agency and waged dissent through their radical sensuous writing.