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An Introduction to Literary Debate in Late Medieval France: From Le Roman de la Rose to La Belle Dame sans Mercy

This volume immerses readers in a debate tradition that flourished in France during the late Middle Ages, focusing on two works that were both popular and controversial in their time and the discussions they sparked surrounding questions of women’s agency, love, marriage, and honor.

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Collected Epiphanies of James Joyce: A Critical Edition

This book offers the first critical edition of the forty short texts James Joyce called “epiphanies.” Presenting the texts with background information and thorough annotations, this edition provides a vivid insight into Joyce’s art.

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Textual and Critical Intersections: Conversations with Laurence Sterne and Others

In this collection of wide-ranging essays representing fifty years of scholarship on Laurence Sterne, Melvyn New brings Sterne into conversation with other authors from the past three centuries.

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Genetic Joyce: Manuscripts and the Dynamics of Creation

Using genetic criticism, an approach focused on the materiality of the writing process, this book shows how the creative process of modernist writer James Joyce can be reconstructed from his manuscripts.

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

Examining the role of boundaries and limits in James Joyce’s later works, primarily Finnegans Wake but also Ulysses and other texts, this book explains and reconciles Joyce’s contrary tendencies to establish and transgress limits and shows the Wake’s relevance to many different fields of thought.

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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.