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Start Your Research at the Library!
Use this guide to get started with your research for ENGL 381: Major Authors: James Joyce
Bust of James Joyce at St. Stephen's Green. Dublin, Ireland. Photo Credit: Katy Curtis
Some Advice from Your Friends in the Library
- Start Early! Work on your project consistently each and every week, so that materials have time to arrive from other libraries and we can answer your questions when you still have sufficient time to thoughtfully revise your work.
- Seek out a variety of sources: books, essays in books, journal articles.
- Use a variety of search tools: Primo, multiple databases, sometimes even Google Scholar.
- Keep careful notes on all of your sources. If an online knowledge management tool like Zotero or RefWorks is not for you, make sure that any system that you do use is thorough.
- Contact a librarian whenever questions arise. Quick questions can be answered via email; more in-depth questions can be handled best with an appointment.
On Reserve (Fall 2017)
The following selections have been placed on reserve for ENGL 381 with a 24-hour loan period.
Ulysses Annotated: notes for James Joyce's Ulysses by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 U647 2008
Don Gifford's annotations to Joyce's great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses. The annotations gloss place names, define slang terms, give capsule histories of institutions and political and cultural movements and figures, supply bits of local and Irish legend and lore, explain religious nomenclature and practices, trace literary allusions and references to other cultures. Annotations are keyed not only to the reading text of the critical edition of Ulysses, but to the standard 1961 Random House edition, and the current Modern Library and Vintage texts.
The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 Z52637 2004
This Companion gathers an international team of leading scholars who shed light on Joyce's work and life. The second edition contains several revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Joyce's politics, the importance of his engagement with Ireland, and changes wrought by gender studies on criticism of his work.
Companion to James Joyce by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 Z52715 2011
Offers a unique composite overview and analysis of Joyce's writing, his global image, and his growing impact on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literatures.
A Companion to James Joyce's Ulysses by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 U6375 1998
This compact, inexpensive companion to Joyce's masterpiece gives students an avenue into the novel as it introduces them to five important contemporary critical approaches.
James Joyce's Ulysses: a Casebook by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 U6583 2004
This casebook includes some of the most influential critics to have written on Joyce, as well as newer voices who have made a considerable impact in recent years. A wide range of critical schools is represented, from textual analysis to historical and psychoanalytic approaches, from feminism to post-colonialism.
James Joyce by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 Z5332 1982
This definitive work on Joyce's life has been revised and expanded to include the discovery of much primary material - including a new love affair, Boswellian records of his brother's conversations by Stanislaus Joyce, a limerick about Samuel Beckett, a dream notebook, previously unknownletters, and much more.
James Joyce: a literary life by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 Z525687 1992
This book follows the outline of James Joyce's working life, tracing the professional, publishing and social contexts which shaped his writing.
James Joyce A to Z by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 Z533376 1995
Designed as a companion volume to Joyce's life and work, including terms, people, places, and concepts arranged alphabetically in over 800 entries.
Gender in Joyce by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 Z533459 1997
In this book, contributors explore exciting new areas in feminist and gender studies on subjects as disparate as Joyce's use of fraternal incest, the cultural code of femme fatale, androgyny and the abject mother, and Mariolatry.
Joyce's Book of Memory: the mnemotechnic of Ulysses by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 U6874 1999
This book demonstrates how Joyce's body of work--Ulysses in particular--operates as a "mnemotechnic," a technique for preserving and remembering personal, social, and cultural pasts. Offering a detailed reading of Joyce and his methods of writing, Rickard investigates the uses of memory in Ulysses and analyzes its role in the formation of personal identity.
Joyce, Race, and Empire by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 Z52644 1995
Offers the first full-length study of race and colonialism in the works of James Joyce.
The Most Dangerous Book: the battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 U6257 2014
For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. This book tells the remarkable story surrounding Ulysses, from the first stirrings of Joyce's inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933.
The Subaltern Ulysses by
Call Number: PR6019.O9 U6383 1994
Explores the relation of Ulysses to the colony in which it is set, and to the nation being born as the book was written.
Need More on Joyce?
Check out this fantastic bibliography provided with permission by Professor John Rickard at Bucknell University. Many thanks to Prof. Rickard for sharing his work and helping us populate this research guide.
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