This collection of essays is the first work to focus entirely on the concept of space and its ramifications in the works of Joyce.
"James Joyce's imagination—particularly his attention to space—was shaped by the urban environments of Dublin and other European cities where he lived and wrote. In this major collection of essays, a distinguished array of critics examines the impact of cities both on Joyce's subject matter and on his models of presentation."—Patrick A. McCarthy, author of Critical Essays on James Joyce's Finnegans Wake
The essays in this collection confront the notion of urban space in the writings of James Joyce from several different critical points of view: metaphors of space and how they affect the reading of Joyce, the city itself in Dubliners, and the connection between space and language and subject matter in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.
Michael Begnal is professor of English and comparative literature at Penn State University and author of Dreamscheme: Narrative and Voice in Finnegans Wake, also published by Syracuse University Press.