"A superior collection. . . . The growing attention to cultural memory allows us to be critical about some of Joyce's greatest discoveries in the area in which history is transfigured into feeling."—Sheldon Brivic, author of Joyce through Lacan and Žižek: Explorations
"Joyce has become a kind of synecdoche for memory itself, and the essays gathered together here underscore this phenomenon and explore its many and various implications."—Tim, Conley, author of Joyces Mistakes: Problems of Intention, Irony, and Interpretation
In the fourth and final volume of the Memory Ireland series, Frawley and O’Callaghan explore the manifestations and values of cultural memory in Joyce’s Ireland, both real and imagined. An exemplary author to consider in relation to questions of how history is remembered and recycled, Joyce creates characters who confront particularly the fraught relationship between the individual and the historical past; between the crisis of colonial history and the colonized state; and between the individual’s memory of his or her own past and the past of the broader culture.
The collection includes leading Joyce scholars—Vincent Cheng, Anne Fogarty, Luke Gibbons, and Declan Kiberd—and considers such topics as Jewish memory in Ulysses, history and memory in Finnegans Wake, and Joyce and the Bible.
About the Author
Oona Frawley is a lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She is the editor of several studies of Irish literature and the author of Irish Pastoral: Nostalgia in Twentieth-Century Irish Literature and Flight.
Katherine O’Callaghan is an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland postdoctoral fellow at Trinity College Dublin. She has taught at University College Dublin, the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Series: Irish Studies
6 x 9, 246 pages