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By Richard Brown (Ed.), Richard Brown

ISBN-10: 1423791541

ISBN-13: 9781423791546

ISBN-10: 9042019190

ISBN-13: 9789042019195

ISBN-10: 9401202559

ISBN-13: 9789401202558

'Joyce, "Penelope" and the physique' is a set of twelve essays approximately "Penelope", the well-known ultimate episode of Joyce's 'Ulysses' relating to modern literary, cultural, philosophical and psychoanalytical theories of the physique. As such it deals an surprisingly shut examine that episode itself and it additionally turns into the first actual ebook on Joyce that takes the belief of the physique as its introduced primary topic. The participants represented right here come from England, eire, Europe and North the United States they usually contain the superior proven critics of Joyce along novices to educational ebook. The essays comprise an encouraging variety of methods yet they've got in universal a marked highbrow ambition, a shockingly clean and cutting edge process and primarily a loyal fascination for Joyce's textual content. Taken jointly they provide a lot new power for the examining of Joyce and Modernism and a number of probabilities for realizing the physique and its illustration via language and in tradition that experience resonances around the cultural sphere

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1038-40). Since Helen was not only the incarnation of beauty, but the instrument of massive death, the shift from Helen to Penelope as “PEN” suggests that Joyce transfers his authorial favor from the beauty of mortal, hence lethally threatening, female flesh to form: textuality, graphic inscription material formation, shape. The “clou” of “Penelope” is that it shifts the object of representation from the image which it creates to the process and act of writing itself. It favors style over message, textuality and code over a referent, the sign over the body, the masquerade of gender over the ontological difference of chromosomal sex, the endless flow of the fertile pen over the placing of the period which marks the end.

2 The curious situation is not only that philosophy speaks about literature, but also that it repeatedly takes examples from literature to corroborate its concepts. Literature becomes the passive 1. Genevieve Lloyd, The Man of Reason: “Male” and “Female” in Western Philosophy (London: Methuen, 1984). 2. Especially the second half of the previous century seems characterized by repeated, especially French but also German and American attempts to proclaim the nature and the difference of literature: Sartre´s Qu´est que c´est la littérature, Adorno´s Notes to Literature, Derrida´s extensive writings on a wide range of authors collected in Acts of Literature, Martha Nussbaum´s plea for the educational value of literature, Deleuze´s essays on “Minor Literature” and on the “’Superiority’ of Anglo-American Literature”, Jean-François Lyotard´s Le Postmoderne expliqué aux enfants, Alain Badiou´s Beckett: L’íncrevable desir, and so forth.

Pontalis, The Language of Psychoanalysis (London: Hogarth Press, 1983), p. 210. 42 Van Boheemen the flow of red ink traces the figure of the rose of the form endearing, blossoms into the “Penrose” – a name or concept which occurs five times in Ulysses. 23 First of all, the threat of castration is disavowed by the phallic attributes or qualities of the heroine. She seemingly denies the lack which patriarchy projects upon women. ”24 The crucial question is: How can a piece of writing, an episode, textuality itself, function as fetish?

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