James Joyce: Developing Irish Identity: A Study of the Development of Postcolonial Irish Identity in the Novels of James Joyce by Thomas HalloranJames Joyce: Developing Irish Identity: A Study of the Development of Postcolonial Irish Identity in the Novels of James Joyce by Thomas Halloran

James Joyce: Developing Irish Identity: A Study of the Development of Postcolonial Irish Identity…

byThomas Halloran

Paperback | January 23, 2009

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"James Joyce: Developing Irish Identity" follows the increasing focus on Irish identity in Joyce's major works of prose. This book traces the development of the idea of Ireland, the concept of Irishness, the formation of a national identity and the need to deconstruct a nationalistic self-conception of nation in Joyce's work. Through close reading of "Dubliners", "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", "Stephen Hero" and "Ulysses", Joyce articulates the problems that colonialism poses to a nation-state that cannot create its identity autonomously. Furthermore, this reading uncovers Joyce's conception of national identity as increasingly sophisticated and complicated after Irish independence was won. From here, Halloran argues that Joyce presents his readers with ideas and suggestions for the future of Ireland. As Irish studies become increasingly imbricated with postcolonial discourse, the need for re-examination of classic texts becomes necessary."James Joyce: Developing Irish Identity" provides a new approach for understanding the dramatic development of Joyce's oeuvre by providing a textual analysis guided by postcolonial theory.

Thomas F. Halloran was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Educated at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and Mary Immaculate College at the University of Limerick in Ireland, Halloran received his PhD from Louisiana State University. His research interests concern the history and development of postcolonial theory as well as American expatr...
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Title:James Joyce: Developing Irish Identity: A Study of the Development of Postcolonial Irish Identity…Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pagesPublished:January 23, 2009Publisher:ibidem PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsPrefaceIntroduction1. Postcolonial Status2. The Articulation of Colonial Irish Identity in Dubliners: Homogeneity as Productive of Fantasy and Materialism instead of Idealism3. The Evolution of Stephen Dedalus and Irish Identity: The Allegory of Personal and National Liberation in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Stephen Hero4. An Alternative Definition of Irish Identity: Stephen, History and Bloom's Inclusive IrishnessConclusionBibliography