James Joyce, Sexuality And Social Purity by Katherine MullinJames Joyce, Sexuality And Social Purity by Katherine Mullin

James Joyce, Sexuality And Social Purity

byKatherine Mullin

Paperback | June 25, 2007

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Katherine Mullin offers a detailed account of Joyce's lifelong battle against censorship. She reveals how Joyce responded to Edwardian ideologies of social purity by accentuating the "contentious" or "offensive" elements in such works as Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Dubliners. This important book, based on prodigious archival research, will change the way Joyce is read and offers crucial insights into the sexual politics of Modernism.
Katharine Mullin is Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Her work has appeared in Semicolonial Joyce ed. Derek Attridge and Marjorie Howes (Cambridge, 2000) and in Modernism/ Modernity.
Title:James Joyce, Sexuality And Social PurityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:June 25, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521035961

ISBN - 13:9780521035965


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: provoking the puritysnoopers; 1. 'Works which boys couldn't read': reading and regulation in 'An Encounter'; 2. 'Don't cry for me, Argentina': 'Eveline', white slavery and the seductions of propaganda; 3. 'True manliness': policing masculinity in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; 4. Typhoid turnips and crooked cucumbers: theosophical purity in 'Scylla and Charybdis'; 5. Making a spectacle of herself: Gerty MacDowell through the mutoscope; 6. Vice crusading in Nighttown: 'Circe', brothel policing and the pornographies of reform; Afterword; Select bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Few readers have so compellingly demonstrated Joyce's complex engagement with and radical critique of the contestatory discourses that shaped his world as Katherine Mullin has proven in James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity" - Ellen Carol Jones, James Joyce Quarterly