Gender in Joyce
"Varied and insightful views on the function of gender within Joyce's canon. . . . Presents innovative views from a range of perspectives while avoiding prescriptive or programmatic readings. "--Michael Patrick Gillespie, Marquette University
"Every essay presents new and original approaches to the material. . . . The topic is among the hottest in scholarship generally and Joyce in particular. The essays reflect the evolution of feminist scholarship. . . . Well written, critically informed, and meticulously researched . . . [and] Norris's introduction is the best, most succinct and knowledgeable summary of the current state of feminist criticism and its relationship to Joyce studies I have ever read."--Zack Bowen, University of Miami
A variety of theoretical orientations distinguishes this collection of essays on gender in Joyce. Contributors explore exciting new areas in feminist and gender studies on subjects as disparate as Joyce's use of fraternal incest, the cultural code of femme fatale, androgyny and the abject mother, and Mariolatry. This collection will be of interest not only to Joyceans but to anyone with an interest in fresh approaches to gender and cultural studies.
Introduction: Joyce's "Mamafesta": Mater and Material, Text and Textile, by Margot Norris
Jolanta W. Wawrzycka is associate professor of English at Radford University in Virginia. Her publications include works on Joyce, Milan Kundera, Roman Ingarden, and Roland Barthes, as well as translations from Polish.
Marlena G. Corcoran is an independent scholar associated with the University of Iowa and Harvard University's Center for Literary and Cultural Studies. She has published numerous articles on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Rushdie, and Joyce, as well as translations from French and German.