Volume 4: James Joyce and Cultural Memory
Edited by Oona Frawley and Katherine O’Callaghan
"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 Zizek: Explorations
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 is the author of Irish Pastoral:
Nostalgia in Twentieth-Century Irish Literature.
Katherine O’Callaghan is an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland postdoctoral
fellow. She has taught at University College Dublin, the National University of Ireland,
Galway, and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
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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 it is that history is remembered and recycled,
Joyce creates characters that confront particularly the fraught relationship
between the individual and the historical past; the crisis of colonial history
in relation to the colonized state; and the relationship between the individual’s
memory of his or her own past and the past of the broader culture.
The collection includes leading Joyce scholars including Luke Gibbons,
Vincent Cheng, and Declan Kiberd and considers such topics as Jewish
memory in Ulysses, history and memory in Finnegans Wake, and Joyce
and the Bible.
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Introduction: Joyce, Cultural Memory, and Irish Studies
1. Amnesia, Forgetting, and the Nation in Ulysses
2. History and Trauma in Ulysses
3. "I think he died for me": Memory Ethics in "The Dead"
4. A Bloomsday Seder: Jewish Memory and Ulysses
5. "Fabled by the Daughters of Memory": Roger Casement, James Joyce, and the Irish Nationalist Hero
6. Joyce’s "Treeless Hills": Deforestation and its Cultural Resonances
7. "Now, just wash and brush up your memoirias": Nation Building, the Historical Record and Cultural Memory in Finnegans Wake 3.3
8. Ghosts through Absence
9. Old Testaments and New
10. Weaving the Wind: Joyce’s Uses and Abuses of Memory
11. Commemorating Joyce’s Ulysses, the Bloomsday Centenary, and the Irish Citizenship Referendum
12. "Old Haunts": Joyce, The Republic, and Photographic Memory
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