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Ulysses--En-Gendered Perspectives : Eighteen New Critical Essays on the Episodes - Kimberly J. Devlin

Ulysses--En-Gendered Perspectives

Eighteen New Critical Essays on the Episodes

By: Kimberly J. Devlin (Editor), Marilyn Reizbaum (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9781570032882
Number Of Pages: 368

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A collection of 18 essays, each of which offers commentary on one of the episodes in ""Ulysses"". Throughout, the common critical concern is with varying articulations of ""femininities"" and ""masculinities"" in Joyce's modernist epic. Each contributor attends to the extensive and various markings of gender in ""Ulysses"" and examines the ways in which such markings generate and en-gender other meanings. Gender is treated as a form of overwriting, in senses that include both excess and layering. In this collection the differentiations of ""masculine"" and ""feminine"", their definitions and elaborations, are approached in multiple ways and in changing contexts. Familial roles, labour assignments, perceptual modes, colonialist categories, sexualities, ethnicities, ways of knowing and learning, scents, tastes and eating habits are but a few of the cultural phenomena the scholars explore. The essays are also responsive to influential trends such as historicism, psychoanalysis and culture critique.

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Abbreviations
"A Little Trouble about Those White Corpuscles": Mockery, Heresy, and the Transubstantiation of Masculinity in "Telemachus"p. 1
Genders of History in "Nestor"p. 20
Old Wives' Tales as Portals of Discovery in "Proteus"p. 30
Milly, Molly, and the Mullingar Photo Shop: Developing Negatives in "Calypso"p. 42
Skinscapes in "Lotus-Eaters"p. 51
Visible Shades and Shades of Visibility: The En-Gendering of Death in "Hades"p. 67
Machines, Empire, and the Wise Virgins: Cultural Revolution in "Aeolus"p. 86
Legal Fiction or Pulp Fiction in "Lestrygonians"p. 100
The Perils of Masculinity in "Scylla and Charybdis"p. 111
Diversions from Mastery in "Wandering Rocks"p. 136
Political Sirensp. 150
When the Saints Come Marching In: Re-Deeming "Cyclops"p. 167
A Metaphysics of Coitus in "Nausicaa"p. 185
Interesting States: Birthing and the Nation in "Oxen of the Sun"p. 210
Disenchanting Enchantment: The Theatrical Brothel of "Circe"p. 229
The Double Life of "Eumaeus"p. 242
Sidereal Writing: Male Refractions and Malefactions in "Ithaca"p. 254
Molly's Heavenly Body and the Economy of the Sign: The Invention of Gender in "Penelope"p. 267
Notesp. 283
About the Contributorsp. 325
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9781570032882
ISBN-10: 1570032882
Series: Cultural Frames, Framing Culture
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59