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A New and Complex Sensation

Essays on Joyce's "Dubliners"

Edited by: Oona Frawley

Publication Date: May 2004


A New and Complex Sensation: Essays on Joyce’s “Dubliners” by Oona Frawley

This eclectic and probing collection of essays celebrates the centenary of the first publication of stories from James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ in 1904. Since its publication in book form in 1914, ‘Dubliners’ has become one of the truly definitive short-story collections in world literature. ‘A New and Complex Sensation‘ presents twenty fresh and exciting perspectives that explore the multiple layers and enduring power of Joyce’s short fiction.

Contents include:

Recontextualizing Dubliners:

Is the Best English Spoken in Lower Drumcondra? – T.P. Dolan

Dublin at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century – Joseph Brady

From Dubliners to Europeans? Political Change and Political Paralysis – Michael Holmes and Alan Roughley

Epiphany as Scene of Performance – Susan Bazargan

The Humours of Dublin – Comedy in the Stories of James Joyce – Senator David Norris

Entitled to Translate – Christine O’Neill

Reconsiderations of Individual Stories:

‘Eveline’, or the Veils of Cleaning – Wanda Balzano

Fact or Fiction: Material Evidence in Dubliners – Paul Devine

Clouded Friendship: A Note on ‘A Little Cloud’ – Fritz Senn

Perversion and the Press: Victorian Self-Fashioning in ‘A Painful Case’ – Patrick Bixby

Thematic Examinations:

Militarism and ‘The Dead’ Thematic Examinations – Greg C. Winston,

Dubliners’ Priests – James Pribek, SJ

Whodunnit? – Peter Van De Kamp

Short Cuts of the Hibernian Metropolis: Cinematic Strategies in Dubliners – Keith Williams

Family Resemblances in Dubliners – R. Brandon Kershner

James Joyce’s Dubliners and Modernist Doubt: The Making of a Tradition – Neil Murphy

Recovering Dubliners for Postcolonial Theory – Spurgeon Thompson

Textile Dubliners – Ruth Frehner

‘You can never know women’: Framing Female Identity in Dubliners – Eugene O’Brien.

End Piece:

The News From Home – John McCourt

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Oona Frawley is a graduate of the City University of New York and now teaches in University College Dublin.


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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 156 × 234 mm
Publication Date

May 2004


Hardback, 251pp