Masculinities in Joyce: Postcolonial Constructions (European Joyce Studies, Volume 10)

October 30, 2020
Masculinities in Joyce: Postcolonial Constructions (European Joyce Studies, Volume 10)

Filenote | Google Play Edition - "Original Pages", so originalis a scan.OCR'd, TOC built, PaginatedThis collection of essays endeavours to bring Joyce studies inthe future towards a greater inquiry into the constructions ofmasculinity. As the subject of masculinity in Joyce has really onlyreceived exposure in recent years with Joseph Valente's Quare Joyce(1998), this offering as part of the European Joyce Studies series,is both a counterpart to Valente and a pioneer in its ownright.But what sets this collection apart from Valente and othergendered readings is that it hopes to examine the historical,social, and political circumstances that help shape constructionsof masculinity. As Christine Van Boheemen-Saaf and Colleen Lamosstate in their introduction, 'masculinity, like femininity, is anideological constructed parameter of human identity' where anunderstanding of 'the principles and implications of thatconstructedness adds to one's insight in both literature andhistory' (p. 7).The essays collected, which set out to focus upon masculinityfrom a variety of angles and critical methodologies, are by MargotNorris, Paul Lin, Colleen Lamos, Richard Brown, Elizabeth Brunazzi,Tracey Teets Schwartze, Vicki Mahaffey, Karen Lawrence, SheldonBrivic, Michael Heumann, and Christine Van Boheemen-Saaf.