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Title: Violare i limiti imposti dal genere: Ulysses di James Joyce
Other Titles: Breaking the barriers of the genre: James Joyce’s Ulysses
Authors: Chircop, Karl
Keywords: Joyce, James, 1882-1941. Ulysses -- Criticism, Textual
Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation
Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Characters -- Leopold Bloom
Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Characters -- Molly Bloom
Literature -- 20th century -- Criticism and interpretation
Literary form
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: University of Malta. Junior College
Citation: Chircop, K. (2018). Violare i limiti imposti dal genere: Ulysses di James Joyce. Junior College multi-disciplinary conference : research, practice and collaboration : Breaking Barriers : annual conference 2018, Malta. 225-232
Abstract: When James Joyce’s novel Ulysses was published in 1922, it breached irrevocably the traditional barriers of narration that had previously contained the novel. It shattered the parameters of traditional mimesis of both the late Nineteenth Century Victorian novel, as well as the Naturalistic one. Joyce’s writing disarticulated and collided directly with the pretention that a novel could provide an objective representation of personal or collective narratives of reality. Joyce thus revisited the unified collocation of narrative space and time in traditional mimesis, and he simultaneously demonstrated their intrinsic instabilities. To exemplify these tendencies in Joyce’s writing, I shall be looking at two eloquent episodes of Ulysses that highlight this paradigm shift in narration: the transitioning from the objective spaces of narration to the mental ones of Joyce’s characters. I am particularly interested in the four possibilities of narration in the mental activity of Leopold Bloom in Calypso (Ch.4 of Ulysses), and in the mental space of Molly Bloom’s stream of consciousness in Penelope (Ch.18 of Ulysses).
Description: Also published in Symposium Melitensia Vol. 15 (2019) p. 57-64
Appears in Collections:Breaking Barriers : Proceedings
Scholarly Works - JCIta
SymMel, 2019, Volume 15
SymMel, 2019, Volume 15

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