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Apocryphal Joyce: fuga per canonem

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This dissertation explores the idea of an 'apocryphal Joyce' by tracing the evolving apocryphal conflicts — crises of truth, doubt, authority and authorship — in his work. Building on the original meaning of 'apocryphal' as hidden writing (apocrypha scripta), this dissertation follows what it calls Joyce’s fuga per canonem: his flight through the canon. This phrase, from his notes for Ulysses, is especially apt for Joyce given his early connection of the writer as craftsman and apostate wi...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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