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'see ourselves as others see us': a phenomenological study of James Joyce's Ulysses and early cinema

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This thesis examines James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922) and early cinema (c. 1895-1920) through Merleau-Pontian phenomenology. Instead of arguing for lines of direct influence between specific films and particular parts of Ulysses, I show that Joyce’s text and selected early films and film genres exhibit parallel philosophies. Ulysses and early cinema share similar ideas on the embodied nature of perception, the close relationship between mind and body, the intermingli...

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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:80821e26-de35-483a-a37c-7a4c60e138b7
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ora:8973

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