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Joyce, Heidegger, and the material world of Ulysses: “Ithaca” as inventory

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The objects of "Ithaca," the penultimate episode of Ulysses, contribute much to the episode's uncanny mingling of domesticity and strangeness. Engaging with Martin Heidegger's evolving theories of objects and things, and with Roland Barthes's "reality effect," this essay tries to show how and why "Ithaca"'s objects behave in this way. "Ithaca"'s narrator's scientific scrutiny transforms the familiar objects of Bloom's home into bizarre devices. At first, this technical account of Bloom's mate...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1353/jjq.2016.0033

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of Tulsa Publisher's website
Journal:
James Joyce Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
1
Pages:
119-147
Publication date:
2018-08-09
Acceptance date:
2016-04-08
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EISSN:
1938-6036
ISSN:
0021-4183
Source identifiers:
614932
Language:
English
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pubs:614932
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uuid:f94d2fe1-2c0a-4e56-9a0c-bee6dc256e98
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pubs:614932
Deposit date:
2016-04-12

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