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Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Luke Gibbons


Joyce's Ghosts realigns haunting from the romantic Gothic genre to the spectral forms of Ireland's colonial modernity. The new psychology sought to exorcise the ghost by reducing it to a projection of the mind, but in Joyce's Ireland, inner life itself was an incomplete project, and was in no position to internalize the ghost. Though originally seen as an exploration of bourgeois subjectivity, Joyce's modernism is more concerned to explore the limits of interiority, unsettling the boundaries between inner and outer worlds, past and present, representation and reality. Central to Joyce's innova ... More

Keywords: ghost, Ireland, colonial modernity, nightmare of history, free indirect style, vernacular modernism, interiority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226236179
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luke Gibbons, author
Maynooth University