In this article, I revisit “Cyclops” as a scene of political and interpretive conflict, which I re-interpret using Ewan Fernie’s notion of the “demonic.” I first show how “Cyclops” has been a focal point for conflicts between groups of twentieth-century Joycean critics, notably the “humanist critics like Ellmann” (whom I call the L-men) and the historicists, with the figure of “the Citizen” understood either as an inhuman monster or a figure of political resistance. I go on to use Fernie’s account of the demonic, supported by ideas from psychoanalysis and anthropology, to open a new perspective on-scene staged by Joyce in “Cyclops” with the contrast between the narrative and the interpolations re-envisaged as a clash between the realm of discursivity (and thus of a certain intersubjective rationality) and another realm where forbidden, unspeakable enjoyment shows itself and eclipses the human subject.
|Nifer y tudalennau||11|
|Cyfnodolyn||James Joyce Quarterly|
|Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)|
|Statws||Cyhoeddwyd - 31 Gorff 2014|
Ôl bysGweld gwybodaeth am bynciau ymchwil 'Demonic Joyce'. Gyda’i gilydd, maen nhw’n ffurfio ôl bys unigryw.
- Cyfadran y Celfyddydau a'r Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol, Saesneg ac Ysgrifennu Creadigol - Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature
Unigolyn: Dysgu ac Ymchwil