As part of Bedford/St. Martin's inventive Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series, this edition of The Dead by James Joyce, is accompanied by carefully seclected critical essays which approach the book from several contemporary critical perspectives.
Table of Contents
About This Volume
PART ONE: "THE DEAD": THE COMPLETE TEXT
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
The Complete Text [1967 Viking Compass Edition, prepared by Robert Scholes]
PART TWO: "THE DEAD": A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM
A Critical History of "The Dead"
Psychoanalytic Criticism and "The Dead"
What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Psychoanalytic Perspective:
Daniel R. Schwarz, Gabriel Contoy's Psyche: Character as Concept in Joyce's "The Dead"
Reader-Response Criticism and "The Dead"
What Is Reader-Response Criticism?
Reader-Response Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Reader-Response Perspective:
Peter J. Rabinowitz, "A Symbol of Something": Interpretive Vertigo in "The Dead"
New Historicism and "The Dead"
What Is New Historicism?
New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography
A New Historicist Perspective:
Michael Levenson, Living History in "The Dead"
Feminist Criticism and "The Dead"
What Is Feminist Criticism?
Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist Perspective:
Margot Norris, Not the Girl She Was at All: Women in "The Dead"
Deconstruction and "The Dead"
What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
A Deconstructionist Perspective:
John Paul Riquelme, For Whom the Snow Taps: Style and Repetition in "The Dead"
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
About the Contributors