New Quotatoes, Joycean Exogenesis in the Digital Age offers fourteen original essays on the genetic dossiers of Joyce’s fiction and the ties that bind the literary archive to the transatlantic print sphere of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Availing of digital media and tools, online resources, and new forms of access, the contributions delve deeper than ever before into Joyce’s programmatic reading for his oeuvre, and they posit connections and textual relations with major and minor literary figures alike never before established. The essays employ a broad range of genetic methodologies from ‘traditional’ approaches to intertextuality and allusion to computational methods that plumb Large-scale Digitisation Initiatives like Google Books to the possibilities of databasing for Joyce studies.
Contributors: Scarlett Baron, Tim Conley, Luca Crispi, Ronan Crowley, Sarah Davison, Tom De Keyser, Daniel Ferrer, Finn Fordham, Robbert-Jan Henkes, John Simpson, Sam Slote, Dirk Van Hulle, Chrissie Van Mierlo, and Wim Van Mierlo.
Ronan Crowley is Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Passau. He received his PhD in English from the University at Buffalo in 2014.
Dirk Van Hulle is Professor of English Literature at the University of Antwerp. His recent publications include Modern Manuscripts (2014), Samuel Beckett’s Library (2013, with Mark Nixon) and three genetic editions in the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (www.beckettarchive.org).
Introduction: The Books Awake
Ronan Crowley and Dirk Van Hulle
A Library of Indistinction
Joyce and the Rhythms of the Alphabet
“And words. They are not in my dictionary”: James Joyce and the OED
Human Pages, Human Fingers: Stephen’s Schoolbooks in A Portrait
The Notescape of Ulysses
Joyce and Malory: A Language in Transition
Chrissie Van Mierlo
“The True-Born Englishman” and the Irish Bull: Daniel Defoe in the “Oxen of the Sun” Episode of Ulysses
James Joyce and the Middlebrow
Wim Van Mierlo
The Economy of Joyce’s Notetaking
Playing with Matches: The Wake Notebooks and Negative Correspondence
James Joyce and Rudyard Kipling: Genesis and Memory, Versions and Inversions
A Secretful of Sources, or More Books at the Wake
An Action-Oriented Approach to James Joyce’s Reading Notes
Tom De Keyser
A James Joyce Digital Library
Dirk Van Hulle
List of Contributors
All interested in intertextuality or the compositional process of a major modernist writer, James Joyce, and anyone concerned with the application of computational methods to literary questions.