James Joyce and Genetic Criticism

Genesic Fields


James Joyce and Genetic Criticism presents contemporary scholarship in genetic criticism and Joyce studies. In considering how evolutionary themes enhance the definition of the genetic method in interpreting texts, this volume presents a variety of manuscript-based analyses that engage how textual meaning, through addition and omission, grows. In doing so, this volume covers a wide-range of topics concerning Joycean genetics, some of which include Joyce’s editorial practice, the forthcoming revised edition of Finnegans Wake, the genetic relationship between Giacomo Joyce and Ulysses, the method and approach required for creating an online archive of Finnegans Wake, and the extensive genesis of “Penelope”.

Contributors are: Shinjini Chattopadhyay, Tim Conley, Luca Crispi, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Sangam MacDuff, Genevieve Sartor, Fritz Senn, Sam Slote, Dirk Van Hulle.
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Biographical Note

Genevieve Sartor is a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin. She has recent or forthcoming publications in the University of Toronto Quarterly, the Journal of Modern Literature, Deleuze Studies and The Irish Times.

Table of contents

List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Introduction: James Joyce and Genetic Criticism: Genesic Fields
Genevieve Sartor

1 Revision Revisited
Tim Conley

2 The at Wickerworks and the Case for Mute Authorisation
Robbert-Jan Henkes

3 Editing the Wake’s Genesis: Digital Genetic Criticism
Dirk Van Hulle

4 Correcting Joyce: Trial and Error in the Composition of Ulysses
Sam Slote

5 What Genetics Can Do: Linking II.2 and iv of Finnegans Wake
Genevieve Sartor

6 Giacomonic Oxen: Avant-texte or Intertext?
Shinjini Chattopadhyay

7 The Genesis of “Penelope” in Manuscript
Luca Crispi

8 Joyce’s Revelation: “The Apocalypse of Saint John” at Cornell
Sangam MacDuff

9 Opsigenetic Touches in Ulysses: Ithacan Correlatives
Fritz Senn



All interested in genetic criticism, the evolution of James Joyce’s literature during its compositional development, and how such analysis can provide new ways for interpreting his texts.