A LONG THE KROMMERUN offers a selection of the best papers delivered at the XXIV International James Joyce Symposium hosted by Utrecht University, the Netherlands, June 2014. The essays offer fresh insights into Joyce and De Stijl aesthetic movement which originated in the Netherlands, Joyce’s (language) politics, his use of multilingualism and dialects, and, by way of close readings and genetic approaches of
Finnegans Wake, the intricate ways Joyce communicates with his readers.
Contributors: Boriana A. Alexandrova, Stephanie Boland, Austin Briggs, Tim Conley, Catherine Flynn, Philip Keel Geheber, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Maria Kager, Katherine O’Callaghan, So Onose, David Pascoe, Sam Slote, David Spurr, and Dirk Van Hulle.
Onno Kosters is Assistant Professor of English Literature and Translation at Utrecht University. His main research interests are Anglo-Irish literature in general, and James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Seamus Heaney in particular.
Tim Conley is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Brock University in Canada. He has written and edited several books, including
Joyces Mistakes: Problems of Intention, Irony, and Interpretation (2003),
Joyce’s Disciples Disciplined (2010), and
Doubtful Points: Joyce and Punctuation (co-edited with Elizabeth M. Bonapfel, 2014).
Peter de Voogd is emeritus professor of English, Utrecht University, and founding editor of The Shandean. He has published widely on the eighteenth century and Modernism.
Table of contents
Introduction: “Dandy Paradoxes”
The Machine Aesthetic in Joyce and De Stijl
From Dowel to Tesseract: Joyce and De Stijl from “Cyclops” to Finnegans Wake
“A Great Future Behind Him”: Revisiting John F. Taylor’s Speech in “Aeolus” Revisited
Bloom’s Dream Cottage and Crusoe’s Island: Man Caves
Joyce Among the Cockneys: The East End as Alternative London
Babababblin’ Drolleries and Multilingual Phonologies: Developing a Multilingual Ethics of Embodiment through Finnegans Wake
Boriana A. Alexandrova
Wonderful Vocables: Joyce and the Neurolinguistics of Language Talent
Felicitating the Whole of the Polis in Finnegans Wake
Assimilating Shem into the Plural Polity: Burrus, Caseous, and Irish Free State Dairy Production
Philip Keel Geheber
“Behush the Bush. Whish!”: Silence, Loss, and Finnegans Wake
Waking “for an equality of relations”
The Three Fates of the Finnegans Wake Notebook Research
The Worldmaker’s Umwelt: The Cognitive Space between a Writer’s Library and the Publishing House
Dirk Van Hulle
List of contributors
Scholars of Joyce and Irish studies as well as of the history of art and design, cultural critics, manuscript and genetic critics, and linguists interested in multilingualism and dialects.