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    'Broken Pillars': The Counter-Monumental Texture of Ulysses


    Sakr, Rita (2010) 'Broken Pillars': The Counter-Monumental Texture of Ulysses. Dublin James Joyce Journal, 3. pp. 120-143. ISSN 2009-1850

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    Abstract

    ... Using an interdisciplinary theoretical-literary approach, this essay offers a fresh perspective on Joyce’s representations of monuments: what I refer to as Joyce against monuments. My aim is to explore the ways in which Joyce’s texts expand, qualify, and supplement the historical, cultural geographical, and theoretical material in relation to this counter-monumental dynamic. This essay is one example of this approach, though here I am limiting the study to only certain monuments, in particular Nelson’s Pillar, as it is represented in Ulysses In complementary ways this essay is both a revisioning of Henri Lefebvre’s thoughts on monuments through Ulysses and a reconsideration of monumental space in Ulysses along and against Lefebvre. Furthermore, it engages with a theoretical and critical matrix comprising the ideas and perspectives of Maurice Blanchot, Michel de Certeau, Michel Foucault, Jean- Luc Nancy, Pierre Nora, W.J.T. Mitchell, James E. Young, and historical and cultural geographers.3 The starting point has to be a rather long, but extremely useful quotation from Lefebvre’s The Production of Space...

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Joyce, James; Ulysses;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > English
    Item ID: 11449
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1353/djj.2009.0014
    Depositing User: Rita Sakr
    Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 14:28
    Journal or Publication Title: Dublin James Joyce Journal
    Publisher: James Joyce Research Centre at University College Dublin
    Refereed: Yes
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