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    Unmastered Subjects: Identity as Fabrication in Joseph Strick' s A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses


    Pramaggiore, Maria (2001) Unmastered Subjects: Identity as Fabrication in Joseph Strick' s A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses. European Joyce Studies, 11. pp. 52-70. ISSN 0923-9855

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    Abstract

    This paper argues that Joseph Strick's film adaptations of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses address a central issue within Joyce's oeuvre : the relation between aesthetics and the fabrication of identity. Joyce pits aesthetic discourses of 19th century realism and 20th century modernism against one another and reveals that language can construct identity only through and as fabrication. Strick translates this tension into the visual system of his films, juxtaposing images of documentary realism and avant garde subjectivity to suggest the fabricated and unstable nature of the visual image.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Unmastered Subjects; Identity; Fabrication; Joseph Strick; Portrait; Artist; Young Man; Ulysses;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 12984
    Depositing User: Maria Pramaggiore
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 10:12
    Journal or Publication Title: European Joyce Studies
    Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
    Refereed: Yes
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