Gestural Politics

Gestural Politics : Stereotype and Parody in Joyce

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Burns (English, College of William and Mary) examines Joyce's use of parody and humor in his representation of women, gays, and Irish nationalism throughout his oeuvre, discussing how Joyce's attitude is related to his aesthetic vision. She argues that Joyce's textual gestures of violence toward various groups or -isms run a gamut, from polarized stereotyping to fluid combinations of contrary attributes. The former, Burns says, "give rise to and spring up from aggressive forces that repeatedly press toward moralism and control, whereas the latter move beyond boundaries, toward the release of tensions that create oppositional violence." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 158.75 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 426g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791446131
  • 9780791446133

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