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Acknowledgements ix Contributors xi Foreword xv Anne Fogarty Introduction: James Joyce and Ecocriticism 1 Robert Brazeau and Derek Gladwin I NATURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN JOYCE’S FICTION James Joyce, Climate Change and the Threat to our ‘Natural Substance’ 21 Fiona Becket Joyce and the Everynight 38 Cheryl Temple Herr Joyce, Ecofeminism and the River as Woman 59 Bonnie Kime Scott Word and World: The Ecology of the Pun in Finnegans Wake 70 Erin Walsh The Tree Wedding and the (Eco)Politics of Irish Forestry in ‘Cyclops’: History, Language and the Viconian Politics of the Forest 91 Yi-Peng Lai Contents vii viii CONTENTS II JOYCE AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT Negative Ecocritical Visions in ‘Wandering Rocks’ 113 Margot Norris Joyce Beyond the Pale 123 Brandon Kershner ‘Aquacities of Thought and Language’: The Political Ecology of Water in Ulysses 136 Greg Winston ‘Clacking Along the Concrete Pavement’: Economic Isolation and the Bricolage of Place in James Joyce’s Dubliners 159 Christine Cusick Joyce the Travel Writer: Space, Place and the Environment in James Joyce’s Nonfiction 176 Derek Gladwin III JOYCE, SOMATIC ECOLOGY AND THE BODY ‘Can excrement be art . . . if not, why not?’ Joyce’s Aesthetic Theory and the Flux of Consciousness 197 Eugene O’Brien Environment and Embodiment in Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ 213 Robert Brazeau ‘Sunflawered’ Humanity in Finnegans Wake: Nature, Existential Shame and Transcendence 231 James Fairhall Ineluctable Modality of the Visible: ‘Nature’ and Spectacle in ‘Proteus’ 246 Garry Leonard Notes and References 269 Index 303 ...


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