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G&S Typesetters PDF proof Preface With this issue of JSA, we conclude fourteen years of publication. This is the final issue. I came to this decision after six months or so of weighing my concerns. They were several. I have edited two Joyce journals for forty years. My enthusiasm has waned, and there are strong existing outlets for Joyce scholarship. I took the time this fall to go through a number of recent issues of The JoyceBroadsheet,TheJamesJoyceLiterarySupplement,andJamesJoyceQuarterly .Joycescholarshipisindeedwellservedbythesepublications,and articles on Joyce’s work abound in many other journals. But these reasons tell only half the story. From its beginning, I conceived of JSA as a journal that would publish articles on original materials, archives, textual criticism, bibliography, and biographical research. The first article published in the first issue of JSA was from our Joyce collection, “Selections from the Paris Diary of Stuart Gilbert 1929–1934,” edited by myself and Randolph Lewis. When it was published complete in our Imprint Series, it included letters by Joyce along with photographs. Publication of the additional material met with some consternation on the part of the Joyce Estate. Subsequenttothat ,attemptstopublishotherrelevantmaterialmetwithrefusals . For example, a request to publish Joyce’s Defoe lecture in a new translation by Ellsworth Mason failed to get the permission of the Estate . Because JSA was in part created to publish this kind of material, such action was discouraging, to say the least. Too many potential studies of a textual or bibliographical nature are not undertaken because of the reception their authors would receive when seeking permission from the Estate. One could rail at this recalcitrant position, but to what end? It is with an obvious sense of irony that we publish in this last issue two essays by Michael Groden and Terence Killeen regarding the discovery, purchase, and description of the Joyce manuscripts bought from Alexis Léon by the National Library of Ireland. I viewed Joyce Studies Annual, Volume 14, Summer 2003© 2003 by the University of Texas Press, P.O. Box 7819, Austin, Texas 78713-7819 00-T2928-FM 3/3/04 11:01 AM Page 1 G&S Typesetters PDF proof all of these materials in London before the sale, and they are indeed an “astonishing hoard” of materials. I am grateful to my old friend Arnold, who over the years has made remarkable contributions to the two journals that I have edited. I am pleased to acknowledge him. I also wish to acknowledge the passing of Hugh Kenner and pay tribute to him. He was not only one of the greats of Joyce criticism, but a critic who shaped our perception of modernism itself. Kenner’s insights and judgments loom over the entire field. A good friend, a soaring presence, he taught so many of us not only how to read Joyce and other modernist writers, but also critical reading itself. The four essays by Gareth Downes, Jürgen Grandt, Philip Sicker, and Keri Ames all add dimensions to our understanding of Joyce’s texts and influences. Downes’s discussion of “The Day of the Rabblement ” and Stephen Hero in light of Bruno’s Italian dialogues deepens our understanding of an important aspect of Joyce’s complaint against Irish Catholicism. Grandt’s essay, with its accounts of Otto Luening and Philip Jarnach in Zurich, presents an interesting contention that Joyce became better acquainted with musical notation and compositional technique of counterpoint. Homer’s Penelope and Joyce’s Molly are paralleled in compelling ways in Keri Ames’s piece, and Philip Sicker’s essay presents an interesting speculation regarding Havelock Ellis’s “thigh friction” and Gerty MacDowell, with its angle on social history. In a concluding note, Friedhelm Rathjen reminds us well that where Joyce is concerned, there are no level roads. I thank the scores of advisory editors who have made JJQ and JSA under my editorship a great and rewarding experience. Such service to the profession often goes unrecognized and yet is vital to scholarship . Thanks especially to Rick Watson, who bore his chalice safely through the tangled nets of publication and did so brilliantly. Thanks, too, to all of the contributors to JSA who have added so much to the intellectually stimulating world of...

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ISSN
1538-4241
Print ISSN
1049-0809
Pages
pp. 1-2
Launched on MUSE
2004-04-13
Open Access
No
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