Abstract

Abstract:

This essay connects the equivocal treatment of mathematics and especially the infinitely small in one of Joyce's college essays to the fictional essay for Mr. Tate in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and shows that both the excerpt and Stephen's oral correction are heretical. This insight leads to the identification of mathematicians named in the episode and to a suggestion that Joyce deliberately frames Stephen as a heretical hero like Galileo, who was first publicly condemned for his beliefs in the Church of San Maria Novella, the setting that opens the college essay.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1938-6036
Print ISSN
0021-4183
Pages
pp. 315-334
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-12
Open Access
No
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