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James Joyce: Criticism

The following section collects Joyce-related annotations, guides, and literary criticism. The pages are organized into five thematic sections, some further divided into sub-sections. These are described below. If you have any question about where a particular volume has been located, check the “Quick Reference Card” after the following links, which arranges the books alphabetically by author.

Joyce Criticism

General Criticism
General criticism and commentary about Joyce and his writing. Divided into four chronological sections: [1924-1979], [1980-1999], [2000-2019], and [2020-Present].

Annotations, guides, and criticism for Dubliners.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Annotations, guides, and criticism for A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Annotations, guides, and criticism for Ulysses. Divided into three sections: [Annotated Editions], [1927-1999], and [2000-Present].

Finnegans Wake
Annotations, guides, and criticism for Finnegans Wake. Divided into five sections: [Guides & Annotations], [Criticism 1929-1999], [Criticism 2000-Present], [About the Wake], [Independents].

Quick Reference Card

General Joyce Criticism: 1924-1979
Bowen, Zack. Musical Allusions in the Works of James Joyce: Early Poetry through Ulysses
Burgess, Anthony.
ReJoyce (Or: “Here Comes Everybody”)
Burgess, Anthony. Joysprick
Chace, William M., ed. James Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays
Duff, Charles. James Joyce and the Plain Reader
Golding, Louis. James Joyce
Gorman, Herbert S. James Joyce: His First Forty Years
Grose, Kenneth. James Joyce (Literature in Perspective)
Gross, John J. Joyce (Modern Masters)
Hodgart, Matthew J. C. and Mabel P. Worthington. Song in the Work of James Joyce
Jones, William Powell. James Joyce and the Common Reader
Kenner, Hugh. Dublin’s Joyce
Kenner, Hugh. Joyce’s Voices
MacCabe, Colin. James Joyce and the Revolution of the Word
Slocum, John & Herbert Cahoon. A Bibliography of James Joyce 1882-1941
Tindall, William York. A Reader’s Guide to James Joyce

General Joyce Criticism: 1980-1999
Attridge, Derek, ed. The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce
Beja, Morris, ed. James Joyce: The Centennial Symposium
Benstock, Shari & Bernard Benstock. Who’s He When He’s at Home: A James Joyce Directory
Bloom, Harold, ed. James Joyce: Modern Critical Interpretations
Bowen, Zack. Bloom’s Old Sweet Song: Essays on Joyce and Music
Bowen, Zack & James Carens. A Companion to Joyce Studies
Brivic, Sheldon. Joyce Between Freud and Jung
Brivic, Sheldon. Joyce the Creator
Brivic, Sheldon. The Veil of Signs : Joyce, Lacan, and Perception
Campbell, Joseph. Mythic Worlds, Modern Words: On the Art of James Joyce
Dunleavy, Janet Egleson. Re-Viewing Classics of Joyce Criticism
Eco, Umberto. The Aesthetics of Chaosmos: The Middle Ages of James Joyce
Eco, Umberto & Liberato Santoro-Brienza. Talking of Joyce
Fairhall, James. James Joyce and the Question of History
Fargnoli, A. Nicholas & Michael Patrick Gillespie. James Joyce A to Z : The Essential Reference to the Life and Work
Ferris, Kathleen. James Joyce and the Burden of Disease
Froula, Christine. Modernism’s Body: Sex, Culture, and Joyce
Henke, Suzette  & Elaine Unkeless. Women In Joyce
Henke, Suzette. James Joyce and the Politics of Desire
Herr, Cheryl. Joyce’s Anatomy of Culture
Jones, Ellen Carol. Joyce: Feminism / Post / Colonialism
Knowles, Sebastian D.G., ed. Bronze by Gold: The Music of Joyce
MacCabe, Colin. James Joyce: New Perspectives
Manganiello, Dominic. Joyce’s Politics
Norris, David & Carl Flint. Introducing Joyce
Norris, Margot. Joyce’s Web
Parrinder, Patrick. James Joyce
Pearce, Richard, ed. Molly Blooms: A Polylogue on “Penelope” and Cultural Studies
Reynolds, Mary T., ed. James Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays
Rice, Thomas Jackson. Joyce, Chaos & Complexity
Scott, Bonnie Kime. Joyce and Feminism
Scott, Bonnie Kime. James Joyce (Feminist Readings)

General Joyce Criticism: 2000-2019
Armand, Louis. Joycemedia: James Joyce, Hypermedia, and Textual Genetics
Attridge, Derek. Joyce Effects: On Language, Theory and History
Attridge, Derek. Semicolonial Joyce
Conley, Tim. Joyces Mistakes: Problems of Intention, Irony, and Interpretation
Conley, Tim. Useless Joyce: Textual Functions, Cultural Appropriations
Flynn, Catherine. James Joyce and the Matter of Paris
Hanaway-Oakley, Cleo. James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film
Hardiman, Adrian. Joyce in Court
Kenner, Hugh & Adaline Glasheen. A Passion for Joyce: The Letters of Hugh Kenner & Adaline Glasheen
Knowles, Sebastian D.G. At Fault: Joyce and the Crisis of the Modern University
McCourt, John, ed. James Joyce in Context
McCourt, John, ed. Roll Away the Reel World: James Joyce and Cinema
Seidel, Michael. James Joyce: A Short Introduction
Schneider, Eric Holmes. Zois in Nighttown: Prostitution and Syphilis in the Trieste of James Joyce and Italo Svevo (1880-1920)

General Joyce Criticism: 2020-Present
Adams, Mary. James Joyce and the Internal World of the Replacement Child
Binnie-Wright, Georgina. James Joyce and Photography.
Colangelo, Jeremy, ed. Joyce Writing Disability
Collard, David. Multiple Joyce
Erickson, Gregory. Christian Heresy, James Joyce, and the Modernist Literary Imagination: Reinventing the Word
Ferrer, Daniel. Genetic Joyce: Manuscripts and the Dynamics of Creation
Gabler, Hans Walter. Genetic Inroads Into the Art of James Joyce
Gibbons, Luke. James Joyce and the Irish Revolution: The Easter Rising as Modern Event
Horsnell, Linda. Attachment and Loss in the Works of James Joyce
MacCabe, Colm. James Joyce: A Very Short Introduction
Mierlo, Wim Van. James Joyce and Cultural Genetics: The Joycean Genome
O’Shea, Colm. James Joyce’s Mandala
Rando, David P. Hope, Form, and Future in the Work of James Joyce
Smyth, Gerry. Music and Sound in the Life and Literature of James Joyce: Joyces Noyces
Williams, Keith. James Joyce and Cinematicity: Before and After Film
Vergara, José. All Future Plunges to the Past: James Joyce in Russian Literature

Bloom, Harold, ed. Dubliners (Modern Critical Interpretations)
Gifford, Don. Joyce*Annotated: Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artists as a Young Man
Jackson, John Wyse & Bernard McGinley, ed. James Joyce’s Dubliners: An Illustrated Edition with Annotations
Norris, Margot, ed. Dubliners (Norton Critical Edition)
Norris, Margot. Suspicious Readings of Joyce’s Dubliners
Scholes, Robert & A. Walton Litz, ed. Dubliners (Viking Critical Library Edition)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Anderson, Chester, ed. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Viking Critical Library)
Blades, John. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Critical Studies)
Bloom, Harold, ed. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Modern Critical Interpretations)
Gifford, Don. Joyce*Annotated: Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artists as a Young Man
Golding, William, ed. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Modern Critical Interpretations)
Harkness, Marguerite. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Voices of the Text
Scholes, Robert and Richard M. Kain. The Workshop of Daedalus: James Joyce and the Raw Materials for A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Swisher, Clarice, ed. Readings on A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Yoshida, Hiromi. Joyce & Jung: The “Four Stages of Eroticism” in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Ulysses: 1927–1999
Arnold, Bruce. The Scandal of Ulysses
Blamires, Harry. The New Bloomsday Book
Bloom, Harold & William Goldman, ed. Ulysses: Modern Critical Interpretations
Bowen, Zack. Ulysses as a Comic Novel
Budgen, Frank. James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses
Costello, Peter. Leopold Bloom: A Biography
Ellmann, Richard. Ulysses on the Liffey
Gifford, Don. Ulysses Annotated
Gilbert, Stuart. James Joyce’s Ulysses: A Study
Groden, Michael. Ulysses In Progress
Hart, Clive & David Hayman, ed. James Joyce’s Ulysses: Critical Essays
Hayman, David. Ulysses: The Mechanics of Meaning
Henke, Suzette. Joyce’s Moraculous Sindbook: A Study of Ulysses
Kain, Richard M. Fabulous Voyager: James Joyce’s Ulysses
Kenner, Hugh. Ulysses
Kopper Jr., Edward D. Cliffs Notes on Joyce’s Ulysses
McCarthy, Patrick. Ulysses: Portals of Discovery
Nicholson, Robert. Ulysses Guide: Tours Through Joyce’s Dublin
Norris, Margot, ed. A Companion to James Joyce’s Ulysses
Schawber, Paul. The Cast of Characters: A Reading of Ulysses
Sherry, Vincent B. Ulysses: A Student Guide
Smith, Paul Jordan. A Key to the Ulysses of James Joyce
Thornton, Weldon. Allusions in Ulysses
Tymoczko, Maria. The Irish Ulysses

Ulysses: 2000-Present
Attridge, Derek, ed. James Joyce’s Ulysses: A Casebook
Birmingham, Kevin. The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses
Callan, Patrick. Death in Dublin During the Era of James Joyce’s Ulysses
Crispi, Luca. Joyce’s Creative Process and the Construction of Characters in Ulysses: Becoming the Blooms
Gibson, Andrew. Joyce’s Revenge: History, Politics, and Aesthetics in Ulysses
Groden, Michael. Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views
Groden, Michael. The Necessary Fiction: Life with James Joyce’s Ulysses
Hassett, Joseph M. The Ulysses Trials: Beauty and Truth Meet the Law
Hastings, Patrick. A Guide to James Joyce’s Ulysses
Kiberd, Declan. Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce’s Masterpiece
Kilberd, Declan, ed. The Book About Everything: Eighteen Artists, Writers and Thinkers on James Joyce’s Ulysses
Killeen, Terence. Ulysses Unbound: A Reader’s Companion to James Joyce’s Ulysses
McCourt, John. Consuming Joyce: A Hundred Years of Ulysses in Ireland
Mulhall, Daniel. Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey
Russell, Richard Rankin. James Joyce and Samaritan Hospitality: Postcritical and Postsecular Reading in Dubliners and Ulysses
Senn, Fritz. Ulysses Polytropos: Essays on James Joyce’s Ulysses by Fritz Senn
Slote, Sam; Marc A. Mamigonian & John Turner. Annotations to James Joyce’s Ulysses
Tóibín, Colm, ed. One Hundred Years of James Joyce’s Ulysses
Tully, Nola. yes I said yes I will Yes: A Celebration of James Joyce, Ulysses, and 100 Years of Bloomsday

Finnegans Wake: Guides & Annotations
Bishop, John. Joyce’s Book of the Dark
Burgess, Anthony. A Shorter Finnegans Wake
Campbell, Joseph & Henry Robinson. A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake
Epstein, Edmund. A Guide Through Finnegans Wake
Gordon, John. Finnegans Wake: A Plot Summary
McHugh, Roland. Annotations to Finnegans Wake
Tindall, William York. A Reader’s Guide to Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake: Criticism 1929-1999
Atherton, James S. The Books at the Wake
Beckett, Samuel et al. A Symposium: Our Exagmination round his factification for incamination of Work in Progress
Begnal, Michael H. & Fritz Senn. A Conceptual Guide to Finnegans Wake
Begnal, Michael H. & Grace Eckley. Narrator and Character in Finnegans Wake
Bonheim, Helmut. A Lexicon of the German in Finnegans Wake
Brivic, Sheldon. Vico and Joyce
Brivic, Sheldon. Joyce’s Waking Women
Devlin, Kimberly. Wandering and Return in Finnegans Wake
Glasheen, Adaline. Third Census of Finnegans Wake
Hart, Clive. A Concordance to Finnegans Wake
Hart, Clive. Structure and Motif in Finnegans Wake
Henseler, Donna. Vico’s Doctrine of Ricorso in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Hodgart, Matthew J. C. & Ruth Bauerle. Joyce’s Grand Operoar: Opera in Finnegans Wake
Jenkins, William D. The Adventures of the Detected Detective: Sherlock Holmes in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
McHugh, Roland. The Signal of Finnegans Wake
McLuhan, Eric. The Role of Thunder in Finnegans Wake
Mink, Louis O. A Finnegans Wake Gazetteer
Norris, Margot. The Decentered Universe of Finnegans Wake
O Hehir, Brendan. A Gaelic Lexicon for Finnegans Wake and Glossary for Joyce’s Other Works
O Hehir, Brendan & John Dillon. A Classical Lexicon for Finnegans Wake
O’Sullivan, Colm. Joyce’s Use of Colors: Finnegans Wake and the Earlier Works
Verene, Donald Phillip. Vico and Joyce

Finnegans Wake: Criticism 2000-Present
Abu, Talia. Guilt and Finnegans Wake: From Original Sin to the Irredeemable Body
Baines, Robert. Philosophical Allusions in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Benjamin, Roy. Beating the Bounds: Excess and Restraint in Joyce’s Later Works
Curraoin, Diarmuid. I Know That I Have Broken Every Heart: The Significance of the Irish Language In Finnegans Wake
Devlin, Kimberly & Christine Smedley. Joyce’s Allmaziful Plurabilities: Polyvocal Explorations of Finnegans Wake
Gibson, George Cinclair. Wake Rites: The Ancient Irish Rituals of Finnegans Wake
Kitcher, Philip. Joyce’s Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake
Lacivita, Alison. The Ecology of Finnegans Wake
Various authors. The Wake Newslitter
Verene, Donald Phillip. James Joyce and the Philosophers at Finnegans Wake
Vichnar, David. The Avant-Postman: Experiment in Anglophone and Francophone Fiction in the Wake of James Joyce

Finnegans Wake: About the Wake
Connolly, Thomas E. James Joyce’s Scribbledehobble: The Ur-Workbook for Finnegans Wake
Crispi, Luca & Sam Slote. How Joyce Wrote Finnegans Wake: A Chapter-by-Chapter Genetic Guide
Fordham, Finn. Lots of Fun at Finnegans Wake: Unravelling Universals
Hayman, David. A First Draft Version of Finnegans Wake
Higginson, Fred H. Anna Livia Plurabelle: The Making of a Chapter
McHugh, Roland. The Finnegans Wake Experience
O’Neill, Patrick. Finnegans Wakes: Tales of Translation
Van Hulle, Dick. James Joyce’s “Work in Progress”: Pre-Book Publications of Finnegans Wake Fragments

Finnegans Wake: Independent
Anderson, John P. Joyce’s Finnegans Wake: The Curse of Kabbalah, Vols. 1-10
Brandon, James C. Nirvanic Finnegans Wake: James Joyce’s West/East Revelation
Brazier, Lucy. Finnegans What? Finnegans Wake—A Guide by an Idiot
Cole Ciett, Bill. A Finnegans Wake Lextionary: Let James Joyce Jazz Up Your Voca(l)bulary
Cole Ciett, Bill. Riverrun to Livvy: Lots of Fun Reading the First Page of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Edina, Vass. The Conundrum of Language: Difficulties of Reading and Language in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Rosenbloom, Eric. A Word In Your Ear: How & Why to Read James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Westfall, Damian. Finnegan Begin Again: A New Novel Towards an Understanding of Finnegans Wake

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