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Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity
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Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity

Vike Martina Plock


James Joyce's interest in medicine has been well established — he attempted to embark on medical studies no fewer than three times — but a comprehensive assessment of the influence his interest in medicine had on his work has been lacking until now. This book fills that gap as the first study of Joyce's artistic uses of turn-of-the-century medical discourses. Joyce tackles such topics as health and the human body, as well as medicine and morals, alcoholism, and the aesthetics of reproduction. The book balances close readings of Joyce's major texts with archival research that retrieves principa ... More

Keywords: James Joyce, medicine, medical discourses, health, human body, aesthetics, reproduction, alcoholism, morals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034232
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vike Martina Plock, author
University of Exeter