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Joyce and the Law

Jonathan Goldman


The book collects essays about James Joyce's writings in the context of law and legal history from major scholars of early twentieth-century literature and culture. It argues that reading Joyce alongside the law supports and enriches current strategies in legal studies and literary scholarship. It includes chapters about Joyce in relation to laws governing citizenship, language, libel, copyright, censorship, obscenity, trademark, alcohol, public space, marital infidelity, and tenancy. Joyce's work can be seen as critiquing these and other legal regimes.

Keywords: James Joyce, legal studies, copyright, censorship, trademark

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813054742
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054742.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Goldman, editor
New York Institute of Technology

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Jonathan Goldman

Part I Legal Lives of Joyce’s Characters

Part II Legal Regimes of Joyce’s Spaces and Places

6 Dublin Inc.

Celia Marshik

7 “Nobody Owns”

Andrew Gibson

8 Pro Bono Publico

Robert Brazeau

Part III Joyce’s Legal Languages and Sources

11 The Logos of Trademark

Jonathan Goldman

Part IV Circulation and Its Legalities

13 The Prestige of the Law

Kevin Birmingham

14 Ulysses as Deodand

Robert Spoo