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Joyce/Foucault: Sexual Confessions

Wolfgang Streit

Published December 8th 2004
ISBN : 9780472110001
Hardcover
244 pages
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Sheds new light on James Joyces use of sexual motifs as cultural raw material for Ulysses and other worksJoyce/Foucault: Sexual Confessions examines instances of sexual confession in works of James Joyce, with a special emphasis on Portrait of theMoreSheds new light on James Joyces use of sexual motifs as cultural raw material for Ulysses and other worksJoyce/Foucault: Sexual Confessions examines instances of sexual confession in works of James Joyce, with a special emphasis on Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses. Using Michel Foucaults historical analysis of Western sexuality as its theoretical underpinning, the book foregrounds the role of the Jesuit order in the spread of a confessional force, and finds this influence inscribed into Joyces major texts. Wolfgang Streit goes on to argue that the tension between the texts erotic passages and Joyces criticism of even his own sexual writing energizes Joyces narratives-and enables Joyce to develop the radical skepticism of power revealed in his work.Wolfgang Streit is Lecturer, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich.