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Disabled legislators : disability and Irish colonial pathology in James Joyce's Ulysses

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dc.contributor.author Cormier, Andre. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-21T13:54:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-21T13:54:42Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05-21T13:54:42Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/1392
dc.description.abstract Why are there so many disabled characters in James Joyce's Ulysses? "Disabled Legislators" seeks to answer this question by exploring the variety and depth of disability's presence in Joyce's novel. This consideration also recognizes the unique place disability finds within what Lennard Davis calls "the roster of the disenfranchised" in order to define Joyce as possessing a "disability consciousness;" that is, an empathetic understanding (given his own eye troubles) of the damaged lives of the disabled, the stigmatization of the disabled condition, and the appropriation of disabled representations by literary works reinforcing normalcy. The analysis of four characters (Gerty MacDowell, the blind stripling, the onelegged sailor, and Stephen Dedalus) treats disability as a singular self-concept, while still making necessary associations to comparably created marginal identities-predominantly the colonial Other. This effort reevaluates how Ulysses operates in opposition to liberal Victorian paradigms, highlighting disability's connections to issues of gender, intolerance, self-identification and definition. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Joyce, James, 1882-1941 en_US
dc.subject Joyce, James, 1882-1941 en_US
dc.subject Politics and literature en_US
dc.subject Literature and history en_US
dc.title Disabled legislators : disability and Irish colonial pathology in James Joyce's Ulysses en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of English en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Humanities en_US


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