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Haunted historiographiesThe rhetoric of ideology in postcolonial Irish fiction$
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Matthew Schultz

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090929

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090929.001.0001

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Introduction: Textual spectrality and Finnegans Wake

Introduction: Textual spectrality and Finnegans Wake

(p.1) Introduction: Textual spectrality and Finnegans Wake
Haunted historiographies

Matthew Schultz

Manchester University Press

A reconsideration of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake (1939) that forecasts Jacques Derrida’s notion of spectrality as a viable theoretical lens for the Twenty-First Century, even as the spectral figure aids our reinterpretation of Joyce’s text. For Joyce’s corpus, central to Irish literary tradition, celebrates this impurity and offers us insight into contemporary postcolonial novelists’ motivations for and methods of reinvention.

Keywords:   James Joyce, Jacques Derrida, Hauntology, Celtic Renaissance, Irish Nationalism

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