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Signs of Intelligence

Title: Signs of Intelligence: The Self-Aware Textuality of James Joyce.
Name(s): McFeaters, Andrew V., author
Gontarski, S. E., professor directing thesis
Berry, R. M., committee member
Epstein, Andrew, committee member
Department of English, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A discourse on the language of James Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, this thesis engages the roles of particular words in these texts for the purpose of demonstrating Joyce's later poetics. Often these words communicate their own senses, perform their own definitions, and these senses and definitions amount to the subversion of stable meaning. Ultimately these words are a part of language games and Wakean dialectics which constantly outmaneuver reader expectations while simultaneously promoting those expectations. In a manner of speaking, these texts read their readers and, for every hermeneutic a reader attempts to graft onto these texts, the texts say with a smirk, "Yes. I've thought of that already. Guess again."
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2565 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of English in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2003.
Date of Defense: August 20, 2003.
Keywords: James Joyce
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: S. E. Gontarski, Professor Directing Thesis; R. M. Berry, Committee Member; Andrew Epstein, Committee Member.
Subject(s): English literature
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Owner Institution: FSU

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