Envoys of the Other

eds. Clare Wallace & Louis Armand
New Revised and Expanded edition
ISBN 80-239-5046-0 (paperback). 440pp.
Published: June 2006.


Of all James Joyce's extant works, Giacomo Joyce is the one which has least received what is arguably its due. This book, the first collection of essays devoted entirely to Joyce's last published work, is an attempt to place the critical reception of this text within the larger framework of current Joyce studies. Bringing together the work of some of Joyce's major commentators, Envoys of the Other is a timely volume of significant worth to any scholar or student of James Joyce and twentieth-century literary modernism.

"a collection of important essays entirely devoted to Giacomo Joyce [...] some of which are particularly wide-ranging and profound."
--Franca Ruggieri, James Joyce Quarterly



Louis Armand
Introduction: Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Other Joyce

Fritz Senn
On Not Coming to Terms with Giacomo Joyce

Vicki Mahaffey
"Giacomo Joyce"

Murray McArthur
The Image of the Artist: Giacomo Joyce, Ezra Pound & Jacques Derrida

Gayatri Spivak
"Love me, love my ombre, elle"

Michel Delville
Epiphanies & Prose Lyrics: James Joyce and the Poetics of the Fragment

Kevin Nolan
Feydeau's Republic

Joseph Valente
(M)othering Himself: Abjection and Cross-Gender Identification in Giacomo Joyce

Clare Wallace
"Ghosts in the Mirror": Perception & the Visual in Giacomo Joyce

John McCourt
Epiphanies of Language, Longing, & Liminality

Sheldon Brivic
The Adultery of Wisdom in Giacomo Joyce

M.E. Roughley
Apology in an Other's Hand: Giacomo Joyce: Who?

Renzo Crivelli
A Portrait of the Artist as an Imaginary Casanova

Richard Brown
Eros & Apposition

Louis Armand
Resistances: Symptom & Desire in Giacomo Joyce

Helene Cixous
The Ironic Sobs of Eros

Fritz Senn
Some Further Notes on Giacomo Joyce

Selected Bibliography: Works on Giacomo Joyce

Clare Wallace is a lecturer at Charles University and at the University of New York, Prague. She has published on Joyce, Marina Carr, Patrick McCabe and contemporary Irish and British drama. She is the managing editor of HJS (Hypermedia Joyce Studies) and an advisory editor of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge.

Louis Armand is director of the InterCultural Studies programme in the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University, Prague. His books include Solicitations: Essays on Criticism & Culture; Techne: James Joyce, Hypertext & Technology; and Incendiary Devices: Discourses of the Other.

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