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CONSUMING INISFAIL: THE DOMESTICATION OF MAN AND ARBOREAL LANDSCAPES IN JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

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Date Issued:
2023
Abstract/Description:
This thesis serves as an exploration of the environment in James Joyce’s Ulysses which holds accountable the violent material politics of England against Ireland and the acts of consumption committed against human and nonhuman bodies, which is a radical critique of the patriarchal discourse and action that decimated a once sovereign nation and its landscape. I argue through an eco-critical lens that intersects the human body, a once impenetrable landscape, and the elision of Brehon Gaelic law as a victim of colonial usurpation. There is a deep focus geared towards masculinity and its imposition upon the female body, but also an important look at the relationship between man and nature. While sexuality and nature co-exist in Ulysses, we can envision this novel as an “epic of living with animals" and their human predecessors.
Title: CONSUMING INISFAIL: THE DOMESTICATION OF MAN AND ARBOREAL LANDSCAPES IN JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES.
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Name(s): Busch-Mullen, Jacqueline , author
Ulin, Julieann , Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Department of English
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2023
Date Issued: 2023
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 72 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis serves as an exploration of the environment in James Joyce’s Ulysses which holds accountable the violent material politics of England against Ireland and the acts of consumption committed against human and nonhuman bodies, which is a radical critique of the patriarchal discourse and action that decimated a once sovereign nation and its landscape. I argue through an eco-critical lens that intersects the human body, a once impenetrable landscape, and the elision of Brehon Gaelic law as a victim of colonial usurpation. There is a deep focus geared towards masculinity and its imposition upon the female body, but also an important look at the relationship between man and nature. While sexuality and nature co-exist in Ulysses, we can envision this novel as an “epic of living with animals" and their human predecessors.
Identifier: FA00014148 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (MA)--Florida Atlantic University, 2023.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Joyce, James, 1882-1941
Joyce, James, 1882-1941. Ulysses
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