Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-12-12
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida

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Though they were born a generation apart, Joseph Conrad and James Joyce shared similar life experiences and similar literary preoccupations. Both left their home countries at a relatively young age and remained lifelong expatriates.

Author Biography

Agata Szczeszak-Brewer is assistant professor of English at Wabash College and a recipient of the Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Cosmogony and Colonialism: Charting Non-Placesp. 17
False Gods of Imperialism in Conradp. 28
"A free lay church in a free lay state": From the Cosmogonic Discourse to Sacred Secularism in Joyce's Imagined Communityp. 53
Tenuous Itinerariesp. 87
"Circles, circles, circles": Conrad's Pilgrimagep. 98
Teleology without a Telos? Constitutive Absence in Joyce's Pilgrimagep. 118
Conclusionp. 149
Notesp. 169
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 187
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