This title, first published in 1990, offers a feminist and psychoanalytic reassessment of the Joycean canon in the wake of Freud, Lacan, and Kristeva. The author centres her discussion of Ulysses, Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist, Finnegans Wake, and Exiles around questions of desire and language and the politics of sexual difference.

Suzette Henke’s radical "re-vision" of Joyce’s work is a striking example of the crucial role feminist theory can play in contemporary evaluation of canonical texts. As such it will be welcomed by feminists and students of literature alike.

chapter |11 pages


Defusing the Patriarchal Can(n)on

chapter |38 pages

Through a Cracked Looking-Glass

Desire and Frustration in Dubliners

chapter |35 pages

Stephen Dedalus and Women

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Narcissist

chapter |21 pages

Interpreting Exiles

The Aesthetics of Unconsummated Desire

chapter |20 pages

Uncoupling Ulysses

Joyce's New Womanly Man

chapter |38 pages

Molly Bloom

The Woman's Story

chapter |41 pages

Reading Finnegans Wake

The Feminiairity which Breathes Content

chapter |8 pages


Anna Livia Plurabelle and Écriture Féminine