James Joyce

James Augustine Joyce, the eldest surviving son of John Stanislaus Joyce and Mary Jane ('May') Joyce, was born in Dublin on 2 February 1882. He attended Clongowes Wood College, a Jesuit boys' school in County Kildare, until his father lost his job as a Rates Collector in 1891. Around the same time, Joyce took 'Aloysius' as his confirmation name. After a brief spell at the Christian Brothers School, all of the Joyce brothers entered Belvedere College, a Jesuit boys' day school; fortunately, the school fees were waived. In 1894, with the Joyces' finances dwindling further, the family moved house for the fourth time since Joyce's birth. They also sold off their last remaining Cork property. Despite increasing poverty and upheaval, Joyce managed to win a prize for his excellent exam results and wrote an essay on Ulysses which, arguably, sowed the seeds for Joyce's 1922 masterpiece of the same name. In 1896 Joyce was made prefect of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a devotional society. However, he was not as pure as he seemed; Joyce claimed to have begun his ‘sexual life’ later that year, at the age of fourteen.[1] Education In 1898, Joyce began studying modern...
Read the essay: James Joyce: A Biography by Cleo Hanaway
# Title Description Contributor
1 Ulysses: Joyce and Cinema ... Cleo Hanaway
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1 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce
2 Ulysses James Joyce
3 Finnegans Wake James Joyce
4 Chamber Music James Joyce
5 Dubliners James Joyce
# Essay Title Description Contributor
1 Modernism

Ezra Pound’s maxim, ‘Make it new’ (‘Canto LIII’) is often quoted as a succinct summary of...

Rebecca Beasley
2 James Joyce: A Biography

James Augustine Joyce, the eldest surviving son of John Stanislaus Joyce and Mary Jane ('May')...

Cleo Hanaway
3 James Joyce: Here Comes Everybody

By Cleo Hanaway

Not everyone considers Joyce a 'great' writer…

Cleo Hanaway
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1 Reading Ulysses - visualising the text

Visualisations of Ulysses by James Joyce, including:

  • A plot of the length of each...
Patrick Lockley
2 Ulysses: Stephen's Shining Moment ...
3 Seeing Joyce (article)

Article by Frank Delaney in 'The Public Domain Review'.

Introduction: "This year’s ‘...

4 Visualisations of 'Exiles' by James Joyce

Includes

  • Pie Chart of how the words are spread between characters
  • '...
Patrick Lockley
5 ULYSSES: Gerty, Romance, and You ... Tara Prescott