ZÜRICH James Joyce Foundation

Gabriel Renggli “JOYCE AS THEORY”

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 7.30 p.m.

On occasion of his recent book publication we are happy to invite you to a lecture by

Gabriel Renggli (University of York)

Gabriel’s book Joyce as Theory, published in February 2023,
examines the various scenes in Finnegans Wake that deal with the
production and interpretation of texts. Any reader of the Wake knows
that ALP’s letter is somehow important and that Shaun hates Shem’s
writing, but what Gabriel argues is that in these and other narratives,
Joyce presents a systematic philosophy of meaning-making – a
hermeneutics – which markedly resembles what would come to be
called “literary theory” in the second half of the twentieth century.
This lecture provides an overview of what theory is, how Joyce fits
into it, and how Joyce’s approach resembles that of Jacques Derrida,
in particular.

Students welcome!

RSVP until 19 May to: info@joycefoundation.ch or 044 211 83 01.

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