This guide is designed to help you find relevant resources in the UCSD Libraries about the Anglo-Irish writer James Joyce, his works, and his literary and social context. It is divded into three sections:
Background Information. This page lists some resources that have short, mostly article-length, introductory-level information about Joyce and his literary context. Starting with a few of these may help you put information from your class lectures and from more detailed scholarly books and articles into perspective, and they may also be useful in identifying particular aspects of Joyce that you would like to pursue further in your research papers.
Scholarly Books. This page gives you guidance in discovering book-length studies about aspects of Joyce's life, works, influences, themes, comparisons with other authors, and on broader topics such as Irish literature and history, Literary Modernism, the novel as a genre, and works about literary and cultural theory.
Article-Length Criticism. Critical, biographical, historical, and theoretical aspects of narrower topics, such as a close reading of an individual short story, or the development of a theme in one episode of Ulysses are usually published as articles in scholarly journals or essays or chapters within books. Finding these requires using article databases and/or bibliographies. This page describes the most useful of these.