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LTEN 132: James Joyce: Scholarly Books


An increasing percentage of the scholarly monographs and collections of essays acquired by the UCSD Libraries are in digital format. The functionalities of ebooks depend on the platform on which our access to the book is published: some publishers have their own platforms, but most of our ebooks are acquired through ebook vendors such as Ebrary, EBL, and EbscoHost.  Click here to read more about ebooks and the platforms on which we acquire them.

Reference Books

Several reference books relevant to James Joyce studies are listed in the "Background Information" page. Many printed reference books are shelved in the Reference Collection of the Social Sciences & Humanities Library, located on the second floor of the west wing of Geisel Library. The call number for British literature is PR; British history is DA.

You may also identify reference books by using the subject headings listed in the box to the right and adding the words encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, concordances, etc.  Examples:

Modernism (Literature)--Encyclopedias

Ireland--History--20th Century--Handbooks, Manuals, Etc.

English Literature--Irish Authors--Bibliography 

Scholarly Books

To find what books—printed or electronic—the UCSD Libraries own on the life and work of James Joyce or on any topic, use our catalog UC Library Search. Roger defaults to a keyword search, in which you can type whatever words you are interested in and hope for the best results. However, it is usually more productive to change "keyword" to "General Subject Headings" and typing in standard Library of Congress Subject Headings.

For book-length critical and interpretive studies about Joyce’s work as a whole, or of more than one work, use:

Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Criticism & Interpretation
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Aesthetics
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Censorship
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Literary style
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Manuscripts—Facsimiles

For book-length critical and interpretive studies of specific works, use:

Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Ulysses
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Characters—Molly Bloom [Leopold Bloom, Stephen Dedalus, Jews, Women, etc.]

For book-length studies of Joyce’s knowledge of or opinions on various subjects, or his influence on other writers, use:

Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Knowledge—Art [History, Greece, Literature, etc.]
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Views On [Nationalism, Sex Role, Time, etc.]
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Influence
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Appreciation—United States

For other books dealing with Ulysses which are not primarily critical/interpretive, use:

Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Ulysses—Concordances
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Ulysses—Crticisim, Textual
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Ulysses—Exhibitions
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Ulysses—Illustrations
Joyce, James, 1882-1941—Ulysses—Sources

For book-length studies on subjects broader than Joyce alone (examples), use:

English Fiction—Twentieth Century
English Fiction—Irish Authors—History and Criticism
English Literature—Irish Authors—History and Criticism
Myth in Literature
History in Literature
Catholic Church in Literature
Dublin (Ireland)—Description & Travel
Ireland—History—[Specific period]

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