‘“From Queenstown to New York”: Emigration in Joyce’s Writings 1904-1912’. / Fox, Brian.

2012. Paper presented at Joyce, Dublin & Environs, XXIII International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, Ireland.

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‘“From Queenstown to New York”: Emigration in Joyce’s Writings 1904-1912’. / Fox, Brian.

2012. Paper presented at Joyce, Dublin & Environs, XXIII International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, Ireland.

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Fox, B 2012, '‘“From Queenstown to New York”: Emigration in Joyce’s Writings 1904-1912’', Paper presented at Joyce, Dublin & Environs, XXIII International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, 10/06/12 - 16/06/12.

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Fox, B. (2012). ‘“From Queenstown to New York”: Emigration in Joyce’s Writings 1904-1912’. Paper presented at Joyce, Dublin & Environs, XXIII International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, Ireland.

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Fox B. ‘“From Queenstown to New York”: Emigration in Joyce’s Writings 1904-1912’. 2012. Paper presented at Joyce, Dublin & Environs, XXIII International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, Ireland.

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Fox, Brian. / ‘“From Queenstown to New York”: Emigration in Joyce’s Writings 1904-1912’. Paper presented at Joyce, Dublin & Environs, XXIII International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, Ireland.

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title = "{\textquoteleft}“From Queenstown to New York”: Emigration in Joyce{\textquoteright}s Writings 1904-1912{\textquoteright}",
abstract = "An early note for Finnegans Wake reads simply “American Wake” (JJA vi.b.2, 128). This important conceptual note underlines the importance of the concepts of emigration and the Irish diaspora in Joyce{\textquoteright}s final work, an importance that can be traced from his earliest writings. In the period 1907-1912, emigration from Ireland, as a contributor to the Irish Peasant pointed out, was “a fact, and society must order itself to meet facts”. In Louis Paul-Dubois{\textquoteright} Contemporary Ireland (1908), he described emigration as the “fundamental characteristic of contemporary Ireland”. The concepts of emigration and exile form some of the strongest connections between Joyce{\textquoteright}s earliest and latest works and indeed are themselves fundamental characteristics of those works; this paper will examine in close, historical detail the earliest indications of Joyce{\textquoteright}s attitudes to emigration, focusing in particular on emigration from Dublin, and separately emigration to the United States – the destination for the greatest number by far, yet almost completely absent from critical accounts. This paper proposes that Joyce, in delineating a rough history of emigration from Ireland from the Wild Geese to his present, eschews some of the historical exactitude he applies elsewhere in order to present a more compelling aetiology of Ireland{\textquoteright}s political paralysis. In doing so, these essays and lectures bear the intertextual marks of much post-{\textquoteright}67 Fenian-inspired Irish-American views on the causes of emigration. This paper then aims to mark out where Joyce{\textquoteright}s political writings index contemporary discursive accounts of the causes of emigration and exile, while anticipating his own later treatment of these concepts.",
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