James Joyce's Play with Dramatic Conventions in Ulysses (1922): Episode 15 (Circe)

Roman Vasylenko


Abstract. This essay focuses on the fifteenth episode of James Joyce’s Ulysses(1922), „Circe”, which is written in the form of a drama script. My claim is that in „Circe” Joyce subverts the traditional Western view of drama, established by Aristotle in Poetics(c. 335 BCE), particularly with respect to the principles of imitation, the plot structure, the process of interpretation, and the role of dramatis personae. Yet, the focal point of the analysis is Joyce's vision of the categories of time and space categories and their implementation in „Circe”.


James Joyce, Ulysses, dramatic conventions, play, modernism, time, space.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/nh.2019.4.90-101
Data publikacji: 2019-09-13 22:32:46
Data złożenia artykułu: 2019-03-13 19:38:23


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