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James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film

Cleo Hanaway-Oakley


James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film reappraises the lines of influence said to exist between Joyce’s writing and early cinema and provides an alternative to previous psychoanalytic readings of Joyce and film. Through a compelling combination of historical research and critical analysis, Cleo Hanaway-Oakley demonstrates that Joyce, early film-makers, and phenomenologists (Maurice Merleau-Ponty, in particular) share a common enterprise: all are concerned with showing, rather than explaining, the ‘inherence of the self in the world’. Instead of portraying an objective, neutral world, bereft ... More

Keywords: James Joyce, early cinema, film, phenomenology, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, embodied, continental philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198768913
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198768913.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cleo Hanaway-Oakley, author
University of Oxford