Naming and Gender in James Joyce's Fiction
Names: A Journal of Onomastics
names, onomastics, james joyce, women's names
English Language and Literature
In his fiction James Joyce plays unabashedly with names and naming. His attention to women's names is revealing, since he nicknames female characters differently from the way that he nicknames male characters, and he allows the females to generate names for themselves. Though historically a legacy of male tradition, the naming of women, as it occurs in Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939), becomes decidedly female: Joyce's women characters exploit the opportunity to name and rename themselves, reinventing their identities, veiling and unveiling their personalities.
Culleton, Claire A. (1991). Naming and Gender in James Joyce's Fiction. Names: A Journal of Onomastics 39(4), 303-318. doi: 10.1179/nam.19188.8.131.523 Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kent.edu/engpubs/140
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