Library Scholar Offers Biopolitical Critique of Joyce's Ulysses

Michael BeebeMichael E. Beebe, a PhD candidate in UWM’s Department of English and a Chancellor’s Golda Meir Library Scholar for 2013-14, will present "James Joyce’s Ulysses and the Birth of Irish Biopolitical Subjectivity" on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Room E281, Golda Meir Library, second floor east wing.

Beebe’s talk will deal with the ways that Irish literary giant James Joyce expressed an emergent form of Irish biopolitical subjectivity in the iconic novel Ulysses.

Incorporating materials from UWM Libraries’ Special Collections and the archives of the famed Little Review (the novel’s original site of publication), this research presentation explores unique on-campus resources to break ground on major Irish Studies themes such as modernization theory and political philosophy.

Beebe’s biopolitical critique of Joyce’s work and times engages one of modern literature’s greatest figures on questions of citizenship, national sovereignty and the public good in the late days of British dominion over Ireland.

The Scholar and the Library series offers an opportunity for UWM humanities and social science scholars to discuss their recent research activities, and how library resources and services helped facilitate the research process. All presentations are free and open to the public.

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