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  1. Week 10 Portrait

  2. James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  3. Issues: • Emergence of subjectivity • Entering the symbolic order • Becoming an artist • Quest of Mother • Portrayal of women in Portrait

  4. Structural Pattern • Ch.1: social approach to life (appeal to Father Conmee) • Ch.2: sensuous approach (visit to the prostitute) • Ch.3: religious approach (confession to the priest) • Ch.4: aesthetic approach (vision of the wading girl) • Ch.5: unresolved • Thornton, Weldon. The Antimodernism of Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Syracusse UP.

  5. Women in Portrait • Ch.1: Mother and Child • Ch.2: Virgin and Whore • Ch.3: The Catholic Virgin • Ch.4: The Bird-Girl: Aesthetic Muse • Ch.5: Flight from the Mother (biological, ecclesiastical, and political) • Henke, Suzette. “Stephen Dedalus and Women: A Feminist Reading of Portrait.” Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1993.

  6. Discussion (1) • pp.168-170: “Stephanos Dedalos!”— “imperishable” • pp. 171-73: “A girl”--- “deeper than other” • pp. 217-24: “Toward dawn” --- (end of poem)

  7. Discussion (2) • pp. 204-5: “Aristotle”– “desire and loathing” pp. 206- 9: “Beauty expressed by the artist” . . . “all esthetic apprehension” pp. 212-15: “wholeness, harmony and radiance” – “so to speak”

  8. The End