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Serving ‘a male philosophy’? Elizabeth Costello’s Feminism and Coetzee’s Dialogues with Joyce

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In this essay, I show that J. M. Coetzee’s Elizabeth Costello is shaped fundamentally by an engagement with Joyce’s Ulysses. However, the relationship between the two does not reveal itself in the rewriting of Joyce’s ‘Penelope’ that Costello’s literary and feminist reputation relies on, but through a range of references to ‘Scylla and Charybdis’, the ninth episode of Ulysses set in the National Library of Ireland and populated exclusively by men. Elizabeth Costello alludes to ‘Scylla and Cha...

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Peer reviewed

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10.20314/als.79b435225d

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
University of Queensland Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Australian Literary Studies Journal website
Volume:
33
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-23
Publication date:
2018-02-25
Acceptance date:
2017-12-18
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ISSN:
0004-9697
Source identifiers:
829630
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pubs:829630
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uuid:50655e9b-9446-4b99-b163-1e7b4e608c59
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pubs:829630
Deposit date:
2018-03-15

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