Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Homer in the Twentieth CenturyBetween World Literature and the Western Canon$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Barbara Graziosi and Emily Greenwood

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199298266

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298266.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 12 December 2018

Homer and Joyce: The Case of Nausicaa

Homer and Joyce: The Case of Nausicaa

Chapter:
(p.92) 4 Homer and Joyce: The Case of Nausicaa
Source:
Homer in the Twentieth Century
Author(s):

Stephen Minta

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298266.003.0005

This chapter juxtaposes the encounter between Odysseus and Nausicaa in the Odyssey with that between Leopald Bloom and Gerty Macdowell in Ulysses. It emphasizes the sexual and linguistic ambiguities of both texts and contrasts them with sanitized readings of the Odyssey, such as a Victorian poem by Mortimer Collins, published in 1869, where Odysseus and Nausicaa are presented as simple paradigms of wisdom and chastity. Situating Joyce's Homer in relation to Victorian scholarship on Homer, this chapter argues that Joyce exposed the moral blind-spots in prior receptions of the Odyssey and identifies this novel as an important pivot for the rehabilitation of Odysseus' subtle character in 20th-century receptions.

Keywords:   Homer, James Joyce, Ulysses, Odyssey, Nausicaa, Leopold Bloom, Gerty Macdowell, translation

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .