The Collected Works of Karen R. Lawrence


The Odyssey of Style in Ulysses.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981.  Paperback, 1986.

The McGraw-Hill Guide to English Literature, 2 vols.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985.  Co-authored with Betsy Seifter and Lois Ratner.

Ed. Decolonizing Tradition: New Views of Twentieth-Century "British" Literary Canons. Urbana and Chicago: Illinois University Press, 1991.

Penelope Voyages: Women and Travel in the British Literary Tradition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994.

Ed. Transcultural Joyce. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Techniques for Living: Fiction and Theory in the Works of Christine Brooke-Rose. The Ohio State University Press, 2010.

Who’s Afraid of James Joyce? University Press of Florida, 2010.


  1. “‘Eumaeus’:  The Way of All Language.”  Reprinted in Modern Critical Views:  James Joyce.  Ed. Harold Bloom.  New York:  Chelsea House Publishers, 1986, pp. 147-157.
  2. “Gender and Narrative Voice in Jacob's Room and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.”  In James Joyce:  The Centennial Symposium.  Eds. Morris Beja, Phillip Herring, Maurice Harmon, and David Norris.  University of Illinois Press, 1986, pp. 31-38. Reprint forthcoming in The Norton Critical Edition of A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man. Ed. John Paul Riquelme.
  3. “Paternity as Legal Fiction in Ulysses.”  In Joyce's Ulysses:  The Larger Perspective.  Eds. Weldon Thornton and Robert Newman.  University of Delaware Press, 1987, pp. 89-97.  Rpt. in James Joyce:  The Augmented Ninth.  Ed. Bernard Benstock.  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1988, 233-243.
  4. “The Cypher:  Disclosure and Reticence in Villette.”  Nineteenth-Century Literature, 42 (March 1988), pp. 448-466.  Rpt. in Tradition and the Talents of Women.  Ed. Florence Howe.  University of Illinois Press, 1991.  Also rpt. in Classical Essays on Charlotte Bronte.  Ed. Barbara Timm Gates.  Boston:  G. K. Hall & Co., 1990, 306-319.
  5. “Compromising Letters:  Joyce and Women.”  Western Humanities Review, 42, (Spring 1988), 1-17.
  6. “Curriculosclerosis:  Or, Hardening of the Categories.”  ADE Bulletin, (Fall 1988), 13-17.
  7. “Joyce and Feminism.”  In The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce.  Ed. Derek Attridge. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1990, 237-58.
  8. “Orlando's Voyage Out.”  Modern Fiction Studies, Virginia Woolf Special Issue, 38.1 (Spring 1992), 253-77.
  9. “‘Beggaring Description’:  Politics and Style in Joyce's ‘Eumaeus.’” Modern Fiction Studies, 38.2, (Summer 1992), 355-76.
  10. “Ulysses: The Narrative Norm.” In James Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays.  Ed. Mary T. Reynolds.  Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1993, 118-29.  Reprint of Chapter II of The Odyssey of Style in Ulysses
  11. “‘Floating on a Pinpoint’:  Travel and Place in Brooke-Rose's Between.”  In Utterly Other Discourse:  The Texts of Christine Brooke-Rose.  Ed. Ellen G. Friedman and Richard Martin.  Normal: Dalkey Archive Press, 1995, 76-96.
  12. “Roth's Call It Sleep:  Modernism on the Lower East Side.”  In Cambridge Essays on Roth's Call It Sleep.  Ed. Hana Wirth-Nesher.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1996, 107-26.
  13. “Reinventing the Library:  Looking Forward While Looking Back.”  Continuum, 6, Winter 1996-97, 12-13.
  14. “Saving the Text:  Cultural Crisis in Textermination and Masterpiece Theatre.”  Narrative 5, January 1997, 108-16.
  15. “Dialogizing Theory in Brooke-Rose's Thru.”  Western Humanities Review, 50-51, Spring 1997, 352-58.
  16. “Metempsychotic Joyce.”  Introduction to Transcultural Joyce, ed. Karen R. Lawrence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  17. “In Transit from James Joyce to Brigid Brophy.”  In Transcultural Joyce, ed. Karen R. Lawrence.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  18. “‘Beggaring Description’: Economics of Language and the Language of Economy in ‘Eumaeus,’” In Images of Joyce II. Ed. Clive Hart et al. Proceedings of the 12th International James Joyce Symposium.  Colin Smythe, 1998, 726-753. (printed version of 1990 Plenary Address -- earlier version of Modern Fiction Studies essay).
  19. “Legal Fiction or Pulp Fiction in ‘Lestrygonians.’”  In “Ulysses”:  En-Gendered Perspectives:  Eighteen New Essays on the Episodes.  ed. Kimberly J. Devlin and Marilyn Reizbaum.  Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999, 100-110.
  20. “Postpoststructualist Administration: A User’s Manual.” Fall, 2000. ADE (Association of Departments of English) Bulletin. 18-21.
  21. “‘Twenty Pockets Arent Enough for Their Lies’: Pocketed Objects as Props of Bloom’s Masculinity in Ulysses.” In Masculinities in Joyce: Postcolonial Constructions. European Joyce Studies, 10, ed. Christine Von Boheemen-Saaf and Colleen Lamos. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001, 163-76.  Reprinted in Harold Bloom, ed. Leopold Bloom, Chelsea House Publishers, 2004, 123-31.
  22. “Building the IJJF: A Foundation of Women”, Joyce Studies Annual, 2001, 163-71.
  23. “Close Encounters.” James Joyce Quarterly, vol.41.1-2, Fall 2003-Winter 2004, 127-42.
  24. “On Translation.”  James Joyce Quarterly, vol.41.1-2, Fall 2003-Winter 2004,57-60.
  25. “Bloom in Circulation:  Who’s He When He’s Not at Home?” In Joyce on the Threshold, eds. Anne Fogerty and Timothy Martin.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005, 15-27.
  26. Who Could Have Read the Signs? Politics and Prediction in Gertrude Stein’s Mrs. Reynolds and Christine Brooke-Rose’s Amalgamemnon.  Western Humanities Review, vol. LIX, Fall 2005, 18-38.


Review of Jackson Cope's Joyce Cities:  Archaeologies of the Soul (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981) in Criticism, 24, Summer 1982, 294-297.

Review of Marianna Torgovnick, Closure in the Novel (Princeton University Press, 1981) and Alan Wilde, Horizons of Assent:  Modernism, Post-modernism, and the Ironic Imagination (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981) in Novel, 16, Winter 1983, 177-181.

Review of Ulysses:  Critical and Synoptic Edition, ed. Hans Gabler et al.  (Garland Press, 1984) in Western Humanities Review, Winter 1985, 361-366.

Who's Afraid of James Joyce?

Techniques for Living: Fiction and Theory in the Work of Christine Brooke-Rose

Penelope Voyages: Women and Travel in the British Literary Tradition

Transcultural Joyce