Individual Author Record
Name: Alan M. CohnPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHe works at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Biographical and Professional InformationAlan M. Cohn is a professor, librarian, and scholar. He has served on committees such as the D.H. Lawrence committee in 1978, and the Joyce-Lawrence Society of America, the Modern Language Association, and the Dickens Society, as well as other organizations. He has published numerous articles on Joyce and Lawrence, especially noted for his work on the Croessmann/Joyce collection.
- Work in Progess: Joyce Centenary Essays, Southern Illinois University Press, 1983
- The Cumulated Dickens Checklist, Whitston Publishing Company, 1982
Titles At Your Library
Work in Progress: Joyce Centenary Essays
ISBN: 0809310945 Southern Illinois University Press. 1983
Work in Progress contains a separate essay on each of Joyce’s major works (Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake), with recognized Joyce scholars examining in each a central critical problem.
Morris Beja examines Dubliners from the perspective of the “epiphany,” a concept formulated by the young Joyce. Richard Peterson finds a rhythmic flow in A Portrait that helps us see its narrative structuring more clearly. Shari and Bernard Benstock explore Ulysses to discern how movement and spatiality function in its narrative. Patrick McCarthy considers how Finnegans Wake and its audience are necessarily symbiotic partners.
In the second grouping of essays Edmund Epstein and Fritz Senn each investigate how Joyce handles—or manipulates—language. Looking at three decades of criticism, Margaret Church demonstrates where the study of the Viconian cycle and stream-of-consciousness has led toward an understanding of the role of time in Joyce’s fiction. Sheldon Brivic adduces a Joycean psychology from the works that offers an additional dimension to the study of the texts. Suzette Henke traces the growing maturity of Joyce’s attitude toward women. Completing the collection, Father Robert Boyle examines the religious ethos present in Joyce’s work.
The Cumulated Dickens Checklist, 1970-1979
ISBN: 0878752307 Whitston Pub Co Inc. 1982