Chapter 13. Paralysis Re-Considered: James Joyce's Dubliners

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor3 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor4
  1. Richard Greaves Associate Lecturer1,2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch13

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Greaves, R. (2008) Paralysis Re-Considered: James Joyce's Dubliners, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 4

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Liverpool Hope University College, Royal Holloway, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill, UK

  2. 2

    Loughborough Grammar School, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770



  • paralysis re-considered - James Joyce's Dubliners;
  • childhood, adolescence, maturity, and public life;
  • Joyce undercuts romance early by the boy's furtive not-quite voyeurism;
  • Yeatsian opposition of poet and journalist in the story;
  • stories of Dubliners - generating a texture in relationship between characters and environment


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading