• Finn’s Hotel and the Joycean Canon

    Author(s):
    James O'Sullivan (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Irish literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    James Joyce, stylistics
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6VW30
    Abstract:
    Initially, I conduct a stylometric analysis of Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and Finn’s Hotel, using the relative frequencies of the 100 most frequent words in each text to form an authorial signature. In doing so, I hope to demonstrate whether the collection is, from the perspective of style, quite distinct, or alternatively, closely aligned to Finnegans Wake. If style can be considered a determinant of what makes a text, then I believe that the results of such an analysis should be accepted as an indicator of whether Joyce intended Finn’s Hotel to be a standalone publication, or whether the relevant manuscripts are indeed the earliest incarnations of what would eventually come to be Finnegans Wake.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Publisher:
    University of Antwerp
    Journal:
    Genetic Joyce Studies
    Issue:
    14
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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