Littérature moderne (18e - 20e siècles)


Dr Sangam MacDuff

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I specialise in twentieth and twenty-first century Anglophone literature, with a particular focus on James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and Samuel Beckett. I recently published a monograph on Joyce that situates the short, enigmatic texts Joyce called “epiphanies” in relation to their Classical, Biblical and Romantic forbears, and I am co-editing a new edition of Joyce’s epiphanies. My current research, funded by the Fonds Nationale Suisse, investigates a series of surprising filiations between logic and literature, from 1850 to the present.



Panepiphanal World: James Joyce’s Epiphanies. Gainesville, Fl.: University Press of Florida, February 2020 (in press). Reviewed in the TLS, January 2021.

James Joyce, Epiphanies: A Critical Edition, ed. Sangam MacDuff, Angus McFadzean and Morris Beja. Paris: Hermann. Forthcoming.


“L’épiphanie joycienne,” forthcoming in a special issue of Europe dedicated to Joyce and Banville (in press).

“The Continuity of Joyce’s Logical Fictions,” Dublin James Joyce Journal (in press).

“The Logic of the Doodles in Finnegans Wake II.2,” in Joyce and the Arts, ed. Emma-Louise Silva, Sam Slote and Dirk Van Hulle. European Joyce Studies. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2020.

 “After the Deluge, The Waves,” in Virginia Woolf and The World of Books: Selected Papers of the 27th​ Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, ed. Nicola Wilson and Claire Battershill. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press/Clemson University Press, 2018. 76-82.

 “Joyce’s Revelation: ‘The Apocalypse of Saint John’ at Cornell,”in James Joyce and Genetic Criticism, ed. Genevieve Sartor. European Joyce Studies 28. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018. 118-26.

 “The Self-Reflexive Text of ‘Aeolus,’” in Publishing in Joyce’s Ulysses: Newspapers, Advertising and Printing, ed. William Brockman, Tekla Mecsnóber and Sabrina Alonso. European Joyce Studies 26. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018. 156-74.

 “Death and the limits of epiphany: Wordsworth’s ‘spots of time’ and Joyce’s epiphanies of death.” James Joyce Quarterly 53.1-2 (Fall/Winter 2015 issue [published autumn 2017]):61-74.

“The Yale Epiphanies: A New Typescript,” in Genetic Joyce Studies 17 (Spring 2017): 1-15.

“‘Scrupulous Meanness,’ Joyce’s Gift, and the Symbolic Economy of Dubliners,” in Economies of English, ed. Martin Leer and Genoveva Puskas. Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 33. Tübingen: Narr, 2016. 181-98.

“Joyce’s Transcendental Aesthetics,” in Emotion, Affect, Sentiment: The Language and Aesthetics of Feeling, ed. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet and Andreas Langlotz. Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 30. Tübingen: Narr, 2014. 143-62.

“Joycepapers,” a report on the 2013 Zurich James Joyce Foundation Workshop, in The James Joyce Broadsheet (October 2013): 2.

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