New Release Books by Katherine Mullin

Katherine Mullin is the author of Working Girls (2016) and James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity (2003).

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Working Girls

Working Girls
Working Girls offers a cultural and literary history of telegraphists, typists, shop-girls and barmaids. It argues that these occupations helped to shape a distinctively new identity for emancipated young women, which rivalled and even displaced the better-known caricature of the New Woman. But the book is not solely concerned with the prevalence and prominence of a distinctive class of female characters, and the ideological freightings of their multiplerepresentations. It is, centrally, about the ways in which writers navigate anxieties about the act of writing. Repeatedly, typists, telegraphists, barmaids and shop-girls prove peculiarly alluring surrogatesthrough which authors obliquely navigate a precarious literary landscape and the consequences of the modern cultural market-place.

James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity

James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity
In James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity, Katherine Mullin offers a richly detailed account of Joyce''s lifelong battle against censorship. Through prodigious archival research, Mullin shows Joyce responding to Edwardian ideologies of social purity by accentuating the ''contentious'' or ''offensive'' elements in his work. Ulysses, A Portrait and Dubliners each meticulously subvert purity discourse. This important and highly original book will change the way Joyce is read and offers crucial insights into the sexual politics of Modernism.


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