James Joyce’s Teaching Life and Methods

Language and Pedagogy in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake

  • Authors
  • Elizabeth Switaj

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Elizabeth Switaj
    Pages 155-158
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 159-195

About this book


Before Joyce became famous as writer, he supported himself through his other language work: English-language teaching in Pola, Trieste, and Rome. The importance of James Joyce's teaching, however, has been underestimated until now. The very playfulness and unconventionality that made him a popular and successful teacher has led his pedagogy to be underrated, and the connections between his teaching and his writing have been largely neglected. James Joyce's Teaching Life and Methods reveals the importance in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake of pedagogy and the understanding of language Joyce gained teaching English as a Foreign Language in Berlitz schools and elsewhere.


Britain English Europe fiction history of literature language Language Learning language teaching literature native speaker pedagogy twentieth century

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137556097
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56431-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55609-7
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