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01st November 2009

Fellow discusses James Joyce for Radio 4

A panel of distinguished guests joined Melvyn Bragg last week to discuss James Joyce’s “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” on Radio 4 – among them was Exeter’s senior Fellow in English, Jeri Johnson.

The novel, which follows Stephen Dedalus (Joyce’s alter ego) from infancy to the end of adolescence, aroused shock on its publication with its graphic honesty. Joyce’s novel was also daringly experimental, delving deep into the psyche of his central character. The panellists examine the novel itself, as well as tracing the background against which this ground-breaking work was written, the author’s own personal history, and how these influences affected his work.

This latest edition of “In Our Time” will be available for a limited time on BBC iPlayer .

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