The Specter at the Feast: James Joyce’s "The Dead”
Presidents Hall, Franklin Hall
An inquiry into what truly lies behind the profound influence of the American West and the “local color” school of American fiction on what is more usually thought of as a quintessentially Irish work. It turns out that “The Dead,” which T.S. Eliot described as “one of the greatest short stories ever written” is haunted by some unlikely ghosts.