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The Dead


Written in 1907, “The Dead,” by James Joyce, is a tale about a lovelorn, short-sighted, and unfulfilled Irish teacher.  This is the final short story in Joyce’s famous Dubliners collection.


Call Number for Searching  the Shelves


  •  PR6019


Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Attridge, Derek (ed.). Cambridge Companion to James Joyce. 1990.

                        Call Number: PR6019.09 Z52637 1990

  •  Bloom, Harold (ed.). Bloom’s Major Short Story Writers: James Joyce. 1999.

                       Call Number: PR6019.09 Z6335 1999

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Modern Critical Interpretations: James Joyce’s Dubliners. 1988.

                       Call Number: PR6019.09 D875 1988

  •  Bloom, Harold, (ed.). Modern Critical Views: James Joyce. 1986.

                     Call Number:  PR6019.09 Z6335 1986

  • Ingersoll, Earl. Engendered Trope in Joyce’s Dubliners. 1996.

                      Call Number: PR6019.09 D8745 1996

  • Joyce, James. Dubliners. 1976.

                      Call Number: PR6019.09 D8 1976



LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Dubliners (Title Keyword)
  • Joyce, James (Author Keywords)



Reference Materials


  • MasterplotsII: Short Story Series (Revised Edition) - Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 2, pg. 870-74

  • Short Stories for Students. Call Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 6, pg. 83-113

  • Short Story Criticism. Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 3, pg. 202-217, 223-249

o   Vol. 26, pg. 31-86

o   Vol. 44, pg. 236, 244, 263-65, 268-70, 279, 284, 288

o   Vol. 64, pg. 196-200, 202, 222-28, 231, 244, 247, 259, 266-70, 272, 274, 276, 278

  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Call Number: REF PN771 .G27

o   Vol. 8, pg. 158, 165-167, 169-171

o   Vol. 16, pg. 218, 232

o   Vol. 35, pg. 154, 158-159, 161-169, 183-189

  • Welch,Robert (ed.). Oxford Companion to Irish Literature. 1996. Call Number: REF PR8706 .O88 1996

o   Pg. 137


Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.


  •  Academic Search Complete
  •  Literature Resources from Gale



This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINNCWeb, VCC East’s online card catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Last Revised on November 21, 2021



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