Print version: Backus, Margot Gayle. Scandal work : James Joyce, the new journalism, and the home rule newspaper wars. Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press,  xvii, 304 pages ISBN 9780268022372
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: James Joyce and the political sex scandal: "The cracked lookingglass of a servant" -- Unorthodox methods in the home rule newspaper wars: Irish nationalism, Phoenix Park, and the fall of Parnell -- Investigative, fabricated, and self-incriminating scandal work: from "the maiden tribute of modern Babylon" to the Oscar Wilde trials -- James Joyce’s early scandal work: "never write about the extraordinary" -- Reinventing the scandal fragment: "smiling at Wild(e) Irish" -- The protracted labor of the new journalist sex scandal: "lodged in the room of infinite possibilities" -- James Joyce’s self-protective self-exposure: confessing in a foreign language -- (Re)fusing sentimentalism and scandal: "poor Penelope. Penelope rich" -- Dublin’s tabloid unconscious: "a hairshirt of purely Irish manufacture" -- Coda: Jamming the imperial circuitry: "the readiest channel nowadays".