Arius and the Vampire: Figures of Heresy and Disruption in James Joyce’s Ulysses

@inproceedings{Erickson2016AriusAT,
  title={Arius and the Vampire: Figures of Heresy and Disruption in James Joyce’s Ulysses},
  author={Gregory A Erickson},
  year={2016}
}
This essay focuses on two figures in James Joyce’s Ulysses, the heretic Arius and the vampire, who when examined together address issues of anxiety over the body and artistic creation. Stephen’s early musings on Arius lead directly into his primary act of artistic creation, a poem he writes that begins, “He comes, pale vampire.” Like the heretic, the vampire will recede into the background, but will continue to haunt the novel, offering troubling and disruptive commentary on the narrative… CONTINUE READING