Molly Bloom and the Comedy of Remarriage

  • Camelia Raghinaru University of Florida


Drawing upon Stanley Cavell’s concept of the comedy of remarriage and Alain Badiou’s event theory, this essay argues that, in James Joyce’s Ulysses, Molly Bloom’s love-event is necessarily missed the first time, but it is reasserted in a final repetition, after the initial misrecognition of infidelity.

Author Biography

Camelia Raghinaru, University of Florida
Camelia Raghinaru has recently completed her PhD in English at the University of Florida and is currently revising two more articles for publication: one on D. H. Lawrence for Studies in the Novel and one on Joseph Conrad for an edited collection.
How to Cite
Raghinaru, Camelia. 2012. “Molly Bloom and the Comedy of Remarriage”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 15 (December), 1 - 11.