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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 143–164.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ruben Borg This essay discusses the portmanteau as a privileged rhetorical figure in Finnegans Wake . It illustrates the manner in which Joyce's use of the portmanteau enables him to establish a nonmathematical and nondialectical relation between the work's minimal structural element...
Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 17–50.
Published: 01 March 2010
... and the metaphysical in Herman Melville’s Ishmael, and the conflation (even in a single portmanteau word) of ancient, scholarly, local, and official lan- guages in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake: these characteristic world-literary devices clearly grow out of commercial and cultural exchanges distinctive...