The present book argues that modernism and postmodernism coexist dialectically in all works of James Joyce beginning from Dubliners to Finnegan's Wake. The contextualizing aesthetic approach of this study attends to both textual and contextual features of Joyce’s fiction. The dynamism of Joyce’s fiction arises out of three dialectics of text/context, European universalism/Irish provincialism, and coliniser/colonised. Detecting and analysing these dialectics fill in the gap of Joyce criticism which is not only marked by a reductive text-oriented perspective but also splits the early from the late Joyce. The book provides a detailed analysis of modernism and postmodernism in the light of which Joyce’s fiction is viewed. Relocating Joyce in his Irish context, to which his fiction remains loyal, gives the scope of the book a postcolonial dimension as well.