Reading James Joyce's Ulysses | Newberry

Reading James Joyce's Ulysses

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Wednesdays, February 19 – April 23

6 – 7:30 pm

Led by Susan Bazargan
This class is full and registration has closed.

How does one approach James Joyce’s Ulysses? Reading this literary masterpiece is both like and unlike reading other novels. Through close examination and discussion of the text we will explore its major themes and concepts, navigate its calm and turbulent sections, and enjoy our journey through the landscape of this fascinating book. Participants will emerge from the seminar stronger readers. Please read chapters one and two for the first session.

Susan Bazargan is an English professor emerita whose teaching and scholarship focuses on James Joyce.

Materials List
Note: Due to the limited availability of these texts, please remember to call the Newberry Bookstore in advance at (312) 255-3520.


  • James Joyce. Ulysses. The Corrected Text. Ed. Hans Walter Gabler. Vintage Books, 1986.
  • Gifford, Don and Robert Seidman. Ulysses Annotated. University of California Press, 1988.


  • Blamires, Harry. The New Bloomsday Book: A guide though Ulysses. Routledge, 2004

First Session Readings:

  • For the first session, please read the first two chapters of the novel (the Gabler edition).

CPDU credit for this course is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Ten sessions, $240.
This class is full and online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to be placed on the waiting list.