James Joyce’s Early Fiction: Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Wednesdays, October 10 – December 5 (class will not meet November 21)

6 – 7:30 pm

Online registration is closed; call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Led by Susan Bazargan

We will learn how to read and appreciate Joyce’s challenging prose, an activity best accomplished by a careful exploration of Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. First-time readers will be introduced to the rich complexities of Joyce’s language while more seasoned readers will discover new verbal intricacies in his fiction. Please read “The Sisters” and “Araby” from Dubliners for the first meeting.

Susan Bazargan holds a Ph.D. and is an emerita Professor of English. Her scholarship and publications focus on James Joyce.

Materials List
Required:
Any edition of the following:
Joyce, James. The Portable James Joyce, ed. Harry Levin. Penguin, 1976. ISBN: 0140150307
Gifford, Don. Joyce Annotated. Notes for Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. ISBN: 0520046102

CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.

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

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $190