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Dublin, Trieste, Zurich, Paris: these cities were each home to James Joyce while he was writing Ulysses. In this seminar, we will follow the evolution of his fascinating text, from its genesis in Dublin to its completion in Paris. We will study its construction and discuss the various artists and contemporaries whose influences helped shape the novel. In our reading of the book, we will explore the history of its composition and eventual publication.
Eight sessions. E – $230, R – $253
Susan Bazargan is an emerita professor of English and a James Joyce scholar.
Ulysses: The Corrected Text. James Joyce. Vintage Random House, 1986. ISBN: 978-0394553733
Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses. Don Gifford. University of California Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0520253971
James Joyce. New and revised edition. Richard Ellmann. Oxford UP, 1983. ISBN: 0-19-503381-7
For the first class, please read the first two chapters of Ulysses. If this is your first reading of the novel, you may need to use Don Gifford, Ulysses Annotated. Please also read "The Backgrounds of Ulysses" in Richard Ellmann's James Joyce (a digital file of this reading will be sent with the email confirming your registration).
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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