For the Fall 2021 term, we're offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
February 2, 2022, marks the centennial of the publication of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, a landmark event that altered the aesthetics of modern literature. To celebrate, we will read the entirety of the book, focusing on the first ten chapters during fall 2021 and the last eight in winter/spring 2022. In our close reading of the novel, we will discover and discuss the reasons for its endurance and try to account for our continued fascination with it.
Eight sessions. Registration – $230
Susan Bazargan is an emerita Professor of English. She is a James Joyce scholar with publications on the works of Joyce and other modernists.
James Joyce, Ulysses.Edited by Hans Walter Gabler (Random House (Vintage).
Harry Blamires, The New Bloomsday Book. Routledge.
Richard Ellmann, James Joyce. Oxford University Press.
Don Gifford, Ulysses Annotated. University of California Press.
Please read the first two chapters of Ulysses.