Event—Adult Education

Reading Ulysses, Reading Dublin (Part II)


Continue reading James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and learn about the city of Dublin in part two of this literary class.

James Joyce. Source: The Newberry Library, Call number: Midwest-MS-Butcher Series 6 Box 41 Folder 1727.

Class Description

In the second part of this class, we'll continue our journey through the novel (Chapters 11-18) and Dublin. Beginning with the "Sirens" episode, Joyce turns our attention to confined public spaces in the city—a pub, a hospital room, a brothel—before returning us to Bloom's home. In the finale, Molly Bloom's mental landscape expands the novel's geography to include Gibraltar, a seemingly odd choice of location that nevertheless encapsulates the novel's thematic concerns about Dublin and its citizens.

Susan Bazargan is an Emerita Professor of English and a James Joyce scholar.

Materials List

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First Reading

  • Please read Chapter 11 of Ulysses.

Cost and Registration

8 sessions, $268 ($241 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

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