ONLINE CLASS: Joyce’s Ulysses Centenary Part 2 (2250)

Five Fridays of April 22, 29, and May 6, 13, (skip 20) 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET Online Class

$150.00 per person (10% off for members)

Lecture and Discussion Based

Ulysses was officially published 100 years ago on Joyce’s 40th birthday on February 2, 1922, by Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, Paris’s equivalent of Politics and Prose.  This course is an introduction to the second half of Joyce’s Ulysses, which many consider the seminal novel of the 20th Century.  If you never got around to finishing this great novel, this course may make it easier for you. The class will explore some modes and themes in the second half of this complex work. In our five sessions we will look at the overall structure but concentrate on the more accessible and humorous sections of Chapters 12-18. We will start with the funniest episode, “Cyclops,” and culminate in Molly Bloom’s “Yes!” to life. As Joyce joked: "so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant." Ulysses takes place on “Bloomsday,” June 16, 1904, the day on which Joyce first walked out with the love of his life, Nora. 

Five Fridays of April 22, 29, and May 6, 13, (skip 20) 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET Online Class

Required Text: 

Ulysses, by James Joyce (Gabler Edition) 9780394743127

The instructor will use the common Gabler Edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, published by Vintage/Random House. ISBN 9780394743127 (pbk). There is no advance reading required, but in the first session a reading schedule of the chapters that we will concentrate on will be provided.

Christopher Griffin is from Yeats country in south Galway. Christopher studied literature at Trinity College and University College in Dublin. He has lectured at the Yeats Summer School in Sligo and in Yeats’ Ballylee and Coole Park. He taught courses in Irish literature at GWU for eight years and at Politics and Prose for 30 years. He was a lecturer on 18 Smithsonian Journeys and at Smithsonian Associates.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Ulysses (Gabler Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394743127
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - May 12th, 1986