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Summer School 2021

Introducing James Joyce’s Ulysses

INTRODUCING JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

Emeritus Professor, John Higgins, senior research scholar, Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, UCT

James Joyce’s Ulysses is a book that people tend to have heard about, but not read. Joyce wrote that he hoped it ‘would keep the professors busy for centuries’. Such was the success of Joyce’s attempt to create a new kind of writing that still, a hundred years later, the book is just as shocking as it was when it was first published in 1922. This course aims to help readers find a way into one of the most famous (but also daunting) books in the canon by accompanying them through a reading of several of its main episodes, and by providing a number of frames for getting different episodes into focus. 

 

LECTURE TITLES

1.     Introducing Joyce’s Ulysses

2.     Joyce’s realism

3.     Joyce’s modernism

4.     Joyce’s postmodernism

5.     Joyce’s Irish resistance

 

This course will be offered on the Microsoft Teams platform. Participants will be sent a link.

 

Recommended reading

Joyce, J. 1936. (1922) Ulysses. London: Bodley Head. (any edition)

Date: 11–15 January
Time: 5.00 pm                       
COURSE FEES: R375