ENGLISH 464 - Studies in Individual Authors
Fall 2021, Section 001 - James Joyce
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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This is a course for students who desire to be part of an intensely focused group of readers that will work its way through what has repeatedly been called the greatest novel of the past century: James Joyce’s Ulysses. As I trust we will all discover, Ulysses is a book that is best read in such a group. It is extremely difficult but also very much worth the effort that it demands of its readers. And though Ulysses will constitute the central object of our study, this course will challenge and reward you with an exploration of a great deal of Joyce's prose, including Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and selected poetry and essays as well. At the end of the term, we will make a brief excursion into Finnegans Wake. We will spend some time studying the interpretive history that frames Joyce's prose.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements will include three essays (two short papers and a final substantial essay on Ulysses. The course will conclude with an unforgettable final exam. Class participation is crucial: this is a lecture/discussion course. In Finnegans Wake Joyce describes “that ideal reader suffering from an ideal insomnia.” These are books worth losing sleep over and giving up sleep for.


ENGLISH 464 - Studies in Individual Authors
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001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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