English 190

Research Seminar: James Joyce


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2018 Flynn, Catherine
MW 10:30-12 301 Wheeler

Book List

Joyce, James: Dubliners; Joyce, James: Finnegans Wake; Joyce, James: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Joyce, James: Ulysses

Other Readings and Media

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Description

Our course traces the evolution of Joyce’s writing, from his angry essays at the turn of the twentieth century to his all-compassing comedy, Finnegans Wake, published just before the outbreak of World War II. We will consider the transformation of Joyce's style and concerns as well the surprising return of phrases and themes in his major works, from the Dubliners collection of short stories through the autobiographical novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, to the spectacular innovations of Ulysses and the Wake. Throughout the course, we will think about the different contexts of Joyce’s writing: turn-of-the century Dublin, Paris of 1902, pre-war Trieste, wartime Zurich, and Paris in the 1920s and 1930s.

Please read the paragraph about English 190 on page 2 of the instructions area of this Announcement of Classes for more details about enrolling in or wait-listing for this course.

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