English 190

Research Seminar: Ulysses


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2022 Flynn, Catherine
MW 5-6:30 Wheeler 301

Description

This year marks the centenary of James Joyce’s Ulysses, widely considered the most important novel of the twentieth century. We will consider the book at a variety of scales: word, sentence, narrative strategy, and organizational structure. We will also consider it from a variety of perspectives: as an expression of the historical and political context of 1904 and of the years leading up to its publication in 1922, as a primary force in the ruptures and inventions of literary modernism, as a mirror and a harbinger of transformations in the social understanding of gender, sex, and the individual, and as the focus of evolving literary critical responses over the past hundred years,

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