ENGL 442 A: The Novel: Special Studies

James Joyce's Ulysses

Meeting Time: 
MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SMI 307
Caleb Williams book cover
Gary Handwerk
W/ENGL 543

Additional Details:

Course Description: This course, designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, will be devoted to an intensive reading of Joyce’s Ulysses. The primary goal is simply to get a handle on Joyce’s sprawling modernist novel, but we’ll also survey some recent critical approaches to the text. Coursework will include weekly quizzes, a group project and presentation on one specific critical approach, and an 8-10 page final paper. Previous Joyce experience useful, but not required; doing an initial reading of the first few chapters prior to the first class is strongly encouraged.

Required Texts:

James Joyce, Ulysses: The Corrected Text (Vintage, ISBN: 978-0-394-743127)
Harry Blamires, The New Bloomsday Book (Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-415-13858-1); 3rd. ed.
Hugh Kenner, Joyce’s Voices (Dalkey Archive, ISBN:978-1-56478-428-5)

Recommended Texts:

Don Gifford, Ulysses Annotated (U of California P, ISBN: 978-0-520-253971)

Catalog Description: 
Readings may be English or American and drawn from different periods, or they may concentrate on different types - gothic, experimental, novel of consciousness, realistic novel. Special attention to the novel as a distinct literary form. Specific topic varies from quarter to quarter.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
March 15, 2016 - 3:36pm