James Joyce's Ulysses
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.
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)
Don Gifford, Ulysses Annotated (U of California P, ISBN: 978-0-520-253971)