A Day in Dublin:
James Joyce, Ulysses
Ulysses is essential reading for anyone interested in twentieth-century English literature (as well as twentieth-century word literature). This novel is challenging and fascinating in equal measure. It presents readers new to it with a characteristic mixture of bewilderment and mind-boggling fun. We shall attempt a close reading of as much of Ulysses as we can manage.
Please buy one the following edition (and none other) now: James Joyce (ed. Declan Kibberd), Ulysses. Annotated Student Edition. Penguin Classics (Penguin, ISBN 978-0141197418). A useful short introduction to key contexts of literary modernism can be found in: Christoph Heyl, Kleine Englische Literaturgeschichte. J.B. Metzler. ISBN-13: 978-3476045096.
Requirements: thorough preparation for each session, active participation. As always: think, enjoy (!), annotate, and look things up if necessary. Feel free to bring a lucky potato and a bar of lemon soap (you will learn why). There will be a moodle room; you will receive your moodle password via e-mail.
Just in case your application is rejected by the LSF system: If you want to do this course because you are genuinely interested, you will be most welcome, no matter what LSF says. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org who will enrol you manually. The worst that might happen to you is that you cannot do a Leistungsnachweis if you lack the formal requirements.
- Lehrende(r): Christoph Heyl