A Day in Dublin:

James Joyce, Ulysses

Mi 14-16

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 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.