Chalk drawing of James Joyce, Dublin, Bloomsday 1992
  • English 960:  Major Authors:  Joyce
    M * 7-9:30 pm * 3001 Wescoe conference room
    Fall 2010

    Professor Kathryn Conrad

    Office: 3043 Wescoe Hall
    Office hours: M-Th, 1:30-3:30 pm
    Office phone: 864-2572 
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    In this course, we will be reading most of James Joyce's major works works--Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, poetry, Dubliners, Ulysses, and selections from Finnegans Wake. Among the topics we will explore are the ways Joyce variously exploits and challenges systems of authority, the relationship between style and content, and the many controversies surrounding Joyce and his works. The majority of the semester will be devoted to Ulysses REQUIRED BOOKS:
    Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
    Ulysses (Gabler edition)
    Finnegans Wake.

    The New Bloomsday Book, Blamires.
    Ulysses Annotated, Gifford.
    Annotations to Finnegans Wake, McHugh.

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    Students will be expected to write one article-length paper, research and present to the class online one published critical article with one- to two-page written summary and discussion questions, and participate in classroom AND online discussion.

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    Chalk drawing of James Joyce (altered colors), Dublin, Bloomsday, 1992OTHER RESOURCES:
    General Joyce resources:
  • Check out the Spencer Library's collection of Joyce materials.  See the Special Collections:  Irish Collections site for a short description.
  • Work in Progress: The James Joyce Homepage
  • Homer's Holistical-Horrifical-Humongistical List of James Joyce Materials
  • James Joyce Resource Center
  • Earreverently Ayeing James Joyce
  • The Brazen Head

    Specific Joycean links of interest:




    Finnegans Wake:

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    This schedule is subject to change!—see this site for updates and more detailed information.
    M 8/23 Introduction
    M 8/30  Portrait of the Artist.
    M 9/6 Labor day--no class.
    M 9/13 Portrait of the Artist, finish.  Poetry.
    Poetry: Chamber Music, Pomes Penyeach, and "Gas from a Burner":
       Available online at the following sites:
          Chamber Music:
           Pomes Penyeach:
           "Gas from a Burner":
    M 9/20 Dubliners. "The Sisters," "An Encounter," "Araby." 
    M 9/27 Dubliners.
    M 9/29 Dubliners.
    M 10/4 Dubliners..
    M 10/11 Ulysses. Chs. 1-3.
    M 10/18 Ulysses. Chs. 4-6.
    M 10/25 Ulysses. Chs. 7-9.
    M 11/1 Ulysses. Chs. 10-12.
    M 11/8 Ulysses. Chs. 13-14.
    M 11/15 Ulysses. Ch. 14-15. Prospectus due.
    M 11/22 Ulysses. Ch. 16-17. Annotated bibliography due.
    M 11/29  Ulysses. Ch. 18.
    M 12/6 Last day. Finnegans Wake. Selections. [Check out my crib sheet; see above for links to Joyce reading from the Wake and for the song "Finnegan's Wake."]
    M 12/13 Paper due.
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