Course | Reading Ulysses with Ambassador Daniel Mulhall (in-person and virtual) [in-progress]

Date / Time

  • April 25, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • May 9, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • May 23, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 6, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 13, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

This course is sponsored by Lenore H. Steiner and Perry A. Lerner. Thanks to their generosity, scholarship opportunities are available. Details below. 




Course Description

A career diplomat and author, Daniel Mulhall, who is currently Ireland’s Ambassador to the USA, has written Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey (Dublin 2022) with different sets of non-specialist readers in mind – those who have read Joyce’s novel, those who plan to read it and those who may never get to read it, but want to know more about this leviathan of literary modernism. This course is aimed at a full range of readers and especially at those who want to deepen their knowledge of James Joyce and Ulysses, his greatest achievement.  

This course alternates between in person and virtual meetings: 

Apr 25 in person at The Rosenbach 

May 9 virtual on Zoom (from 5:00-6:30 pm EDT)

May 23 virtual on Zoom

Jun 6 in person at The Rosenbach 

Jun 13 in person at The Rosenbach 

Due to the Ambassador’s diplomatic responsibilities, changes to the schedule could occur.  We will do our best to maintain the schedule with as little change as possible.

Reading Ulysses with Ambassador Mulhall Syllabus

About the Instructor

Daniel Mulhall was born in Waterford. He has spent more than 40 years in Ireland’s diplomatic service, and is currently Ireland’s ambassador in the United States. He has written and lectured around the world on the subject of Irish literature, and in particular the work of James Joyce, and has worked tirelessly throughout his career to further the impact and reach of Irish writing around the world. 

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships may be available for this course. For more information, please contact Emilie Parker at [email protected].

About Rosenbach Courses

Revisit beloved classics or experience new ones with Rosenbach courses. Book lovers delve into fiction, history, and poetry with the guidance of a literary expert and the company of other readers. See all upcoming courses.

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