Virtual Course | Learning Ulysses Online [in progress]

Registration Price Qty
Tuitionshow details + $300.00 (USD)   Expired
Member Tuitionshow details + $270.00 (USD)   Expired
Delancey Society Tuitionshow details + $270.00 (USD)   Expired

Date / Time

  • December 17, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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


Before the first meeting, the Rosenbach will send the Zoom link for course meetings.


Students in this class will work together to gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the life and central literary achievements of James Joyce focusing on his best-known work ULYSSES (pub. 1922). Secondary readings and class discussions may occasionally dip into Joyce’s earlier and later works, but the main goal will be to read this novel together and unravel some (though certainly not all) of its mysteries. 

Class meetings will be conducted over Zoom where we will focus on answering questions that arise from the reading. Our hope is to build an interesting conversation for first-time and returning readers as we puzzle our way through some of the novel’s enigmas and enjoy its language. 

As class meets just once a month students should have ample time to keep pace with complexities of the novel and students will also find a great number of additional readings and lectures offered via Google Classroom for those wishing to go deeper into the Joycean waters. These additional readings are meant to supplement the novel and showcase the enjoyment (or bafflement) felt by generations of readers. They are not to be seen as a requirement but as an aid, or a dessert even, to your diet of monthly Joyce. 

Learning Ulysses Online syllabus

About the Instructor

Robert Berry  is a Philadelphia cartoonist and illustrator renowned for his work in visualizing the novels and short stories of James Joyce. His ongoing graphic adaptation of Ulysses, titled ULYSSES “seen”, premiered at the Rosenbach for Bloomsday 2008. Since then he has lectured and exhibited his work at Bloomsdays around the world and now teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. 


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