Virtual Course | Ulysses [in progress]

Date / Time

  • February 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • April 12, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • May 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 7, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm





Studying Ulysses in five sessions is a daunting challenge that demands extraordinary concentration and judicious choices. Not unlike a risky funambulist, we’ll be treading a thin line of time, but we’ll also be balancing ourselves with a selective explication de texte, attentiveness to narrative strategies, and insights of scholarship. At each meeting, I will offer an overview of the designated reading followed by an analysis of a specific passage or two and then a general discussion. Our group meetings are meant to facilitate dialogue among ourselves and provide participants – whether first-time or veteran readers of Ulysses – an opportunity to share their experiences with reading one of the most influential works ever written. 

Ulysses syllabus

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

About the Instructor

Nicholas Fargnoli is Dean Emeritus of Humanities and Professor of English and Theology at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY, and President of The James Joyce Society. Among other works, he has edited and co-authored several books on James Joyce and William Faulkner, including James Joyce: A Literary Reference; James Joyce’s Exiles: A Critical Edition (with Michael Patrick Gillespie); and Critical Companion to William Faulkner (with Michael Golay and Robert W. Hamblin).

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