School of English and Drama

James Joyce's Ulysses

Module code: ESH314

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm

Contact: Dr Howard Finn
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce students to James Joyce's Ulysses, which was first published in 1922. Students will analyse one or two chapters each week, and will be introduced to close reading skills in order to understand the formal properties of the book. For example, we will consider Joyce's use of interior monologue and manipulation of literary parody and pastiche. We will also discuss wider literary and historical questions, such as Joyce's depiction of Irish nationalism and representation of Jewishness. We will also look in some detail at the famous trial of Ulysses in 1921, in which the book was banned for obscenity.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6