Reading Ulysses is a very special experience. The novel, by James Joyce (1882–1941), is one of the greatest works of English literature, but it’s also known as a book that people start and soon put down in frustration. Through this in-class reading, with commentary, you’ll have an opportunity not just to make it to the last page but to understand and appreciate Ulysses, grasping Joyce’s virtuosity and the poignancy of the humanity he expresses. You will come away from the course being able to say, “I have read Ulysses.”
This extraordinary course is unfolding over two terms, in four parts. This term you can take both of the remaining parts or choose just one. Even in a single part you’ll become intimately familiar with a large portion of the novel, which will lead to a better understanding of Ulysses in its entirety.
Note: Back by popular demand, from summer 2017.
Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.