SoSe 15: MÜ-Literary and Cultural Theories: Ulysses
Wolfram Keller / Kai Martin Wiegandt
In this seminar, which is offered for students of both FU and HU Berlin, we will read James Joyce's Ulysses. After initial sessions (re)familiarizing students with literary Modernism and Joyce's life ... Lesen Sie weiter
In this seminar, which is offered for students of both FU and HU Berlin, we will read James Joyce's Ulysses. After initial sessions (re)familiarizing students with literary Modernism and Joyce's life and works, we will close-read the single episodes and consider their structure, narrative technique, symbolism, genres, infra- and intertextual as well as cultural references. The aim will not be to establish an authoritative interpretation of the novel, but rather to reflect on practices of critical reading.
Participants will have to read critical essays in addition to the novel (criticism will be made available on Blackboard). Regular attendance (no more than two missed classes), the writing of response papers and a presentation are obligatory. Your language skills should be at the C1 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Students are expected to have at least read the first three episodes (pp. 1-42) of the Gabler edition of Ulysses (see below). We recommend Blamires' The New Bloomsday Book as a guide through the novel.
Joyce, James. Ulysses. Ed. H. W. Gabler. New York: Vintage, 1986.
Blamires, Harry. The New Bloomsday Book: Guide through "Ulysses". London: Routledge, 1996.