James Joyce

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

James Joyce

Spring 2018

Taught By: Anne Margaret Daniel

Section: A

CRN: 5638

Credits: 3

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (1882–1941) is the finest writer of the 20th century. Or not. Perhaps he is a writer who, once upon a time in Dubliners, had a way with words, but lived to let words have their way with him in Finnegans Wake. Joyce's long novel Ulysses has been called both the best ever written and unreadable. Is he a wordsmith of peerless capability or a charlatan with the gift of gab? The paradoxes and genius of James Joyce drive this course. We read Joyce's best-known writings and most obscure works—and see that these are often one and the same. Beginning with Joyce's early poems and criticism of the late 1890s, we cover all his major works, from the spare, stripped-down stories of Dubliners to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to Ulysses, and conclude with a romp through Finnegans Wake. As we read and revel in these writings, we learn more about Joyce and gain pleasure from and command over the depth and breadth of this protean writer.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 22

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:02am 6/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 617

Date Range: 1/22/2018 - 5/14/2018