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This course will introduce students to the fiction of one of the greatest literary artists of the modern age.  We will begin with Joyce’s early fictional works, Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, before undertaking a detailed, episode-by-episode reading of his masterpiece: Ulysses.  

No previous knowledge of Joyce will be expected, but please note that the course is designed for advanced English majors; some background in literary history will be assumed at the outset.  A preliminary reading of Ulysses during the break between semesters is strongly recommended. 


Three short papers and a final research paper, as well as various informal assignments and quizzes.




Please obtain print copies of the following editions:

James Joyce, Ulysses: The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler et al. (Vintage, 1986).  ISBN: 0394743121.

Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ed. Seamus Deane (Penguin, 2003).  ISBN: 0142437344.

Joyce, Dubliners: Text and Criticism, revised edn., ed. Robert Scholes et al. (Viking Penguin, 1986).  ISBN: 0140247742.


You will also find it helpful to have your own copies of Don Gifford & Robert Seidman's Ulysses Annotated (University of California Press, 2008); Don Gifford's Joyce Annotated: Notes for Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1982); and Hugh Kenner's Ulysses (revised edn; Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987).  All are readily available in paperback.