Reading James Joyce's Ulysses

Unterberg Poetry Center Writing Program

92nd Street Y, New York City

February-March 2017 — Sunday 2:00-5:00


my e-mail: mgroden@uwo.camy Web site: http://michaelgroden.com/

course Web site: http://michaelgroden.com/92Y/

Texts:

James Joyce. Ulysses: The Gabler Edition. Edited by Hans Walter Gabler. Vintage, 1986, 1993.

(optional) Don Gifford with Robert J. Seidman. Ulysses Annotated. University of California Press, 1988.

(optional) Harry Blamires. The New Bloomsday Book. 3rd ed. Routledge, 1996.


Schedule:

February 5 - Introduction + Episodes 1-4
“Telemachus,” pp. 3-19
“Nestor,” pp. 20-30
“Proteus,” pp. 31-42
“Calypso,” pp. 45-57


February 12 - Episodes 5-8
“Lotus Eaters,” pp. 58-71
“Hades,” pp. 72-95
“Aeolus,” pp. 96-123
“Lestrygonians,” pp. 124-150
(I will talk briefly about episode 9, “Scylla and Charybdis,” pp. 151-179)


February 19 - no class

February 26 - Episodes 10, 12, 13, 15
“Wandering Rocks,” pp. 180-209
“Cyclops,” pp. 240-283
“Nausicaa,” pp. 284-313; 15
“Circe,” pp. 350-497
(I will talk briefly about episodes 11: Sirens, pp. 210-239; and 14: “Oxen of the Sun,”  pp. 314-349)


March 5 - Episodes 17-18
“Ithaca,” pp. 544-607
“Penelope,” pp. 608-644
(I will talk briefly about episode 16: “Eumaeus,” pp. 501-544)


Notes:

I've prepared online notes on Ulysses, available here.
Matt Huculak's excellent list of online resources for Ulysses is available here.