James Joyce's Full Profile
Many consider James Joyce the most influential author of the 20thcentury. His innovations in narrative strategy in particular continue to shape and inspire literature today. In this course, we will examine Joyce’s aesthetic and artistic sensibilities through close readings of the major works in his oeuvre, placing special emphasis onUlysses, whose expansive length and nearly infinite depths has sustained scholarship for decades.Before we embark upon our journey through Joyce’s canon, we will take a look at the life and times of James Joyce, situating the literary giant within a number of contexts: the fight for Irish home rule, Modernism, the World Wars, and the Irish Literary Revival. We will then progress through his works chronologically, by date of publication: from the sober, artful short fiction of theDublinersto the avant-garde wordplay ofFinnegans Wake. By the end of this course, you will not only have read and thought critically about a number of the most celebrated works of the last century, but will have evaluated for yourself the reasons for Joyce’s commanding and revered position within the English canon.
Days of the Week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- Level of Difficulty: All Levels
- Size: One-on-One
- Cost: Free
- Institution: Saylor
- Topics: Literature
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