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123223 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English (2012W)

A Rough Guide to James Joyce

11.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 09.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 16.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 23.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 30.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 06.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 13.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 20.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 27.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 04.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 11.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 18.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 08.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 15.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 22.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 29.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

James Joyce (1882-1941) is undoubtedly one of the masters of modern literature. His novel Ulysses is arguably the most significant and most influential piece of literature written in this century: 'the novel to end all novels.' Yet, Joyce has the reputation of being difficult, hermetic, arcane.
Nevertheless, as Joyce himself said, "if 'Ulysses' isn’t fit to read, life isn’t fit to live." And Bloomsday - June 16, the day on which the story of Leopold Bloom, Molly Bloom, and Stephen Dedalus (a thinly disguised portrait of the artist as a young man) takes place - is fast becoming a feast-day in the literary calendar and part and parcel of the global marketing of Irishness.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, active participation in class, PowerPoint presentation, research paper (20-25 pp.), final (written) test.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

It is the aim of this course to make Joyce accessible and to explore the richness and originality of his work by an approach, which favours small, but increasingly steady steps (the rough guide or ‘Joyce for Dummies’ approach) -- from the early short stories ("Dubliners") to the more or less (still) conventional bildungsroman ("A Portrait of the Artist a Young Man") to "Ulysses" and to the highly experimental "Finnegans Wake".
As part of this cautious and selective approach it will also be necessary to consider Joyce’s reception in popular culture and to relate his work to the contexts of Irish life and Irish culture of the early 20th century.

Examination topics

Class discussions of selected stories/chapters/passages; student presentations on selected topics.

NB: Students wishing to register early and ready to take on one of the topics for oral presentations in October/early November are kindly asked to contact Prof. Huber via e-mail wern.huber@univie.ac.at or during office hours (Sept. 3 & Sept. 17, 2-3 pm).

Topics for Early Registration:
Oct 9 Introduction
Oct 16 (1) JJ 1882-1916 (Biographical Sketch)
(2) Dubliners: Publication History, Structure
Oct 23 (3) Dublin in 1904 (Social and Cultural History)
Oct 30 (4) The Early Joyce/Stephen Dedalus (Intellectual Biography)

Reading list

James Joyce, "Dubliners: A Selection" (Reclams Fremdsprachentexte),
ISBN-10: 3150091810 / ISBN-13: 978-3150091814
James Joyce, "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", ed. Jeri Johnson (Oxford University Press World's Classics),
ISBN-10: 0199536449 / ISBN-13: 978-0199536443
James Joyce, "Ulysses", ed. Jeri Johnson (Oxford University Press World's Classics), ISBN 0-19-282866-5.

Further material for obligatory and ancillary reading will be provided on an e-learning platform. Therefore, students are asked to familiarise themselves in advance with the MOODLE platform. For introduction and self-guided tour, please see <https://elearning.univie.ac.at/>.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 322, 326/328, 336/338, 721-723, 821, UF 4.2.4-322, BA 10.2, MA4, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0216

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