January 11 | Reading Ulysses: Experience Exhilarasperation!
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Profound, pointless, brilliant and maddening (or perhaps all four at once), Ulysses was the lodestar of the modern era, exerting an enormous influence on writers from Virginia Woolf to David Foster Wallace. This seminar is for the Ulysses novice, but will challenge the veteran as well. Over eight sessions we’ll examine the Byzantine imagination of Joyce. If you’ve always wanted to read Ulysses, now is the time! Meet John and learn more about what to expect from this seminar by watching this short video.
When: Eight weekly sessions on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, starting January 11, 2022
Duration: 2 hours per session
Cost: C$475 plus 13% HST (approx. US$377 plus 13% HST)
Group Size: 12-participant limit
How: We meet on Zoom; you will receive joining instructions approx. 3 weeks before the seminar start date. For your privacy, all our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are never recorded. See full conditions at the bottom of this page.
All seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at time of purchase. If you would like to apply your Toronto Pursuits 2020 deposit to this seminar, please contact us.
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John Riley has extensive experience teaching literature of the modernist era, focusing on the early Irish masters Joyce and Yeats. John has conducted shared inquiry discussions for the Great Books Foundation, Benedictine University, Morton College and Classical Pursuits for over 30 years.
Ulysses, by James Joyce
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It is all about one day. Readers found it profound, pointless, brilliant and maddening (or perhaps all four at once). Ulysses was the lodestar of the modern era, exerting an enormous influence on writers from Virginia Woolf to David Foster Wallace. The novel celebrates the mundanity of life, but there is much method to it, and in our seminar we will seek to uncover this as we detect meanings residing beneath the constant swirl of ideas, memories and instincts. The reward is what Hemingway called “a most goddam wonderful book.”
This seminar is for the Ulysses novice, but will challenge the veteran as well. Over eight sessions we’ll examine the Byzantine imagination of Joyce. Using Ulysses Annotated, John will assist the group with identifying the most significant of the thousands of obscure references so readers can focus on the behemoth that is 16 June 1904 in Dublin, Ireland.
All online seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at the time of purchase; no retroactive discounts will be issued.
All seminars are subject to minimum enrollment of 7 participants. Click the link for full terms and conditions for Classical Pursuits online seminars.
Classical Pursuits does not record seminars. By participating in any seminar, registrants agree not to make their own seminar recordings and to abide by the Classical Pursuits code of conduct.
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