Course Details

966: PDQ Joyce

February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

We will discuss and read aloud an abridged version of Ulysses consisting of the script of highlights previously used in 2016 for an OLLI Bloomsday reading (attached to home page of website at https://sites.google.com/site/bloomsdaybyolli/home/bloomsday---2017). Bloomsday is on June 16, the day that Ulysses took place that is celebrated as a holiday by James Joyce enthusiasts. The script represents about 12% of the book. We will coordinate the course with a celebration of Joyce’s birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 2. This study group should provide a good introduction to Ulysses for those who have not read the book, and a varied selection of rich Joycean prose and an opportunity for discussion for partisans. Class website: https://sites.google.com/view/jajoycebirthday2021/pdq-joyce 
This study group has a high class size capacity.


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Class Format: Lecture and Discussion

Hours of Reading: Less than 1 hour/session

Study Group Leader(s):

Robert Kolodney
Bob Kolodney is an angel investor and OLLI Study Group Leader, after having been (in reverse order): a serial entrepreneur, a manager, a consultant, a lawyer, and a graduate school teaching assistant (educated at Harvard/Columbia Law School/INSEAD).

Reading List:

Ulysses - abridgment to be furnished by Study Group Leader (James Joyce) | 1922: Shakespeare and Company | Recommended