James Joyce And Ulysses

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    James Joyce And Ulysses

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description:
    This module explores the significance of James Joyce's epic novel Ulysses and places it in its historical and cultural context. The module begins with two classes considering Joyce's work before its publication (specifically Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man). The remaining eight weeks are devoted entirely to Ulysses. Through this study students will gain an awareness of the work's significance within the critical discourses of modernism and realism. The module assumes no prior knowledge of Irish history or culture but students will be expected to engage with these contexts as the module progresses. Recommended reading will be made available before each seminar.


    Study abroad entry requirement: None

    Credit level: 6

    Credit value: 15

    Teaching pattern: One 2-hour seminar per week

    Assessment: written examination/s; coursework; presentation/s;

    1 x oral presentation with 750 word summary (10%);1 x 3 hour prior disclosure exam (90%)

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