Modernism: Joyce

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modernism: Joyce

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    54 100-level points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An intensive study of James Joyce?s Ulysses inquiring into selected aspects of Modernism.

    Of particular interest will be the writer's negotiations with language and with structure; the function of history and/or myth; the role of the comic; and the tensions between innovation and various forms of tradition.

    Learning Outcomes
    -Increase an understanding of what is meant by a literary movement
    -Develop an appreciation for the history of the interpretation of texts
    -Enhance hermeneutical skills
    -Develop an understanding of the complex interplay of context, intertext, text and metatext

    Course Structure
    Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour seminar involving group discussion and individual tutorial presentations

    James Joyce Ulysses (Penguin, 2000)

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