ONLINE CLASS: Ulysses: The Later Chapters (2102)

Five Fridays: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$135 (10% off for members)

This course is an introduction to the second half of James Joyce’s Ulysses, which many consider the seminal novel of the 20th Century. If you never got around to finishing this great novel, this course may make it easier for you. The class will explore some modes and themes in the second half of this complex work. In our five sessions we will look at the overall structure but concentrate on the more accessible and humorous sections of Chapters 12-18. We will start with the funniest episode, “Cyclops,” and culminate in Molly Boom’s “Yes!” to life. As Joyce joked: "so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant.”

Ulysses takes place on “Bloomsday,” June 16, 1904, the day on which Joyce first walked out with the love of his life, Nora. Ulysses was published on Joyce’s 40th birthday in 1922 by Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, Paris’s equivalent of Politics and Prose. 

This is an ideal course for readers who have taken past Ulysses classes, or anyone who has previously started the novel and is looking for some guidance to finish it.

Five Fridays: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Online Class.

Required Text:

Ulysses, by James Joyce (Gabler Edition)

Christopher Griffin studied literature at Trinity College and University College in Dublin and in US colleges. He taught humanities for 28 years at Strayer University, Irish literature at George Washington University for eight years, and classes on various topics (including Joyce’s fiction) at Politics and Prose for over 25 years.  He was a study leader on 18 Smithsonian Journeys and has lectured at Smithsonian Associates.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

SKU: 9787000008427
Enter the name of the primary household member listed on the membership

Ulysses (Gabler Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394743127
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - May 12th, 1986