Ulysses unlocked: introducing and exploring Joyce’s Ulysses

Ulysses unlocked: introducing and exploring Joyce’s Ulysses
Friday, 28th September 9.15am – 5.30pm

One-day immersion course

This course will introduce, contextualize and explore Joyce’s Ulysses, one of the most important novels in the English language. Beginning with an overview of Joyce’s life and times, the course will discuss the Modernist period before introducing Joyce’s famous novel and then examining in detail several passages from the text. The course will be delivered as an extended lecture and will be illustrated by a number of clips from the main film adaptations of the novel. Participants will be encouraged to share their own opinions whenever possible during the day.

This course will appeal to those who have read the novel, as well as those who are simply curious about its contents and it will be designed to suit those who attended Dr Dineen’s immersion course on Joyce earlier this summer, as well as those approaching Joyce for the first time.

Booking and payment:
To book a place, call (01) 603 0259 or email learning@nli.ie
Cost: €30. Places are limited, so booking is essential.
Payment can be made by cash at the Library at 2 – 3 Kildare Street (entrance at the Particles of the Past exhibition beside the Alliance Francaise) or by cheque paid payable to the National Library of Ireland.

About Dr Gerard Dineen


Dr Gerard Dineen began his postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin, from where he graduated with an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. His doctoral thesis, which he wrote under the supervision of Prof. Terence Brown, was on the early fiction of George A. Birmingham (the Rev. Canon James Owen Hannay). He is also a qualified second-level teacher and he is an Associate of the Victoria College of Music, London.
He has taught many courses on Anglo-Irish literature at the National Library of Ireland, including four one-day immersion courses on the poetry of W. B. Yeats. In April of this year he delivered the National Library’s public lecture on Joyce’s Dubliners, as part of Dublin’s One City One Book celebrations of Dubliners. Earlier this summer, also in the National Library, he presented a one-day immersion course on the fiction of James Joyce.
He has also taught at Trinity College Dublin; University College Dublin; Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology and the Institute of Public Administration. 
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