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HISTORY - EXPLORING JAMES JOYCE’S DUBLINER'S AND A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN - Autumn Term

People's College

This course is an entertaining and enriching whistle-stop introduction to the life and works of Dublin’s greatest writer, James Joyce.

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This course introduces the early life and work of James Joyce through two masterpieces: the short story collection, Dubliners, and the autobiographical A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Written between 1904 and 1916, the two works capture an Ireland of cultural change, as old certainties of church, family and nation are interrogated by the young writer’s vision. Filled with vivid Dublin characters and recognisable moments of political and domestic turmoil, Joyce’s earliest works retain a rare freshness and serve as a gateway to Ulysses and beyond.
Led by a seasoned teacher of Joyce, this course is aimed at all readers. While previous knowledge of Dubliners and A Portrait will be useful, neither is strictly necessary. Each session will be a stimulating, enjoyable mixture of group reading, instruction, discussion and guided exploration of the book. The only thing you need to bring is a copy of the books themselves: the inexpensive Wordsworth Classics editions are recommended.
Dr Conor Farnan has a longstanding passion for all things Joyce. Having worked with Joyce’s nephew at the James Joyce Centre, he has gone on to teach Joyce both in university and adult education settings. A number of his publications on Joyce are also in print. It is his second year leading the James Joyce courses at The Peoples’ College.

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Course added on: 05/07/2018
Details last updated on: 08/01/2020

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