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HISTORY - The joy of Joyce: introducing the life and work of James Joyce

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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Step between the pages of Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ and meet characters so real they could be alive today. Voyage through his ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ and onward into ‘Ulysses’ as language is made to dance and sing, bringing the Dublin of the early 1900s to life. Delight in the endless wordplay of Joyce’s final masterpiece, ‘Finnegans Wake’.

Facilitated by a seasoned teacher of Joyce, this course is aimed at all readers: no previous knowledge of Joyce is presumed of participants. Each session will be a stimulating, enjoyable mixture of group reading, instruction, discussion and guided exploration of the books. [The only things you’ll need are copies of the first three of Joyce’s works named above – any inexpensive edition is fine.] The course will conclude with an optional guided walking tour of many of the sites mentioned in Joyce’s work.

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.

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Course added on: 05/07/2018
Details last updated on: 29/11/2018

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