ONLINE CLASS: Ulysses: An Introduction (20120)

Five consecutve Fridays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

$135 (10% off for members)

This course is an introduction to James Joyce’s Ulysses, which many consider the seminal novel of the 20th Century.  If Ulysses has been on your bucket list but you never got around to reading this great novel, this course will make it easier for you. The class will explore the depths of this complex novel, both beginner and veteran students are most welcome to partake in the class and as Joyce said: "so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant."

In our five sessions we will look at the overall structure of the novel and concentrate on the more accessible and humorous sections. 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 by Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, Paris’s equivalent of Politics and Prose. There is no advance reading required. Five consecutive Fridays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Class Online.


The instructor will use the common Gabler Edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, published by Vintage/Random House.  ISBN 9780394743127 (pbk). There is no advance reading required, but in the first session a reading schedule of the chapters that we will concentrate on will be provided.


Ulysses Annotated, (2nd Edition) by Don Gifford


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.

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

Ulysses Annotated: Revised and Expanded Edition Cover Image
By Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780520253971
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: University of California Press - January 14th, 2008