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Considered to be one of the most important and challenging novels in the English language as well as the most famous Irish novel ever written, James Joyce’s Ulysses is a 20th-century masterpiece. To mark the occasion of 100-years after its first publication, these renowned Joycean scholars consider the significance and continued relevance of James Joyce and Ulysses in the 21st century.
Can Joyce be read today? How has his significance — i.e. literary, cultural, political, European, literary, editorial, national, international, modernist, ethical, controversial, canonical, experimental, transnational, etc. — changed from the 1920s to the 2020s? These are all questions that inform the talks. They will also consider Joyce’s cultural, literary, and national impact, through the lenses of decolonization, gender studies, narratology, intertextuality, literary theory, disability studies, geopolitics, new historicism, and cultural contextualization.
The objective of the series is to show that Joyce is as relevant today as he was in 1922 and to inspire non-specialist and specialist alike with an appreciation of Joyce’s work and Irish literature more generally. The centenary has prompted a massive surge in the field as well as deep considerations regarding Joyce’s relevance and impact 100 years on. Come join us and participate in this conversation!
These lectures are offered in hybrid form and all lectures will be delivered in English. You can join us in person or online (simultaneously). Please see below for the link and schedule.
Webex Link for the lecture series: https://uni-flensburg.webex.com/uni-flensburg/j.php?MTID=m7d6f69854ee98c86367610538c59a2a6