You will be writing a short (maximum 5-page) paper examining the work of an author you find on the UbuWeb site or CD-ROMS. A research paper (12-20 pages) will be required at the end of the term; the topic will be selected in consultation with the instructor. Part of this assignment is to submit a written prospectus once you have arrived at your topic. The balance of the grade will derive from Participation (specifically, the quality of your contributions to the on-line forum plus your class participation) and the Final Examination. I guarantee there will be a question about Ulysses on there!
Schedule of Classes
Classes meet from 6:30 - 9:15 pm in Newton 2206. This schedule is subject to change.
|Monday||8-27||Introductory remarks. Survey of the field.|
|Monday||9-3||LABOR DAY HOLIDAY. Class will meet online according to instructions provided. Reading: Begin Joyce's Ulysses, Chaps. 1-3 (Telemachus, Nestor, Proteus).|
|Monday||9-10||Ulysses, Chaps. 4-5 (Calypso, Lotus Eaters). French Symbolist Poetry (handout).|
|Monday||9-17||Ulysses, Chaps. 6-7 (Hades, Aeolus). T.S. Eliot (handout). Hart Crane (handout).|
|Monday||9-24||Ulysses, Chap. 8 (Lestrygonians). Kafka, stories. SHORT PAPER DUE.|
|Monday||10-1||Ulysses, Chap. 9 (Scylla & Charybdis). Bulgakov, Heart of a Dog.|
|Monday||10-8||Ulysses, Chap. 10 (Wandering Rocks). Ezra Pound (handout; guest lecture). Imagism (handout)..|
|Monday||10-15||Ulysses, Chap. 11 (Sirens). Italian Futurism (handouts).|
|Monday||10-22||Ulysses, Chap. 12 (Cyclops). Russian Futurism, Dada, Surrealism (handout).|
|Ulysses Week 10|
|Monday||10-29||Ulysses, Chap. 13 (Nausicaa). Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway.|
|Monday||11-5||Ulysses, Chap. 14 (Oxen of the Sun). Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway.|
|Monday||11-12||Ulysses, Chap. 15 (Circe). Brecht, The Measures Taken.|
|Monday||11-19||Ulysses, Chap. 16 (Eumaeus). Gertrude Stein (handout). Sound Poetry, including Beckett (CD-ROMs).|
|Monday||11-26||Ulysses, Chap. 17 (Ithaca). Post-Modernism as theory and canon (guest lecture; date tentative). Readings TBA.|
|Monday||12-3||Ulysses, Chap. 18 (Penelope). Wolf, The Search for Christa T.|
Research Paper due December 7, a day that will live in infamy.
Final Examination: Out-of-class final due by Tuesday, December 11, at noon, by e-mail or delivered to my office in meatspace.