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!

Short Paper 15%
Participation 10%
Research Paper 45%
Final Examination 30%

Schedule of Classes

Classes meet from 6:30 - 9:15 pm in Newton 2206. This schedule is subject to change.

Week 1
Monday 8-27 Introductory remarks. Survey of the field.
Week 2
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).
Week 3
Monday 9-10 Ulysses, Chaps. 4-5 (Calypso, Lotus Eaters). French Symbolist Poetry (handout).
Week 4
Monday 9-17 Ulysses, Chaps. 6-7 (Hades, Aeolus). T.S. Eliot (handout). Hart Crane (handout).
Week 5
Monday 9-24 Ulysses, Chap. 8 (Lestrygonians). Kafka, stories. SHORT PAPER DUE.
Week 6
Monday 10-1 Ulysses, Chap. 9 (Scylla & Charybdis). Bulgakov, Heart of a Dog.
Week 7
Monday 10-8 Ulysses, Chap. 10 (Wandering Rocks). Ezra Pound (handout; guest lecture). Imagism (handout)..
Week 8
Monday 10-15 Ulysses, Chap. 11 (Sirens). Italian Futurism (handouts).
Week 9
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.
Week 11
Monday 11-5 Ulysses, Chap. 14 (Oxen of the Sun). Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway.
Week 12
Monday 11-12 Ulysses, Chap. 15 (Circe). Brecht, The Measures Taken.
Week 13
Monday 11-19 Ulysses, Chap. 16 (Eumaeus). Gertrude Stein (handout). Sound Poetry, including Beckett (CD-ROMs).
Week 14
Monday 11-26 Ulysses, Chap. 17 (Ithaca). Post-Modernism as theory and canon (guest lecture; date tentative). Readings TBA.
Week 15
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.