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HASS Lecture: Modernism and James Joyce

Date & Time:
Thursday, October 13, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Columbia Irish novelist James Joyce’s Ulysses is considered by many critics to be the best novel of the twentieth century. It is an experimental stream of conscious work that loosely follows the plan of Homer’s Odyssey. By and large it is a modernist redefinition of Greek epic drilled down to a singular day in the life of Jewish Dubliner, Leopold Bloom, and his motley collection of friends, his wayward wife, and numerous supporting characters that provide an entertaining and lively account of existence brought to epic proportions by lewd conduct, spirited uses of language, absurd situations, engaging characters, and a reflective narrative that seeks to marry Irish Celtic literature with a deeper resonance of a world undergoing complex changes. Come and join in as we all discuss, watch commentaries, and allow everyone to join in a group reading (of a short passage) of one of the great delights of literature from the last 100 years. While highly lauded not as daunting as it is delightful. Tune in to our Joyce’s 100 year wake for Ulysses.

Zoom Link: https://columbiastate.zoom.us/j/3416150757
Meeting ID: 341 615 0757

Library 213 and Zoom


1665 Hampshire Pike

Columbia, TN 38401

Contact Info:
Name: Stuart Lenig
Email: slenig@ColumbiaState.edu
Phone: 931.540.2877

HASS Lecture: Modernism and James Joyce