Please see below for a sample lecture in which Richard talks about how to read Ulysses:
Because this year’s “Ulysses” course is the ‘compressed’ version, I thought that it would be useful to set out a timetable for the whole 18 weeks to get us started. I’ve indicated at various points that the reading is a little more demanding for that week and that, accordingly, there will be additional video talks.
On each Monday you will have access to the relevant video talks.
And I am hoping that we can meet on Wednesday evenings, at 19:30.
- 14/02 General introduction and Telemachiad (1) Telemachus
- 21/02 Telemachiad (2) Nestor and Proteus (this is a profoundly philosophical and abstract chapter)
- 28/02 Introduction to Bloom and Calypso
- 07/03 Bloom (2) Lotus eaters and Hades
- 14/03 Aeolus
- 21/03 Lestrygonians
- 28/03 Scylla and Charybdis (this is a chapter with many references to contemporary figures, and to “Hamlet”
- 04/04 Wandering Rocks
- 11/04 Sirens
- 18/04 Cyclops
- 25/04 Nausicaa
- 02/05 Oxen of the Sun
- 09/05 Circe (this is the longest and in many ways most demanding section)
- 16/05 Pause, where have we been?
- 23/05 Eumaeus
- 30/05 Ithaca
- 06/06 Penelope
- 13/06 Almost Bloomsday!