The subject of this year’s Senior Seminar, directed by Professor Janine Utell, is James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses. In accordance with our tradition, Professor Utell, on September 29, presented the annual Fall Faculty Lecture on “James Joyce and Divorce Law,” which is related to her essay “Criminal Conversation: Marriage, Adultery, and the Law in Joyce’s Work,” forthcoming in an edited collection on James Joyce and the law later this year from University of Florida Press. 265 more words
This week I had the opportunity to attend the workshop “The Art of Being Together: Shakespeare and Friendship” led by Prof. Goran Stanivukovi of Saint Mary’s University Canada. 937 more words
October 19, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday, by Jack Dziamba.
James Joyce Reads ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle’ from Finnegans Wake
Many of us have gone to an author’s “reading,” only to feel that the author “just read it,” many times in a monotone, without inflection or character. 90 more words
The 'self-punishing' negative emotions that cause writer's block can only be cured with a change in routine
Edmund Bergler, a New York Freudian analyst, built a reputation in the 1940s by studying one of the heart-rending problems of literature. He called it “neurotic inhibition of productivity.” It’s usually called “writer’s block” but some prefer to say “blank page syndrome.” That third phrase suggests the terror, the inexplicable creepiness, of intending to write something while a totally white screen stares at you in disappointment. 832 more words