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On This Day - The Birth of James Joyce and the publication of Ulysees

The second of February was a red-letter day in the life of James Augustine Aloysius Joyce. It was his date of birth, and of the publication, on his fortieth birthday, of probably the greatest novel of the twentieth century, … 682 more words

Final Jeopardy 1-30-2018

January 30, 2018


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Literature and Mythology


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The “very name embodies the idea of flight”, says one analysis of a 20th century novel in describing this main character… 19 more words

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Stephen Dedalus and Sex

James Joyce traces Stephen’s sexual development with great care in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.  As an infant Stephen is aware that his mother smells nicer than his father does. 981 more words

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James Joyce's use of Humour and Irony in 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'

Irish writers are often noted both for their irony and for their humour, and Joyce uses a great deal of comic irony in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. 909 more words

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Beyond Good and Evil.... To Life!

Of course Norah was the model for Molly, but as I said in my last video on episode seven, probably the model as well for the younger Cissy Caffrey. 177 more words


Seminar, 13 October - 'Aeolus', 1006-1030

Having had only a brief two weeks since our previous seminar, we began again at 7.1006 ‘Some Column! – That’s What One Waddler Said’.

We noted that this headline displays more coherence than many have for a while: it’s easy to imagine this as a real headline. 810 more words

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Seminar, 22 September - 'Aeolus', 983-1005

And we’re back. On the 22nd of September, the seminar reconvened to consider lines 983 to 1005 of ‘Aeolus’. Some of our findings and observations follow. 757 more words

Seminar Report