Another Joyce course for more advanced readers…

Joyce by the Grand Canal, in Svevo

Joyce by the Grand Canal, in Trieste. Photo by  Frances Devlin-Glass

U3A Melbourne City will host its 4th Joyce course, this time an advanced one, beginning on 3 May, meeting weekly on Fridays at 1pm, and ending on 24 May. It will be the eighth course conducted in Melbourne on reading Ulysses since February 2012.

It builds on Introductory courses about Joyce’s Ulysses,  and will cover the more experimental chapters – Circe, Cyclops and Ithaca. It will be taught by Frances Devlin-Glass and will consist of lectures and discussion of the text. To be eligible to join, students must be or become members of U3A (any branch) and otherwise, the course is free.  For maximum enjoyment and advantage, it presupposes a working knowledge of Joyce’s novel, Ulysses. Participants are requested to acquire either an annotated edition of Ulysses  (Oxford or Penguin are both good), or failing that Don Gifford’s Ulysses Annotated will serve as a useful adjunct to an unannotated edition.

Nature of Event: A course on a selection of the more challenging chapters of  James Joyce’s Ulysses.

When:  Fridays at 1.00-3.00pm, from 3 May until 24 May.

Where: Ross House, 247-251 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

Cost: None, other than membership of U3A.

Bookings: Essential because class numbers are limited. Ph (03) 9639 5209 between 10.00am and 3.00pm, or email:

Further Information: Phone Frances on  03 9898 2900