Nature of event: Lecture: Who Says Ulysses is too difficult to read? A guide for the perplexed novice reader of James Joyce’s masterpiece by Bloomsday in Melbourne’s Director, Dr. Frances Devlin-Glass
Where: Brighton Library, Wilson St. Brighton
When: Sunday 18 May, 2.00-4.00pm
Booking Essential (Places limited to 40): online
This lecture explores why it is that most readers have difficulty reading Ulysses. It provides some pointers for reading the big, apparently ‘baggy monster’ that is Ulysses. Dr. Frances Devlin-Glass, who has taught Joyce for 35 years, hopes to provide some insight into what its admirers enjoy about it: in particular its astonishingly realised characters, its literary experimentalism and its radicalism in the arena of ideas. This lecture is part of the Words by the Bay, Bayside Literary Series.