Nature of Event: An Intensive Course on James Joyce’s Ulysses for Beginners.
If you’ve attempted to read Ulysses and not got more than a few pages or chapters, you belong to a large club. However daunting the novel appears to be, it can be read with intense pleasure, once a few of the hurdles are surmounted. Bloomsday in Melbourne offers a 6-hour Introduction to Ulysses which casts light on the architecture of Joyce’s baggy monster, its astonishingly detailed main characters and its deep humane comedy and radical ideas. If there is a call for it, further courses at a more advanced level may be run. This course is a mix of lectures and participation.
Bloomsday in Melbourne is committed to surmounting the obstacles Joyce perversely puts in the way of reading Ulysses and runs Intensive and more leisurely courses to achieve that. Two experienced teachers and scholars of Joyce, Frances Devlin-Glass and Steve Carey, will conduct an intensive introductory course for novice readers of the novel. For more information and a curriculum, see the Bloomsday in Melbourne Courses, and participants are invited to contact the presenter for suggestions about preparing for the course.
When: 3 Feb. 2018 – 10.00am – 5.00 pm(with lots of breaks).
Where: Celtic Club Administration Centre, 420 William St, West Melbourne (Please note new venue, close to Peel St. and Dudley St. roundabout, and Victoria Market. It is, unhappily, not wheelchair accessible)
More Information: http://www.bloomsdayinmelbourne.org.au/course-beginners/
Cost: $80 or $50 concession for students and Commonwealth health card holders. All proceeds fund Bloomsday actors, director, theatre costs and personnel.
Bookings Essential: Book online, or phone Steve on 0423 793 887.
Please note: this course is almost fully booked (8 seats remaining), and there is a plan to mount another soon, if demand warrants.