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ENGL240 Modernism: Joyce

An intensive study of James Joyce’s 'Ulysses' inquiring into selected aspects of Modernism.

Consistently rated either the first or one of the top five novels ever written; described by T.S. Eliot as "brilliant", Virginia Woolf as "a masterpiece", W.B. Yeats as of "immense importance", Ulysses is undoubtedly the twentieth-century book that everyone wants to say they have read.

Lectures, tutorials and group readings will investigate Joyce's experiments with language and with structure; the function of history and/or myth; the role of the comic; and the tensions between innovation and various forms of tradition.

Paper title Modernism: Joyce
Paper code ENGL240
Subject English
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $929.55
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54 100-level points
ENGL 340
Schedule C
Arts and Music

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Teaching staff

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Paper Structure
Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour seminar involving group discussion and individual tutorial presentations.
Teaching Arrangements
The seminar programme is designed to give you the opportunity to study at least 13 of the 18 episodes of Ulysses in depth and to stimulate you to think about aspects of modernism while thoroughly enjoying one of the great comic novels of the 20th century. This paper can be taken at either the 200- or the 300-level as it is taught in conjunction with ENGL 340.
James Joyce Ulysses (Penguin, 2000)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

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Not offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system