'Longest way round is the shortest way home': A 3-part Series on How to Read James Joyce

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Mark Schenker of Yale College will present three lecture-discussions on how to appreciate Joyce’s own method of detouring—of using indirection to find direction—in the writer’s presentation of the extraordinarily rich dimensions of everyday life. With an overview of Joyce’s method in Dubliners (1914) and A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man (1916) as a foundation, Dean Schenker will give close attention to 'The Dead' and provide a brief introduction to how the method is extended in Ulysses. Over the course of the sessions, participants will gain an appreciation of how Joyce’s symbolical realism enables readers to see both what is present and what is hidden in the author’s texts. Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990 and is currently a senior associate dean of the College and Dean of Academic Affairs. See registration link for more details about the program and the speaker. Each lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. Wine and cheese will be served afterwards for those who wish to stay for refreshment and further discussion. No charge for the program. This lecture is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

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