ENGL 366 James Joyce's Dubliners in Context


This course will focus on James Joyce’s Dubliners (1914), the modernist Irish author’s masterful collection of fifteen stories set in the Irish metropolis at the turn of the last century. These stories—which anatomize and probe Irish history and national identity, as well as key social institutions (family, church, school, and pub)--will be explored within the context of relevant political, literary, and biographical matrices, as well as within the context of other works by Joyce and other authors. The course will incorporate key critical readings/debates as well as selected plays, films, poems, and popular songs.

Pre-requisite: ENGL 190 or 200 level English course