Studies in a Major Figure
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
A study of the works of a single literary figure.
A01-Spring: James Joyce's Ulysses
Focusses on James Joyce's masterpiece of modernist fiction, Ulysses; will be read in entirety with special attention to relation to Joyce's other works, modernism and history of the novel; colonialism, history, paternity, religion, ethnicity, sex and sexuality, gender, aesthetics, narrative, psychology, and representation; film, theatre, audio, and other derivative versions of the novel will also feature as important contextual materials; may be coordinated with research project to create high definition 3D map of Dublin c.1904.
A02-Spring: T.S. Eliot
Examines the poetry and prose of T.S. Eliot to place his work critically in its biographical and historical contexts; studies his early work up to and including The Waste Land in relation to early unpublished poems and drafts; examines his critical prose in relation to his self-fashioning as a cultural authority as well as for their interventions into cultural and theoretical matters. Considers his later work in terms of the relationships between poetry, nationality, empire and religion.
Note: Topic is announced each year. May be taken more than once for credit in different topics to a maximum of 3 units.
Undergraduate course in English offered by the Department of English in the Faculty of Humanities.