The Ulysses Project
Beginning in January 2019, The Irish Cultural Center will be offering adults the opportunity to read James Joyce’s Ulysses as part of a group project. The eighteen episodes have been divided into six manageable segments for reading and discussion. These conversations will be held on the second Saturday in each month, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Cultural Center / McClelland Library. The six meetings will NOT be lectures. While some biographical information may be appropriate, this “layman’s” approach to the novel
invites participants to read and engage the text. The conversations will be a pooling of insights. Ultimately, this is to be a personal journey into reading, understanding, and sharing great literature. Leave your name and contact numbers with the Irish Cultural Center & McClelland Library.
If you would like to join the group, respond promptly as the seating will be limited.
RSVP to: JEast@marshall.edu
The series will conclude before the ICC’s annual Bloomsday event, “Blooming Beerfest” on June 15, 2019.
January 12, 2019
February 9, 2019
March 9, 2019
April 13, 2019
May 11, 2019
June 8, 2019
Orientation Session Dec. 15
An orientation is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Irish Cultural Center (Norton Room). Those attending will meet other participants and get an overview of the project. Discussion leaders will make brief presentations on James Joyce and the publishing history of Ulysses. A special presentation will introduce the role of music in the novel.
Discussions will be held from 10:30AM to 12:30PM in the McClelland Library’s Norton Room. Note on text: Ulysses is available in paper editions. Try libraries, used book stores (including Bookmans). Amazon and Kenny’s Books (Ireland) will sell you new copies, but Amazon also lists used copies that are available.